• 40 grams (1.4 ounces) butter
  • 2 tablespoons (25 grams) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) vanilla sugar
  • 1 egg (large, approximately 50 grams)
  • 240 milliliters (1 cup) buttermilk
  • 130 grams (4.6 ounces) flour
  • 1 tablespoon (5 grams) cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) baking powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon (3 grams) salt
  • Red food dye: to taste
  • Vegetable oil: to grease waffle iron if necessary


  • Waffle Iron

    This is the most crucial piece of equipment. Make sure it's preheated and well-greased to ensure your waffles don't stick and come out perfectly crispy.

  • Microwave

    Use this to melt your butter quickly. Make sure to let it cool slightly before mixing it with the other ingredients to avoid cooking the egg prematurely.

  • Mixing Bowls

    You'll need at least two—one for the wet ingredients and one for the dry ingredients. Using larger bowls can help prevent splashes and make mixing easier.

  • Whisk

    A good whisk ensures that your ingredients are well combined. It also helps to incorporate air, making your waffles fluffier.

  • Sifter

    Sifting the dry ingredients together ensures that everything mixes evenly and prevents lumps in the batter.


Step 1

1. Preheat your waffle iron and lightly grease it with vegetable oil if needed. Make sure to read your waffle iron's instructions for the best results.

Step 2

2. Melt the butter in the microwave and let it cool slightly. Cooling the butter ensures it doesn't cook the egg when mixed.

Step 3

3. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, sugar, vanilla sugar, egg, buttermilk, and red food dye. Mix until smooth. Whisk the mixture well to incorporate all ingredients fully.

Step 4

4. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Sifting helps to avoid lumps in the batter.

Step 5

5. Gradually add the dry mixture to the liquid ingredients, stirring until just combined. Do not overmix to keep the waffles light and fluffy.

Step 6

6. Bake the waffles in the preheated waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions, typically 2-5 minutes per waffle. Check your waffle iron's settings for the exact cooking time.


These eye-catching waffles are a feast for both the eyes and the palate. For a classic combo, top them with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of maple syrup. If you're in the mood for something fresher, a handful of mixed berries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream make for a truly indulgent breakfast or brunch treat. Feeling adventurous? Sprinkle some crushed nuts over your waffles for an added crunch, or try a rich chocolate sauce if you're a chocoholic at heart. Pair them with your favorite brewed coffee or a glass of fresh-squeezed juice to complete your morning feast. The possibilities are endless!


For a gluten-free version of these vibrant waffles, simply replace the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Make sure the blend contains xanthan gum to keep the waffles together and maintain their texture. To make these waffles vegan, swap out the butter for a plant-based alternative and use a flax egg instead of a chicken egg (one tablespoon of ground flaxseed mixed with three tablespoons of water). Use a plant-based buttermilk (combine one tablespoon of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar with a cup of your favorite plant milk) to replace the dairy buttermilk. Enjoy your vegan and gluten-free red waffles with all your favorite toppings!


  • Why did my waffles turn out soggy?

    Make sure your waffle iron is preheated properly before adding the batter. Also, avoid overmixing the batter to keep the waffles light and fluffy.

  • Can I make the batter ahead of time?

    Yes, you can prepare the batter and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Give it a quick stir before using.

  • How do I keep my waffles warm while making multiple batches?

    Preheat your oven to 200°F (93°C) and place the cooked waffles on a baking sheet in the oven to keep them warm without becoming soggy.

  • Can I freeze leftover waffles?

    Absolutely! Allow the waffles to cool completely, then layer them between sheets of parchment paper and store in a freezer-safe bag for up to three months. Toast them from frozen for a quick breakfast.

  • What can I do to improve the texture of my waffles?

    Try folding in a whisked egg white to your batter right before cooking. This method will add extra fluffiness to your waffles.

  • How do I achieve even coloring with the food dye?

    For best results, mix the food dye thoroughly with the wet ingredients before combining them with the dry ingredients. This ensures an even distribution of color.

Nutrition facts

Red velvet waffles
Recipe Yield:4 servings
Calories:Estimated between 250 to 300 calories per serving
Calories (Min - Max):250 - 300
Total Fat:12g
Saturated Fat:6g
Total Carbohydrate:30g
Total Sugars:12g