Vegan Macaron Recipe with Aquafaba

Going all the way vegan can sometimes become quite a challenging task. Ask any vegan out there, and I am sure he will vouch for this fact. The very popular vegan French macaron is a small round cake that is essentially made with the egg whites. This creates a lot of concern in the minds and hearts of the vegan folks.

But do not lose your sleep if you are into veganism and must be thinking that your macaron days are over! By putting innovation into mixing and matching some recipes, you can indulge in some finger-licking eggless macarons. One of the most effective ingredients many have been using is the aquafaba to make macarons without eggs. It is the brine from the chickpeas, and due to its similarities with the egg-white, it can be easily used as replacement in meringues and marshmallows. 

Macarons – Vegan or Not?

What is Macaron? – A macaron, also known as the French macaroon, is a sweetened delicacy prepared using ingredients like the egg white, sugar (both icing sugar and granulated sugar), almonds, and food coloring. French macarons are made essentially with almond flour and sugar and are supposedly free of gluten, which is made by preparing a sandwich of two almond meringue cookies, adding some filling in between.

Are Macarons Vegan? 

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No, Basic Macarons are not vegan as they are confectionaries whose main constituent is egg white. Hence, it cannot be claimed to be an authentic vegan item. But chefs worldwide are bringing new innovative means to make the delicacy edible for the vegans as well like with the below recipe.

What are Vegan Macarons? 

Macarons minus the addition of the egg white will give you a vegan version of the delicious macarons. Substitutes like that of the aquafaba can be used as a replacement of the egg white. They do all the hard work, including the lifting, the binding, and the creation of the volume! The dairy free macarons made by using the vegan buttercream are also considered a favorite among the vegans. 

What is Aquafaba? 

Aquafaba is considered one of the most important elements in the vegan world. Also known as the ‘bean water,’ it is the liquid extracted or strained from cooked legumes. The most renowned version is the chickpea aquafaba. This makes some of the most delicious meringues, cakes like vegan angel food cake with this recipe, and baked items. It can be a very good replacement for egg whites in recipes, including the whole eggs used in baked goods. 

Vegan French Macaron Recipe with Aquafaba 

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Many might be cynical about the vegan ways of preparing macarons. Not using the egg whites, one of the most primary items in the list, might consider it inedible. But if done correctly following the proper steps, the output can be wonderful. Using the brown liquid of the chickpeas, the aquafaba, you can get the most appetizing macarons that just the perfect blend of a crisp outer with a little chewy at the center.

vegan macarons recipe

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time20 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hr

 250 g Aquafaba
 100 g Ground Almonds
 200 g Icing Sugar
 40 g Caster Sugar
 ½ tsp Vegan Red Food Coloring [You can use Red 40 (check its vegan status here)]
 2 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
 ½ cup Vegan Buttercream

How to Make Vegan Macarons

1

Take a pot and reduce the 250 grams aquafaba to 110 grams with low heating. The aquafaba needs to be refrigerated overnight.

2

Then preheat the oven to 120 degrees Celsius. Blend the almond flour and the icing sugar in a mixer for about one minute.

3

Now take a separate bowl and add the refrigerated aquafaba. Start mixing it well so that soft peaks begin to form. It should be noted here that you can add some vanilla extract to it at this stage.

4

Now sieve the powdered sugar and almond meal into the aquafaba and gently give it a gentle flog.

5

Next, add this batter to a piping bag. Take a parchment paper baking sheet and pour the mixture in rounds directly on it.

Vegan Macaron Recipe with Aquafaba

6

You can either keep it this way at room temperature or directly put it into the oven. It needs to be baked for around 25-30 minutes. Once done, leave it inside for a good 15 minute with the oven's doors remaining closed.

7

Follow this process with slightly opening the doors for around 10 minutes, after which you can finally take out your macarons easily.

8

Add some buttercream into a mixer and blend well to make a smooth paste.

9

Now with the piping machine, put the buttercream into the macarons' two halves sandwiching them with each other. The prepared macarons must be refrigerated for at least two hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 12

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 103Calories from Fat 22.9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%
Sodium 95mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 9g3%
Sugars 8g
Protein 2.6g6%

Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 5%
Iron 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 250 g Aquafaba
 100 g Ground Almonds
 200 g Icing Sugar
 40 g Caster Sugar
 ½ tsp Vegan Red Food Coloring [You can use Red 40 (check its vegan status here)]
 2 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
 ½ cup Vegan Buttercream

Directions

1

Take a pot and reduce the 250 grams aquafaba to 110 grams with low heating. The aquafaba needs to be refrigerated overnight.

2

Then preheat the oven to 120 degrees Celsius. Blend the almond flour and the icing sugar in a mixer for about one minute.

3

Now take a separate bowl and add the refrigerated aquafaba. Start mixing it well so that soft peaks begin to form. It should be noted here that you can add some vanilla extract to it at this stage.

4

Now sieve the powdered sugar and almond meal into the aquafaba and gently give it a gentle flog.

5

Next, add this batter to a piping bag. Take a parchment paper baking sheet and pour the mixture in rounds directly on it.

Vegan Macaron Recipe with Aquafaba

6

You can either keep it this way at room temperature or directly put it into the oven. It needs to be baked for around 25-30 minutes. Once done, leave it inside for a good 15 minute with the oven's doors remaining closed.

7

Follow this process with slightly opening the doors for around 10 minutes, after which you can finally take out your macarons easily.

8

Add some buttercream into a mixer and blend well to make a smooth paste.

9

Now with the piping machine, put the buttercream into the macarons' two halves sandwiching them with each other. The prepared macarons must be refrigerated for at least two hours before serving.

Vegan French Macaron Recipe with Aquafaba

Wrapping Up

There are several possible ways to devour on your favorite macarons without the fear of breaking your vegan vows. Vegan macarons are now on the top of the list of favorite food items for those who want to avoid animal fat.

Either the Italian macarons or their French counterparts, there are some easy recipes for making vegan macarons with aquafaba. These substances bring with it all the goodness of certain animal products. It can serve as an excellent replacement for egg-whites and whole eggs in baked food preparations like vegan coffee cake with the recipe here.

Tully Zander

My life literally revolves around optimum health and sustainable living by being a devotional vegan. My mission is to create a community of like minded vegans to go forth in creating a better and brighter world for humans, animals and the planet. Just like Gandhi once said: “The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Gandhi

2 thoughts on “Vegan Macaron Recipe with Aquafaba”

  1. Hi. Could you please tell me…are you not whipping the aquafaba to stiff peaks before folding the almond flour and powdered sugar? Do you have a picture of the ones as described in the recipe using red food coloring?

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