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Red Velvet Waffles

Red velvet waffles are the perfect Christmas or Valentine's Day breakfast. They are rich, sweet, and surprisingly beautiful!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bisquick waffles, red velvet waffles
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 499kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


Red Velvet Waffles

  • 2 cups Bisquick mix
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 30 drops red gel food coloring
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Start by making the cream cheese glaze. Beat the butter and cream cheese together until soft and smooth. Add the powdered sugar then beat until; the mix is light and fluffy. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl as you beat, making it lump free.
  • Mix in the milk and vanilla. Set the cream cheese glaze aside.
  • Preheat your waffle iron.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the Bisquick, brown sugar and cocoa powder.
  • Add the buttermilk, whole milk, food coloring, egg, melted butter and vanilla and whisk the waffle batter until smooth.
  • Pour about ¾ cup of the red velvet batter into your hot waffle iron. Close the waffle iron and cook the waffle for about 4-5 minutes. Every waffle iron will be a little different in size and cooking time. Check your waffle iron guide to see if there are exact quantities of batter to use and time to cook. However, when the waffles are done, they will easily pull away from the waffle iron without sticking. They will be soft on the inside, slightly crispy on the outside and a little bit brown on the surface.
  • Drizzle some of the cream cheese glaze over the warm red velvet waffle and enjoy while hot.
  • Cook the remaining batter and serve the waffles as they come out of the waffle iron.


  • Add a little more milk to make the cream cheese glaze thinner or reduce the milk to only ¼ cup to make a thick, cream cheese frosting.
  • If you do not have buttermilk, mix 1 tablespoon of white vinegar into 1 cup of regular milk. It will curdle and thicken, giving you the taste and texture of buttermilk. 
  • Skip the brown sugar in the waffle recipe to make the waffles less sweet (the cream cheese glaze is quite sweet on its own).


Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 730mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 777IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 2mg