Red Velvet Waffles

*Note… all pictures that you see within the post are always mine from when I’ve finished preparing a meal. The display picture is sometimes a picture that I’ve found that looks more appealing*

I love any and everything that is red velvet. I mean it. One day I saw someone tweet that they were having Red Velvet Pancakes and that struck a match within me. I’m more of a waffle person than I am a pancake person so I began scouring the interwebs for a waffle recipe. The pancake recipes I didn’t too much like either. I think it can be done much easier, perhaps I’ll post a recipe for that too when I finish experimenting. I hit up my fave ATL Friend-In-Food Stu and told him that I’m trying to make Red Velvet Waffles. I need not say much more, because I’m pretty sure he then headed to my house with a Waffle Iron. So we got to mixing and making! Below is the recipe and a few pics!

If you are cooking this recipe then I assume you have a waffle iron. If you’ve got it like that and decide that now is the time to get one, I suggest getting a waffle iron with big waffle pockets. Those are my fave, and I feel like they are the best! LOL

Red Velvet Waffles:
Prep Time: 20 Mins Cook Time: 5 mins each.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • ½ Stick of butter (melt then allow to cool)
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2  eggs
  • 1 cap-full vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons red food color (give or take. I just pour until I’m happy with the redness)
  • Cream Cheese Butter (Recipe at the end)
  • Syrup (Aunt Jemimah’s duh!)


Preheat waffle iron and spray with cooking spray.

Combine the flour, cocoa, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.

In another bowl combine the butter, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract, and red food color. Once this is all mixed, slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture a few scoops at a time. Use a whisk or a mixer to combine, but do so slowly.

After it is all mixed together, pour about 1/4 to 1/3 of a cup of the batter onto the waffle iron evenly. You don’t want to pour until it covers the entire iron because it will spill out, but pour until it covers most.

Cook waffles for about 4-5 mins or until they are to your level of crispiness. You can lift the iron a bit and if the waffle detaches easily you will know it’s at least done. You can let it sit longer to get crispier.

Top with butter and syrup and you’re good to go!

I have a great butter recipe though for these and so if you like you can try this out too! I didn’t measure this so it’s up to you to mix to taste.

Cream Cheese Butter:

Combine Butter, Cream Cheese, and Cinnamon in a bowl. You can add chopped nuts as well if you want extra crunch. I just left it as is, and topped my waffles with the butter and some extra cinnamon! Voila!

Sugar Kisses!


27 Responses to “Red Velvet Waffles”
  1. I’m totally gonna do this with my fav red velvet recipe I MUST try the creme cheese butter… why do I feel like you’re channeling Paula Dean right now LMAO! Alright Shug *in my Paula Dean voice* I’ma get a waffle iron and try this out, and I will definitely send you pics. ::hugs:: (I get so excited about cooking it’s unreal)

  2. J.Nicole says:

    You had me @ red velvet, haha! If this don’t make me wanna run out & buy a waffle iron now! *prints out recipe for future reference*

  3. Katchin05 says:

    These will certainly be making an appearance at brunch this sunday!

  4. Apuje says:

    You definitely should have tagged me in this post. I have to try these out and out them on my blog. You’re the best JG/1 *hearts in eyes*

  5. elphie says:

    oh that looks crazy yummy!!!!

  6. ladebelle says:

    i think i just put on 10 lbs… i cannot wait to make this!

  7. Jovi says:

    Making this ASAP . especially after Apuje’s picture!

  8. Jaci says:

    OMG… My life is complete… MY boo’s birthday breakfast in complete…. This recipe is everything to me.


  9. Derek Holmes says:

    Delicious is the only word that describes these waffles. The cream cheese butter is a must. I used about a stick of each and a tablespoon of cinnamon.

  10. Joi B. says:

    So my girlfriend and I tried this recipe this past weekend for our girl’s weekend and I must say JG… I am a believer. This is the first recipe of yours that I’ve tried, because I’m obssessed with all things red velvet, and I was not disappointed. They were amazingly delicious!!! I will definitely be making these again and I WILL be trying more recipes from your blog. I heart you.

  11. This seems a bit decadent, but it looks so good every calorie would be worth it. Will have to make this for my baby!

  12. Mr Ron says:

    The recipe looks nice and simple, and I’m loving the idea of the cream cheese butter! As the self proclaimed “Waffle King” I will definitely give this one a whirl…WITH the “Ain’t-Yo-Momma” syrup! Haha! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Amancia Kaushal says:

    so i was looking for red velvet cupcake recipes and one thing lead to another and i decided i had to have red velvet waffles. i found a handful of recipes but when with yours and i am SO GLAD i did. i had this with a girlfriend for our morning playdate and they were OMG DIVINE. i am worried now that i won’t ever want regular waffles. i’m making them again for brunch tomorrow. the cream cheese frosting put these over the top. thanks for sharing!

  14. Mavis Jones says:

    Thought I was going to be treating myself out this Sunday to a local restaurant that serves red velvet waffles but plans aren’t going to allow me to do that. So, decided to try to make them myself and scoured the internet for recipes. Of the recipes I’ve come across, your seems the simplest and also looks like the best one.

  15. Simon'e says:

    I saw your blog info on my cousins blog at and this recipe caught my attention. This is a perfect valentines day breakfast! OH BTW, nice you “meet” you, thanks I will be coming back!

  16. Stephanie says:

    Made these for dinner tonight. Yummy! I’m keeping the recipe and just bookmarked your site. Thank you.

  17. I just booked marked this site.. curious about the butter. did you use equal amounts of butter and cream cheese?

    • jg14 says:

      The fun thing about cooking is that it’s more art than science. A little more butter than cream cheese. What’s really cool is now that have the Cream Cheese CREAM. It’s already smooth and creamy to be mixed and added into things. Try that stuff!

      Thanks for coming by!

  18. MissEducation says:

    Can you makes these as pancakes if you don’t have a waffle maker??

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