Looking for aquafaba recipes? Try one of these delicious, vegan recipes made with the water from a tin of beans. You'll be amazed at what you can make.
What is aquafaba?
Aquafaba is simply the liquid from a can of beans. Usually the water from a tin of chickpeas is used but aquafaba from other beans can be used too.
It is made up of carbohydrates and proteins and has binding, thickening and foaming properties.
You can make your own aquafaba by cooking dried chickpeas and reserving the cooking liquid. But it's much easier to use tinned aquafaba, especially if you haven't used it before.
Be sure to use unsalted chickpeas - especially if making a sweet recipe.
Using aquafaba as an egg replacer
Aquafaba is a brilliant egg replacer. It has many of the same properties as egg white.
This means that it can be used instead of eggs in many recipes to make vegan versions of all sorts of things.
Examples of things you can make from aquafaba include:
- vegan meringue
- whipped cream
- vegan Yorkshire puddings.
Alternative vegan egg substitutes
Once I started exploring vegan and egg free baking I was amazed at how many egg substitutes there are out there.
Here are some vegan egg substitutes that I've come across:
- flax or chia seed eggs
- mashed banana
- apple purée
- diet cola
- silken tofu
- chickpea flour
- baking soda
- commercial egg replacer.
These vegan egg replacers all have their own properties.
For example flax eggs are best used as a binding agent, aquafaba is best for meringues and apple purée is great for making vegan enriched bread dough.
Keen to try aquafaba?
Here are 20 vegan aquafaba recipes
Aquafaba meringue and marshmallow recipes
Rosewater aquafaba meringues
Use aquafaba to make my perfect vegan meringues.
Sugar free vegan marshmallow fluff
Been missing marshmallow? No need with this great recipe by Strength and Sunshine.
Vegan lemon meringue pie
Make a perfect meringue for this pie using aquafaba. Recipe by The Hidden Veggies.
My aquafaba pavlova is an impressive looking dessert.
Aquafaba rhubarb meringue cake
These rhubarb cake bars by VE Eat Cook Bake look utterly delicious.
Aquafaba whipped cream
Is there no end to what you can do with chickpea water? This vegan whipped cream recipe by The Hidden Veggies sounds incredible.
Aquafaba cake and sweet treats recipes
Hot chocolate layer cake
The marshmallow fluff on this gorgeous looking cake by The Baking Fairy is made with aquafaba.
Vegan white cake
This white cake uses aquafaba to help make the cake extra fluffy. Recipe by Yup it’s Vegan.
Vegan chocolate chip skillet cookie
This has to be the biggest cookie I’ve ever seen! recipe by The Baking Fairy.
Chocolate coconut cannellini cake
This chocolate coconut cannellini cake by Tin and Thyme uses both the beans and the water from the tin.
Fluffy vegan buttermilk pancakes
Fluffy pancakes can be yours with this recipe by The Baking Fairy
Perfect vegan brownies
These brownies by Fried Dandelions look amazing!
Savoury aquafaba recipes
Aquafaba makes this pea hummus extra smooth. Recipe by Veggie Desserts.
No oil crispy roast potatoes
Yes you can have crispy roast potatoes without oil! Recipe by A Virtual Vegan.
Easy vegan jalapeño cornbread
It’s not just for sweet stuff - aquafaba helps to make perfect vegan cornbread. Recipe by The Fiery Vegetarian
The cooking water from the beans is added back into this spicy bean dish to make it more soupy.
Rich and creamy mayonnaise using aquafaba by Yumsome.
Vegan chickpea nuggets
Such a clever recipe for a vegan nuggets alternative by Veggie Desserts.
Vegan yorkshire puddings
Make perfect Yorkshire puddings with this delicious recipe by A Virtual Vegan.
These vegan sausages by Yumsome look amazing.
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