This collection of 30 easy vegan desserts is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for something special to bring to a party, have a birthday to celebrate, or want to make something special for someone you love, there’s a dessert sure to satisfy every taste and preference.
I’m not going to lie. Desserts are my favorite recipes to prepare, share, and eat! I’m a sucker for chocolate, but I love fruity tarts, cakes, and puddings too. Creating delicious easy vegan plant-based dessert recipes is not as hard as you might think.
When it comes to creating vegan desserts I take a close look at the ingredients keeping them as close to whole food plant-based as possible. That means reducing or eliminating refined sugars, refined flours, and refined oils.
❓ Recipe FAQS
*10 ingredients or less
*Less than 60 minutes from start to finish
*Simple and easy to find ingredients
*No complicated cooking techniques
When looking for the easiest vegan desserts I not only wanted to find ones that were simple to make but that were on the healthier side too. These desserts fit the bill!
Most of the desserts here have.
Healthy Natural Ingredients-These recipes include healthy natural ingredients.
Limited to No Oil-Most of these recipes do not contain any oil at all. A few of them contain coconut oil in small amounts.
No Refined Sugar Free-Most of these desserts use natural plant-based sweeteners such as maple syrup, dates, or coconut sugar.
No Refined Flours-Most of these recipes do not contain refined white flours. Instead, you’ll find almond flour, whole wheat flour, or gluten-free flour blends.
🍫 Chocolate Desserts
Chocolate Coconut Cream Pudding by Bucket List Tummy
Chocolate Coconut Cream Pudding is a creamy, decadent, vegan pudding recipe to quench your sweet tooth with only 3 ingredients! Top with any fruit of your choosing.
Vegan Strawberry Truffles by Sustainable Cooks
An easy and decadent melt-in-your-mouth recipe for incredible homemade Vegan Truffles. These chocolate and strawberry truffles are a paleo, dairy-free, and vegan wonder!
No Bake Vegan Chocolate Pot de Crème by Easy and Delish
This No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Pot de Créme is made from just 4 staple ingredients. It’s super creamy, rich, and can be prepared in 15 minutes. It’s perfect for any special occasion!
Best Chocolate Fudge Recipe by Happy Kitchen
Wonderfully sweet, delightfully gooey, this is without question the best chocolate fudge recipe made without condensed milk (and sugar!) you’re ever going to have! Feel free to indulge yourself with this vegan fudge without any guilt or second-guessing.
Chocolate Almond Truffles by Running to the Kitchen
These easy and healthy chocolate almond truffles are made with almond butter, cocoa powder, and dates for a vegan spin on an indulgent classic. They make a great Valentine’s Day treat or special dessert!
Healthy Fudy Vegan Brownies by Keeping the Peas
These healthy vegan brownies will satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt. They are refined sugar-free and oil-free yet still chewy, gooey, and chocolatey.
Dark Chocolate Detox Bites by The View From Great Island
Dark Chocolate Detox Bites are the healthy way to do dessert ~ these are made with anti-oxidant rich vegan dark chocolate topped with fruits, nuts, and seeds ~ and they’re just as pretty as they are delicious!
Cheer Up Almond Butter Cups by The Fit Cookie
Craving something sweet but want to stick to your healthy eating plan? Here’s a recipe for Cheer Up Almond Butter Cups that are gluten-free and vegan!
🍎 Fruity Desserts
Healthy Banana Split by Keeping the Peas
This healthy banana split has layers of sliced bananas, dairy-free creamy yogurt, and mixed berries, topped with chia seed sprinkles! It’s full of antioxidants, low in fat and calories, and naturally sweetened!
Instant Pot Tapioca Pudding by The Belly Rules the Mind
This Instant Pot Tapioca Pudding recipe is a complete game-changer. It’s naturally sweetened with no refined sugar. It does not require continuous stirring and avoids sticky bottom pots and it cooks in just 10 mins with only 5 ingredients. It’s portion-controlled, vegan, gluten-free, and paleo. Need we say anything more? This is a must-try!!!
Air Fryer Apples with Cinnamon
This quick and easy dessert is healthy, low in sugar, and full of tart apples! It reminds me of the filling of a warm apple pie! Air Fryer Apples with cinnamon and sugar come together in minutes! Top with a scoop of your favorite vegan ice cream for a simple and decadent treat!
Fresh Figs with Date, Caramel, Dark Chocolate and Pistachios by G-Free Foodie
Fresh Figs with Date Caramel, Dark Chocolate, and Pistachios topped with a little sea salt are a fabulous treat! Especially when you consider that they’re vegan and ridiculously easy to make.
Unsweetened Applesauce with Veggies by It’s A Veg World After All
This vibrant applesauce is just as healthy as it is pretty! Made with cooked beets and carrots, fresh apples, and cinnamon, it’s loaded with fiber and flavor.
Quick Vegan Raspberry Cream Dessert by Ve Eat Cook Bake
When you have invited guests and want to prepare a special dessert without much effort, then you should definitely make this sweet Raspberry Dream dessert. It’s a cross between a cobbler and cream pudding!
Vegan Apple Crisp by Keeping the Peas
This healthy refined sugar-free apple crisp is loaded with crispy oats, cinnamon, ginger, and dried cranberries. The oatmeal topping made with a blend of pecans, walnuts, almond butter, and maple syrup makes this apple crisp vegan and gluten-free. Top it with coconut milk ice cream for the ultimate guilt-free dessert.
🍰 Cakes and Cupcakes
Vegan Vanilla Mug Cake
Vegan vanilla mug cake is light and fluffy and whole-food plant-based! It uses a handful of pantry ingredients, and takes only 3 minutes start to finish!
Pumpkin Mug Cake
This 3-minute Pumpkin Mug Cake with whole wheat flour, date sugar, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice, is a healthy sweet treat that’s vegan too!
Vegan Strawberry Cake
This vegan strawberry cake starts with a vanilla cake batter, with fresh chunky strawberries throughout, topped with a coconut whipped cream frosting, and fresh strawberries. It’s light, decadent, and irresistible!
Vegan Apple Cake
This Dutch Vegan Apple Cake has a light and fluffy texture, and moist crumb. It’s topped with fresh sliced apples and cinnamon sugar for a beautiful, yet easy-to-make cake!
Vegan Pineapple Upside Down Cake
A perfectly moist vegan pineapple upside-down cake with a buttery brown sugar glaze topped with pineapple rings and maraschino cherries. It’s a simple cake that is sure to impress!
Vegan Red Velvet Cake
This light and fluffy vegan red velvet cake has a beautiful red hue and an undertone of cocoa flavor! It’s covered in a luscious vegan cream cheese frosting. Simply divine!
Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes by Keeping the Peas
These healthy chocolate vegan cupcakes use whole food plant-based ingredients. They’re refined sugar-free, oil-free, eggless, and dairy-free, yet they’re light, fluffy, and chocolatey. Ice them with my favorite vegan coconut cream chocolate frosting.
These vegan lemon cupcakes are so simple to make from scratch. With a lemon cake, topped with a vegan lemon buttercream frosting, these cupcakes are bursting with bright citrus flavor!
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
These light and fluffy carrot cake cupcakes are topped with a luscious vegan cream cheese frosting and dusted with walnuts.
Classic Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Chocolate Chip Cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Stir in your favorite nuts, or even raisins to customize them to your liking.
No-Bake Coconut Balls
These no-bake coconut cookie balls are made with almond flour and sugar-free coconut flakes. They are a healthy winter treat that is also paleo and gluten-free.
Chickpea Cookie Dough
This edible healthy Chickpea Cookie Dough recipe is dotted with mini chocolate chips. Made with all-natural plant-based ingredients, it’s low in sugar, high in protein, and full of nutrients. It’s safe to eat raw and a real treat!
Peanut Butter Cookies
These are the best and easiest one bowl almond flour peanut butter cookies that also happen to be vegan and gluten-free. They are melt in your mouth delicious!
🥧 Pies and Tarts
This vegan tart with a simple lemon cream filling is topped with fresh berries. The filling is bursting with bright, and tangy lemon flavor, while the gluten-free crust is crisp and slightly sweet! Topped with colorful fresh berries this is a spring and summer dessert you won’t want to miss!
A sweet and nutty vegan pecan pie that is simple to make with a caramel-like consistency! Your guests will never know it’s vegan, and made with a gluten-free crust!
Lemon Meringue Pie
A tart lemon curd, topped with a fluffy aquafaba meringue nestled in a crispy gluten-free crust, makes this vegan lemon meringue pie recipe a bright, citrus treat!
🥣 Ingredients to Avoid in Vegan Baking
In order for a dessert to be vegan, it cannot contain any animal products. When baking this can be a challenge. Avoid the following ingredients when looking for a vegan dessert recipe.
- Cheese or Cream Cheese
- Milk Chocolate
- Most Chocolate Chips (look for chocolate chips that are dairy free)
👩🍳 Ingredients to Avoid in Plant-Based Baking
If you’re looking to create a dessert that is not only vegan but also whole food plant-based you’ll need to avoid the following.
- Refined Oils-This included olive oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, etc.
- Refined Flours-All purpose white flour, and white rice flour.
- Refined or Artificial Sugars-Brown sugar, white sugar, organic brown or white sugar.
I hope you found some healthy and easy vegan dessert recipes to make for your next special occasion!
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