Pink Velvet Waffles


January 17, 2022 By: Comments
Tagged: Strawberries Strawberries. Brunch Brunch. Eggs Eggs. Valentine's Day Valentine's Day. Breakfast Breakfast. Beets Beets. Sugar Sugar.
Prep:
10 minutes
Cook:
18 minutes
Serves:
6
Want to add a little Valentine’s Day touch to brunch? To create the prettiest main dish, try fluffy pink velvet waffles, which use beets as a natural food coloring. Dollops of whipped topping, fresh strawberries and plenty of maple syrup are the perfect trio of toppings for these deliciously pink breakfast favorites!

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Puree the beets in a blender until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Reserve 2 tablespoons of beet puree for coloring the waffles.
  2. Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar and salt together in a large bowl until combined. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the milk, oil, eggs, reserved beet puree and vanilla. Mix together until just combined.
  3. Heat the waffle iron until very hot and lightly coat with cooking spray. Working in batches, add the batter to the waffle iron and cook until lightly browned, about 4-6 minutes. Batter amount and cook time may vary; follow manufacturer’s instructions for the best results. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  4. Top the waffles with the whipped topping, maple syrup and strawberries. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Tip: Use 1/2 teaspoon of red food coloring as a substitute for beet puree if beets are not available.

Recipe Tip: Top with strawberry syrup for an extra-decadent breakfast!