It was a slow weekday when I found myself curled up in bed watching Unique Sweets reruns on the Cooking Channel. I just discovered the show a couple of months ago and it's now one of my favorite shows. It features exactly what the title describes, unique sweets around the United States. In one particular episode, the show was highlighting an ice cream shop in the South that had differently flavored waffle cones. Unfortunately, my memory is a bit foggy on what the eatery was called and what flavors they carried, but I remember it looked darn impressive!
A couple of weeks ago, I attempted to make my own flavored waffle cone using a red velvet batter. I was so excited to try this new method that the fact that I did not have the right waffle iron or the right batter did not cross my mind. What came out what not exactly a waffle cone...but red velvet waffles! Some creations are mistakes and this is one of them. They weren't exactly what I was trying to make but these red velvet waffles are still insanely delicious!
Red Velvet Waffles
- ¼ cup butter melted
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt plain
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon red food coloring
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Combine melted butter with egg, Greek yogurt, milk, red food color, and vanilla in a large bowl.
- Combine flour with sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until just combined.
- Heat waffle maker to medium-high. Spray with cooking spray and scoop ½ cup batter in the center. Close the lid and cook waffle until steam no longer escapes and the waffle has set. Carefully remove waffle from the maker and let cool slightly on cooling rack. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Serve waffles with whipped cream and powdered sugar or ice cream.
**Helpful tips and common mistakes
I've never been a fan of red velvet cakes because the red food coloring flavor is stronger than any other flavor in the cake. That is until I discovered the secret ingredient: cocoa powder. The addition of cocoa powder in the batter makes these a little chocolate-y and that much more delicious.
Just like other waffle recipes, this one is very simple to make. Just beat together the wet ingredients, add the dry ingredients, and stir just until combined.
Heat your waffle maker and cook the waffles according to your device's instructions. It can be a little difficult to tell when the waffles are ready since they are already dark in color. To tell if they are done cooking, give them a gentle poke. The waffles should be fairly firm when they are ready.
These red velvet waffles are something else! These waffles freeze well and taste even better when toasted straight from the freezer. Top with whipped cream or ice cream for an indulgent breakfast or dessert.
For more waffle inspiration check out this lemon cream and berries waffle sandwich!