Well, about a week ago I did. Over the course of two or three days I happened to make tons of recipes that called only for egg yolks. Homemade, all natural ice cream, grain-free coconut flour pancakes, homemade mayonnaise–yummy, delicious things like that. It resulted in a huge bowl of egg whites just sitting in my fridge. I wasn’t sure what to do with them at first, but I didn’t want to waste them! Instead, I found all sorts of delicious recipes to for leftover egg whites. Naturally, I wanted to share them with you :).
So, here we go…
14 Uses for Leftover Egg Whites
- Meringue frosting (2 egg whites)–This simple, fluffy frosting is refined sugar free. That’s right! Frosting is often loaded with refined sugar, but this one is a nice, pillow-y alternative. (Get the recipe for Simple Meringue Frosting from Health, Home and Happiness)
- Pavlova (5 egg whites)–Did you know the dessert Pavlova was named after the beautiful ballerina Anna Pavlova? The next time you have a few egg whites leftover, honor this russian beauty with a delicious fluffy treat. (Get a berry pavlova recipe here from Italian Food Forever)
- Coconut Macaroons (2 egg whites)–These little treats are a favorite in our household. They are the perfect, bite-sized grain-free treat that has just the right hint of sweet. With very little prepartion, you can get good use of your egg whites with minimal fuss. (Get the recipe for Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons)
- Marmallow Fluff (1 egg white)–I’ll be honest. When I was younger, I thought marshmallows were some magical treat you could only get in a bag! I had no idea you could make them at home. From SCRATCH! It’s so exciting and easy, it makes me want to do it right now. What’s even better than marshmallows? Marshmallow fluff of course! (Get the recipe for Marshmallow Fluff from Cheeseslave)
- Sugared nuts (1 egg white)–I LOVE to give sugared nuts as a gift to hostesses when we’re invited to a dinner party. I whip some up, put them in a cute jar, then finish it with a pretty ribbon. Invite me to dinner and you might just get some sugared nuts! (Get the recipe for Sugar and Spice Candied Nuts from Food Loves Writing)
- Angel food cake (12 egg whites)–This light and fluffy cake is perfect when topped with fresh whipped cream and berries. (Get a grain-free Angel Food Cake recipe from The Healthy Home Economist)
- Chocolate Soufflé (8 egg whites)–Yes, please. A chocolate souffle sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Creating this yummy dessert is sure to win some points in any household. (Get the recipe for Chocolate Souffle from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition)
- Meringue Cookies (1 egg white)–Miniature meringue cookies are so cute! You could bake a big batch, put a few in a paper treat bag and hand them out as party favors. Baby shower? Wedding Shower? Meringue cookies. (Get the recipe for Pumpkin Meringue Candy from Ditch the Wheat)
- Chocolate mousse (3 egg whites)–You heard me talking about chocolate up there with the souffle. Well, now it’s time to talk about chocolate mousse. Is your mouth watering yet? (Get a recipe for Chocolate mousse here)
- Pisco Sour (1 egg white)–did you know that an egg white makes an amazing cocktail addition? Ok, it may seem slimy and strange, but when egg whites are mixed the protein unravels, traps air and forms foam! The result is a silky, foamy texture that has very little egg-y flavor. Think of the addition of an egg like the addition of milk foam to coffee. It’s like ordering a cocktail latte. (Get this cocktail recipe from Epicurious)
- Ramos Gin Fizz (1 egg white)–this guy comes straight out of New Orleans and has been called the greatest confection drink ever known. It includes cream, egg whites and orange flower water. Sounds fancy, no? (Get this cocktail recipe from Epicurious)
- Pink Lady (1 egg white)–Since we’re talking about fancy cocktails, why not give Pink Lady a try? She’s beautiful, fizzy and…pink. What a fun combination. (Get this cocktail recipe from The Kitchn)
- Egg White Pore Refining Mask (1 egg white)–Ok, so we’ve talked a lot about using egg whites in recipes, but your leftover egg whites don’t have to end up in your tummy. They could just end up on your face! Egg whites make a great pore refining mask. (Here is the pore refining mask tutorial)
- Freeze egg whites for later use (endless egg whites)–it’s not very exciting, but if you haven’t decided which way you want to use your leftover egg whites, you could always freeze them until you do decide. Once you thaw them, they’ll be good as new. (Find the tutorial about how to freeze your egg whites here)
What do you do with leftover egg whites?
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