20 Aquafaba-Rich Recipes That Make Your Favorite Desserts Vegan-Friendly

20 Aquafaba-Rich Recipes That Make Your Favorite Desserts Vegan-Friendly
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It’s no longer enough to strip your desserts of gluten and added sugar, now we’re taking out egg whites and dairy and swapping in aquafaba—as in the leftover water after cooking chickpeas or from the beans in the can. Searches for the ingredient are up 160 percent on Pinterest right now, with vegans (and just general health nuts) whipping up the bean water as a light and foamy egg substitute in dessert recipes including cookies, macarons, cakes, and even mayonnaise.

While it’s certainly not going to be called a superfood any time soon, there is some validity to the hype. Dietitian Marie Spano told us that, yes, aquafaba is low in fat and calories and also has other health benefits. “Aquafaba contains folate and antioxidants, but the greater value is when aquafaba’s used as a binder or egg replacer when cooking,” she said.

If you’re interested in trying it out, or just want to impress your vegan friends on Instagram (#aquafaba #vegan #healthfood etc.), then click through the gallery for 20 aquafaba-rich dessert recipes.

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Gluten-Free, Refined-Sugar-Free Vegan Crepes with Aquafaba

Ice-Cream and Giggles

Vegan Lemon Meringue Pies

Lazy Cat Kitchen

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Vegan Mango, Raspberry and Vanilla Meringues

Korasoi

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Oil-Free Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake

Lazy Cat Kitchen

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Vegan Macarons

The Blenderist

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Fudgy Vegan Brownies

Lazy Cat Kitchen

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Dairy-Free Baked Mini Donuts

Lucy's Friendly Foods

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Mint Chocolate Chip Vegan Macarons

Crazy Vegan Kitchen

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Healthy Iced Lemon Donuts

Peppers and Peaches

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Vegan Lime Tarts With Meringue

Veganosity

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Vegan Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Mousse

Tinned Tomatoes

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroons

The Blenderist

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Vegan Meringue Kisses

Lazy Cat Kitchen

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Cinnamon Rolls

Vegan Richa

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Vegan Rice Krispies Treats

Jerry James Stone

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Vegan Marshmallow Cream

Thrive

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Vegan Royal Icing Cookies

The Blenderist

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Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Delicious Everyday

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Magical Vegan Pavlova

The Blenderist

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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