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.

Peanut Butter Caramel Apples

Bring those fond memories of state fairs and fall festivals back to life—or make some new autumn memories of your own—with a…

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Sweet Potato Bites

Sweet potatoes accounted for 60 percent of the Okinawan diet until about 1950. This slightly sweetened preparation is delicious and can serve…

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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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Almond-Poppy Seed Cake

This festive and hearty cake is not only delicious, but very fragrant. Its few ingredients and steps make for easy preparation, and…

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Berry and Banana Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

Pack these picture-perfect cupcakes for your next picnic. The recipe includes a creamy vanilla frosting that comes together in just one step,…

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Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies

These pumpkin-cranberry cookies are a crowd pleaser at a party or an afternoon snack for the kids after game snack, so bake…

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Banana and Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies

These not-too-sweet treats make for satisfying snacks and just-enough desserts. Mashed banana helps moisten the batter, and sliced banana serves as a…

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Summer Pudding with Fresh Berries and Lavender Cashew Cream

Wow your friends with this visually stunning vegan summer pudding, which offers a whole-food, plant-based take on a beloved British dessert. Toasted…

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Silky Vegan Chocolate Pie

This vegan chocolate pie recipe gets its silky-smooth texture from an unexpected ingredient: steamed acorn squash. To save time, you can substitute…

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Caramel Apples

When I gave up processed and refined sweeteners I never thought I would be able to enjoy a caramel apple again, until…

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Rice Pudding with Mixed Berry Sauce

Chia seeds undergo a remarkable transformation when soaked in water— they plump up and develop a jellylike coating, making them a wonderful…

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Pineapple-Vanilla Granita

Lightly sweet and totally refreshing, this frozen dessert has a coarser, slushier texture than sorbet. This easy granita recipe requires only five…

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