Red Velvet Waffle Recipe – Valentine’s Day Breakfast Idea

I have started a tradition with my kids to ask them what they are thankful for every day. It only takes a moment but helps them to realize that we are very lucky for all the things we are blessed with, and to celebrate the small things every day. The first time I asked Little Bear who was almost 3 at the time what he was thankful for, his answer was “Waffles”. So I immediately thought of Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze.

Well this year I am going to surprise him with a special Valentine’s Day Breakfast with this Red Velvet Waffle Recipe. Make this treat breakfast in only 30 minutes, Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze for Valentine’s Day for your kids or hint at it for Mother’s Day!

If you have been reading Little Miss Kate for a while you know we love waffles including Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles and the Great Canadian Waffle and I am excited to present this special Valentines breakfast to the kids this year. And take note, Valentine’s day is on Sunday this year so you will have some time to create a fun breakfast for the family.

Cream Cheese Glaze

6 oz cream cheese, softened
6 tbs butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup whole milk

Directions for the glaze:

  1. Beat the cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar
  3. Add in the milk and vanilla.
  4. Pour the batter into a squeeze bottle.

To plate the waffles like we did cut the waffles into fours.  Stack the Red Velvet Waffles on a plate and drizzle with the cream cheese glaze.  Finish off with a sprinkle of confetti candy hears and a dollop of whipped cream. 

Red Velvet Waffles

Red Velvet Waffle Recipe

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Red Velvet Waffle Recipe


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • cup buttermilk
  • cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp white distilled vinegar
  • Red food coloring


  • Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl and then set aside.
  • Spray the waffle maker with cooking spray while its preheating.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, buttermilk, butter, vanilla, and vinegar on low speed until combined.
  • Add several drops of red food coloring
  • Pour milk mixture into dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Cook waffles according to your waffle iron and size.


I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s day and take advantage that it falls on a weekend this year by making a special Valentine’s Day Breakfast with this Red Velvet Waffle Recipe. Checkout our other Valentine’s Posts including: Tips to Writing Valentines with Kids and Valentine’s Day Printable, Valentine’s Oreo Pops and Valentine’s Smores Bark.


10 thoughts on “Red Velvet Waffle Recipe – Valentine’s Day Breakfast Idea”

  1. 5 stars
    Cream cheese glaze??!! WOW that alone wins me over. I enjoy waffles rarely but my kids like them a lot so this is a great reminder to make them something great for Valentine’s Day soon!!

  2. 5 stars
    YUMMY! I am definitely going to have to try these out as soon as I am back from vacation and can eat whatever I want …. trying to slim down a few to squeeze into a sexy bathing suit for vacation is no fun. I can’t wait to try these, they are screaming my name!

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    5 stars
    Oh my, these sound delicious and not only children will enjoy them either – I could have one or perhaps two right now 🙂

  4. They sound good, love the addition of the cream cheese glaze on them! And I got a waffle maker for Christmas so will have to try this out!

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