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Vegan Kaiserschmarrn with aquafaba (fluffy Austrian pancakes)

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Julia Stephan

Senior Food Editor at Kitchen Stories

“The Austrian classic Kaiserschmarrn is usually prepared with eggs or whipped egg whites. I prefer to use aquafaba for the vegan version. Aquafaba is the liquid from canned chickpeas that can be whipped just like egg whites. Don't worry, the addition of vanilla extract and sugar guarantees that Kaiserschmarrn won't taste like chickpeas. In this recipe I use raisins, which can also be left out or replaced with small pieces of apple or pear. If you like it a little sweeter, you can sprinkle the Kaiserschmarrn again with sugar before serving. #stayhomekeepcooking”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
40
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
400 g canned chickpeas
1 tsp whipped cream stabilizer
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
200 g flour
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
300 ml oat milk
50 g margarine
50 ml sparkling water
50 g raisins
vegetable oil (for frying)
confectioner’s sugar (for serving)

Utensils

  • 2 bowls
  • sieve
  • stand mixer with whisk
  • whisk
  • rubber spatula
  • nonstick pan
  • spatula
  • Step 1/4

    Place a fine sieve over a bowl and drain the canned chickpeas. The reserved liquid in the bowl is aquafaba. You should have approx. 100 ml (1/2 cup) aquafaba per 400 g/14 oz. can of chickpeas. Add aquafaba, whipped cream stabilizer, vanilla extract, and salt to a stand mixer with whisks, and whisk for approx. 10 min., or until the mixture is stiff. You can also use a hand mixer for this. The volume should increase significantly.
    • 400 g canned chickpeas
    • 1 tsp whipped cream stabilizer
    • ½ tsp vanilla extract
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • bowl
    • sieve
    • stand mixer with whisk

    Place a fine sieve over a bowl and drain the canned chickpeas. The reserved liquid in the bowl is aquafaba. You should have approx. 100 ml (1/2 cup) aquafaba per 400 g/14 oz. can of chickpeas. Add aquafaba, whipped cream stabilizer, vanilla extract, and salt to a stand mixer with whisks, and whisk for approx. 10 min., or until the mixture is stiff. You can also use a hand mixer for this. The volume should increase significantly.

  • Step 2/4

    In another bowl, mix flour, sugar, and baking powder together. Add plant-based milk and melted margarine and stir until a smooth batter forms. Stir in sparkling water, then gently fold in the beaten aquafaba.
    • 200 g flour
    • 3 tbsp sugar
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 300 ml oat milk
    • 50 g margarine
    • 50 ml sparkling water
    • bowl
    • whisk
    • rubber spatula

    In another bowl, mix flour, sugar, and baking powder together. Add plant-based milk and melted margarine and stir until a smooth batter forms. Stir in sparkling water, then gently fold in the beaten aquafaba.

  • Step 3/4

    Heat margarine or vegetable oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat. The batter is enough for 2 - 3 servings, so don't add everything at once. Fill the batter up approx. 1-cm (0.5-inch) high. If desired, sprinkle with some raisins. Fry over medium-low heat until the surface of the batter is bubbly and not moist anymore. The pancakes should be golden brown on the bottom. Flip and keep frying for approx. 1 - 2. min on the other side. Use two forks to pull apart the pancake into smaller chunks. Keep frying until the batter is cooked through.
    • 50 g raisins
    • vegetable oil (for frying)
    • nonstick pan
    • spatula

    Heat margarine or vegetable oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat. The batter is enough for 2 - 3 servings, so don't add everything at once. Fill the batter up approx. 1-cm (0.5-inch) high. If desired, sprinkle with some raisins. Fry over medium-low heat until the surface of the batter is bubbly and not moist anymore. The pancakes should be golden brown on the bottom. Flip and keep frying for approx. 1 - 2. min on the other side. Use two forks to pull apart the pancake into smaller chunks. Keep frying until the batter is cooked through.

  • Step 4/4

    Dust vegan Kaiserschmarrn with confectioner's sugar and serve just like that, or with jam or apple purée. Enjoy!
    • confectioner’s sugar (for serving)

    Dust vegan Kaiserschmarrn with confectioner's sugar and serve just like that, or with jam or apple purée. Enjoy!