Aquafaba is invaluable in the vegan/egg-free kitchen. Here, I’ve compiled a motherlode of recipes utilizing it in every way imaginable.
Aquafaba, which is the liquid from cooking beans and other legumes (even peas and tofu!), used to be just a waste product until a few years ago. Since its properties were discovered, now we know it can be used to replace egg whites, whole eggs, and oil.
Mostly used as an egg replacer in sweet recipes, it can also be used to replace oil in dressings and air frying for savory recipes.
While knowledge of aquafaba has grown, so has the recipe collection across the world. I’ve made this huge list of quality vegan aquafaba recipes for you, and I’ll be adding more as I come across them. So expect this list to grow, too!
Also, you may find yourself in quite the surplus of chickpeas – if that’s the case, my other post with 21 Vegan Recipes Using Garbanzo Beans might come in handy. 😉
Please enjoy this list, and let me know if you make one of these amazing vegan aquafaba recipes!
And a very special thank you to all of the other bloggers (especially my friend Kat from 86eats) who contributed to this list. Check out their pages for more great content.
Table of Contents:
Desserts & Pastries
Dressings & Condiments
Hummus (yes, a whole section on hummus!)
Aquafaba Recipes for Desserts & Pastries
The most well known use for aquafaba: Sweets
Replacing egg whites in pretty much everything, it makes so many traditional (as well as new-fangled) meringue, mousse, cake, cookie and more recipes finally accessible to vegans and egg/dairy allergic folks.
The recipe I'm most proud of creating: Also known as AMBC, this recipe combines the ease of American buttercream with the lower sweetness and silky smoothness Swiss meringue buttercream.
Southern Vegan Strawberry Shortcake
Aquafaba brings this summer favorite back to the table. No need to miss out at the potlucks and family bbqs anymore!
Fudgy Vegan Aquafaba Brownies (without butter)
The viscosity of aquafaba helps these brownies to be super rich and fudgy - as they should be.
Just like the sugar cookies Grandma made every Christmas, these are perfect for decorating with royal icing, and thanks to aquafaba you don't need to chill them before baking!
Vegan S'mores Cupcakes
No campfire required! Enjoy the the amazingness of s'mores from the comfort of your kitchen in cake form - without needing the fire department.
No-Bake Vegan S'mores Pie (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)
More s'more goodness, but this time in pie form!! Chocolate and marshmallow really do belong together. And this one you can eat with a fork. 😉
Minimal ingredients, minimal effort, amazing results. Crispy, crunchy cookies that melt in your mouth and no egg whites in sight.
Vegan Meringue Cake with Sweet Lemon Ricotta and Berries
Like a pavlova, but with the brightness that lemon and vegan ricotta bring to the table. This will be a recipe you make over and over again.
Eggless Chocolate mousse (gluten free, vegan)
The classic iteration of aquafaba: chocolate mousse. One of the very first inventions made with it, and it's still around because of how good it is.
From one of my dear friends and Great British Baking Show superfan, Laura of Little House Big Alaska wrote this recipe based on one of the technical challenges on the show. If you're a superfan like she is, you should join her Facebook group!
I added espresso and chai spice mix to traditional gingerbread flavor, but kept it no chill and no spread for the perfect holiday cookie!
Vegan Triple Coconut Cheesecake
If you love coconut and you love cheesecake, then this is the dessert for you. Combine the two to take your taste buds over the moon!
Sugar-Free Vegan Marshmallow Fluff
If you're avoiding sugar or watching your carbs, then this variation of vegan marshmallow fluff is everything you need.
The recipe that inspired my Facebook group and upcoming e-book, if you've ever wanted to make macarons then I have everything you need to succeed in this post!
Vegan Mason Jar Lemon Meringue Pies
All the deliciousness of lemon meringue pie, but vegan and in convenient portable form.
Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)
No need to miss out on this classic festive dish this holiday season! With options for sugar-free and paleo versions, this is a dessert just about anyone can enjoy.
The gluten-free version of my most popular cookie recipe, it's just as easy and delicious as the original. Perfect for decorating this holiday season!
Vegan Candied Pecan Maple Spice Cake
This is Kat's favorite cake on her website, 86eats.com, and for good reason. It's pleasantly sweet with warm spices and studded with beautiful candied pecans (which are so good you'll find yourself making extra just to snack on).
Southern Vegan Banana Pudding (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)
This recipe puts this southern classic back on the menu with a few easy ingredient swaps and is totally made from scratch - including the gluten free wafers!
My very first experience with aquafaba was making this recipe. It behaves and tastes just like the egg version for all your cookies, drips, and gingerbread houses.
Gluten-Free Rice Krispie Treats (Allergy-Free, Sugar-Free, Vegan)
Easier and healthier than the original version, you'll find yourself making these vegan rice crispy treats again and again.
Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Cake
What better duo is there than peanut butter and chocolate?! They marry perfectly in this decadent cake recipe from 86eats.
Silky Vegan Swiss Meringue Buttercream
Swiss meringue buttercream can be a bit of work, but the end results are totally worth it. Silky smooth and luscious, it'll be hard to go back once you try it.
Best Ever Vegan Pavlova
Crispy, crunchy, gooey, chewy, and absolutely lovely in every way. If you've never had a pavlova, you need to try this recipe! It's a lot easier to make than you think.
Vegan Chocolate Mousse with Aquafaba
Just a few ingredients and a few steps produce this rich and decadent dessert that will have people asking you for the recipe!
Vegan Amaretti Cookies
Aquafaba helps veganize this classic Italian treat. They're also gluten and oil-free!
Secretly Healthy Chickpea Brownies [Oil Free]
In just 30 minutes, you can make these healthy brownies that are naturally sweetened and packed full of nutrition.
Low-Fat Vegan Chocolate Mousse with Aquafaba
A rich dark chocolate version of aquafaba mousse that is perfect for anyone counting calories or watching their fat intake.
S'mores Pudding Bowl from Vegan Bowl Attack
More s'mores, but this time with a spoon! The easiest version yet, this vegan pudding bowl proves that s'mores are for any time or place!
Vegan Coconut Macaroons
These delectable cookies are just like their classic eggy version, but vegan thanks to aquafaba. They'll definitely bring back all that delicious macaroon nostalgia!
Vegan Eggnog Cake
My favorite holiday drink BUT AS A CAKE. This is my most favorite dessert recipe from Kat at 86eats and you need it in your life!
Vegan and Gluten Free Classic Coffee Cake
The perfect companion for your morning coffee. Or your afternoon coffee. Or your midnight coffee... Everyone needs this coffee cake in their life!
Easy Vegan Chocolate Mousse
This version of aquafaba chocolate mousse combines it with coconut cream for a lighter, more tropical flavor.
Super Delicious Vegan Carrot Cake
Delicious, moist, and spicy carrot cake to help you satisfy your sweet tooth while getting some veggies in! This recipe also has a nut-free version.
Easy Vegan Rhubarb Cake
Perfect for afternoon tea or dessert, this cake uses aquafaba to bind it and help use up some of your rhubarb harvest!
Vegan Eton Mess with Summer Fruits
Like a fancier version of a parfait, eton mess is the perfect dessert for those who don't want to stress over decorations or presentations - they're perfect the way they are!
Healthy Vegan Banana Muffins
These muffins are fluffy and naturally sweetened with banana and maple syrup. A great way to use up those bananas you've been "saving"!
Vegan Meringues with Rose Water
These crispy egg-free meringue cookies get a delicate floral boost with the addition of rose water.
Coffee aquafaba meringues
The addition of coffee to these meringues helps give them a grounded, earthy flavor that's sure to please the palate.
Vegan Gingerbread Recipe
If you're planning on doing any construction this holiday season, you need a good gingerbread recipe! This one is perfect for all your building (and eating) needs!
World’s Best Vegan Lemon Meringue Pie
A flaky butter crust, luscious tart lemon custard, and lighter-than air meringue take this classic pie over the top.
Old Fashioned Homemade Vegan Fudge
The holidays aren't complete without chocolate fudge, and now there's a delicious vegan version! Make it to give as gifts - if you can resist eating it all yourself.
Vegan Almond Cookies
With only five ingredients, this gluten-free cookie has a crisp exterior and chewy interior which will have you coming back for more.
Aquafaba Recipes for Breakfast
Aquafaba to start you day? Why not!
Get the fluffiest pancakes, crispiest waffles, and more using these top recipes!
Vegan Chocolate, Coconut, Caramel Pancakes (The Samoas)
Samoa pancakes??? Say no-moa! The only downside to this recipe is that other people will ask for some.
Crispy Gluten-Free Buttermilk Waffles (Vegan, Allergy-Free)
No gluten, no eggs, no dairy, no problem. Enjoy crispy, fluffy allergy-friendly waffles with this easy recipe using aquafaba.
Gluten-Free S'mores Pancakes
Bring the delight of late-night campfire snacks to the breakfast table! This recipe will have everyone asking for s'more. 😉
Vegan Banana Pudding Pancakes
Banana pudding for breakfast sounds like a dream come true! Bring that dream to life with this delicious recipe from 86eats.
Aquafaba Recipes for Breads
Aquafaba is a secret ingredient in fluffy, delicious vegan breads across the world. Tap in to its pure-bread potential with these recipes!
Challah Y'all, Vegan Challah
Challah. Vegan challah. If you've never had this rich, sweet, fluffy bread you need to make this recipe ASAP. If you have had challah, you know you need to make this recipe ASAP.
Plant-Based Cornbread: Vegan, Easy, and Delicious
Corn bread, but make it vegan - and keep it delicious! That's exactly what Inspired Epicurean has done with the help of aquafaba in this recipe.
Vegan Date Bread (gluten free, oil free)
This bread is perfectly sweet, fluffy, and moist and all without oil or refined sugar. It's perfect for the holidays.
Vegan Pretzel Buns
Soft and chewy on the inside, and crisp and salty on the outside - these pretzel buns will take any sandwich up about a thousand notches.
Perfect Vegan Yorkshire Puddings (gluten-free option) - A Virtual Vegan
This one is truly life-changing. Bringing Yorkshire puddings back to the table for vegans around the world, A Virtual Vegan has performed a miracle with this recipe.
Vegan Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Challah
We know we love challah, but now we are stuffing it with vegan buffalo chicken?! Get. In. My. Belly.
Aquafaba Recipes for Dressings & Condiments
Thanks to its unique viscosity, aquafaba can serve as an oil replacement in dressings and sauces, as well as an egg white replacement in vegan mayonnaise!
Give these recipes a try, and you'll never go back to the original versions.
Balsamic Dressing (Oil-Free)
Sweet and tangy with a luscious (but oil-free) mouthfeel, this recipe will be your new favorite way to dress your salads.
Healthy Green Goddess Salad Dressing
Green Goddess salad dressing is bright, herby, and incredibly flavorful. Put this recipe at the top of your list if you've never tried it before!
Easy Vegan Cream Cheese
You can enjoy cream cheese again, thanks to aquafaba and a few other ingredients. Slather those bagels up, Baby!
Aquafaba Garlicky Vegan Mayo.
If you're new here, you might not know that I'm a HUGE fan of mayonnaise as well as garlic. So this super easy recipe is definitely going on the do-make list!
Eggless Mayonnaise (Vegan & Ready In Less than 5 Minutes)
Aquafaba makes this eggless version of traditional mayonnaise not just possible, but incredibly delicious and simple!
Aquafaba Recipes for Main Dishes
Let aquafaba be a part of the star of your plate!
Its versatility can help elevate your main dish, and make it accessible to folks with egg or dairy sensitivities.
Sriracha Veggie Burgers
Healthy, gluten-free, and perfectly spicy. These burgers will keep you coming back with their punch of sriracha and use of guilt-free ingredients!
Aquafaba Recipes for Side Dishes
Aquafaba has the amazing ability to crisp up and thicken things because of its blend of starches and proteins from the beans it cooked.
Because of this, it can help replace the eggs in casseroles and the heavy oil in bakes and air frying for crispy outsides.
Savory Vegan Noodle Kugel
Yes, kugel is back!! 86eats puts this traditional favorite back on the menu using aquafaba.
Garlic Smashed Potatoes (Oil Free)
Get those perfectly crispy skins on your smashed potatoes using this genius recipes. I dare you not to eat them all before serving.
Healthy No Oil Crispy Roasted Potatoes
If crispy potatoes are what you're after, then this is the recipe for you! And without a drop of oil, no less.
Crispy Baked Eggplant (Vegan)
Eggplant, but make it crispy and delicious. That's exactly what Melissa Traub does with this fabulous recipe using aquafaba.
Aquafaba Recipes for Snacks
Aquafaba can help you get your snack on! Its blend of proteins and starches can pump up the crunch and satisfy those between-meal cravings.
Oil Free Air Fryer Chickpeas [Five Flavours]
Crispity, crunchity, and healthy. Make this crave-worthy snack in all five flavours.
Aquafaba Recipes for Hummus
Aquafaba is an ingenious way to skip or reduce the oil in many of your favorite recipes. Why not use it along with the beans to make the creamiest hummus you've ever had?
Oil Free Hummus
This quick and easy hummus is delicious and brings all your favorite traditional hummus flavors to the table - without the oil.
Perfect Oil Free Hummus in 15 Minutes (Gluten Free, Vegan)
This hummus is super soft and creamy like hummus should be, but without the guilt!
Hummus made from peas instead of garbanzo beans? YES, PEAS! Aquafaba helps make it light, smooth, and creamy.
The Quickest Roasted Beet Hummus
Pink foods are more fun! Beets bring your traditional hummus' flavor up a notch, while adding some beautiful color and extra nutrients.
5-minute Oil-Free Hummus (Gluten-free / Vegan)
Do you have five minutes? Then you have time to make this lovely traditional hummus recipe.
Aquafaba Recipes for Drinks
Are you missing your favorite cocktail with that delectable egg-white foam on top?
Aquafaba's got your back, and has brought your cocktail back with it. 🙂
Cranberry Gin Fizz with Aquafaba
Creamy and refreshing, this gin fizz has all the joy of winter flavors and traditional fizz cocktails, but is 100% vegan.
BONUS! Aquafaba Recipes for Non-Foods
Aquafaba need not only be present for the dinner table - it can be at the play table, too!
It can replace eggs and dairy, making for some really fun, allergy-friendlier play applications. 🙂
Two Ingredient Edible Sensory Foam
No synthetic chemicals, eggs, or dairy required for this fun sensory activity usually made with shaving or whipped cream!
For those extra beans…
Don’t forget to check out this post for tons of ways to use up the beans you’ve inevitably got from making all of these amazing aquafaba recipes.
Did you make something from this list? Tag me in your creation on Facebook or Instagram with my handle @cookingoncaffeine – I can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with!
Until next time,
May you and your coffee both be strong.