Got some leftover egg whites? Don’t throw them away! Try these 15 delicious keto-friendly recipes to make the most of them.
If you love to bake and cook, you are bound to end up with leftover egg whites on occasion. Many wonderful recipes, such as keto chocolate pudding, require only the yolks, leaving you with a bowl of lonely whites. So now what?
The great news is that you have many delicious options. A wide array of healthy, low carb recipes use extra egg whites. From classic angel food cake to delicious keto focaccia bread, these egg white recipes will get your creative juices flowing.
If you have too many egg yolks, I have solutions for that too! Check out my Recipes for Leftover Egg Yolks.
Tips for storing egg whites
Not quite ready to bake with those egg whites? No problem! Sock them away until you’re ready to use them. You can keep them in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 4 days safely.
But you can also freeze them for up to 3 months. I like to put my leftover whites in small glass jars in the freezer, leaving some space at the top for expansion as they freeze. I am prone to forgetting how many are in each jar, so I label them with some masking tape.
You can also freeze the individual whites in ice cube trays. Once they’re solid, pop them out and place them in a freezer bag or other freezer-safe container. That way, you know exactly how many you have at any given time.
Frozen egg whites thaw easily and bake up just as well as when they are fresh. And you can still whip them into stiff peaks for cakes and meringues! In fact, the freezing process helps break down the proteins so that they whip even more easily than fresh whites.
Keto recipes for leftover egg whites
1. Keto Angel Food Cake
Have an overload of egg whites? Make Angel Food! This keto angel food cake represents an absolute triumph for keto baking. Perfectly light and airy, sweet and delicious, just as it should be. It takes 10 egg whites and has only 2.4g net carbs per serving.
2. Keto Meringue Cookies
Meringues are another tasty way to use up egg whites. These sugar free meringue cookies have a swirl of peppermint flavored chocolate. So tasty around the holidays, but also great any time of year. This recipe uses 4 egg whites and has only 0.7g net carbs per serving.
3. Easy Keto Biscuits
I use egg whites in my easy keto drop biscuits to give them a lighter consistency. They are amazingly tender and chock full of cheese and garlic, and they go perfectly with soup or chili. They make great breakfast sandwiches too! These biscuits use 3 egg whites and have 3g net carbs per serving.
4. Keto Coconut Cake
Love coconut desserts? Then this Keto Coconut Bundt Cake is for you! It’s easy to make, and it’s so light and airy, it’s like biting into a fluffy coconut cloud. And it’s completely nut-free, too. It uses 4 egg whites and has 4.4g net carbs per serving.
5. Keto Lemon Meringue Pie
Another classic dessert made keto-friendly! The lemon filling is both tart and sweet, and the meringue is crisp on the outside, tender in the middle. This keto pie uses 4 egg whites and has 5g net carbs per serving.
6. Berry Chantilly Cake
Using some egg whites in place of whole eggs makes white cake whiter! This delicious coconut flour cake quickly became one of my most popular. It features layers of vanilla whtie cake with fresh berries and a rich chantilly cream frosting. It uses up 4 egg whites and has 4.2g net carbs per serving.
7. Keto Blueberry Bread
This sweet keto quick bread is lighter and airier because it uses some egg whites. It’s a tender coconut flour bread bursting with fresh blueberries and makes a delicious breakfast or snack. This recipe uses 3 egg whites and has 4g net carbs per serving.
8. Sugar Free Frosting
Egg whites make the best keto frosting! This swiss meringue buttercream is silky smooth and perfectly pipe-able. It is hands down the best sugar free frosting I’ve ever made and is worth the effort. And it’s practically carb-free! This recipe takes 4 egg whites and has 0.1g carbs per serving.
9. Keto Macaroons
Chewy coconut macaroons use egg whites to help bind them and give them texture. These chewy cookies have some of my sugar-free dried cranberries too! I like to dip mine in dark chocolate for an extra special treat. They use 2 egg whites have have 3.4g net carbs per cookie.
10. Keto Focaccia Bread
Using some egg whites, rather than just whole eggs, makes this focaccia lighter and more like the real thing. Dipped in olive oil and a bit of sea salt, and you will swear you are at your favorite trattoria back in your high carb days! It uses 2 egg whites and has 2.5g net carbs per serving.
11. S’mores Bars
Egg white meringue can look and taste a lot like toasted marshmallows! And these keto s’mores bars are like your best childhood memory in a delicious sugar-free package. The recipe uses 3 egg whites and has 2.9g net carbs per bar.
12. Keto Marzipan
Traditional marzipan recipes take egg white to give the almond paste some structure and help it bind together. Keto marzipan is easy to make and so fun to play with. It’s a holiday classic in many countries and can be used in cookies, cakes, and candy. This recipe takes 1 egg white and has 1.2g net carbs per serving.
13. Churro Waffles
Keto churro waffles – tasty breakfast or low carb dessert? No matter what, these crispy keto cinnamon waffles are sure to please! I used egg white to make them extra crispy, like real churros! This recipe takes 1 egg white and has 2.6 carbs per serving.
14. Keto Tortilla Chips
I created a low carb tortilla chip recipe with pork rinds, egg white, and cheese. They are super crisp and stand up to all your favorite low carb dips and salsas. And they really satisfy that need for crunchy snacks! This keto chip recipe takes 2 egg whites and has 0.6g of carbs per serving.
15. Robin’s Egg Cake
This is perhaps one of my most stunning keto cake recipes. I used egg white to keep the cake very pale so that it stood out with the blue frosting. It’s a must make recipe for spring and Easter! It uses 5 large egg whites and has 2.3g net carbs per slice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Egg whites are almost pure protein, with little to no fat or carbohydrates. So they are a great option for keto and low carb diets. They also help add structure to many keto bread recipes and cakes.
Yes, they freeze very well and thaw nicely. They can be used in any recipe that call for fresh egg whites. See my tips on storing egg whites above.
There are so many delicious recipes that use just the whites, or a few extra whites in addition to whole eggs. Try Keto Coconut Cake or sugar free Swiss Meringue Buttercream for a delicious treat. And Keto Angel Food Cake uses up 10 of your leftover egg whites!
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