There’s often a misconception that giving up gluten or dairy means giving up so much comforting, enjoyable taste and texture. While it’s true that a new, gluten-free lifestyle may mean giving up old habits and meals, it does not mean there is no way to mimic or get the same taste and texture of your favorite sweet treats. Check out these rockin’ gluten-free dessert recipes that also happen to be vegan, so almost everyone in your life can enjoy these together.
1. Raw Vegan Lemon and Fig Cheesecake
The sweet, fruity flavor of the figs pairs delicately with the lemon in this cheesecake, while the cashews help create an unbelievable creaminess your taste buds will love. This impressive cake looks as amazing as it tastes.
2. Gluten Free Mocha Ice Cream Sandwich
This frozen sweet treat is the perfect vegan snack to cool down on a hot day. There are several steps to creating this sandwich, but the end result of gluten-free, dairy-free cool goodness is worth it.
3. Pumpkin Mousse Tarts
These pumpkin tarts are perfect for your Halloween bash, but they can certainly be enjoyed any time of the year. The decadent chocolate shortbread crust and pumpkin mousse filling are complete with a chocolate ganache.
4. Peanut Butter and Banana S’mores
Yes, you read that correctly — this dessert is like taking a campfire s’mores and squishing a banana in the middle. Best of all, it’s 100 percent vegan and gluten free.
5. Raw Vegan Pineapple and Goji Berry Tart
These delicious tarts are good for the digestive system. The pineapple is loaded with bromelain, a mixture of powerful digestive enzymes, which combined with amylase and lipase help break down starch and fats.
6. Vegan Fig Newton Clones
If you loved having a snack of Fig Newton fig cookies before you gave up gluten and/or dairy, behold the veganized version of this favorite dessert. This clone is made with coconut milk, applesauce, brown rice flour and chia seeds.
7. Pumpkin Ice Cream and Brownie Parfait
You’ll need an ice cream maker and a blender for this recipe. The creamy pumpkin ice cream is made with coconut milk while the brownie contains delicious peanut butter and raw cacao powder.
8. Rose Water Cupcakes
Using gluten-free flour can be a tough undertaking in the kitchen, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this recipe, which calls for yummy ingredients like hemp or soy milk, applesauce and a fig.
9. Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake
The delicious crust of this dessert is made with hazelnut meal and cocoa powder, while the filling contains cashews, hazelnut butter, coconut oil and cocoa powder. Top it off with a chocolate sauce.
10. Coconut Lime Cream Pie
This rich and refreshing cheesecake contains a sweetened pistachio crust filled with coconut lime custard. It’s perfect for a summer party or to cool down on a hot afternoon.
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