Red Velvet Waffles with Warm Berry Compote

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Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to little ole me……….Happy Birthday to me! How old am I?  YEAH RIGHT!  So today is my birthday and I announce it with such jubilance because I absolutely love odd years and even birthdays and it just so happens to be an odd year and I am turning 30-even something, so today I celebrate!!!!  Some of my sweet friends gave me a waffle maker for my birthday and while I am not much of a waffle person, who doesn’t want to make big, beautiful waffles?! So, I did! For some reason cake is on my brain.  Can’t figure out why, so I made red velvet waffles for the boys (and a few bites for me……okay, I can’t tell a birthday lie….a few more than a few bites.  Lay off me it’s my burfday!).  While exercising I watched Brunch @ Bobby’s and he made berry preserves for his Creole Brunch menu, so I decided to kick up those waffles a notch with some warm berry compote.  Breakfast was a hit and now it is onto a fun family celebration at my FAVORITE Mexican restaurant in Nashville Rosepepper Cantina, where I may or may not have to get a Skinny Margarita to drink with my super low-calorie, guilt-free AMAZING cheese dip.  I will be pulling the car home!  Anyway, here’s to an even birthday in an odd year that I know is going to be a great one! I can feel it……or maybe that’s the waffles………

Red Velvet Waffles with Warm Berry Compote


    For the waffles
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
  • For the Warm Berry Compote
  • 16 oz mixed frozen berries, thawed
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cold and cubed


    For the waffles
  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cornstarch, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder.
  2. In a mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add sugar; continue beating just until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together egg yolks, milk and vanilla. Fold milk mixture into flour mixture using a rubber spatula. Blend just until dry ingredients are moistened being careful not to overmix.
  4. Stir in melted butter. Fold in beaten egg whites until combined. Add food coloring and stir carefully to combine. Pour batter onto a hot, greased waffle maker and bake. Makes 3 waffles.
  5. For the Warm Berry Compote
  6. In a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar with 1/8 water and bring to a boil stirring to dissolve sugar. Add mixed berries and return to a boil. Add butter and stir to melt butter. Spoon berries over waffles or serve with vanilla bean ice cream for a dessert option.
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  1. Oh goodness – you had me at red velvet!

  2. These are gorgeous! I am betting that the berry compote would pair phenomenally with red velvet. Also, happy birthday!

    • Thanks, Monique!!! The compote was definitely a tasty addition!!! Thanks for stopping by and for my birthday wishes!

  3. Saw your photo on FoodGawker and had to come and see. That is a beautiful photo of a really luscious dish. I can imagine eating that on a cold winter morning like we’re having here in L.A. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Thanks, Lynne! It was definitely a cold winter morning here in TN and really hit the spot! Thanks for stopping by!!


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