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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.

Fruit & Spice Cookies

My childhood holiday seasons were always filled with Grandma Kenrick’s infamous “Christmas rocks.” These cookies looked a little like rocks, but they…

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Sweet Fig Flatbreads

This simple flatbread showcases the natural sweetness of figs by pairing them with ribbons of floral orange zest and a creamy vanilla-infused…

Fig Flatbreads on a white marble countertop see recipe

Almost Instant Pumpkin Pudding

Who needs to bake a pumpkin pie when you can have the taste of pumpkin pie in just minutes? This pudding is…

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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…

cinnamon banana nice cream - fruity, dairy-free ice cream shown in a glass cup topped with chopped, cooked-down pears see recipe

Grape Ice Pops

With just one whole-food ingredient and a few hours of freezer time, you can have an icy and refreshing treat. No ice…

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Vegan Strawberry Cupcakes

These wholesome, fragrant cupcakes feature strawberry puree in both the batter and the frosting, infusing every bite with fruity goodness. You can…

Vegan Strawberry Cupcakes see recipe

Cranberry Orange Pumpkin Muffins

When organic canned pumpkin is plentiful, I like to make pumpkin spice oatmeal in the morning. One day I was in a…

These little cranberry orange vegan pumpkin muffins are moist and delicious, not too sweet & reminiscent of the cranberry orange bread my Mom used to make. see recipe

Cherry Chocolate Chip Bliss Balls

These chocolate chip treats are so yummy that I call them bliss balls. They are so delicious that it’s nearly impossible to…

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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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Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding with Pecan Crumble

Tender cooked sweet potatoes form the base of this luscious autumnal pudding. Rich cocoa powder, caramel-like dates, and a dash of salty…

Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding with Pecan Crumble in a glass jar see recipe

Chocolate Mousse Pie

See who at the table can guess the secret ingredient of this heavenly vegan mousse pie: acorn squash. For best results, give…

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Mexican Chocolate Brownies

Black beans are a secret weapon of whole-food, plant-based bakers. Blended, they help create a fudgy base for chocolatey treats, such as…

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