Red Velvet Waffles Recipe

Published on October 23rd 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Overview of two red velvet waffles on a plate topped with whipped cream

Wishing you could have dessert for breakfast? With these Red Velvet Waffles, you can. These are no ordinary red velvet waffles. Instead, these gluten-free waffles are much lower in sugar than waffles made with traditional sweeteners. The red velvet waffles are made with rice flour, almond flour, coconut flour, and sugar-free sweetener, which brings the sugar count to 8 grams making this dish an excellent choice for people with diabetes. The waffles are also topped with sugar-free whipped cream, so the only thing you need to complete the word is a drizzle of sugar-free maple syrup. 

What does a red velvet waffle taste like?

Red velvet waffles taste like a lighter version of red velvet cake. You can expect a rich buttery vanilla flavor with a subtle chocolate flavor. 


Why are my waffles not light and fluffy?

There are multiple reasons why your waffles may not be light and fluffy. First, the leaving agents you used may not be active. The waffle batter can also have too much moisture resulting in a soggy, soft waffle. 


Should you let waffle batter rest?

Technically you can let the waffle batter rest, but it depends on your preference. Some people let waffle batter rest for 30-40 minutes while they prepare the toppings. Others make waffle batter a day in advance or the night before and store it in the fridge. Others cook the waffles right away, so it all comes down to your preference. 


Should waffle mix be thick or runny?

Waffle batter should not be too thick or too runny. Waffle batter should have a texture similar to honey when poured. 


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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
4 persons


Red Velvet Waffles

  • 1 cup Rice Flour

  • 3/4 cups Almond Flour 

  • 1/4 cup Coconut Flour

  • 4 tablespoons Sugar-Free Sweetener

  • 1 tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

  • 4 teaspoons Baking Powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

  • 1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum

  • 2 large Eggs

  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Milk

  • 1/3 cup Butter, melted, cooled

  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Red Food Coloring

  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray

Whipped Cream
  • 1/2 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream 


  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar Substitute 


  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 


Red Velvet Waffles

Preheat your waffle iron. 


Pre heating waffle maker

Whisk the rice flour, almond flour, coconut flour, sugar-free sweetener, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt until combined. 


Prepare dry ingredients

Whisk the eggs, almond milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar, and red food coloring in a separate bowl until combined. 


Mixing wet ingredients

Add the egg mixture to the dry almond flour mixture and mix just until combined. 


Mixing wet to dry ingredients

Spray the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray, then add 1/3-1/2 cup of the red velvet waffle batter to the waffle iron. 


Spray waffle maker and preparing to cook the batter

Cook the red waffle according to the manufacturer's instructions. Place the red velvet waffle onto a plate and continue cooking the red velvet waffles until there is no more batter left. 

Cooking the waffle
Whipped Cream

Place the heavy cream into a medium bowl and whip it on low using a hand mixer. 


Whipping the whip cream

Add the vanilla extract and the powdered sugar substitute and beat it until it reaches the soft peak stage. 


Mixing whip cream and adding the vanilla extract

Divide the red velvet waffles between 4 plates and top with a dollop of whipped cream and keto maple syrup if desired. 


Serving the red velvet waffle.
Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

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Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon