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.

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,…

berry-banana cupcakes with creamy vanilla frosting see recipe

Lunchbox Chocolate Chip Cookies

I call these “lunchbox” cookies because they hold up well to being knocked about a bit and because you’re definitely going to…

Even though they are soft-baked, these vegan chocolate chip cookies are not cake-like at all (as lower-fat cookies tend to be). They're delicious! see recipe

Mango Ice Cream

Frozen mangoes and banana make a shockingly creamy nice cream. Garnish this Mango Ice Cream with chopped fresh mango and a sprinkle…

Mango Ice Cream - Nice Cream see recipe

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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Vegan Double Chocolate Instant Pot Cake

Multicookers such as the Instant Pot aren’t just for soups and stews: They can make delectable, luscious desserts, too. This incredibly moist…

Vegan Easter Dessert Double Chocolate Instant Pot Cake see recipe

Raspberry Truffle Brownies

These dense, fudgy, vegan brownies have loads of melt-in-your-mouth raspberry yumminess. Frozen berries actually will work better here because the dough is…

vegan brownies 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…

grape ice pops see recipe

Chocolate Chia Pudding

This chocolate chia pudding sets quicker than other versions, since the seeds are blended first. It sets up in just about a…

This chocolate chia pudding recipe is ready in a half hour, making it almost instant! Our girls love this pudding … I am always surprised just how much! see recipe

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

This seasonal dessert mimics the flavor of a pumpkin pie and transforms it into a comforting pumpkin bread pudding topped with a…

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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,…

homemade chocolate doughnuts orange sauce see recipe

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…

sweet potato bites see recipe

Peach Upside-Down Cake with Whole Grain Flour

Enjoy a slice of summer with this delightful peach cake. A blend of whole grain flours makes this cake lighter than it…

peach upside down cake for fourth of july see recipe

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