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.

Pioneer Gingerbread

As a child, I was a big fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie series, and some of my…

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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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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

These vegan chocolate chip pumpkin muffins are great for a crowd and so delicious. Pumpkin puree and mashed banana add enough natural…

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Chocolate-Orange Dessert Donuts

These chocolaty dessert doughnuts incorporate orange juice, zest, and segments for moist and flavorful results. If you don’t have a doughnut mold,…

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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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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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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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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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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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Berry-Swirled Corn Ice Pops

These pretty fruit pops harness the goodness of sweet, creamy corn for a naturally delicious treat. Straining out the corn pulp makes…

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