Just because you are on a vegan diet, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your dessert! There are tons of amazing recipes that are completely plant-based and dairy-free, and also allow you to indulge your sweet tooth. Here are some different options when you want a vegan dessert.
Lemon bars are great because they satisfy most cravings. You get a delicious dessert that is fresh and not too rich, but has both a fruity and tart taste to it. You can make a vegan lemon bar recipe with no dairy or eggs, which is amazing! You want to use vegan butter of course, with some sugar, lemon zest, and flour. For the curd of the lemon bars, lemon juice, sugar, powdered sugar, and some tofu will work great to make it creamy. Don’t forget a little cornstarch and vanilla extract in the curd of your lemon bars.
Fruit cobbler is another fruity vegan dessert that is sweet and very satisfying. You can serve it on its own or with a bowl of nice cream you have made ahead of time. Choose the type of cobbler you want to make, whether it is a classic peach cobbler or something like an exotic fruit cobbler with papaya, mango, and dragon fruit in it. Peel and dice all of your fruit and set it aside. You will mix the fruit with white or coconut sugar, spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, and a little bit of your preferred flour. You can then make the topping with sugar, vanilla extract, coconut oil, baking powder, non-dairy milk, and some almond flour.
Who doesn’t love cheesecake? The problem is that many people on a vegan diet think they will never enjoy it again. However, don’t forget you can find vegan versions of just about any ingredient you want, and that includes eggs, milk, and cheese. For a vegan cheesecake, you will be using coconut milk, agave nectar or maple syrup, lemon juice, and some coconut oil, plus some ground raw cashews. You can use a traditional crust or go more natural with dates and walnuts that are blended together. Keep it as a regular cheesecake, or add your own fruit topping. Typically combining diced fruit with maple syrup or nectar and some sugar will turn it into the perfect fruit topping for your plant-based cheesecake.
Experiment with your favorite recipes and find alternatives to non-vegan ingredients.