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Eggless Macarons - is this possible?

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  • Eggless Macarons - is this possible?

    Hi fellow bakers,

    I am baking for a child with dairy, egg, and nut allergies. Would regular cake or all-purpose flour work? Coconut flour?

    I'm looking to bake macarons, the small round buns that you see being sold at bakeries and cafes, but most of them have eggs or nuts in them.

  • #2
    That's a good question..

    From what we know, macarons consist of 3 main ingredients: Egg white, Sugar and Almond Flour.

    Generally, the almonds or almond flour made from ground or blanched almonds will make the macarons more chewy, retain the moisture within them as they contain oils. I'm not really sure what would happen if you used wheat flour instead, but I'm the outcome would be dry and hard.

    There is also an additional flavouring that comes with using almond flour.

    We found an online tutorial from HowtoCookThat that writes about a nut-free macaron recipe:

    Nut Free Macaron Ingredients
    140g (4.94 ounces) or 4 egg whites
    72g (2.54 ounces) or 1/3 cup caster sugar
    240g (8.47 ounces) finely grated white chocolate
    120g (4.23 ounces) or 1 cup icing sugar sifted
    However, eggs are used here.


    • #3
      Macarons are pretty much chewy meringue cookies, so I can't imagine making it without egg whites, haha. To replace tree nuts, you can also try seed flours e.g. Sunflower/pumpkin seeds.

      Good luck!
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      • #4
        Ah yes, seed flours.

        You may want to look at the recipes by Vegans, as compared to limiting your search to eggless. you'll find eggless recipes in vegan diets as well.

        Here are some videos that you might want to check out:

        1. Eggless French Macarons Video Recipe

        2. Step-by-step Vegan Macarons