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Gluten Free Red Velvet Waffles

Gluten Free Red Velvet Waffles are a fun breakfast twist on the classic dessert. They are light, fluffy, and pair perfectly with syrup and powdered sugar. Make these GF red velvet waffles for brunch or breakfast anytime! 

Gluten free Red Velvet Waffles

Gluten Red Velvet Waffles from scratch

I love red velvet anything and these simple gluten free red velvet waffles are no exception. They’re such a fun treat for a weekend or holiday breakfast! Red velvet always makes a surge around certain holidays. Christmas, Valentine’s Day and the 4th of July always seem to have a ton of fun red velvet foods attached to them. Even if it wasn’t a holiday and you wanted a simple and quick gluten free waffle recipe, you could try these!

I mean, what’s more festive and celebratory than food that can match your décor?! I, being a bit OCD, happen to enjoy when my food can match my plate, cup, napkins and the rest of the tablescape. Who’s with me on that?

Or am I sounding a little alone and sad? I know there’s got to be someone out there who appreciates my need and love of the absolute perfection that happens when food and table are all perfect and the same. Anyone?

Gluten Free Red Velvet waffles made from scratch

Red velvet is one of those things that has crept up on the food world and taken over. Red velvet is one of those classic cakes, from the post-depression era that has become increasingly popular in recent years.

What started as cake and cupcakes, has now evolved into cake pops, pancakes, muffins, donuts, fudge, whoopee pies, drinks, cocktails, cookies; basically everything and anything can be “red velveted”.

Up close of GF red velvet waffles with powdered sugar and maple syrup

You know how Bubba could recite hundreds of shrimp based dishes? Well, now we can do the same with red velvet. And that’s a reference to Forest Gump in case you’re like my sister and have NEVER seen it. That’s right, she’s never seen Forest Gump.

This recipe was adapted from Sarah Hearts, she makes hers with regular all-purpose flour. I used my gluten-free all-purpose flour mix to make it gluten-free. You can make it either way but just be sure to omit the xanthan gum if you’re not using gluten-free flour.

Whether you make these gluten-free or not, for a holiday or for a regular old day, enjoy!

Red Velvet Waffles from What The Fork Food Blog

Gluten Free Red Velvet Waffles

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Gluten Free Red Velvet Waffles are a fun breakfast twist on the classic dessert. They are light, fluffy, and pair perfectly with syrup and powdered sugar. Make these GF red velvet waffles for brunch or breakfast anytime! 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
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  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour Or gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum Omit if using regular all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
  • 1 3/4 cups Milk
  • 2 tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Butter Melted
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 ounce Red Food Coloring
  • Powdered Sugar For topping


  • Prep and pre-heat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • Combine milk and vinegar, set aside and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, xanthan gum (if using gluten-free flour), granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together milk/vinegar, eggs, butter, vanilla and food coloring. Gently stir into the dry ingredients and mix well until fully incorporated.
  • Cook waffle batter in the greased waffle iron based on manufacturer’s suggested cooking times. I use about 1/2 cup of batter per waffle. The number of waffles made will depend on how large your waffle iron is and how much batter you use for each waffle.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar on the cooked waffles and serve with maple syrup.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 698mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 431IU | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 3mg


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Nutrition Facts are estimated and aren’t always accurate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist if you have special dietary needs.

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  1. Miz Helen says:

    Your Red Velvet Waffles look delicious and very special. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. vegetarianmamma says:

    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share next time!

  3. I love waffles! These look so good and they’d be perfect for Valentine’s Day! Pinned 🙂

  4. What a fun idea! Your pictures are beautiful and I am excited to try these out for breakfast this weekend!

  5. Red velvet anything is an instant winner in my books. These waffles look delicious.. the only thing that could make them better is a sweet cream cheese topping! I have to try the recipe.

  6. Elena says:

    These look heavenly! I will have to add these to my menu for my red-themed Valentine’s dinner!

  7. love love love red velvet for breakfast!!

  8. Oana says:

    Oh God, my son has been asking me to make waffles for a few days now and seeing yours is such an inspiration, a change from our classic recipe. Thanks for sharing! Pinned!

  9. What a neat idea, Sharon! ♥

    And I’m definitely with you on the food styling — I have special designated bowls, plates, serving dishes, and cutlery for everything 🙂

  10. ooo… what a happy new option for my waffle obsession. these would make the best valentine’s breakfast ever.

  11. Well I’ve probably seen Forrest Gump enough to cover your sister and like a million other people! Ha ha! These waffles look amazing. So bright and cheery in the morning. I love it!

  12. Sarah says:

    I want to eat the perimeter of those waffles, just for all of the crunchy bits…

  13. I’ll take a stack of these, thank you very much!!!

  14. I will gladly take these waffles every morning! So in love with red velvet as it makes me think of my Grandma! She had thee best with the true cooked icing!

  15. Those are the prettiest waffles ever! My kids would love them for Valentine’s Day!

  16. Does it get better than cake in the form of waffles for breakfast?
    Correct answer: no, no it does not. Pinned!