Are you a vegan with a sweet tooth? You’re not alone! Many vegans have trouble finding delicious desserts that fit their dietary restrictions. But don’t worry, there are plenty of great options out there.
In this blog post, we’ll share some of our favorite vegan-friendly desserts. So if you’re looking for something sweet and cruelty-free, be sure to check out this list!
We’ll start with vegan cakes. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just want a special treat, vegan cakes are always a great option. There are lots of recipes for delicious vegan cakes online, and many bakeries now offer vegan cake options.
The cakes may contain:
1. Almond or coconut-based vegan butter
2. Plant-based milks like almond, oat, or soy
3. Coconut cream and/or oil for richness
4. Agave nectar or maple syrup for sweetening
5. Aquafaba (the liquid from canned chickpeas) as a replacement for eggs
6. Unrefined sugars like coconut sugar
7. Healthy whole grain flours
Next, we have vegan cookies. You can find plenty of vegan cookie recipes online. Again, many stores now offer vegan cookie mixes so you don’t have to do any baking from scratch. Just mix the ingredients and bake!
Here are some of the flavors you may find:
1. Oatmeal Raisin
2. Chocolate Chip
3. Peanut Butter
4. Coconut Macaroons
Another classic vegan dessert is the brownie. There are lots of recipes online for traditional and unique versions, so you can easily make your favorite flavor at home with vegan ingredients. Not only do these taste great on their own but they also make delicious foundations for ice cream sundaes, parfaits, and other desserts!
The brownies may contain:
1. Plant-based milk and vegan butter
2. Flax eggs or chia eggs as an egg replacer
3. Coconut sugar or dark brown sugar for sweetness
4. Unrefined whole grain flour such as oat or spelt flour
5. Cocoa powder
6. Chopped nuts, coconut flakes, chocolate chips (vegan), etc., for texture and flavor
Vegan ice cream
Vegan ice cream is another delicious option if you’re craving something sweet and cold. Many brands now make non-dairy ice creams that are just as creamy and flavorful as the traditional dairy varieties. Vegan ice cream contains coconut, soy, or almond-based milk, coconut cream for richness, and flavoring ingredients like vegan chocolate chips, fruits, nuts, etc. There’s also an ever-increasing selection of ice cream flavors available.
Here are some of the flavors you may find:
4. Salted Caramel
5. Mint Chip
6. Cookies & Cream
7. Fudge Ripple and more!
Pies, Cobblers, and Crumbles
Let’s not forget fruit-based vegan desserts like pies, cobblers, and crumbles!
These are perfect for those who want a delicious yet healthy treat that is free of
refined sugars and animal products.
Here are some of the toppings you can use:
2. Coconut flakes
4. Dark chocolate chips (vegan)
5. Dried fruits
6. Maple syrup or agave nectar for sweetness
7. Your favorite fruits such as apples, peaches, cherries, blueberries, etc.
Fruit is always an excellent choice for vegans. Fruit is naturally sweet and contains
lots of vitamins and minerals. For something extra special, try making a vegan fruit
pie or tart – it’s sure to be a hit with everyone! You can place them in the freezer
and use them in your favorite smoothie.
My favorites are:
Vegan Protein Smoothie
If you’re looking for a nutritious vegan snack, then why not try making a protein
smoothie? Protein smoothies are packed with essential nutrients and can be made
using plant-based proteins like hemp seeds, chia seeds, and nut butter. They are
also great meal prep ideas as they require minimal effort to make. Just combine all
the ingredients into your blender and enjoy!
Some of my favorite ingredients include:
1. Plant-based milk
2. Frozen fruits
3. Nut butter
4. Hemp or chia seeds
5. Coconut flakes
6. Cinnamon or other spices for flavor
Pancakes are a classic breakfast treat for vegans and omnivores alike. If you’re looking for a vegan pancake recipe, there are plenty of options online. You can use plant-based milks like almond, soy, or coconut milk instead of cow’s milk and use flax eggs as an egg replacer.
Some other ingredients that you might include in your pancakes are:
1. Whole wheat flour
2. Coconut oil
3. Baking powder
4. Vanilla extract for flavor
5. Nutmeg or cinnamon for added flavor
6. Unrefined whole grain flour such as oat or spelt flour to add nutrition and texture to the pancakes!
Real fruit Jelly
Nothing says summer like a delicious jelly. But if you’re vegan, regular jellies may not be an option for you. However, there are plenty of vegan-friendly brands that use real fruit instead of gelatin or other animal products to make their jellies. Look for ones with organic ingredients and natural sweeteners, such as maple syrup or agave nectar. You can also make your own jelly using fruits like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
2. Pectin (vegan)
3. Lemon juice
4. Natural sweetener such as maple syrup or agave nectar
With so many vegan dessert options available, you can indulge in something sweet without sacrificing your values. Try out some of these delicious vegan-friendly desserts, you can have your cake and eat it too! So go ahead, and indulge in some cruelty-free deliciousness!
We hope this little guide has given you some inspiration and some ideas for tasty vegan-friendly. From cakes to cookies to ice cream, there are plenty of delicious options out there. So next time you’re looking for something sweet and cruelty-free, be sure to check out these great recipes! Happy baking!