30+ Amazing Aquafaba Recipes

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Save that bean brine the next time you use chickpeas and make these fantastic aquafaba recipes! Find over 30 easy sweet and savory ways to use this ingredient.

One of the most genius vegan food swaps is using the liquid from canned beans as an egg replacement.

No, it doesn’t taste like beans and can even be used for sweet desserts! If you whip it like you would egg whites, the texture is pretty much indistinguishable from the “original” and really versatile. 

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So, save that chickpea water the next time you open a can — use this liquid gold to make delicious sweet and savory goodness with the help of our hand-selected aquafaba recipes.

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Fantastic Aquafaba Recipes

Easy Chocolate Mousse
Let’s kick this list off with a simple and fluffy vegan chocolate mousse that’s packed with protein and sweetened with dates.
Made from healthy ingredients in only 15 minutes, it’s a super chocolatey dessert idea for the whole family.
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small glass jars with homemade vegan chocolate mousse topped with raspberries and coconut
Fluffy Aquafaba Whipped Cream
This unconventional, delicious whipped cream is the missing piece to your favorite desserts! Made from the liquid in canned chickpeas, it’s free from soy, gluten, dairy, and nuts, and low in calories.
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freshly made vegan whipped cream in a bowl
Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
These oil-free roasted chickpeas make use of the liquid they come in to make the coating stick!
With delicious chili and lime flavors, they are a protein-packed and fun party food or healthy snack idea.
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woman in white clothes holing a glass with freshly roasted chili lime chickpeas in her hand
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Aquafaba is used as an egg replacement in this oatmeal cookie recipe to help bind the ingredients.
This plant-based treat takes around 30 minutes to make, is super kid-friendly and healthier than store-bought versions.
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five gluten-free vegan oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips on grey surface
Easy Oil-Free Hummus
The secret to making oil-free hummus nice and creamy? Aquafaba, of course! Simply add the chickpeas with their liquid into your food processor and blend until smooth.
Add tahini, lemon juice and some spices to your liking and enjoy this healthy homemade dip.
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table with a bowl of homemade vegan oil-free hummus topped with spices, black sesame and chickpeas
Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake
With a homemade cookie crust and high-protein chocolate mousse topping, this cake is such a crowd-pleaser!
It’s undetectably healthy and plant-based, low in sugar and oh-so-chocolatey.
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side view of vegan chocolate mousse cake one slice of which is being taken out
Vegan Cream Cheese
This 5-ingredient vegan cream cheese is smooth, tangy and perfect on bagels. It’s an easy plant-based homemade substitute for cream cheese and based on cashews.
Only 5 minutes of prep time are needed and it can be stored for up to 4 days in the fridge!
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Vegan Amaretti Cookies
These vegan cookies have a beautiful soft almond flavor and are just perfect with a hot cup of coffee!
Perfectly crisp on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth soft on the inside, they’re going to work their way into your regular baking rotation in no time.
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08 Vegan Amaretti Cookies
Showstopping Baked Alaska
Try this gorgeous dessert for an upcoming special occasion! A dome of dairy-free vanilla ice cream with raspberry sorbet sits on top of a vanilla sponge cake.
The best part is that it’s covered in a cloud of egg-free meringue. This recipe is sure to be a total showstopper!
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09 Baked Alaska Sparkler
Crispy Chickpea Nuggets
Paired with delicious dips, these chickpea nuggets are the perfect protein-packed finger food for the whole family!
Meat-free and so tasty, they are a true hit with kids and great for parties.
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10 Chickpea Nuggets
Italian Buttercream Cupcakes
The frosting for these cupcakes is airy and light, not overly sweet and offers a lovely buttery vanilla flavor.
With an aquafaba-based meringue, it’s completely vegan but nobody would believe it when tasting this treat!
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11 Italian buttercream cupcakes
Fudgy Aquafaba Brownies
These easy-to-make, sweet and indulgent brownies are another undetectably vegan dessert that everyone will devour!
It calls for simple, wholesome ingredients, stores well and is freezable, too.
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12 aquafaba brownies
Black and White Cookies
These vegan black and white cookies are relatively easy to make and such an elegant dessert!
Using two batches of frosting, they feature a lovely two-toned color with a tasty lemon cookie dough in the middle.
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13 vegan black and white cookies
Airy Vegan Meringue
The classic way to use aquafaba in baking recipes is to make light and airy meringue! This simple and genius treat requires only 4 ingredients and comes out so perfectly.
Thanks to their wonderful texture and taste, nobody would believe they are vegan!
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14 Vegan Meringue
Sesame Crusted Tofu
Add some plant-based protein to your meals with this crunchy and flavorful sesame-crusted tofu!
It’s soaked in a savory marinade, coated in a panko-sesame mix and served with a zesty dipping sauce.
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Vegan Mushroom Wellington
For a hearty meatless main, make this mushroom Wellington stuffed with spinach, caramelized leeks, Beyond Meat Italian sausage and plant-based smoked gouda.
This golden, flaky deliciousness receives a vegan egg wash with aquafaba, mustard, cashew milk and maple syrup for a wonderful finish!
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16 Vegan Mushroom Wellington
Vegan Lemon Tartlets
These restaurant-style tartlets feature a creamy lemon curd and are topped with aquafaba meringue.
Find lots of pro tips for this pretty dessert in the article and impress your family or guests with this treat during any special occasion!
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17 vegan lemon tartlets
White Aquafaba Macarons
Soft and chewy with a sweet crunch, these French vegan macarons are undetectably eggless and vegan!
Filled with soft buttercream which can be flavored or colored to your liking, this dessert is a true crowd-pleaser.
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Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
These pancakes are made with fresh lemon juice, zest, nutty poppy seeds and a hint of tahini — definitely not your regular breakfast recipe.
You’ll love the tender crumb and rich flavor, especially if you serve these pancakes with maple syrup, vegan butter or a dollop of coconut yogurt.
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19 lemon poppy seed pancakes
Quick Vegan Spaghetti Carbonara
Would you believe that this vegan spaghetti carbonara is ready in about 15 minutes and completely oil-free, too?
This budget- and family-friendly dish uses aquafaba, almond milk, salt, pepper and vegan parmesan for a flavorful and quick sauce.
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19 easy vegan carbonara
Easy Garlic Mayo
This egg-less chickpea mayonnaise is made with brine, oil, mustard, vinegar and garlic.
It keeps in the fridge for 2-3 weeks and tastes wonderful with chunky roasted vegetables, in a potato salad or as a spread for sandwiches!
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21 easy aioli garlic
Salt and Vinegar Crackers
If you’re looking for a healthier low-carb cracker recipe with the bright taste of vinegar, try this recipe!
Perfect for any appetizer platter, this 3-ingredient recipe is really easy to make and ready in under 20 minutes total.
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22 Salt and Vinegar Crackers
Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
Instead of using chickpeas as you would do for hummus, this creamy tomato dip is based on white beans — and their liquid.
It’s easy to make in 15 minutes using a food processor and tastes delicious with crackers, bread or raw veggies!
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23 Sun Dried Tomato Dip
Vegan Banana Pudding
This homemade Southern vegan banana pudding offers a healthy twist on the old-fashioned classic dessert and is too easy not to make!
It’s a no-bake recipe with layers of vanilla wafers, banana slices, pudding and sweet creamy fluff.
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24 Vegan Banana Pudding
Sriracha Veggie Burgers
These tasty burgers kick the heat up a notch with sriracha and make for a different burger experience.
They are made from healthy and accessible foods like oats, chickpeas, onion, carrots and aquafaba in 30 minutes total!
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25 sriracha veggie burger
Loaded Taco Fries with Lime Crema
What's not to love about an obscenely large pile of loaded taco fries with a generous drizzle of lime crema?
With delicious toppings like chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, lime juice and creamy cashew-based dressing, this is sure to be devoured quickly.
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26 loaded taco fries with lime crema
Vegan Almond Cookies
Made with only 5 ingredients, these vegan almond cookies are a revelation because they taste exactly like their counterparts made with egg whites!
You’ll probably guess the simple food swap by now which makes this treat undetectably vegan and wonderfully textured.
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27 vegan almond cookies
Easy Vegan Crêpes
These French crêpes are light and delicate yet sturdy enough to flip and fold with our favorite bean brine!
The batter is sugar-free so you can serve them sweet or savory depending on your filling.
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28 vegan crepes
Quick Basil Pesto
Many oil-free and vegan recipes turn out wonderfully if you use aquafaba — just like this flavorful vegan pesto.
With nutritious ingredients like spinach, basil and pine nuts, it is surprisingly decadent yet low in fat.
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29 vegan pesto
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
This super creamy dairy-free vanilla bean ice cream features a delicious combination of coconut milk, coconut sugar and aquafaba.
It’s soft, scoops easily and has no hint of an icy mess!
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30 Vegan Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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30+ Amazing Aquafaba Recipes (Vegan & Easy)

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Save that bean brine the next time you use chickpeas and make these fantastic aquafaba recipes! Find over 30 easy sweet and savory ways to use this ingredient. The following recipe for baked avocado fries makes for an easy and crowd-pleasing side the whole family will enjoy!
Serves 2

Ingredients

Baked Avocado Fries

  • 1 avocado sliced
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 3-4 tablespoons aquafaba chickpea liquid

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 °F/200 °C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Toss breadcrumbs with salt and spices in a shallow bowl and place the aquafaba in another shallow bowl.
  • Coat avocado slices individually in aquafaba and then in the breadcrumb mixture. 
  • Place them next to each other on your prepared baking sheet without overlapping.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until golden brown and crispy on the outside!
  • Serve warm with mayo, hummus, salsa or dip of choice.

Notes

  • Feel free to use any seasonings of your choice, such as onion powder, cajun mix, Italian or pizza seasoning, taco seasoning or curry powder.
  • These fries can be served as finger food during any party or alongside tacos, salad or sandwiches.
  • Find 30+ more aquafaba recipes in the article above!
Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
30+ Amazing Aquafaba Recipes (Vegan & Easy)
Amount per Serving
Calories
267
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
13
g
Sodium
 
205
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
28
g
9
%
Fiber
 
8
g
33
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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