When you’re feeling down and WAFFLE about yourself, turn to this gorgeous red velvet recipe!
One of my husband’s all-time favourite desserts is… drum roll… anything having to do with red velvet! In fact, he loves it so much that we requested it for our beautiful 5-tier wedding cake.
Recently, we purchased a waffle iron and he’s been on a waffle kick. The other weekend, I decided to treat him by taking over waffle duties. I made a batch of homemade red velvet waffles – and they were a hit!
What’s special about my red velvet waffles recipe is that it’s entirely from scratch. Most of the ones out there use a red velvet cake mix (which I find absolutely brilliant!), but I decided to go the traditional route and make it 100% homemade.
What Is Red Velvet, Anyway?
Red velvet is a batter that consists of cocoa powder, vinegar, and a generous amount of red coloring. Yep: red velvet is essentially a chocolate cake. The chemical reaction between the vinegar and the batter’s milk/buttermilk is what helps create the dessert’s gorgeous deep red colour.
What Kind of Food Colouring Should I Use to Make Red Velvet Desserts?
The best tint to use when whipping up red velvet cakes, cupcakes, and other desserts are gel food colours. Water-based food colouring just wouldn’t form enough color.
Gel food colours, also known as liquid gel dyes, are easily accessible to the everyday consumer. Other food-grade dyes like gel paste dyes or powder dyes are trickier to find. I have an entire section in my pantry for my various shades of liquid gel dyes. They’re fantastic for colouring icing and fondant, too.
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How Do You Make Red Velvet Waffles From Scratch?
To make homemade waffles with a red velvet flair, all you need are the following ingredients:
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Granulated sugar
- Cocoa powder
- Hot milk
- Red gel food coloring
If you’re an avid home baker, you probably have most of these ingredients in your kitchen/pantry. So, what are you waiting for? Read on below for my red velvet waffles recipe! They’re ultra delicious and take on the most beautiful shade of deep red!
Red Velvet Waffles
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups hot milk
- 1/3 cup butter melted
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1 tsp red gel food coloring
- Cooking spray
- In a large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and cocoa powder.
- Once sifted, add the eggs and mix. Next, add the hot milk, butter and vinegar. Mix until a smooth batter has formed.
- Add red gel food coloring to the waffle batter and mix until it is completely tinted.
- Spray waffle iron with cooking spray and cook waffles according to your machine’s directions. Serve with your preferred waffle toppings (whipped cream, chocolate chips, maple syrup, etc.) and enjoy!
Aren’t these red velvet waffles absolutely gorgeous? I love serving them for Valentine’s Day! For which occasion would you make this lovely breakfast?