Since so many recipes call for just the yolk of an egg, we got to thinking...what is there to do with the leftover egg whites? Thankfully, the internet is a magical place with tons of egg white recipes. We've rounded up our favorites below. Bonus? Using the whole egg helps cut down on food waste, and the egg white is actually the healthiest part of the egg. So, let's get cracking!

separating egg whites

Mexican Egg White Omelet

This is a no-brainer recipe to use up extra egg whites, with a fun spicy twist. Don't forget you can mix and match ingredients based on what you have on hand; there's no limit to the omelet magic you can create with egg whites. They are truly a healthier breakfast base, and use up six egg whites.

Chocolate Mug Cake

This cute cake recipe is a win-win-win, as it uses up an egg white, with only 100 calories, in just two minutes. We can't believe how simple and easy it is to craft a homemade cake confection. Yep, it's time to treat yourself with this amazing chocolate dessert!

homemade granola with spoon

Homemade Granola

Another great use for leftover egg whites is as a binding agent in granola. This killer recipe contains healthy rolled oats, coconut oil, almonds, and raisins for a wonderful combination. Plus, it's versatile since any dried fruit and other nuts can be substituted. We can't wait to try this, especially on a smoothie bowl or to top overnight oats.

Classic Meringue

The most well-known use for egg whites is in meringue. A basic European-style meringue is simply beaten egg whites and granulated sugar, sometimes with a hint of acid from lemon juice. This definitive dessert is sure to become a household favorite, and uses two egg whites in the process. Meringue can elevate a basic fruit parfait by jazzing up the layers, create a crunchy top for pie, and stuns as a standalone treat.

separated yolk and egg white on cutting board

Kale Frittata

A frittata offers a more elegant and refined twist on breakfast and is similar to a thinner quiche. Our favorite version contains the leafy green goodness of kale, spicy bite of Spanish chorizo, and uses up four egg whites. Weekend brunch at home? Yes please.

Almond Macaroons

This lovely macaroon dessert is perfectly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. This Dutch-inspired recipe is a great receptacle for leftover egg whites, as it calls for seven of them. You're sure to love this baked almond treat!

almond macaroons on plate

Egg Drop Soup

This popular Chinese soup is gluten-free, and makes for a quick and delicious lunch or dinner. Egg whites help give it a pleasing creamy consistency. Our go-to recipe only takes about five minutes, and coincidentally requires five egg whites. Bottoms up!

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