Vegan Meringues


These vegan meringue cookies use the liquid from a tin of chickpeas as a substitute for egg whites — genius! Use this vegan meringue recipe as a replacement for egg white meringue in recipes such as summer fruit pavlova and Eton mess.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
50 meringues


  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), undrained

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 210 degrees F (100 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.

  2. Drain chickpeas, reserving 1/2 cup liquid from the can. Save the chickpeas for another use. Pour chickpea liquid into a bowl and add the cream of tartar. Beat mixture using an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, as you continually beat until glossy peaks form, about 20 minutes; beat in vanilla extract until well incorporated.

  3. Spoon mixture into a piping bag and pipe into small circles, about 1 inch in diameter, onto the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until meringues are firm and come away easily from the parchment paper, about 90 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely, at least 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use the cooking liquid from making chickpeas at home instead of using tinned. Simply strain well and be sure to cool the liquid to room temperature.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of chickpeas and chickpea liquid. The chickpeas are included in the nutrition information, though they are not part of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

37 Calories
0g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 37
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 25mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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