We hope you enjoy these vegan dessert recipes as much as we do. Let me tell you it was NOT a chore to track them down nor was it a chore to test them out. And I'll let you in on another little secret about vegan desserts, quite often they are as good for you as the main course so if you're worried about being too full for dessert... go right ahead and eat it first!
Who doesn't love pound cake? Heck the trouble I usually have is choosing what kind to have not whether or not to have it in the first place. Luckily this recipe by Vegan Richa solves that little issue by giving you two kinds wrapped up in one lovely cake! Note: This recipe calls for vegan cream cheese to get that lovely dense fuggy texture we all love in a pound cake. We recommend Kite Hill plain cream cheese spread because it's all natural and has a more delicate flavor because it's made with cultured almond milk instead of soy. If you don't have access to this cashew cream works well too.
When I first went vegan if you'd told me I'd eagerly be asking for a bowl of pudding made from mashed up avocados I'd have laughed in your face. But let me tell you this avocado chocolate mousse is by far the best chocolate pudding I have eaten in my entire life. And it's easy enough to make for everyday eating! It's two secret ingredients are raw coconut nectar and raw cacao powder. Something magical happens when you whip these things into a bowl of ripe avocados and we thank the folks over at The Kitchn for turning us on to it! Simple, Vegan and RAW!
Vegan Apple Pie! (and it's Gluten Free)
All too often gluten free versions of traditional desserts are either too fussy to make or they bear very little resemblance to the original thing to be worth the effort. NOT SO with this apple pie! I won't lie to you, the crust takes a little more effort to mix up than an ordinary pie crust BUT it is easy to work with once you get it mixed (I totally recommend you use the "finger method" of getting it into the pan. So easy!) And if your pie crust is as sadly unflakey as mine is this will be a vast improvement in both texture and flavor. Our thanks to The Plant Powered Kitchen for coming up one of the most AMAZING gluten free vegan dessert recipes we've tried so far!
Organic Tapioca Flour / Starch (2.5lbs) by Anthony's, Certified Gluten-Free & Non-GMOXanthan Gum Gluten Free (8 oz) - Packaged & Filled in a Dedicated Gluten & Nut Free Facility in the USABob's Red Mill Finely Ground Tapioca Flour, 20 Ounces (Pack of 4)
Believe it or not I had never had an un-dried fig until I was in my mid 40's! Didn't even know what one looked like. Shocking, right? But now they are one of my all time favorite things, so sweet and juicy and to my mind... exotic. So when my daughter was looking for vegan dessert recipes for us to try for the blog and found this offering from Tea Cup Tea I knew even before we tried it that it was going to be a new favorite. Simple and quick enough to whip up for unexpected company yet unusual and elegant enough for a fancy party or pot luck! Give this a try and let us know if you like it as much as we do!
Note: we don't have a shop near us that carries unsweetened coconut or the large flake kind. So we always stock up on this from Amazon. Here's the big flake coconut we like.
Sincerely Nuts Raw Cashew Pieces Unsalted- Three (3) Lb. Bag - Sensationally Scrumptious - Total Freshness - Filled with Healthy Nutrients- KosherTerrasoul Superfoods Organic Raw Whole Cashews, 32 oz./2lbNOW Foods Raw Organic Cashews
It's a well known fact that my daughter and I are pumpkin pie fans. Ok, maybe "fan" is too weak a word. We LOVE us some pumpkin pie! So when we were looking for desserts for the holidays and stumbled on this vegan dessert recipe over at the Minimalist Baker we knew we just had to try it. I won't lie to you, if you make this dessert from scratch it takes a bit of doing. That said, you can make all the individual components of these parfaits in advance. If you do that it goes together in a snap. And you'll have pumpkin butter, granola and yummy candied pecans on hand for other vegan YumYums!
Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Coconut Sugar, 2 PoundsBob's Red Mill Old Fashioned Regular Rolled Oats, 32 Ounce (Pack of 4)Sincerely Nuts Raw Pecans No Shell - Three (3) Lb. Bag - Eaten Fresh -Remarkably Delicious & Cute-Looking - Rich in Healthy Nutrients - Kosher
Chia seed pudding has to be one of the happiest discoveries we've made since going vegan. Pudding is one of those things both my daughter and I love and we figured we'd never be able to enjoy it again once we understood how horrible the dairy industry was. But now, not only do we get to continue to enjoy our puddings but we know it's actually good for us too! I mean come on... chia seeds are nutritional powerhouses! So when your kids ask you for dessert for breakfast (or dinner) smile and hand them a bowl full of chia seed pudding like this delicious offering from the upRootKitchen. They'll think they are getting away with something and you'll know they are eating one of the most nutritious dishes possible.
Anchor Hocking Classic Soda Fountain Glass, 12 Ounce (Pack of 4)Libbey Just Desserts Parfait Glass with Minaiture Stainless Steel Spoon 25-PieceLibbey 4-Piece Selene Parfait Glasses Set, 16.25-Ounce, ClearPyrex Easy Grab 9.5Good Cook 9 Inch Ceramic Pie Plate, RedThe Pioneer Woman 9 Inch Stoneware Pie Dish