Red Velvet Waffles

Red Velvet Waffles - so delicious and especially perfect for any special occasion. Recipe on { } So velvety!!

Hello again! It’s Alicia from The Baker Upstairs, back to share another delicious recipe with you! These red velvet waffles are indulgent and delicious, and perfect for a special occasion breakfast or brunch! They’re simple and easy to make, and are just slightly crisp on the outside and light and soft on the inside. They smell amazing while they are cooking and have the perfect vanilla flavor with just a touch of chocolate.

Red Velvet Waffles - so delicious and especially perfect for any special occasion. Recipe on { } So velvety!!

I don’t usually use a lot of food coloring in my cooking, but there is just something so fun about red velvet! My eight year old daughter is obsessed with red velvet everything, and she couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw these waffles. I think a little food coloring is okay in moderation, especially when it helps create waffles this fun and festive!

Red Velvet Waffles - so delicious and especially perfect for any special occasion. Recipe on { } So velvety!!

We piled our waffles high with powdered sugar, homemade whipped cream, and fresh berries, then drizzled them with maple syrup, and they were amazingly delicious. This is definitely a recipe that I will make again and again for birthdays and special occasions!

Red Velvet Waffles
for the waffles:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1¾ cups buttermilk
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ½ ounce red food coloring
for topping (optional):
  • powdered sugar
  • whipped cream
  • fresh berries
  • maple syrup
  1. Preheat and lightly grease a waffle iron.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt, and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, eggs, vanilla, and food coloring until well blended. Add the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.
  4. Cook in preheated waffle iron according to the manufacturer's directions. (I used about ⅓ cup of waffle batter for each waffle, but size will vary according to your waffle iron.)
  5. Let waffles cool slightly, then add toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

adapted from What the Fork Food Blog

Red Velvet Waffles - so delicious and especially perfect for any special occasion. Recipe on { } So velvety!!


I love anything red velvet, and these waffles look AMAZING!

Thanks for sharing Alicia!!

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Hi! I’m Alicia and I blog at The Baker Upstairs. I am in love with all things food! I love to bake bread, cupcakes, cookies… you name it! When I’m not baking, I am running after my two adorable little girls, working as an RN, knitting, reading, and trying to squeeze in time with my husband every day. I’m also into photography and graphic design, and I love learning new things. I’d love for you to stop by The Baker Upstairs and say hi!

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    These look incredible!! Would love to try. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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