Red velvet waffles are a unique way to enjoy red velvet cakes waffles style. These easy to make waffles are crisp on the outside and deliciously light and fluffy on the inside blame it on the vinegar. This would definitely impress your loved ones any time of the year. I am excited to show you how to make these waffles with clear step by step photos.
Red Velvet Waffles
These Red velvet waffles are the red velvet version of a classic Belgian waffle. Made with a lighter batter with than your classic American waffles.
Waffles are great for breakfast or for brunch. These red velvet waffles adds a lovely twist to a classic waffle breakfast.
You can serve on special occasions like Christmas, valentine's day or even on Mother's and Father's Day.
What is the origin of Red velvet cake
Red velvet cake which happens to be the inspiration for anything red velvet ranging from pancakes, cookies, crepes and doughnuts (donuts) is said to have originated from war times when some baking products like sugar and butter were short, baking started adding beets to their cakes giving a reddish hue to the cakes.
Fast forward to many years later, The Adams Extract company claims the originality right and so does the Astoria hotel in NYC. Whichever it is, red velvet anything is worth the name.
How to make red velvet waffles from scratch
This is an overview of this recipe with step by step photos, full ingredients list and recipe instructions can be found at the bottom of this page
- Cocoa powder
- White vinegar
Step by step photo￼s
Pic 1-3; mix dry ingredients, add milk and eggs
Pic 4-6; Add melted butter, food coloring, stir to combine.
Pic 7-9; Pour batter into Waffle maker, cook and enjoy!
How to make waffles from pancake mix or cake mix
Making waffles from a pancake mix or a cake mix is easy. Simply mix pancake or cake mix according to manufacturer's instructions.
Heat up your waffle maker, pour batter in and let waffle cook to perfection.
How many calories in a red velvet waffle
The calories per serving in red velvet waffles will depend on the toppings used. This recipe has four servings, each serving has 460 kcal without the cream cheese glaze and 658 kcal with the cream cheese glaze
Make ahead, How to store.
You can definitely make these waffles ahead so that you don't start mixing the batter from scratch on a busy snd hectic morning.
All you need to do is make your waffles, let them cool completely and freeze in ziploc bags. When you are ready it enjoy them, simply pop it into a toaster and you are good to go.
Cooked waffles can stay up to 3 day in the refrigerator wrapped in paper towel and placed in a ziploc. It can freeze for up to one month.
Best Toppings for Red velvet waffles
You can enjoy your red velvet waffles with any topping of your choice, I love to use some cream cheese glaze (which is just a runny cream cheese frosting)
Pancake syrup, Powdered sugar, Fruit toppings or white Chocolate chips would work 😉
Quick Recipe notes and tips
- Don't over mix the waffle batter. over mixing the batter will activate the gluten and make the waffle chewy instead of fluffy.
- Let the batter rest for at least 5 mins to re-hydrate the flour in the batter.
- I recommend using gel food colors because they are more concentrated and only a little is needed to get the desired effect. Liquid food colors will need more to get the color you want. This may alter consistency of the batter.
- Don't open your waffle iron too early or your waffle will tear if it's not yet fully cooked. If your waffle iron doesn't have the done indicator, watch out for steam coming out of the iron as it cooks. when the steam stops coming out, check the waffles, they are most likely done.
- If you are making a large batch of waffles, you can stop the already cooked ones from getting cold by putting them on a baking sheet and popping them into an oven preheated to 250 F. Leave it there till all the waffles are cooked then serve.
- When freezing left overs or make ahead waffles, let them cool completely, then put parchment paper between each waffle and freeze in a ziploc bag.
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Red Velvet Waffles
Cream Cheese Glaze:
- 2 Tablespoons cream cheese
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- ¾ cup confectioners sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 Tablespoons milk
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon Cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 Tablespoons sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2 Large eggs
- 1 ½ cup milk
- 1 Tablespoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 Tablespoon butter melted
- ½ to 1 teaspoon of red gel color (use 1 - 2 teaspoons red if using liquid food color.)
- Whisk cream cheese and butter together then add the powdered sugar and continue whisking till fluffy.
- Add vanilla extract and gradually mix in the milk till desired consistency is achieved.
- Mix all ingredients to make glaze and
- Preheat waffles iron, then add vinegar to milk and set aside
- Mix dry ingredients and the add the liquid ingredients one at a time starting with the milk mixture￼ and ending with the red food color.
- When all ingredients have been added, gently mix to combine all ingredients. Do not over mix the batter.
- Pour into by ½ cup full into the waffle maker ( depending on the size of the waffle maker) cook fit about 3-5 mins.
- Enjoy with your favorite topping
- Read manufacturer's instructions on how to use your waffle maker.
- Check out the body of the post for more tips and tricks.
- The calculated nutritional info showing 460 kcal does not include the topping. with the cream cheese glaze. If you include the cream cheese glaze topping, the calories would be 658 kcal