Red Velvet Waffles for Annie

My sister loves, loves, LOVES, loves, loves, loves, loves, loves, LOVES red velvet cake, waffles, and pancakes. If I didn’t think you hold me to the literal, I’d go as far to say red velvet anything. Me? Not so much. I have heard of some bakers and makers adding mayonnaise to the mix? Can’t you trust yourself to make a moist batch? I am not a mayo person, clearly. And the cream cheese frosting? Who decided that buttercream wasn’t good enough for red velvet? If you read my post from a couple of Christmas seasons ago, you will know this. I like this mix but again in general not red velvet stuffs. I originally purchase a mix to try for the beginnings of a portfolio for food photography and food styling. And maybe I may like a red velvet mix? Maybe. The maybe turns to a yes. I taste. I like. I can’t believe it. And I think I get some pretty good starter photos and practice with my camera. I have included the mix that I use here on a list on my Amazon Storefront page. I have not been able to find the mix photographed below for purchase though. It is from Buttermilk Red Velvet Pancake Mix. I have included a few other mixes on the Amazon list and a recipe below for Martha Stewart waffles. You know, in case you aren’t a mix person and you are more of a from scratch person. And to make those red? All you need to add is some cocoa powder and red food coloring (maybe beet coloring) to a waffle or pancake mix and call it a day. Have a look. Perhaps you will make and have yourself a taste. Leave a comment and let me know which, if not both, you chose to make and how all turned out. Oh, and for the syrup? I like NOBLE 02 Tahitian Bourbon Vanilla. I also included this on the Amazon list from my Amazon Storefront.

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Notes from Me

Needed to make these red velvet are about 2T of cocoa powder and 2T of red food coloring.


2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled) 

2 tablespoons sugar 

2 teaspoons baking powder

 1 teaspoon baking soda 

1/2 teaspoon salt 

2 cups low-fat buttermilk 

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted 

2 large eggs 

Vegetable oil or the oil of your choosing..


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees; set a rack on a baking sheet, and place in oven. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, butter, and eggs; add flour mixture, and mix just until batter is combined.
  2. 2. Heat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions; brush with oil. Pour batter onto iron (amount depends on iron size), leaving a 1/2-inch border on all sides (spread batter if necessary). Close iron; cook until waffles are golden brown and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to rack in oven to keep warm; repeat with remaining batter.

Cook’s Notes

Like pancakes, waffles require a gentle hand when preparing the batter. For the most tender results, don’t overmix it — there should still be some lumps.

Until Next Time…