Vegan substitute for egg white for fluffy pancakes

I am making vegan pancakes. Milk is easy to substitute, but egg, especially white is quite tricky. I read that flax seeds or chia seeds gel (seeds soaked in water for sometime and form gel-like texture) can be the most common substitution, so I tried chia seeds gel. Problem is that this is only a good binding agent, doesn't make the batter fluffy and light as the egg white should. I have searched online for a while, yet to find satisfying answer....Please help!

  • Posted by: JIN
  • May 11, 2016
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7 Comments

Matilda L. May 11, 2016
Kenji Lopez-Alt recently wrote up the methodology and recipe if you need more precise instructions: http://www.seriouseats.com/2016/05/how-to-make-vegan-oatmeal-aquafaba-chickpea-pancakes.html
 
JIN May 12, 2016
Fantastic! Thank you!
 
Panfusine May 11, 2016
I second the aquafaba suggestion, the chickpea liquid works superbly.
 
JIN May 12, 2016
Thanks :-) I am buying a can of chickpea today, Fingers crossed!
 
Cee May 11, 2016
Try the liquid that you drain from a can of chickpeas. It takes longer to whip to a foam than egg whites, but it actually does do the trick. Try it -- chickpea water -- really.
 
Cee May 11, 2016
Try the liquid that you drain from a can of chick peas. It takes longer to whip to a foam than egg whites, but it actually does whip to a foam (use an electric beater). Try it -- chick pea water -- really.
 
JIN May 11, 2016
Thank you so much! Chick pea water, who knew? Will def. try it :-) Thanks again!
 
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