Keto Red Velvet Waffle Recipe


A dessert chaffle with hint of chocolate flavor

4.7 Stars (10 Reviews) 2 Comments

These red velvet chaffles are fluffy, spongy and they make the perfect Valentine's Day breakfast for your loved ones or sweetheart!

If you are a fan of red velvet cake and keto waffles, you will LOVE these red velvet chaffles! They have all the flavors of red velvet cake – sweet, tangy and a hint of chocolate. You will want to make these for breakfast often or save them for a special breakfast, like for your loved one on Valentine’s Day or Christmas morning.

These waffles are fluffy and tender. Top with a dollop of keto white chocolate cream cheese frosting or whipped cream for an extra special treat in the morning.

How to make red velvet chaffles

  1. Combine waffle batter ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Pour into mini waffle maker.
  3. Let cook until set.
  4. Top with whipped cream.

fluffy dessert keto chaffles topped with whipped cream and shredded chocolate next to pink flowers

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Keto Red Red Velvet Waffle Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons sugar free sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • red food coloring

Keto Red Velvet Waffle Recipe Directions

  • Keto Red Velvet Waffle Recipe
  • a stack of red waffles topped with whipped cream next to a fork and pink flowers

    What is red velvet?

    Red velvet is a traditional cake flavor that is red, red-brown or scarlet colored and contains buttermilk and chocolate. It is usually paired with a cream cheese frosting.

    What is a chaffle

    Chaffles are keto waffles that are easy to make and are mostly made out of egg and cheese. Some chaffle recipes call for shredded cheese and some use cream cheese.

    In this recipe, we use cream cheese because this is a sweet waffle and cream cheese has a mild flavor that won’t overwhelm the buttermilk and cocoa powder flavors in the red velvet.

    The cream cheese also provides texture and stability to hold the keto waffle together. It gives the chaffle a creamy taste and will cut down the eggy taste from the egg.

    red velvet chaffles on a white plate next to flowers

    Turn waffles into a 3 tiered cake

    If you absolutely love red velvet, you may consider turning these waffles into a keto red velvet chaffle cake! This is the easiest keto cake you can make in under 10 minutes and it would be the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert!

    To make a red velvet waffle cake, double the recipe above. Prepare all of your keto red velvet chaffles first. While your waffles are cooking, make the sugar free white chocolate cream cheese frosting.

    Once your waffles are cooled, start to assemble your cake. Lay down one waffle, spread cream cheese frosting on top and lay down a second waffle. Continue to lay down the tiers of your cake until you have used up all of your waffles or have reached your desired height. Add keto cream cheese frosting to the outside and serve!

    Recommend waffle makers

    There are many waffles makers on the market that you can use to make keto waffles and chaffles. The waffle maker by Dash is very popular with the keto community because it makes the perfect sized waffle similar to an Eggo waffle. This is also the preferred waffle maker if you are going to be making chaffle cakes from your waffles.

    When pouring the waffle batter into a mini waffle maker, only pour about 1/3 of the batter in the center of the waffle iron and close it. There is no need to try to spread out the waffle batter because the waffle batter will spread on it’s own once you close the appliance.

    It is also unnecessary to grease the waffle iron before cooking your wafffles. Most waffle makers have a non-stick coating and the cheese from the batter contains enough fat to prevent the waffle from sticking.

    What is buttermilk added to red velvet

    Sure, buttermilk does have a higher carb count compared to heavy cream or other keto approved liquid dairy; however, it’s carb count doesn’t add up to a lot of carbs in this recipe. We are only using 1 tablespoon of buttermilk, which has 0.8 carbs in it.

    Also buttermilk is a natural ingredient and is essential in providing a tangy, creamy flavor in red velvet baking. It is the liquid leftover after churning butter. It is higher in protein and lower in fat. It has a tangy flavor since it is fermented.

    Buttermilk also help leaven the waffle and make it rise.

    Tips to make a crispy keto chaffle

    Since these keto chaffles are made using cream cheese instead of shredded cheese, they are a sponge like consistency and will not crisp up when you cook them in the waffle iron.

    If you want a crunchy, crispy waffle, you need to lay down a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese on the waffle maker before pouring your red velvet batter onto the waffle maker. This will change the flavor of the red velvet waffle a bit, so I would do this if you can’t stand a spongy waffle.

    Storage information

    Guess what?! These keto waffles are freezer safe and can be prepped up ahead of time. It’s a delicious meal prep breakfast option for my red velvet fans.

    To freeze these waffles, let them cool completely before flash freeze each waffle individually on the pan in the freezer for 30 minutes. Once harden, you can stack the waffles together and store in a freezer safe bag.

    To heat from frozen, use a toaster, oven or toaster oven to heat through and crisp up.

    Keto Red Velvet Waffle Recipe: FAQS

    Can I use almond flour instead of coconut flour?

    Yes, you can use almond flour to make red velvet waffles. Try using 1/3 -1/2 cup almond flour.

    Is buttermilk keto?

    If you are using a small amount of buttermilk across an entire recipe, the carbs don't add up to much. You can make your own keto buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to 1 cup of heavy cream and let it sit for 5 minutes.

    Can I used melted chocolate instead of cocoa powder?

    Yes, melted chocolate can be used in place of cocoa powder. Use 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Keto Red Velvet Waffle Recipe

    Servings: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 261
    Fat 17g
    Protein 10.6g
    Total Carbs 12.3g
    Net Carbs 6.3g

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    1. Excellent! I had done keto red velvet ice cream I was going to eat tonight, so now I just made these (used sour cream instead of buttermilk didn’t have any of any vinegar to sour sone milk) but they look good, smell good, and I’m sure will taste amazing!

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