Want to make healthy homemade mayonnaise for yummy recipes like my Keto Dinner Rolls… yet avoid that strong extra virgin olive oil flavor?
So does Deb. 🙂
I'm happy to share how to make a mild-tasting homemade mayo… without fancy kitchen equipment… on today's #AskWardee.
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The Question: Make Homemade Mayonnaise With Avocado Oil?
I have a question I’d love for you address. How to make a good wholesome mayo using avocado and or other newer oils and which is the healthiest to eat! What equipment do you use or just a good hand and a whisk? Thank you, Deb
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How To Make Homemade Mayonnaise
The basic recipe for mayonnaise is simple: mix together 3 room temperature egg yolks with some salt and raw apple cider vinegar. Optionally, you can add mustard, garlic, etc. for flavor. Then, while blending or whisking*, drizzle in 1 cup of oil(s). If all goes well, it should emulsify into mayonnaise almost like magic!
What Oils To Use For The Healthiest Mayo (Works For Trim Healthy Mama S, Keto, Paleo, Or Whole30, Too)
Any liquid oils work for mayonnaise. However, Deb asked which are the healthiest oils to use.
However, olive and coconut tend to impart stronger flavors into the mayonnaise. That is, unless they are more refined; more refined often equals a mild flavor. Unfortunately, though, refinement also equates to less healthy.
(Avoid the highly processed veggie oils such as canola, corn, etc. due to high processing, rancidity, and high omega-6 fatty acid ratios. While avocado oil does contain omega-6 fatty acids, it also contains omega-3s to balance those out.)
So a really good choice for mild-tasting mayonnaise is organic cold- or expeller-pressed avocado oil. It's actually the only oil I use for my basic mayonnaise recipe now! (Although I often add a titch of toasted sesame oil for flavor.) We really, really love it.
Basic Mayonnaise Recipe
Here is my recipe for homemade mayonnaise (originally shared here). In it, you'll see I call for a blend of expeller-pressed oils. It's your choice, but do follow the guidelines I shared above if you want it to be as healthy as possible. These days I use nearly all avocado oil, with just a bit of toasted sesame oil added for flavor.
I'll show you! Watch the video above to see this recipe in action.
What If Your Mayonnaise Doesn't Work?
Sometimes — usually because of poor quality eggs or egg yolks that are too cold — your mayo won't emulsify (thicken). It stays liquidy and runny, like the oil that's added. It may even separate after being in the fridge for awhile.
It's simple to fix this!
Get out 3 more egg yolks and let them come to room temperature. Then, while blending, slowly add the liquid mayo mixture that didn't work. It should emulsify this time, provided you are using room temperature, good quality egg yolks.
What Do To With The Egg Whites?
Egg whites are useful in lots of Trim Healthy Mama or Keto recipes… such as my Keto Dinner Rolls!
There's no waste when you use your yolks in sauces like mayonnaise and your whites in other dishes!
Uses For Homemade Mayonnaise
This mayo is made with only real food, healthy ingredients… so it's a perfect addition to your Traditional Foods, Paleo, Whole30, or Keto recipes!
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