The New Year marks a beautiful opportunity to get experimental in the kitchen and start making new, delicious, healthy vegan recipes. We have prepared some healthy vegan dessert ideas to start you off.
There is a misconception that it’s difficult to create truly yummy vegan sweets and healthy vegan desserts using only vegan ingredients and vegan baking products.
We’re here to set the score right on this. We’ll prove that you can cook delicous, healthy, and easy vegan desserts using only vegan baking products and that the results can be as tasty - if not even tastier - as if you were using the old dairy alternatives.
Here are 9 of our favorite easy vegan desserts along with the recipes and products you’ll need to get stuck into in the New Year.
No matter how old we are, it’s a universally accepted truth that soft, warm cookie dough is one of the most mouth-watering dessert options out there. This Cookie Dough Recipe is super simple, and you can whip up one of these vegan desserts in minutes.
This edible cookie dough is extremely gooey and melty, with that added contrast of textured, ever-so-slightly-salty dough. All you need are four basic ingredients and just a few minutes, making this one of those very easy-to-make vegan desserts. Simply mix flour, sugar, butter, and chocolate chips for an absolutely delectable dessert or vegan sweet snack.
Brownies aren’t reserved for the dairy-lovers anymore. Thanks to a host of non-dairy ingredients, you can make vegan brownies just as delicious as their dairy-resplendent cousins, only much healthier!
The ingredients in our Vegan Brownies Recipe are so clean and low-calorie that we are sticking our necks out to say that brownies (yes, even brownies!) have become one of our healthy vegan dessert ideas.
This vegan dessert is one of our absolute favorites. Oozy, gooey, chocolatey brownies in just 35 minutes!
Here’s what you need: 4 tablespoons of ground flax, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup of unsweetened cacao powder, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1 cup non-dairy chocolate chips.
Eggnog is historically known as egg milk punch and you can make it with or without alcohol. We’ve included bourbon in our recipe because we love the spiced flavor it brings to this delicious vegan dessert, but this Eggnog Recipe is just as delicious without it.
This creamy, sweet, drink or dessert is predominantly consumed in the United States and Canada over the Christmas holiday period. We love it all year round, due to its addictive richness and suggest you make it one of your New Year’s vegan desserts whenever and wherever you fancy!
Try our vegan eggnog for a tasty treat to keep you warm at your next get-together. You can whip this up in minutes as it's one of our easy-to-make vegan desserts.
Here’s what you need: 3 cups Organic Coconut Milk or your favorite dairy-free milk, 1 cup Coconut Cream, 1/2 cup raw cashews, 2/3 cup of white sugar, 1tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg and 3/4 cup (180ml) Bourbon (this is optinal).
Mango Sticky Rice
This is one of our favorite healthy vegan dessert ideas.
Mango Sticky Rice is a traditional Southeast Asian and South Asian dessert. Traditionally this dessert is cooked through a steaming technique or by stuffing bamboo with the rice and roasting on an open fire. Fortunately, you can recreate using just a pot and burner.
The natural sweetness of the coconut milk lends to the mouth-watering flavors and adds to the sticky texture, which makes this dessert irresistible.
Here’s what you need: 1 cup Thai sweet rice (aka sticky rice), 1 1/2 cups water, divided, 1 (13.5-ounce) can of organic coconut milk, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 4 to 5 tablespoons brown sugar, to taste, and 1 to 2 ripe mangoes.
Here is our unbelievably tasty Blackberry Crumble Recipe which is also one of our healthy vegan dessert ideas. This combines the natural sharpness of blackberries with the sweet crunch of a crumble to create a mouthwatering vegan dessert.
A fun fact about crumble which you might not have known: crumbles became mainstream in Britain during World War II due to a shortage of pastry ingredients as a consequence of rationing! A frugal alternative which became one of the best-loved desserts!
Here's what you need: 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tsp lemon juice, 3 tbsp water, 1 scoop plant-based vanilla protein powder, 1 1/2 tbsp almond meal, 2 tsp chia seeds, and 2 cups blackberries.
Chocolate Protein Mousse
Made from tofu, maple syrup, dark chocolate and salt, this mousse is as clean as it is scrumptious, making it one of our healthy vegan dessert ideas.
It’s hard to believe that something so packed with protein and goodness could also be so delicious, but this Chocolate Protein Mousse really does live up to all our expectations of vegan desserts. Add some raspberries or pears for a fruity twist.
Moist, zesty and topped with a sweet, creamy frosting. Who wouldn't fall in love with this Vegan Carrot Cake? Perfect for tea parties, afternoon snacks or vegan desserts, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and bake one of our favorite vegan dishes of all time.
Here are some of the vegan baking products you’ll need: 2 cups of All-Purpose Flour, 1 tsp Baking Powder, 1 tsp Baking Soda, 1/2 tsp Salt, 2 tsp Frontier Co-op Ground Cinnamon, 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg, 2 and 1/3 cups Grated Carrot, 1 and 1/2 cups Brown Sugar, 2 Flax Eggs (2 tbsp Ground Flaxseed Meal with 6 tbsp Water), 1/2 cup Canola Oil, 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 cup Chopped Walnuts (Optional), 4oz tub vegan cream cheese, 10oz powdered sugar and 3 tbsp lemon juice.
Gooey Chocolate Banana Bread
It’s all in the title with this recipe. A delicious, gooey, Chocolate Banana Bread you can eat at almost any time of the day. We are obsessed with how rich, moist and moreish this is.
Here are the vegan baking products you need: 4 big bananas (or 5 small), 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3/4 cups brown sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 cup chocolate chips, 2 tbs plant-based milk, 1/4 cup seed oil, and 1 1/4 cup AP flour.
Chocolate Pie With Cherry Filling
Chocolate pie with a contrasting zesty, cherry filling. This is a slightly unusual take on the mama’s pie recipes, but it is one of our all-time favorite desserts. Enjoy with non-dairy ice cream or melted chocolate.
Here’s what you need: 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour, 6 tbsp Sugar, 1/4 cup Unsweetened cocoa, 1 tsp Salt, 1 cup Vegan Butter, 5 tbsp Ice Water, Extra flour for dusting, 2 can Cherry filling, 1 tsp sugar and 1 tbsp Coconut Oil.
That’s A Wrap
We hope you’ve enjoyed our healthy vegan dessert ideas and are feeling inspired by such a lovely range of simple, easy vegan desserts. Whether it’s vegan sweets, vegan drinks, or vegan desserts, there is something for anyone who wants to try dairy-alternative baking this New Year.