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How to Use Up Leftover Egg Whites

Wondering how to use up leftover egg whites if you’ve made flan or custard lately and don’t know what to do with them?

Don’t throw them out! There are lots of things you can make from them. 

Colorful Meringue Cookies
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Egg whites are as versatile as yolks! Whether you use them to make a healthy omelet or a heavenly pavlova, you can’t go wrong.  

From muffins and cupcakes to brownies and cakes, this collection of recipes has your sweet tooth covered.

I threw in a few savory recipes for you, too! With this list, you’re all set from entrees to desserts.

Without further ado, here are 25 egg-cellent ways to use up leftover egg whites!

25 Best Egg White Recipes to Use Up Those Leftovers

Coconut Macaroons

1. Coconut Macaroons 

Not to be confused with macarons, these macaroons are chewy and sticky bite-sized delights made primarily of coconut.

They’re wonderfully sweet, moist, and highly addictive!

The best part is they’re a snap to make. Just 5 ingredients and 15 minutes, and you’re all set!

2. German Hazelnut Macarons 

Haselnussmakronen, or German hazel macarons, are sweet cookies that surprisingly don’t require flour at all.

These simple cookies call for simple ingredients – sugar for sweetness, ground nuts for flavor and structure, egg whites for lift, and a bit of spice for a kick. 

It’s a basic recipe, but it yields a holiday-worthy treat! 

3. Egg White Muffins 

If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast option, these egg white muffins are the ones to beat.

Just because there’s no yolk doesn’t mean there’s no flavor! These muffins are wildly tasty.

The great thing about these muffins is that you can fill the egg white base with whatever meats or vegetables you can find.

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The recipe itself calls for mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, cheese, chives, avocado, but feel free to make it your own.

4. Flourless Chocolate Cookies 

I’ll bet you didn’t think you can make cookies without flour, did you? Well, this recipe proves that nothing is impossible!

These cookies are irresistibly fudgy, chewy, and out-of-this-world delicious.

They’re just as tasty as any chocolate chip cookie, but since they’re gluten-free, everyone gets to enjoy them.

5. Meringue Cookies 

There’s a special place in my heart for these heavenly cookies.

I grew up eating mounds of these treats as a kid, so when I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it.

These cookies are ridiculously light, crispy, and chewy.

They have just the right amount of sweetness and are only 25 calories a pop! 

6. Pavlova 

Just looking at this pavlova already tells you how heavenly it is.

Pavlova is a popular dessert over in Australia.

It’s a wafer-like cake that’s crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside – kind of like a large meringue.

Completing the cake are whipped topping and an assortment of fresh fruit.

Overall, it’s a light and airy dessert perfect for cleansing your palate after a heavy meal.

7. Angel Food Cake 

Angel food cake uses a ton of egg whites, which is why it’s super light and airy.

It’s also why this is only the first of many angel food cake recipes on this list.

The cake is already wonderful on its own, but what gives it character and flavor are the toppings.

This recipe dresses up the cake with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh berries. It’s very simple, yet absolutely outstanding.

8. Chocolate Angel Food Cake 

Say hello to angel food cake recipe number two!

This cake is both sinful and heavenly at the same time. Trust only chocolate to do such sorcery.

Apart from the light and fluffy cake, this recipe also includes instructions to make a delicious chocolate frosting.

Made of whipped cream, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder, this frosting will make any cake 10 times more delightful.

9. Egg White Brownies 

These brownies are crunchy on top and ooey-gooey in the middle. Every bite is pure satisfaction.

Instead of whole eggs, you’ll use egg whites for the batter.

Don’t expect any less from these brownies, though! They’re still ridiculously fudgy and chocolatey!

You can make them as-is, or add your choice of toppings. You can’t go wrong with crushed nuts and chocolate chips.

10. Egg White Frittata 

The thought of an egg white frittata doesn’t seem too exciting. But trust me, this one’s an exception.

Packed with fresh vegetables spinach, onions, cheese, and optional avocado slices, this frittata gives you maximum color, texture, and flavor.

Seasoned with herbs and spices, you’ll be treated to a wonderful explosion of flavors!

11. White Cake 

First of all: look how pretty! This classic white cake exudes elegance like no other.

This snow-like delight is also super light and fluffy, but stable enough to handle a heavy fondant.

If you’re looking for a sturdy and tasty base for a decorative cake, look no further than this recipe.

12. Veggie Egg White Bites 

They’re delicious, nutritious, and easy to make. These veggie egg white bites are a weight watcher’s dream.

Beaten egg whites are loaded with spinach, feta, and cherry tomatoes and baked to perfection.

They’re very compact, making them a perfect grab-and-go treat.

13. Chocolate Orange Meringue Cookies

These cookies are crispy on the outside, and melt-in-your-mouth soft on the inside.

The contrasting textures alone will make you want to devour one cookie after another.

The flavor? Chocolate and orange are an unlikely pair to some, but it’s a definite must-try.

The richness of the chocolate plus the tartness from the orange create a delightful combination.

Homemade Gumdrop Cookies

14. Gumdrop Cookies 

These colorful gumdrop cookies are a definite must-have at your next party! These delicious treats are perfect for every occasion.

These cookies are flavored with butter and brown sugar. Loaded with coconut and oatmeal, they’re as chewy as can be.

They’re speckled with fruit-flavored gumdrops, too, for color, texture, and pizazz.

15. Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

These delectable cookies are chewy, fudgy, and seriously addictive. Double the chocolate, double the goodness! 

They’re yolk-free too. A combination of egg whites and cocoa powder gets the job done. It’s so good you wouldn’t miss the yolk!

16. Strawberry Angel Food Cake 

This angel food cake is light, fluffy, and loaded with fresh strawberries.

If you’re craving a refreshing dessert, this one’s calling out to you.

Loaded with whipped cream and fresh strawberries, this angel food cake is the stuff of legends.

I love how the simplest combinations can make the most stunning treats!

17. Almond Macaroons 

These almond macaroons are super soft and chewy. I dare you to stop at one! 

Macaroons are typically made out of coconut flakes, but we’re giving that classic recipe a nutty spin.

These macaroons are flavored with almonds, and they’re absolutely to die for.

The nuttiness of the almonds with the softness of the cookies make this dessert impossible to resist.

18. Lemon Angel Food Cake 

You can never go wrong with a classic lemon angel food cake. It’s a basic recipe that never disappoints.

Imagine a sweet and light cake flavored with bright and tangy lemons. What a delight!

You can finish it off simply by dusting it with powdered sugar or top it with a scoop of ice cream. It’s amazing either way.

19. Chocolate Egg White Omelet with Peanut Butter Drizzle

No – that wasn’t a typo. This recipe is for a chocolate egg white omelet with peanut butter drizzle.

You’re most likely wondering how on earth it tastes, and the answer is simple: fantastic.

The idea is admittedly bizarre, but if you’re up for treating your taste buds to something new, this one’s definitely a must-try.

20. Lime Angel Food Cake

A lime-flavored cake is drizzled with a sweet and tangy lime glaze and finished with crunchy pistachios.

Nothing beats the brightness of this dessert!

The cake itself is so light and airy. The lime glaze adds sweetness and moisture, while the pistachios give it a nice texture contrast.

From the color to the flavor to the crunch, I give this cake a 10 out of 10. 

21. Keto Bread 

Keto-dieters aren’t allowed to eat carbs, but this recipe makes the impossible, possible.

If you’re on keto but can’t stop thinking about bread, this recipe is for you.

With almond flour, coconut flour, and egg whites, you’re one step closer to the keto bread of your dreams!

22. Pignoli Cookies 

Pignoli cookies are soft and chewy Italian cookies made of almond paste, sugar, and egg whites.

Orange zest gives it a citrus flavor, while pine nuts add a lovely crunch.

23. Italian Almond Cookies 

Ricciarelli is another type of Italian cookie made of almonds.

It’s also soft and delicate, but this time, instead of orange zest and pine nuts, it’s filled with dried cherries for a tart and chewy contrast.

24. White Cupcakes 

These cupcakes are so angelic! They’re white from the base to the frosting, giving them a stunning ethereal look.

They’re also insanely delicious! They’re just as light and heavenly as you imagine them to be.

25. Strawberry Muffins 

If you’re looking for the perfect way to start your weekend, look no further!

These strawberry muffins are exactly what your taste buds need.

They’re light yet filling, flavorful and refreshing, and just downright amazing. 

25 Ways to Use Up Leftover Egg Whites

Wondering how to use up leftover egg whites if you’ve made flan or custard lately and don’t know what to do with them? From macaroons to muffins to cakes, there are plenty of ways to use leftover egg whites.


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