Red Velvet Waffles

Published Date
September 25th 2022
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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.   
Author: Sarah Leadon
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
4 persons


Red Velvet Waffles
Whipped Cream


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.

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