Red Velvet Waffles are perfect to fix at the beginning of your day for either school or work. It is prepared with a lovely cream cheese drizzle and they are soo good, think of red velvet cupcakes but in a pancake form. They are incredibly easy to prepare with just a few ingredients starting with all-purpose baking flour, cocoa, salt, sugar buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla essence.
We will start with the actual batter which is super easy by mixing together the dry ingredients. You can double the recipe depending on your family size or visitors so that they can be enough for them. Tak buttermilk which is really nice and thick, eggs, butter and a splash of vanilla, mix them before mixing with the dry ingredients.
Mix the dry and wet ingredients until they are well combined then we start adding fresh food color. A few lumps will be formed in the process but you should know that a few lumps in a pancake batter are not a bad thing. You can add the red velvet food coloring but if you don’t like them you can skip that and they will still be amazing.
After leaving the batter to settle, set the waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions then pour enough batter in it and close.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon natural cocoa powder
- 3/4 teaspoon table salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons red food coloring
- Whip the cream cheese and butter together in a large bowl until smooth and fluffy. Gradually whisk in the confectioners’ sugar, then add the vanilla add the milk and whisk until the glaze is smooth.
- Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and cocoa in a large bowl. Beat the buttermilk, melted butter, eggs, vanilla, and vinegar together in a separate medium bowl until smooth, then stir in the red food coloring.
- Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.
- Heat a waffle iron according to the instructions. Spray the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray and then pour a scant 1 cup of the waffle batter onto the waffle grid.
- Close the iron and cook until the waffle is deep red and crisp on the outside, about 3 minutes. Repeat with the remaining waffle batter.
- Serve each waffle drizzled with the cream cheese glaze.