Red Velvet Secret Ingredient Waffles

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This recipe will be sure to capture the heart (and stomach) of your Valentine! With Valentines Day in 2 days, I decided to try out a red velvet waffle recipe.. because who doesn’t love red velvet or waffles am I right? Red velvet cake is my favorite of all time so every year when Valentines day comes around I get in the mood to bake a million red velvet flavored things. This recipe is made with beets instead of the red artificial coloring, which gives it a beautiful color and a added serving of veggies! I’ve made recipes with beets before and the color didn’t turn out as red as I liked so I researched and found if you added lemon juice or vinegar, the acidic helps to keep the bright color. So of course, I used this as an excuse to head to the kitchen and create a new recipe! This recipe was a big hit with my family so I will definitely be making them again!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 C oat flour
  • 1/4 C tapioca flour
  • 1/4 C almond flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. cocao powder
  • 3/4 C plain greek yogurt
  • 3/4 C milk (any kind)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. grass fed butter
  • 2 medium sized beets
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Coconut oil cooking spray

Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 3 Tbsp. cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. vanilla greek yogurt
  • Milk

Preheat oven to 375 F. Clean beets, chop up into pieces and wrap in tin foil sprayed with cooking spray and roast for one hour or until beets are soft, set aside.

Once cooked, place beets in food processor with 2 Tbsp. lemon juice and pulse until smooth. In a mixing bowl combine flours, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, coconut sugar and cocoa powder. In a smaller bowl combine yogurt, milk, egg, vanilla, honey and butter. Combine wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in 1 C. beet puree until well blended. Heat waffle iron, spray with cooking spray and pour mix into waffle iron and cook until done.

To make the “Icing” combine cream cheese, greek yogurt and milk until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over waffles and enjoy! I topped mine with cacao nibs but you can top with whipped cream, sprinkles, strawberries or whatever your heart desires!

** You can substitute flours with all oat flour or experiment with your own blend.

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2 thoughts on “Red Velvet Secret Ingredient Waffles

  1. Oh my goodness, this looks absolutely incredible! I picked up a bag of pre-roasted beets last week to make a quinoa salad but haven’t thought up any other uses for it – and your recipe totally fits the bill! What a creative recipe with gorgeous photos. I can’t wait to try this out 🙂

    PS: just discovered your blog and I am so obsessed with your writing and lovely photos. Keep up the amazing work and I can’t wait to see what new recipes you are devising!

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