When you first adopt a vegan diet, you might think that this means you have to miss out on some of your favorite foods because they contain ingredients that you can’t eat anymore.
However, this isn’t the case. There are plenty of vegan alternatives to your favorite foods, and desserts are no exception.
If you’re looking for some tasty vegan desserts, we’ve put together a list of 33 easy-to-make vegan desserts that you simply need to try! So let’s look into them here!
1. 2-Ingredient Biscoff Cookies
Kicking off the list we have this 2 ingredient Biscoff Cookie recipe.
The beauty of this recipe is that you don’t need butter, and you don’t need eggs, all you need is the two ingredients provided and you’ll be baking some absolutely delicious and mouthwatering cookies in no time.
You can find the recipe for these cookies here
2. Pumpkin Sheet Cake
If you’re looking for a vegan cake that is moist, fluffy, and filled with the autumnal spices of pumpkin, then this pumpkin sheet cake recipe is the perfect dessert for you.
It’s really easy to make and the vegan cream cheese frosting is absolutely to die for! Once you’ve tried this pumpkin sheet cake (see also ‘60 Best Pumpkin Desserts To Try This Fall‘), you’ll be making it regularly.
You can find the recipe for this pumpkin sheet cake here
3. Fudgy Vegan Chocolate Cake
Everyone loves a good chocolate cake and if you follow a vegan diet, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on one!
This fudgy vegan chocolate cake is incredibly rich and moist, and it’s incredibly soft with each bite you take. On top of the cake itself, the fudgy frosting will have you wanting another slice.
You can find the recipe for this vegan chocolate cake here
4. Vegan Strawberry Milkshake
You might think that being vegan means you have to miss out on milkshakes, but that simply isn’t true!
This gorgeous vegan strawberry milkshake (see also ‘13 Best Fast Food Milkshakes In America‘) takes out any dairy and uses coconut water instead, so you can still have a milkshake that suits your dietary needs.
The coconut milk in this strawberry milkshake has the same sort of consistency as regular milk, so you’ll still feel like you’re having a standard milkshake when you drink this.
You can find the recipe for the milkshake here
5. Vegan Brownies
This list wouldn’t be complete without a classic brownie recipe with a vegan twist!
These brownies are incredibly googly and chocolatey and will fill you with comfort and intense flavor with every bite.
Brownies are the ultimate comfort dessert, and this recipe is no exception to that comfort.
You can find the recipe for these vegan brownies here
6. Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake
If you’re a fan of carrot cake, then you’ll definitely want to try this vegan alternative to the classic recipe.
On top of being vegan, this carrot cake is gluten-free and the classic cream cheese frosting is replaced with a delicious cashew frosting that will satisfy your taste buds. Every carrot cake enthusiast needs to try this vegan alternative.
You can find the recipe for this vegan and gluten-free carrot cake here
7. Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
When you adopt a vegan diet, it can be quite difficult to find a good ice cream alternative to the dairy version everyone loves.
But don’t worry! This vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream is just what you’re looking for. Instead of using standard cow milk, you’ll be replacing it with coconut cream instead, which will mimic the consistency of the cow milk.
You can even replace the coconut milk with a blend of cashew nuts if you want your ice cream to be even creamier.
You can find the recipe for this vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream here
8. Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Edible chocolate chip cookie dough is a fan favorite when it comes to desserts. It’s gooey and delicious, and when it’s warm, it’s just next level!
This vegan version of cookie dough only needs 7 ingredients and it’s super easy to make, so you’ll be enjoying it in no time.
Because it’s edible throughout the preparation process, you can eat it safely at any stage, but we do advise that you wait for it to be done, so you can enjoy it fully!
You can find the recipe for this vegan chocolate chip cookie dough here
9. Key Lime Pie Bars
If you’ve had key lime pie before, then you already know how delicious it is. If you haven’t, then you definitely need to stop what you’re doing and give these bars a try!
This vegan version of key lime pie is incredibly creamy and tangy and is sure to leave your taste buds completely satisfied after every bite.
They taste amazing and they are easy to make, so you’ll be enjoying them in no time at all.
You can find the full recipe for these key lime pie bars here
10. Vegan Fudgesicles
Another one for the chocolate lovers, these vegan fudgesicles are filled with chocolatey goodness and they will also keep you cool on a warm day.
Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s way healthier than its dairy counterpart, so you can enjoy these fudgesicles without feeling guilty!
You can find the full recipe for these vegan fudgesicles here
11. No-Bake Cookie Dough Bars
Here’s another one for the cookie dough lovers, these cookie dough bars are not only delicious, but they are also completely vegan and completely gluten-free, so if you have a stricter diet, you can still enjoy them regardless.
They are super easy to make and don’t require you to turn your oven on or bake anything, so you’ll be enjoying this tasty treat in no time.
You only need six ingredients to make them as well, so what are you waiting for?
You can find the full recipe for these no-bake cookie dough bars here
12. Vegan Oatmeal Cookies
If you love oatmeal and you love cookies, then these vegan oatmeal cookies are perfect for you!
The creator of this recipe describes these oatmeal cookies as “foolproof to make” and as the “best darn oatmeal cookies you’ll ever taste”.
This recipe is also award-winning, so you definitely need to try them for yourself.
These vegan oatmeal cookies are also freezer-friendly, so if you want to take some of the cookie dough and put them in the freezer ready for baking at a later date, you can!
You can find the recipe for these vegan oatmeal cookies here
13. Bubbling Cinnamon Blueberry Pie
For all the pie lovers out there, you need to give this bubbling cinnamon blueberry pie a try.
The pie crust itself in this recipe is vegan and there are no traces of any dairy or non-vegan ingredients used, so if you follow a vegan diet, you won’t have to worry about consuming anything that doesn’t cater to your needs.
This blueberry pie also has a delectable amount of cinnamon in it, so you’ll have the lovely taste of sweet cinnamon spice in every mouthful, and it complements the blueberry so well!
You can find the full recipe for this blueberry pie here
14. Vegan Eclairs
When you find a nice eclair, it can be just what you need to satisfy your sweet tooth.
One of the things that really makes this recipe for vegan alternative eclairs is the fact it’s completely dairy-free and it uses the JUST Egg.
JUST Egg is actually a company that makes eggs completely out of plants, so you can still enjoy all that eggs have to offer, without actually consuming a real one.
You can find the full recipe for these vegan eclairs here
15. Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Bars
A great ingredient you can use to make delicious desserts that are also vegan is sweet potato, and that’s exactly what these vegan sweet potato pie bars do.
If you love the taste of sweet potato pie and you’re looking for something a bit easier to make that emulates that flavor and texture, then you definitely need to try these.
It’s a super easy recipe to make and as soon as you’ve made them the first time, you will be coming back for more and more!
You can find the full recipe for these vegan sweet potato pie bars here
16. Vegan Zucchini Bread
You may not think to get vegetables other than carrots or sweet potatoes involved in your desserts, but you might be surprised to know that Zucchini can actually be a great ingredient in making vegan desserts.
This vegan zucchini bread isn’t as aesthetically pleasing as some of the other desserts listed here, but it’s just as delicious and deserves a chance to be sampled.
It works really well as a breakfast dessert and is absolutely filled with flavor.
You can find the full recipe for this vegan zucchini bread here
17. Vegan Cheesecake
You may think that being vegan means you have to give up cheesecake, but this vegan cheesecake is the perfect proof that isn’t the case at all!
This vegan cheesecake does have a lot of ingredients, but the actual process of making the cheesecake is very straightforward and easy to make.
Just stick to the recipe and you’ll be enjoying a vegan alternative to one of the most popular desserts to exist.
This vegan version of cheesecake will taste just like a standard dairy cheesecake, it has the same taste, texture, and consistency, so you can still enjoy everything cheesecake has to offer, even without the dairy!
You can find the full recipe for this vegan cheesecake here
18. Vegan Vanilla Pudding
Lots of people dismiss vanilla pudding as being boring, but once you’ve tried this vegan vanilla pudding, you’ll be convinced that “boring” is an unfair verdict.
The beauty of this vanilla pudding is that it works for everyone. If you have a lot of mouths to feed and they all have different preferences, you can add extra ingredients as toppings to give this vegan vanilla pudding some extra flare.
You can find the recipe for this vegan vanilla pudding here
19. Vegan Italian Macarons With Aquafaba
Macarons have become more popular over the years, and if you’re vegan, you usually have to pass on them because they contain egg and other non-vegan ingredients.
However, this recipe for vegan macarons is made with Aquafaba, which is a vegan substitute for eggs.
Because of the inclusion of Aquafaba, you can make macarons in a vegan style and they will still taste like the standard recipe.
This recipe is absolutely delicious and perfect if you want a dessert that is a bit lighter and less filling.
You can find the full recipe for these vegan macarons made with Aquafaba here
20. Vegan Fruit Crumble
If you’re looking for a dessert you can have on the colder autumn and winter nights, then you definitely need to have this vegan fruit crumble recipe in your life!
This British-inspired vegan crumble is absolutely packed to the brim with delicious fruits such as blackberries, plums, and apples, so it’s sure to keep you filled up and warm on a cold night.
The crumble itself is extremely buttery, but the butter itself is vegan, so you don’t have to worry about consuming any animal products when you make this recipe.
You can find the full recipe for this vegan fruit crumble here
21. Vegan Lemon Bars
Lemon bars are a popular and classic dessert that is perfect for big gatherings of people. If you loved lemon bars before you were vegan, then this alternative recipe is definitely one you need to try.
These vegan lemon bars will taste exactly like their classic recipe, but you can rest easy knowing there are no dairy or non-vegan ingredients included in this recipe.
In this recipe, you will swap out the dairy butter for coconut oil, which actually makes this vegan alternative a bit healthier too!
You can find the full recipe for these vegan lemon bars here
22. Vegan Chocolate Cookies
Another classic dessert recipe with a vegan twist, these chocolate cookies are perfect for anyone who classes themselves as a bit of a chocoholic.
The beauty of this recipe is that you’ll be making the whole cookie out of chocolate, so it really will be a chocolate cookie in the very literal sense!
These vegan chocolate cookies are super simple to make and you can add any extra ingredients, such as nuts or sprinkles, or whatever you fancy and they will taste just as good.
You can find the full recipe for these vegan chocolate cookies here
23. Vegan Peanut Butter Cupcakes Recipe
Who doesn’t love peanut butter? It’s a popular ingredient to use in almost anything, and desserts are no exception.
These vegan peanut butter cupcakes are made with a whole heap of peanut butter. It isn’t just in the vegan frosting, but it’s also in the actual cupcake too!
Once you try these vegan peanut butter cupcakes, you’ll find yourself making them again and again. They are super easy to make and won’t take up a huge chunk of time to make.
You can find the full recipe for these cupcakes here
24. Vegan Banana Bread
Another classic dessert that is beloved by millions of people, banana bread is the perfect dessert to make when you have an excess of bananas in your house and you don’t know what to do with them.
This vegan alternative to the classic dessert lets you enjoy the banana bread, without having to worry about using any ingredients that you can’t have due to your vegan diet.
A great ingredient you can add to this recipe is vegan butter. It will make this version taste even more delicious and like the classic recipe.
You can find the recipe for this banana bread here
25. Baked Vegan Donuts
Glazed ring donuts with sugar are one of the most well-known and beloved types of dessert foods out there.
This particular recipe for donuts is completely vegan and they include the added ingredients of cider, which gives them a subtle spiced flavor, which makes them perfect for autumnal nights.
You can find the recipe for these doughnuts here
26. Vegan Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
Everyone loves hot chocolate, so why not turn that beautiful taste into a cupcake?
These hot chocolate cupcakes are basically chocolate cupcakes with a beautiful chocolate ganache. They are 100% vegan and an absolute delight to eat.
You can find the full recipe for these cupcakes here
27. Vegan Blondies
Though most people do love brownies, there are a few people who find the richness of the chocolate a bit much.
These vegan blondie brownies are a great alternative to the vegan brownies we have already listed, and if you do make these blondies for your friends, they won’t even be able to tell they are vegan.
You can find the recipe for these blondies here
28. Vegan Snowball Cookies
Snowball cookies get their name from their appearance. They are round and covered in sugar, emulating the way actual snowballs look.
These snowball cookies are 100% vegan and they are also gluten-free so they can be enjoyed by most people, regardless of their dietary needs.
You can find the recipe for these cookies here
29. Vegan Peach Cobbler
Peach cobbler is another one of those household favorites that you’ll usually find served up after a lovely feast.
The beauty of the vegan peach cobbler is that it’s even easier to make than its non-vegan counterpart, so you’ll have no issues creating this classic dessert from scratch and enjoying it later.
You can find the full recipe for the vegan peach cobbler here
30. Vegan Salted Caramel Cupcakes
If you want to stay on the cupcake vibe, then you definitely need to try these salted caramel cupcakes. They are 100% vegan and super easy to make.
Because caramel is so diverse, you can add pretty much any extra ingredients to this recipe and it will still taste absolutely divine.
You can find the recipe for these cupcakes here
31. Lemon Loaf Cake
Another fantastic lemon dessert recipe, the lemon loaf cake is very similar to a lemon drizzle cake, and it’s just as moist and delicious (see also ‘26 Simple Loaf Cake Recipes‘).
This vegan version of the lemon loaf cake is also gluten-free, so if you’re looking for a zesty and tasty dessert to serve to lots of people, then this is the perfect recipe for you.
You can find the recipe for this lemon loaf cake here
32. Vegan Tiramisu Cupcakes
Oh yes, we have another cupcake recipe for you to try. This particular recipe emulates the taste of the classic Tiramisu cake, so it’s perfect for any coffee lovers out there.
This vegan cupcake variation of the classic dessert is wonderful if you want something a bit lighter than a full-on cake.
You can find the recipe for these tiramisu cupcakes here
33. No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars
If you want a dessert that is chocolatey, coconutty and doesn’t take long to make, then you definitely need to try these no-bake chocolate coconut bars.
Not only do these chocolate coconut bars taste amazing, but they are also low in carbs and completely sugar-free (see also ‘28 Fully Sugar-Free Dessert Recipes‘)!
You can find the recipe for these chocolate coconut bars here
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Vegan Desserts Healthy?
Because most vegan desserts are plant-based and usually include a lot of fruit and nuts, most vegan desserts are a lot more healthy than their dairy counterparts.
Most vegan desserts are also packed with nutrition.
Though they do have some great health benefits, you shouldn’t substitute them for actual healthy meals, but you can indulge in them a bit more guilt-free than you’d be able to with the non-vegan versions.
Do Vegan Desserts Make You Fat?
Unfortunately, most vegan desserts are packed with processed oil and sugars.
While some vegan desserts package themselves as being low in calories, most of them are very high in calories and if you’re eating them a lot, it can make you put on a bit more weight.
In order to avoid this, just have these desserts in moderation and get plenty of regular exercise.
Is Nutella Vegan?
If you’re considering getting some Nutella in to add to any of these desserts, then you may want to reconsider that choice.
Nutella contains skim milk powder, which is an animal-derived ingredient, so unfortunately this tasty chocolate spread is definitely not vegan.
Is Caramel Vegan?
A few of the desserts in the list we have provided do contain caramel, so you’re probably wondering if it’s actually vegan or not.
Most caramel is actually derived from plant-based sources, so you’ll be happy to know that in most cases, caramel is completely vegan-friendly and can be consumed by anyone on a vegan diet.
Just because you’re vegan, doesn’t mean you need to miss out on all the delicious desserts that are out there.
Try some of the easy-to-make desserts on this list and you’ll soon discover that there is a whole world of flavor and deliciousness waiting for you to try!
All of these desserts are super easy to make and as long as you follow all the recipes as they are written, you’ll be making some amazing vegan desserts in no time.
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