This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclaimer.
This collection of easy vegan dessert recipes are 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.
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.
What makes these vegan desserts easy to make?
- 10 ingredients or less
- Less than 60 minutes from start to finish
- Simple and easy to find ingredients
- No complicated cooking techniques
Are these easy vegan dessert recipes healthy?
When scouring for the easiest vegan dessert recipes, I not only wanted to find ones that were simple to make but that were healthy too. These desserts fit the bill!
- 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.
- Refined Sugar Free-These desserts are all refined sugar free. Instead using natural plant-based sweeteners such as maple syrup, dates, or coconut sugar.
- No Refined Flours-These recipes do not contain refined white flours. Instead using almond flour, whole wheat flour, or gluten-free flour blend.
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.
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!!!
Vegan Crème Brulee by The Crowded Kitchen
This Chai-spiced Vegan Crème Brûlée is seriously incredible. Completely free from dairy and eggs, it still has a perfect, soft, custard-like filling that’s just like the real thing.
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.
Healthy 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.
Chocolate Almond Truffles by Running to the Kitchen
These easy and healthy chocolate almond truffles are made with almond butter and dates for a vegan spin on an indulgent classic. They make a great Valentine’s Day treat or special dessert!
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 without refined sugar.
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!
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.
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!
Vegan Apple Crisp by Keeping the Peas
This healthy refined sugar free apple crisp is loaded with cinnamon, ginger, and dried cranberries. The oatmeal topping made with a blend of pecans, walnuts, almond butter, and maple syrup make this apple crisp vegan and gluten free. Top it with coconut milk ice cream for the ultimate guilt free dessert.
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!
Check-Out these other healthy easy vegan dessert recipes!
- Vegan Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
- Vegan Oatmeal Cookies
- Gluten-Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
- Vegan Cranberry Pistachio Cookies
If you’ve tried my any of these easy vegan dessert recipes, please rate them and let me know how they turned out. You can also follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for more plant-based family recipes your whole family will enjoy!