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Berries, bananas, and a big dose of vanilla make these easy vegan muffins extra-luscious, but aquafaba is the real star of the recipe. Aquafaba (aqua = water, faba = bean) is the liquid that comes in a can of chickpeas, which can be used to replace eggs and egg whites in baked goods. As a general rule, 3 tablespoons of aquafaba are equal to about one whole egg. No need to crack open a can of chickpeas every time you want to bake with aquafaba: The viscous liquid will keep up to three days in the fridge and can be frozen into ice cubes for even longer storage.
By Carla Christian,
Carla Christian, RD, LD, received her associate’s degree in culinary arts from The Culinary Institute of America in 2006 and her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University in 2009. She finished her dietetic internship from The University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2010 and is a former chef in the Better Homes and Gardens® Test Kitchen. Photo by Jason Donnellysee more from this author