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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.

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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Pear Spice Cake

Add interest to the holiday dessert table with this warmly spiced homemade cake, which is topped with pears and pecans. The beautifully…

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Whole-Wheat Berry Muffins

These are a perfectly delicious breakfast muffin with loads of berry goodness and a tasty, wheaty backdrop. If you can find wild…

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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…

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Mini Peach Tarts

Thickened with—surprise—sweet potato and a bit of agar powder, the filling in these summery peach tarts is delightfully light and fresh.

Mini Peach Tarts 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

Farro Cranberry Squares

Great for entertaining, these photogenic fruit-and-farro squares don’t need added sugar to satiate a sweet tooth. They’re also wholesome and nourishing enough…

Farro Cranberry Squares see recipe

Date-Sweetened Chocolate Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is usually made with gelatin, but this vegan version uses agar powder, a seaweed-derived alternative. Look for it in the…

Date-Sweetened Chocolate Vegan panna Cotta - Light caramel colored panna cotta drizzled with fresh raspberries, sitting on a gray plate, with a bowl of raspberries on the side see recipe

Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding

To celebrate the arrival of pumpkin spice season, we’re sharing this exclusive Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding recipe from the Forks Meal Planner….

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding see recipe

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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Mint and Blueberry Nice Cream

Frozen blueberries and bananas make the most dramatic-looking nice cream you’ve ever seen. The addition of fresh mint takes the flavor to…

Deep purple blueberry and mint nice cream shown from the side in a clear glass Mason jar, topped with sprigs of mint - vegan ice cream recipe see recipe

Strawberry-Lemonade Nice Cream

Lemon pulp and zest give this sorbet-like dessert a zing without making the base too watery. For best results, choose bananas that…

Close-up shot of red-pink strawberry-lemonade vegan ice cream see recipe