So this morning I wanted to make the kids waffles…but I really, really did not want to waste the yolks of my eggs. Plus, I never really separate eggs the right way (please tell me I’m not the only one), and I always end up breaking at least one yolk, which ruins the experience (and wastes a lot of eggs). Skip to the Easy Aquafaba recipes.
20 Easy Aquafaba Recipes
So, instead of breaking a boatload of eggs, I decided to try my hand at using Aquafaba, which is the liquid that you find in canned chickpeas. Some people have said that you can actually replace eggs with Aquafaba, but I didn’t want to count on that. Can’t have ruined waffles!
I do know that Aquafaba does a great job of standing in for egg whites in recipes like Belgian waffles, meringues, and macarons, so that’s what I did.
The trick to whipping Aquafaba is using a hand mixer because whisking this stuff by hand takes a long time and really doesn’t get the job done. When you’re mixing, make sure to allow 3-6 minutes of constant mixing to get to firm peaks. It also depends on how thick your Aquafaba was, to begin with, so make sure that you watch your work and test your peaks from time to time.
I found that using the Aquafaba didn’t really change the texture of my favorite waffle recipe, and it certainly made my life easier. For my first time, I used the chickpeas to make faux tuna salad and it was delicious. I had forgotten how much I liked this quick and easy vegan dish. As a happy bonus smashing the chickpeas kept the kids busy for quite a while so it was a recipe and activity all in one.
I’m now officially obsessed with Aquafaba and have been looking high and low for recipes that call for it so that I can use up all of this liquid that I have been saving.
This carrot cake is vegan goodness that makes you crave more and more. Every bite is better than the last.
These bite-sized coconut mocha vegan macaroons are so delicious it's hard not to fall in love at the first taste.
Imagine eating the most decadent chocolate cake and it happens to be gluten-free and vegan too!
Perfect for spring or summer get-togethers or whenever you are wanting a fancy dessert without all the fuss.
These pancakes are some of the best things I've ever tried. They are rich, flavorful and simple to make.
It's hard to believe this buttercream frosting is vegan! It goes with all sorts of desserts and it's a very versatile dish too.
These vegan macarons are so adorable you barely want to eat them. Just kidding, they are irresistible!
It's hard to imagine anything more scrumptious than this orange cranberry clafoutis!
Take these chocolate chip cookies with you for a quick and easy treat or enjoy them for dessert. So good!
The combination of the creamy chocolate mousse, blood oranges, and flavor of hibiscus is out of this world.
When you taste this ice cream you will feel like it was made in a specialty ice cream shop and not at home.
These lemon blueberry muffins are an option for a simple breakfast idea. Make them ahead of time and use them when you are in a hurry!
You've never had parfaits this amazing before! Skip the campfire and make these instead. You won't regret it.
These raspberry rose vegan macarons are finger-licking good and are so impressive! Make them for showers, events, or a tasty treat.
My mouth waters when I think about munching on these vegan churros. Holy cow, they are good!
Strawberry shortcake has been an amazing summer and spring dessert forever. No one can resist the terrific flavor.
Use this mayo on wraps, sandwiches, or anything else you need mayonnaise on. So much better than anything you can buy in the store.
These vegan scrambled eggs are out of this world amazing. When you taste them you will be surprised they aren't actual eggs.
This homemade ice cream has an intense coffee flavor that is incredible. So grab a bowl and enjoy!
This mousse is rich, creamy and perfectly chocolatey! When the spoon hits your mouth it's love at first taste.
Have you used Aquafaba recipes in your cooking?