These French eggless vegan macarons are a vegan alternative to traditional macarons. They are soft from the inside with a crust filled with sweet buttercream. You can make any flavor you want, and serve it with afternoon tea or dessert.
Macarons are one of my favorite desserts. They are small, bite-sized biscuits filled with rich buttercream or chocolate ganache. Macarons are a popular pastry item in cafes and bakeries.
However, most people are afraid of making macarons at home thinking they require complex materials and ingredients. That’s far from the truth. If you are vegan and are craving macarons, I am going to share an eggless macarons recipe that you can make at home easily.
What are Eggless Macarons Made of?
If you are planning to make eggless macarons, here are the main ingredients that you will need:
- Aquafaba – One of the main ingredients of these macarons is Aquafoba. It is an eggless meringue that you can make at home. You will need 1 tin of chickpeas and the liquid from the tin. Don’t worry the macarons don’t taste like chickpeas.
- Almond flour – Classic macarons are made of almond flour which gives them a nutty flavor. If you struggle to find almond flour, you can make it at home. I make it myself using ground almonds. Just make sure the almonds are perfectly ground with the consistency of flour.
- Caster sugar – Caster sugar is finer than granulated sugar and can easily be with almond flour to make a smooth batter. It also keeps the macarons crispy.
- Icing sugar – Icing sugar makes the macarons sweeter and makes the batter foamy.
- Food coloring – This is optional. You can opt-out of food coloring if you want pearl white macarons. But you can make them in any color you want. Just make sure to use gel food colors as they don’t mess up the consistency of the batter.
Important Recipe Notes
Here are a few things to keep in mind while baking macarons.
- Prepare parchment paper for baking. Piping macarons can be tricky, so make sure to draw circles onto the parchment paper. As a rule of thumb, circles of 1.5″ diameter would be fine.
- Prepare Aquafaba. Be very patient while preparing aquafaba. Use an electric mixer and whip for around 10 minutes until it’s foamy.
- Folding the batter. When you are folding the batter, keep in mind not to mix it like a cake mixture, we don’t want it too runny. Stop folding the mixture, once all the ingredients are incorporated and it forms a thick syrup.
- Drying macaron shells. When you have piped the batter into circles, it’s important to let it sit for 30 minutes. It will form a crust on top of the shells making sure the biscuit is crusty on top and fluffy on the inside.
- Remove air bubbles. Air bubbles will crack the shells. So, rap the baking tray before popping it in the oven to remove any air bubbles. You can also use a toothpick to remove air bubbles.
Eggless Macarons Recipe
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Vegan Fillings for Eggless Macarons
There are plenty of vegan fillings that you can try for this recipe. My top favorite fillings for these macarons are vegan vanilla buttercream and vegan chocolate ganache.
To make vanilla vegan buttercream filling you just need:
- 1 cup vegan butter
- 2-3 tsp vegan milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar
Just mix everything in a large bowl and whisk with an electric mixer for 5-6 minutes until frothy and small peaks form. Transfer to the piping bag and pipe the filling in macarons.
To make the vegan chocolate ganache filling for macarons, you just need:
- 1 cup vegan chocolate or chocolate chips
- 1 cup coconut milk or cream
Place the coconut milk in the oven for 1 minute, Stir in the chocolate and fill in the macarons when the ganache is ready. It tastes absolutely heavenly.