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Waffles stacked on top of each other with powdered sugar sugar and chocolate chips.
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5 from 4 votes

Red Velvet Buttermilk Waffles

This Red Velvet Buttermilk Waffles Recipe is easy delicious and perfect for Christmas or Valentine’s Day. The recipe makes 8 and costs just 58¢ per waffle to make!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, comfort food, Valentine's Day, waffles
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 253kcal
Cost: $4.63


  • Waffle iron
  • mixing bowl
  • Large measuring cup
  • handheld mixer
  • rubber scraper


  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 large eggs separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted


  • Heat waffle iron. Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  • Whisk yolks with vanilla, vinegar, buttermilk, and butter in a large measuring cup or small bowl. Stir in red food coloring.
  • Beat egg whites until it just holds a 2-inch peak.
  • Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients in a thin steady stream while gently mixing with a rubber spatula; be careful not to add liquid faster than you can incorporate it. Toward the end of mixing, use a folding motion to incorporate ingredients; gently fold egg whites into the batter.
  • Spread the appropriate amount of batter onto the waffle iron. Following manufacturer’s instructions, cook waffle until golden brown, 2 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining waffles.
  • Serve immediately. (You can keep waffles warm on a wire rack in a 200-degree oven for up to 5 minutes.


Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 641mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 338IU | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg