Red Velvet Waffles

A couple of months ago, a good friend’s sister posted a picture of something I hadn’t seen before on my Facebook page…Red Velvet Waffles.  As I stared at the picture in awe, I imagined myself sitting down in a quaint, upscale cafe enjoying this for brunch, along with a mimosa.  Then heading out for a girls day full of shopping and girl talk…no work, no husbands, no kids…just some girl time.  It’s hard to believe that all of this popped into my head just from a picture of food.  Either way, I had to give this a shot.


So, I waited until my mom was in town visiting.  The night before I made them, different breakfast ideas were flowing through my head about what could be on the menu the next morning.  When this recipe popped in my head, that was it.  She loves red velvet…and who doesn’t, really?  Since I was throwing this recipe together, I was slightly nervous about how they were going to turn out.  As the batter was being mixed together and that beautiful red color was showing, the excitement was growing.  When the waffle iron beeped, I lifted up the top and gasped…  “Look at those!  They’re beautiful!” and my mom laughed.  She got the first plate, sprinkled with powdered sugar and cream cheese glaze.  My daughter was helping in the kitchen, and she was happy to help be a taste tester…she kept asking for more cream cheese glaze, and was using it as a dip for her waffles.  Well, that’s one way to do it.  I’ll be honest though…I personally think these are much better as brunch.  They’re rich and sweet, and I can only handle so much of that rich sweetness first thing in the morning with my coffee.  Oh yes, that picture in my head as brunch with a mimosa…  Maybe I can make this for the girls sometime…

Red Velvet Waffles Recipe:

2 cups all purpose flour

2 cups buttermilk

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon cocoa

1 teaspoon white vinegar

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

1/4 cup vegetable oil

4 tablespoons butter, melted

1 tablespoon red food coloring

Combine dry ingredients in bowl, whisk together to combine.  Beat eggs in separate bowl, add to dry ingredients along with remaining liquid ingredients.  Whisk together well until mixed completely and batter is red.  Pour into waffle iron and cook until done.  Sprinkle powdered sugar and cream cheese glaze on top.

Cream Cheese Glaze:

4 oz. cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons butter, softened

1 cup powdered sugar

2-4 tablespoons milk

Using electric mixer, beat at medium speed until well blended and smooth.  Drizzle over waffles.


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