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8 Surprising Ways to Cook with Seltzer

Two-Ingredient Crepes

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All you need to make these Two-Ingredient Crepes are flour and seltzer. Top them with fruit and sugar, or fill them with savory ingredients—any way you fold them, they taste great.

Photo: Diethood

Yogurt and Mint Doogh

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Club soda adds a light effervescence to this traditional Persian Yogurt and Mint Drink, and the mint makes it extra refreshing. (Use any leftover yogurt to make these 8 Greek Yogurt-Infused Beauty Formulas.)

Photo: Family Spice

Yogurt Vanilla Bean Waffles

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Calling a stack of these Yogurt Vanilla Bean Waffles the "best" waffles might sound like a pretty bold statement, but the recipe has two secret ingredients that make them worthy of the title: Yogurt gives them a delightfully tangy flavor while seltzer makes sure they're airy but still crisp.

Photo: A Spicy Perspective

Skinny Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes

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These dreamy Skinny Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes are super easy to make, with just seven ingredients. The egg and oil that most boxed cake mixes or recipes call for are omitted just by swapping in seltzer instead.

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Italian Schnitzel Bites

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A fun and flavorful twist on the dish that skips the eggs in favor of a seltzer and panko coating, this recipe for Italian Schnitzel Bites helps keep the pieces crispier and less greasy than typical fried fare. (Love Italian food? Who doesn't? Try one of these 15 Low-Calorie Pasta Recipes for a Healthy Italian Dinner.)

Photo: Tori Avey

Kimchi Scallion Pancakes

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Savory, crispy, and super addictive, these Kimchi Scallion Pancakes come together in just 10 minutes. The rice flour and seltzer water make sure you get a perfectly crispy crust every single time.

Photo: Kimchi Chick

Matzo Ball Soup

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Still trying to crack the secret to Grandma's perfect soup? Just a few tablespoons of seltzer make this Matzo Ball Soup the perfect amount of light and fluffy while still being savory.

Photo: Smitten Kitchen

Sparkling Espresso

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Try a new twist on your usual caffeine fix. Sparkling Espresso is a light and summery take on the bold drink—it juuust might replace your daily iced latte. (Wondering what all the java really affects you? This is Your Brain On Coffee.)

Photo: Fuss Free Cooking


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