Whip the cream cheese and butter together in a large bowl with a hand mixer until smooth. Carefully beat in the confectioners' sugar, then add the vanilla and milk. Beat until the glaze is smooth. Set aside.
Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa and salt in a large bowl, set aside. In separate medium bowl, beat the buttermilk, melted butter, eggs, vanilla and vinegar together until smooth, then stir in the red food coloring (See Note 1). Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.
Heat your waffle iron according to the manufacturers' instructions. Spray the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray and then pour about 1 cup of the waffle batter onto the waffle grid. Close and cook until the waffle is deep red and crisp on the outside, about 3 minutes (or when waffle iron timer goes off).
Repeat with the remaining waffle batter. Serve each waffle drizzled with the cream cheese glaze and chopped pecans (optional).
1. Red beet powder can be substituted for the red food coloring if that is a health issue for you.
<p>This recipe for Red Velvet Waffles w/Cream Cheese Glaze was created by and is the propery of Kevin O'Leary, owner of Kevin is Cooking LLC. https://keviniscooking.com/red-velvet-waffles-with-cream-cheese-glaze/ </p>