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Everyone has a sweet tooth that needs to be satisfied every now and then.
And when that time comes, enjoying a treat or dessert that is delicious, and also healthy shouldn’t be much of a big deal.
Although if you’re vegan or on a plant-based diet, it may seem like a bit of a task, considering certain animal products like cheese, milk and eggs are off the table.
But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on anything. Thankfully, with a few substitutions and workarounds, you can still enjoy your favourite desserts, from cookies, to cheesecakes and more, and in a 100% plant based way.
Here are 20 vegan and 100% plant based desserts that are so good, they’ll make your mouth water. These are sure to leave even your non-vegan friends jealous.
20 Delicious Vegan Desserts
1) Easy Vegan Chocolate
When your sweet tooth hits, you can always count on some delicious chocolate to save the day. This yummy treat can be enjoyed anytime and requires just 3 basic ingredients to get the job done.
Plus, you can easily store a bunch of these for later, and munch on one whenever the cravings hit.
2) Healthier Dark Chocolate “Turtles”
Some of the best things in life turn out to be the simplest. And these dark chocolate turtles are a good example of such. They need just 3 ingredients, which are dark chocolate, pecans and dates.
Pecan nuts and dates are not only incredibly nutritious and serve as a good source of antioxidants to help fight inflammation, but they are also quite tasty too. That way, you don’t need to worry about adding any processed sugar to make it sweet.
This vegan dessert comes around in under 30 minutes and stores pretty well.
3) No-Bake Cashew Tahini Bars
You don’t need an oven for this. All you need is about 4 simple ingredients and 10 minutes of your free time, and you’ll have a nice vegan dessert or snack ready to go.
This yummy treat combines cashews, dates and tahini and throws in the good ol’ chocolatey goodness too. They also store pretty well, so you can make a batch of these and still keep enjoying them for a couple of weeks without any stress.
4) Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut butter cookies are a classic favourite. They are generally pretty easy to whip up and everyone loves them. These peanut butter cookies are 100% plant based, and taste just as good as you’d expect.
It uses flour, baking powder and baking soda to deliver the right texture, while ground flaxseed replaces the egg and works as a good binder for the cookies.
There’s no going wrong with these. And even if you serve this to your non-vegan friends, you can be rest assured they’d be wowed.
5) Decadent Vegan Chocolate Cake
Regardless of the event you’ve got coming up (birthday, get together, etc.), this yummy cake is something you can count on to wow your guest and keep your cravings satisfied.
This vegan dessert features yummy chocolate cake layers, with buttercream filling and a nice ganache topping. Don’t worry, the necessary substitutions were made to keep this 100% plant based.
For example, the buttercream filling is made with pumpkin puree, almond butter and maple syrup. And coconut oil replaces the regular butter in the cake. It is quite easy to put together and comes out nothing short of awesome.
6) Vegan Cheesecake With Salted Caramel Fudge Sauce
Don’t strike cheesecakes off the menu just yet. You can still enjoy these yummy delights, even on a plant-based diet. And they’d come out just as great, if not better than the regular ones.
This vegan cheesecake has a nice crust layer made with macadamia nuts, dates and desiccated coconut. The cheesecake layer itself uses soaked cashews, coconut oil and maple syrup to make the magic happen.
The topping, which is a salted caramel fudge sauce is nothing short of amazing. You can already tell it’s highly nutritious and delicious. Definitely a must try.
7) Chocolate Raspberry Mini Cheesecakes
These bite-sized mini cheesecakes can serve as a great treat, or even a nice healthy snack when you feel like it. Their size, texture and taste makes them perfect for any occasion.
First, we have a nice crust made with a perfect blend of cashews, almond flour and chocolate. And the cheesecake layer combines soaked cashews and raspberries, with a little lemon juice there for extra flavour.
And you only need a couple of minutes to prep this, before it chills and is ready to be devoured.
8) Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes
You don’t need to give up your favourite cupcakes just yet. These chocolate peppermint cupcakes skip out on all the eggs, milk and butter, while still delivering a soft tender texture and an amazing taste that will leave you coming back for more.
In this case, the chocolate and peppermint flavours really seem to complement each other. The frosting doesn’t disappoint as well, as it combines the all good choco flavour with dates and peppermint extract as well.
This is the kind of vegan dessert you’d want to keep trying. And why not? You only need about 30 minutes total (prep + cook time) to get this done.
9) Raspberry Ruffle Bars
Raspberries are a truly magical fruit. Their amazing taste makes them a great ingredient in our favourite breakfasts, snacks or even desserts. And let’s not forget their health benefits as well.
This yummy vegan dessert combines the delicious flavour of raspberries, coconut and chocolate, all in one. A combination almost nobody can resist. And all you need to get this done is a handful of simple ingredients and 20 simple minutes.
10) Avocado Truffle Chocolates
If you’ve never tried a chovocado combination before, then you’re missing out. It’s like one of those thing you never thought would taste so good until you tried it.
This yummy treat combines dark chocolate and avocados into a nice healthy truffle you can enjoy as a snack or for dessert. Plus they’re perfect for large gatherings too.
All you need is 5 simple ingredients and a couple of minutes to get it done. And since each serving is well under 100 calories, you can pretty much enjoy them guilt-free.
11) Vegan Brownies
Everyone loves a soft, moist and delicious mini cake they can enjoy anytime their cravings hit. Well, these brownies are all the things stated above, plus they’re 100 percent plant based.
From the brownie itself, to the chocolate chips inside, you can already tell that it is rich in chocolatey goodness. Prepping this takes just 5 minutes, and then a couple more in the oven and you’re good to go. Who could resist this?
12) Aquafaba Meringue Nests
Don’t toss out that chickpea water just yet. You might not have realised it, but the thick water gotten from cooking chickpeas, is actually a great vegan-friendly replacement for regular egg white.
It is called “aquafaba” and it makes a lot of delicious plant-based recipes possible. This tasty vegan desserts uses the aquafaba, coconut whipped cream and berries with a nice cholate drizzle.
It’s pretty easy to make and comes out as tasty as you’d expect.
13) Easy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon rolls are a classical favourite. Some people prefer to have them for breakfast, while others enjoy them as a dessert. Either ways, they are great and quite tasty.
These cinnamon rolls use vegan butter and almond milk to make it 100% plant based, and they come out perfect, just like the regular ones. With only 7 ingredients needed, you won’t be stressing yourself out making these.
Plus they also freeze well, so baking a couple ahead of time is a great idea too.
14) Mango Lassi Popsicle
After trying these mango lassi popsicles, you wouldn’t want to go back to the regular store bought ones. These ones are the perfect healthy and tasty alternative that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth easily.
It combines mangoes and orange juice, as well as a bit of lime to give it the right mix of sweet and tangy. Ultimately, you need just 5 simple ingredients and 10 minutes to get this done.
That’s an even shorter time than you’d spend running to the store and back. Even your kids are sure to fall in love with this.
15) Chocolate Chip Cookies
No matter the occasion, the good ol’ chocolate chip cookie never fails to deliver. Perfect as a snack or even a healthy treat, you’ll want to keep making this yummy vegan dessert over and over again.
It tastes just as good as you’d expect and comes around in just a total of 30 minutes (prep + baking time). The perfect go to snack when cookie time comes calling.
16) Raspberry Donuts
All it takes is just one bite to get you hooked. These donuts are pretty easy to put together and taste great thanks to the sweetener and the raspberry glaze. Plus, you only need a handful of ingredients and about 30 minutes total to make this.
17) Coconut Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Sometimes the store bought ice cream might not hit that craving spot right as you’d expect. The better healthier alternative? Easy, homemade ice cream that can easily be tailored to your perfection.
This coconut chocolate chip ice cream uses just 6 simple ingredients, and comes together in just 10 minutes. There’s no way to go wrong with these.
18) Chocolate Coconut Cookies
It’s as simple as it gets. With just 3 simple ingredients (bananas, shredded coconut and cacao) this yummy vegan dessert comes to life. For the topping, you can use a nice choco glaze as well for the full experience. And it takes just 20 minutes to make.
19) Creamy Banana Pudding
Who could possibly say no to one of the most comforting desserts on planet earth? This creamy banana pudding is the perfect combination of yummy and healthy.
It combines bananas, dates, cashew nuts and chia seeds into one perfect irresistible mix. There’s no need for any artificial or unhealthy sweeteners thanks to the dates and the banana. And it takes only a couple of minutes to prepare.
20) Butternut Squash Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches
Ditch the pumpkin for now. These butternut squash oatmeal cookies have all the sweetness and delicious flavours you want. Plus, combined with vegan whipped cream, it makes the perfect plant based treat that everyone would love.
So when next you’re craving something sweet and delicious to satisfy your cravings, just remember you can do well without the cheese, eggs or other dairy products. These 20 vegan desserts are sure to deliver and even make your non-vegan friends jealous.
Which one was your favourite? Tell us down below.