Red Velvet Waffles

Red Velvet Waffles (makes 4 large waffles)

3/4 cup flour, minus 1 1/2 Tbs
1 1/2 Tbs cocoa powder
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg, beaten
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 Tbs red liquid food coloring

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.

In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg, vanilla and red food coloring. Add dry ingredients and whisk until mostly smooth, with a few lumps remaining. Let rest for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat waffle iron. After the 30 minutes of rest, pour batter into waffle maker taking care not to overfill. Cook to manufacturer’s instructions.