Aquafaba - An Inexpensive Egg Replacement

Aquafaba - An Inexpensive Egg Replacement

written by: Dr. Paul Haider
by: Dr. Paul Haider
Aquafaba Aquafaba

"A Great Replacement for Eggs for Baking, Making Meringue, Mousse, Can be used in Making Salad Dressings, and more"

Stop buying those expensive egg replacements - make your own and save money.

Aquafaba means "Water" and "Beans" in latin. And that's exactly what it is— the thick gel like liquid that's made from boiling beans which makes a great egg replacement for baking. And boiled flax seeds also produce aquafaba.

Aquafaba has the consistency of egg whites and works well as a leavening agent, thickening agent, foaming agent, and emulsifier. Aquafaba makes a wonderful meringue which is amazing and works great for replacing eggs in all kinds of recipes.

Make Your Own - The water from canned beans can be used as aquafaba, but it's full of lots of salt and BPA toxins— so make your own fresh aqufava and stay healthy.

Vegan Baking - Being a vegan makes it difficult to bake sometimes without eggs but aquafaba is one answer. And aquafaba can be made into mayonnaise, meringue, cake frosting, filling for cookies, in salad dressings, and mousse but most of the time it's used as a thickening and binding agent used in baking bread, cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods. This thick gel-like substance is created during the boiling of beans and works great in baking.

First of all, take one pound of any kind of dried beans— it could be garbanzo beans, pinto beans, cannellini beans, black beans, white beans, butter beans, or any other kind of bean. Remember the lighter colored beans produce a lighter colored aquafaba which works better for some types of baking.

Ingredients:

1 - Pound of Any Kind of Organic Dried Beans

5 - Cups of Filtered Water

1/2 - Teaspoon of Salt

Boiling - Boil until the beans are tender. Then if the water is nice and thick reserve that water for baking later. If the liquid is a bit too watery then add more water and boil the beans a little bit longer until it thickens up. And a pressure cooker can also be used to cook the beans— but don't add the salt— it will keep the beans from cooking and softening up. Reserve the beans for later use in other dishes.

In the Frig - Aquafaba will keep for about 7 days in the frig.

Freezing Aquafaba - The aquafaba can also be frozen in ice cube trays and then transferred to other containers for later use. Then just use what you need of the aquafaba ice cubes— thaw and use just like eggs. Frozen aquafaba will stay fresh for up to one year.

Substituting for Eggs - There are lots of great baking recipes that call for using eggs— so just substitute an equal amount of aquafaba for the eggs. One medium egg is usually about 3 or 4 tablespoons — so substitute 3 or 4 tablespoons of aquafaba for the recipe.

Use Aquafaba for - Use aquafaba for making bread, quick bread, cookies, and other baked goods. Also for mayonnaise, meringue, cake frosting, filling for cookies, and mousse. When cold aquafaba whips up well for making meringues just like when using eggs.

Doesn't Smell Like Beans - Aquafaba doesn't have any lingering smell of beans in your baked goods so don't worry about that.

Works for 85% of the Recipes - If you are making angel's food cake then aquafaba doesn't work very well, and a few other recipes— but for about 85% of the recipes aquafaba works great. Experiment and find out how it works for you. And remember there are all kinds of healthy vegan recipes on the internet just google "Healthy Vegan Recipes" and use for making lots of great healthy recipes will come up.

Enjoy Using Aquafaba

Many Blessings to Everyone!

Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist

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