There is a wide variety of vegan meals and recipes created from various vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and seeds, that you can enjoy regularly. However, the thing that may be of more concern while going vegan is how you will satisfy your sweet tooth without eggs and dairy?
If that's your concern, stop worrying. You don't have to make do with pieces of fruits and call it a vegan dessert. In fact, there are a lot of vegan desserts you can make without using any animal-based ingredients. Here are some of the most delicious vegan dessert recipes you can try.
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Is there anything better than enjoying a warm chocolate chip cookie with a cup of (vegan) chocolate milk on a winter night? If you thought that going vegan will force you to give up this delicious comfort food, think again. These Chocolate Chip Cookies are rich, decadent, and 100% vegan. And don't worry, you don't have to go hunting for any special vegan ingredients for this recipe. You probably already have everything you need to make this baked in your pantry. You can even freeze the raw dough in a Ziplock bag or any airtight container and toss them in the oven whenever you crave a warm cookie.
Banana Bread Donuts
This recipe may seem very complex on the surface but is actually quite easy to make. You need very basic ingredients to make these Banana Bread Donuts, and they bake pretty quickly. The flour combination used in this recipe is likely the only thing you'll need to think about storing in your pantry in advance. So if you have a party in a few hours and realize that you forgot the dessert, you can just whip a batch of this delicious baked good. Don't worry; your guests will never realize that these are vegan until you tell them.
Vegan Apple Pie
Who doesn't love a big slice of a delicious apple pie? You need just four basic ingredients to make the crust of this Vegan Apple Pie and a few others to make the filling. It is slightly more complicated than the above-mentioned recipes, but the end result is certainly worth the effort. Besides, if you know how to make a regular apple pie, this one will be a cakewalk.
Orange Vegan Cake
If you're looking for a tangy dessert that challenges your taste buds, the Orange Vegan Cake is perfect for you. It is as moist and rich as any non-vegan cake you can find on the market and results in a delicious vegan dessert you can dive into anytime. Just make sure that you're careful with the sugar and grease. You don't want a burnt dessert after dinner, do you?
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Looking for a dessert that's also cold? Try this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. This perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate provides your taste buds with all the zest of a dairy dessert without the actual dairy. Frozen bananas are used to recreate the texture of ice cream. But don't worry if you're not a fan of bananas in desserts. The other flavours in this recipe overpower the taste and flavour of banana so much that you'll barely notice that it's there. And it is effortless to make.
This one may sound weird at first, but don't knock it before you've tried it. With a little bit of cinnamon, cardamom, and coconut sugar, you can turn this tropical fruit into a mouthwatering treat. Just make sure to grill it until it's perfectly caramelized and golden, and remove it from the stove at the right time for a great summer dessert. Adding a sprinkle of lime zest and a scoop of vegan ice cream can take this Grilled Pineapple to another level.
Creamy Butternut Squash Pudding
Butternut squash is one of the most popular vegan ingredients, used as a replacement for everything from pasta to pulled pork (or any pulled meat for that matter). But did you know that you can also make delicious desserts by using butternut squash as the main ingredient? Coconut creams give this Creamy Butternut Squash Pudding the perfect texture, while the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and maple syrup provide it with its spiced and warm flavour. Plus, it is much easier to make as compared to pumpkin pie.
Coconut Cashew Rice Pudding
If you're looking for a substitute for the traditional dairy rice pudding but with a unique twist that you've probably never tried before, give this Coconut Cashew Rice Pudding a shot. It takes about half an hour to prepare this creamy vegan dessert and is just the right thing you need to warm yourself up on a winter night.
Vegan Raspberry Cheesecake
This Vegan Raspberry Cheesecake recipe comes in two variations – one that uses raw cashews and the other that uses vegan cream cheese. But whichever one you choose to try, they're both delicious. A toasty walnut crust, a layer of tart raspberry, and a creamy lemon layer make this vegan dessert too good to be avoided.
Chocolate Cake with Sweet Potato Frosting
It would be almost blasphemous to complete a dessert list without the addition of a chocolate cake recipe. But sweet potato frosting? Are you sure you read that right? Yes, you most certainly did. This chocolate frosting made with blended sweet potatoes is so chocolaty, fudgy, moist, and delicious that no one will ever be able to guess what ingredients it is hiding. Plus, it comes with a rich and moist vegan Chocolate Cake that you won't be able to stop eating. Overall, it's a win-win situation.
So next time you're craving a sweet fix, try one of these delicious vegan desserts. Just make sure not to go overboard. These may be vegan, but they still contain a ton of calories.