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Decadent Desserts

Yes, it’s possible to make phenomenal desserts without animal products, oil, or highly refined sweeteners. If you have any doubt, the proof is in the plant-based pudding—and cupcakes, brownies, pies, cakes, nice creams, and crumbles. Our curated collection of vegan dessert recipes offers countless ways to satisfy that sweet tooth while still nourishing your health. Plenty of these treats are even better when prepared a day or two in advance, making them perfect for entertaining.

Spelt Banana Bread with Toasted Walnuts

These adorable mini loaves of banana-walnut bread are just right for healthy snacking or a warm breakfast treat. Spelt flour lends a…

Spelt Banana-Walnut Bread mini loaves wrapped in parchment paper with a green ribbon bow see recipe

Pistachio-Orange Stuffed Dates

Dates are nature’s sweetest candy, and stuffing them with citrus-infused nuts makes for an extra-rich treat. Choose soft, pliable dates that still…

Pistachio Stuffed Dates on a metal tray see recipe

Pecan Shortbread Cookies

These scrumptious gluten-free cookies are a plant-based take on the classic shortbread cookies you enjoyed growing up. Naturally sweetened with dates, the…

Pecan Shortbread Cookies on a ceramic plate see recipe

Gluten-Free Fig Bars

Dried figs are simmered and blended into a creamy paste with vanilla and lemon juice to bring out the natural sweetness of…

A stack of gluten-free fig bars against a dark background see recipe

Peanut Butter–Quinoa Flake Cookies

Quinoa flakes give these kid-friendly cookies a delightfully chewy texture and a hearty helping of whole grains in each bite. The delicious…

Peanut Butter-Quinoa Flake Cookies on a wire cooling rack see recipe

Cranberry-Pear Crumble Pie

Fall in love with autumnal fruit when you make this stunning pie! A lightly salted crust and crumble topping made from walnuts,…

Cranberry-Pear Crumble Pie in a white dish with a slice of pie on the side see recipe

Gingerbread Loaf with Poached Pears

This is your favorite gingerbread with a surprise in the center—whole spiced poached pears! The absorbent fruits are soaked in a hot…

Gingerbread Loaf with Poached Pears topped with whipped cream on a pink plate see recipe

Cranberry-Orange Bread Pudding

Not sure what to do with that not-so-fresh loaf of bread? Transform it into a succulent, sweet bread pudding! The zesty flavors…

Cranberry-Orange Bread Pudding on white and pink plates drizzled with a creamy sauce see recipe

Fall Fruit Trifle with Pumpkin Gingerbread

This is the ultimate showpiece dessert for your holiday table. Decadent layers of spicy homemade gingerbread, sweet roasted fruit, and silky vanilla…

Fall Fruit Trifle with Pumpkin Gingerbread and vanilla cream in a glass serving bowl see recipe

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Enjoy your favorite fall flavors with this simple and refreshing pumpkin ice cream that’s totally vegan. Even though tofu might not be…

Pumpkin Ice Cream scooped into a ball see recipe

Sweet Fig Flatbreads

This simple flatbread showcases the natural sweetness of figs by pairing them with ribbons of floral orange zest and a creamy vanilla-infused…

Fig Flatbreads on a white marble countertop see recipe

Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding with Pecan Crumble

Tender cooked sweet potatoes form the base of this luscious autumnal pudding. Rich cocoa powder, caramel-like dates, and a dash of salty…

Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding with Pecan Crumble in a glass jar see recipe