36+ of the best vegan dessert recipes perfect for indulging your sweet tooth. From vegan molten cake and mango pie to homemade candy bars and everything in between, this list of plant-based healthy desserts will impress even non-vegans!
36+ Healthy Vegan Desserts The Whole Family Will Love
Cakes, brownies, ice cream, and candy bars are all classic dessert options… and are also usually packed with eggs and dairy. Luckily, that’s no longer necessary, thanks to an ever-growing list of simple ingredient substitutions. This list of vegan dessert recipes is just helping to prove that you don’t need eggs or dairy to create rich, delicious, and healthy desserts ready to impress!
Whether you want a light treat, decadent vegan chocolate dessert, or something fun and fruity, – this list of easy vegan desserts contains a little of everything you might like to fit any mood and occasion.
Even better, most options below are vegan gluten-free desserts as well as oil-free and refined sugar-free (or have options to become so). Many of them even include options for entirely sugar-free versions, so you can enjoy maximum enjoyment with minimum empty calories!
Healthy Vegan Desserts
For those who prefer something light and healthy while still satisfying a sweet tooth, you might enjoy this collection of vegan desserts.
Enjoy banana bread that ditches empty calories for wholesome, good-for-you ingredients. This bread is oil-free, butter-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and naturally sweetened with dates.
These bliss balls are nut-free, gluten-free, and ready in just five minutes. With oats, dates, and seeds, these are great for your macros, containing healthy carbs, fats, and protein—no processed ingredients or refined sugars.
With a combination of nuts/seeds of choice, coconut flour, and peanut butter, these healthy cookies are for all peanut butter fans. They’re low-carb, vegan, gluten-free, and versatile!
More? Looking for more vegan, sugar-free, healthy desserts? You might also enjoy these healthy breakfast cookies.
Chia pudding is low carb, high-protein, and contains heart-healthy omega fatty acids. This chocolate version doubles up as both a breakfast and vegan dessert recipe—perfect for those wanting something lighter while satisfying chocolate cravings.
Blueberries, apple, and cinnamon make up the moreish filling for this streusel-topped fruit crumble. With options to make this vegan dessert without oil or refined sugars, this healthy fruity simple vegan dessert will work for breakfast or dessert. There are plenty of recipe variations and add-ins included, too.
Healthy Vegan Chocolate Desserts
We’re all a little chocolate obsessed, whether or not we consume dairy. Luckily, I have plenty of healthy vegan chocolate desserts to choose from, including vegan baking recipes like cakes, brownies, pies, and simple no-bake mousse.
This healthy vegan dessert is fudgy, moist, soft, and perfect for chocolate lovers. The recipe is naturally gluten-free and super easy to make!
More? I could probably do an entire roundup dedicated to my love of vegan brownie recipes. With sweet potato brownies, no-bake brownies, black bean brownies, cheesecake brownies – there’s something for everyone!
This no-bake chocolate mini cake is a delicious blend between cheesecake and tart, combining a rich cashew-based chocolate filling, ganache topping, and crunchy nut or seed-based crust. It’s dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and perfect for impressing chocolate lovers.
More? If you’re not a fan of cashew-based vegan sweets, try this chocolate pie! Instead of cashews, this decadent chocolate filling relies on sweet potato and avocado!
Any vegan baked goods that ooze melting chocolate have the official ElaVegan seal of approval. It’s rich, decadent, sinfully delicious, and perfect for serving at dinner parties and special events. It’s also gluten-free, can be made with unrefined sugars, and is generally healthier than traditional molten desserts!
It’s cake. It’s chocolate. And it requires just 5 minutes to prepare from scratch—now that’s a lazy vegan dessert perfect for a last-minute treat or for a household of one or two! Enjoy this chocolate cake with a creamy nut butter stuffing and topped with a scoop of ice cream for a decadent quick vegan dessert.
If you’re looking for quick healthy vegan desserts- jackpot! You can make this creamy vegan chocolate mousse two ways (with silken tofu or avocado) and it takes just 5 minutes to prepare from scratch. The results are creamy, silky, and rich, perfect for enjoying with fresh berries and coconut whipped cream.
Bonus: Creamy Vegan Hot Chocolate
There’s never a wrong time to enjoy a creamy mug of hot chocolate. Especially when it’s homemade with a creamy base and tons of flavor variations. Pair this with a cookie, brownie, or slice of cake for the BEST vegan dessert!
Fruity Vegan Desserts
There are two types of people out there. Those who always reach for the rich and creamy options vs. those who prefer something fruity and tangy. The following collection of gluten-free vegan desserts are for the latter.
Combine a gluten-free oat-based crust with a creamy, zesty, melt-in-the-mouth creamy lemon cheesecake topping, for this moreish vegan gluten-free dessert. Even better, if you want a lighter treat, you can make these sugar-free!
This Thai-inspired vegan gluten-free dessert recipe combined warm, sweet (with a refined sugar-free option) coconut sticky rice with fresh and custardy mango slices for a simple yet super delicious treat. This easy vegan dessert is perfect for bringing out during the warm summer months.
This classic dessert-turned-vegan is creamy, light, tangy, and a fantastic option for potlucks and picnics. It’s oil-free, nut-free, gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, and surprisingly simple to assemble!
If you’re a fan of blueberries, these vegan pastries are for you. This blueberry galette is bursting with fresh blueberries over an oat-based pastry and is delicious with a scoop of ice cream. Prepare a single large galette or several individual-serve ones, and swap out the flour and filling (other berries and fruits welcome!) to your liking for a versatile, fruity, delicious vegan pastry!
If you like Piña Coladas (… and getting caught in the rain), then you’ll love this pineapple coconut bread. It’s moist, tender, sweet, and packed with fresh pineapple and shredded coconut. Best of all, it’s also oil-free, refined sugar-free, and gluten-free, too!
These raspberry oatmeal bars have a creamy twist thanks to the delicious vegan custard layer nestled between a flavorful raspberry chia jam and oat and almond base. It’s creamy, sweet, tangy, and a delicious vegan gluten-free dessert that is actually healthy!
More? Prefer your crumble bars custard-free? Then you might enjoy these strawberry oatmeal bars!
With a creamy mango layer topped with a sweet mango jelly layer over a gluten-free granola crust, this two-layer mango tart/ pie is fun, fruity, and perfect for impressing all summer through. Serve this vegan dessert at picnics, potlucks, BBQs, and dinner parties for lots of satisfied tummies! Soy-free and no-bake options are included.
This Southern-style banana pudding is super creamy and delicious with layers of sweet vanilla pudding, homemade vanilla wafers, fresh banana slices, and dairy-free whipped cream. Best of all, it requires only simple ingredients and under 30 minutes of prep time until this easy vegan dessert is ready to impress!
Whether it’s autumn/ fall or you’re just apple and cinnamon obsessed like me, this vegan gluten-free dessert is the answer to your fall dessert dreams. Combining layers of creamy cheesecake, cinnamon apple filling, and caramel sauce over a simple gluten-free crust, no one would guess this dessert is 100% vegan!
No-Bake and Raw Vegan Desserts
Want to enjoy vegan dessert recipes without touching the oven? No problem! The below healthy dessert ideas are no-bake and/or raw vegan desserts, including vegan ice cream, cheesecake, and more!
No list of best vegan desserts would be complete without ice cream. Ditching the eggs and dairy found in traditional ice cream, this peanut butter nicecream relies on a frozen banana base (and just 3 ingredients in total!) for a super quick and simple healthy dessert treat. Enjoy it alone, with caramel sauce, or to top other healthy vegan desserts!
More? Enjoy a thick, creamy, and rich vegan chocolate ice cream made with a coconut milk and sweet potato base (don’t worry, you can’t taste it!).
This vegan crème caramel is sweet, creamy, and melt-in-the-mouth perfection, perfect for impressing friends and family. You only need 15 minutes of prep and 6 ingredients for this dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free vegan sweet.
While traditional tiramisu is loaded with eggs and dairy, this vegan version has all the flavor and decadence but is 100% egg and dairy-free. As a bonus, it’s gluten-free, too! With layers of fluffy sponge cake fingers, creamy cashew, and coconut-based ‘mascarpone’ and spiked coffee, this is perfect for impressing at dinner parties!
More? If you want to enjoy all the elements of tiramisu but with way less ‘fuss,’ you might prefer these Mini Tiramisu Cups.
This simple vegan cheesecake is melt-in-the-mouth creamy, (optionally) tinged pink, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, healthy, and a fuss-free no-bake dessert! Furthermore, it’s just perfect for Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day!
Making marzipan from scratch is easier than you might think, plus it’s budget-friendly! You’ll need just 3 ingredients and only 5 minutes to prepare this homemade vegan, keto-friendly marzipan recipe!
Whether you want vegan sweets on the go or just prefer your desserts in bite-sized portions, the below cookies, truffles, muffins, and other healthy treat recipes are sure to impress.
These peanut butter truffles contain a creamy sweet PB center, coated with a dark chocolate shell, perfect as a high-protein, bite-sized treat that is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan!
Made with homemade white chocolate and creamy peanut butter, this easy vegan dessert is super simple to prepare and can be made sugar-free and with different fillings!
Vegan baking doesn’t need to be complicated. All you need is one bowl and simple ingredients for these one-bowl flourless double chocolate chip fudge cookies. They’re super soft, chewy, and fudgy!
More? If you love cookies, make sure to check out all of my vegan cookie recipes.
Moist, delicious vegan blueberry muffins, made with simple pantry ingredients and refreshing blueberries. Perfect to make ahead and enjoy in your lunch box, on the go, or as a quick afternoon treat. These muffins are gluten-free, dairy-free, eggless, refined sugar-free, and great for kids! Make sure to check out my other vegan muffin recipes.
With just 8 ingredients and a simple process, you can make a homemade version of this chocolate hazelnut candy with little effort.
These 2-ingredient condensed milk truffles are rich, fudgy, versatile, and ready with just minutes of hands-on prep. Now that’s a lazy vegan dessert anyone can appreciate!
Vegan Cake Recipes
Last but certainly not least, some simple and delicious vegan baking recipes. This selection of cakes is not only all vegan AND gluten-free, but they’re still moist, and ready to impress vegans and non-vegans alike!
This vegan cinnamon coffee cake is sweet, buttery, and packed with cinnamon flavor and a moreish cinnamon streusel topping. Perfect for enjoying with a cup of coffee or tea. Furthermore, it’s gluten-free and optionally refined sugar-free.
This vegan coconut cake is tender, moist, and jam-packed with creamy coconut flavor, like a Raffaello in cake form! Better yet, it’s oil-free, refined-sugar-free, and has a sweet potato frosting. So enjoy this vegan cake recipe for birthdays and afternoon tea!
When I say that you’d never guess this chocolate cake is packed with zucchini, I mean it. However, the hidden veggie helps to make a truly fudgy and moist vegan, gluten-free chocolate cake, all topped off with a rich and moreish sweet potato frosting. This crowd-pleasing healthy vegan dessert is also oil-free and refined sugar-free!
This healthy vegan carrot cake with a sugar-free (keto) icing is just perfect for Easter but can be enjoyed throughout the year. It’s incredibly soft, moist, and very delicious!
More? Want a no-bake version? Check out these sugar-free carrot cake bars.
This vegan chocolate cake is moist and flavorful – yet not only healthier than regular chocolate cake but also gluten-free, and egg-free!
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Below is one of my favorite vegan pie recipes, a light, and creamy Blueberry Cheesecake Pie. Enjoy!
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Vegan Desserts: Blueberry Cheesecake Pie
Vegan Cheesecake Layer:
- You can watch the video in the post for visual instructions.Soak the cashews overnight or boil them for about 15 minutes until they are soft.Also, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Process all pie crust ingredients in a food processor until the dough is slightly sticky. Transfer the dough to a parchment-lined 6-7 inch (15-18 cm) pie pan (or spring-form). Spread it evenly across the bottom of the pan and 2-3 inches (5-7 cm) up the sides.
- Bake the pie crust for 18-20 minutes, then allow it to cool at room temperature while preparing the cheesecake/cream pie filling.
- To prepare the filling, process all the filling ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy.
- Pour the filling over the crust, smooth down with a spatula, and chill in the freezer for 45-60 minutes to set.
- Transfer all ingredients for the blueberry compote to a small pan, bring to a boil and let the mixture simmer on low heat for 3-5 minutes. Then remove from the heat and leave to cool.
- Pour the blueberry compote over the cream layer and enjoy this delicious blueberry cheesecake pie! Store leftovers in the fridge or freeze.
- Almond flour: You can use shredded unsweetened coconut instead of almond flour. You should process the shredded coconut in an electric coffee/spice grinder or food processor.
- Ground nuts: You can use any nuts/seeds of choice, e.g. peanuts, hazelnuts, almond, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, etc.
- For a firmer filling: The filling of this blueberry cheesecake pie is fairly loose and super creamy. I like it this way; however, if you’d prefer it to be firmer, you can use agar powder by cooking 1 tsp agar powder with the coconut milk for 3-5 minutes, then blend with the remaining filling ingredients and chill.
- Please read the blog post for a soy-free version.
- Recipe serves 8. Nutrition facts are for one serving.
Nutrition information is an estimate and has been calculated automatically