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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.

Strawberry-Apple-Walnut Galettes

These rustic fruit tarts start with a hand-shaped crust that gets its tenderness and golden hue from mashed sweet potato. Stewed apples,…

Strawberry-Apple Walnut Galettes on parchment paper see recipe

Chocolate-Strawberry Vegan Whoopie Pies

Rich strawberry cream is sandwiched between homemade chocolate cookies for these vegan whoopie pies. Freeze-dried strawberries are the secret ingredient both in…

Chocolate-Strawberry Vegan Whoopie Pies in a stack against a pink background see recipe

Mixed Fruit Tartlets with Raw Date and Nut Crust

These tartlets will steal the show at your next party or picnic. The filling for this healthy raw dessert is 100 percent…

Mixed Fruit Tartlets with Raw Date and Nut Crust on white plates with metal forks see recipe

Mexican Chocolate Energy Bites

Big flavor can come in small packages, and such is the case with these Mexican chocolate treats. Medjool dates naturally have a…

Mexican Chocolate Energy Bites on a blue wood tabletop see recipe

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

This classic Southern dessert gets a plant-based twist with apple sauce and plant-based milk replacing all the dairy products used in traditional…

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie in a white pie tin with a slice topped with whipped cream sitting next to it on a saucer see recipe

Apple Dessert Pizza

These cute mini pizzas are sweet instead of savory and make for a tasty treat when you have extra apples on hand….

Apple Dessert Pizza on brown parchment paper see recipe

Vegan Black Forest Brownies with Cherries

Black beans are the secret ingredient that make this plant-based twist on a classic recipe extra moist and chewy. Don’t worry about…

Black Forest Brownies with Cherries on a slate countertop see recipe

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