If you are throwing a garden party, inviting people for tea, or trying to impress your work colleagues, there's nothing that packs the same wow-factor as macarons.
But classic macarons are not vegan and are loaded with sugars. To make sure everyone can enjoy your tiny bakes, we will show you how to make vegan macarons that are dairy-free, egg-free, and sugar-free.
The secret to making vegan macarons is likely sitting in your shelf, keeping your chickpeas afloat in their cans. That's right, the water released by the chickpeas - known as aquafaba - can replace whipped egg whites in vegan recipes.
Our macarons are also suitable for people on a weight-loss diet, keto diet, or that have diabetes. We will prepare them using no sugars at all, with the zero-carb sweetener erythritol. This magical ingredient delivers 70% of the sweetness of white sugars, but it's not absorbed by your body at all. So no carbs and no sugars get into your system. So far, science gave a big thumbs up to erythritol, and that's why we use it in many of our low-sugar recipes.
Moreover, instead of using unhealthy fillings like buttercream, we have resorted to cashew butter. You can prepare this yourself by just blitzing some cashew nuts or buy it ready-made in a store. Cashew butter will give you lots of vitamins, minerals, and has 85% less saturated fats than butter.
Finally, to give the macarons colour, we won't use any artificial compounds. Instead, we will use naturally colourful foods like matcha powder and beetroot juice. Thee ingredients will contribute wholesome nutrients to the recipe, making it even healthier.
Check out the nutritional profile for these little cuties, and you won't believe you are eating a sweet! Compared to the traditional ones, our plant-based macarons have zero sugars and half the saturated fats.
NOTE: The default ingredients yield 16 macarons and one serving consists of 2 macarons.