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.

Southern-Style Banana Pudding Parfaits

This creamy treat is made by layering an easy stove-top vanilla pudding with sliced bananas and crunchy vanilla-laced oats. To avoid clingy…

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Butternut-Pecan Nice Cream

Add some vegetable goodness to dessert by using naturally sweet butternut squash puree in this frozen dairy-free treat. The squash balances the…

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Cinnamon-Banana Nice Cream with Fruit Compote

The base for this dairy-free treat takes just a few minutes to whip up then sets in the freezer overnight. The compote…

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Apple Pie Bars

Wholesome and perfectly sweet, these flavorful crisp-style apple pie bars make a homespun dessert that’s best eaten with a fork. Find more…

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Ruby Red Grapefruit Granita

Juicy red grapefruit brings complex flavor to this sparkly granita. For best results when making this frozen dessert, look for grapefruits that…

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Jeweled Avocado-Chocolate Pudding

Avocado goes incognito in this luscious, creamy vegan pudding that takes all of five minutes to whip up. Pomegranate seeds are the…

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Chocolate and Cherry Vegan Cobbler

Chocolate and cherries are a naturally delicious pairing. This vegan cobbler uses a combination of sweet and tart cherries for balanced flavor…

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Persimmon Cake with Pistachios

Fuyu persimmons are best for these picture-perfect baby cakes. These fruits are similar to tomatoes in appearance and feel the same when…

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Almond-Oat Cookie Bars with Pumpkin Frosting

Canned pumpkin puree makes a great base for a luscious, naturally sweet frosting. Look for varieties in which pumpkin is the only…

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Polenta Cake with Apples and Cherry Compote

Applesauce and polenta form the base of this naturally sweet and perfectly moist vegan cake, which makes a gorgeous addition to any…

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Cranberry-Stuffed Hasselback Apples

For a new twist on stuffed baked apples, cut the fruit hasselback-style and fill the crevices with a ginger-laced fruit-and-nut mixture. You can…

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