Nowadays, there are so many fun veganized versions of foods traditionally made with animal products: cheese, meat, ice cream, and even eggs! For those of us who are allergic to nuts, it can get a bit frustrating finding these new products as many companies use nuts as their base. Ice cream, butter, fudge, you name it – there are multiple vegan companies and recipes that use nuts in the base. Fortunately, there are still so many options without nuts that are just as tasty and satisfying. We’ve found 15 delicious, nut-free, and vegan desserts for you to try next time you need something a little sweet.
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1. Champagne Cake With Roasted Blueberries
This Champagne Cake With Roasted Blueberries by Emily Fraser is perfect for celebrating! Not only is it gorgeous, but champagne is literally baked right into the spongey layers. It’s also studded with roasted blueberries and slathered in a creamy, vanilla-blueberry frosting. Yum!
2. Cherry Liqueur Chocolate Cups
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These Cherry Liqueur Chocolate Cups by Stefani Weiss are very chocolaty, perfectly sweetened, cherry-infused, and incredibly delicious! Plus they are low FODMAP and dairy-free! The best thing about these Cherry Liqueur Chocolate Cups, apart from being very delicious, is how easy they are to make! The combo of chocolate, cherries, and alcohol is just next level irresistible.
3. Perfect Vegan Brownies
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The toppings on these Perfect Vegan Brownies by Natasa Christofidou are crumbled Oreo biscuits, however, feel free to replace that with another biscuit of your choice. You could use anything from lotus biscuits, to bourbons, and even choc chip cookies on top if you want to be more extravagant.
4. Funfetti Whoopie Pies
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5. Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Sundae With Raspberry Mint Sauce
This is a super simple recipe for Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Sundae with Raspberry Mint Sauce by Julie Van den Kerchove. It makes the perfect healthy snack or dessert for this time of the year and you only need a handful of ingredients. When it’s really hot outside, I sometimes even have it for lunch!
6. Peach Crumb Cake
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This Peach Crumb Cake by Petra Vogel is super tasty and fun to make! Plus, you can switch the fruit out to whatever you’re feeling. It’s versatile and so great for summer. You have to try this peach crumb cake.
7. 4-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding
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Chocolate lovers rejoice! This 4-Ingredient Chocolate Pudding by Helynn Dunn is so rich, so creamy and has so much chocolatey goodness you will be hearing choirs of angels sing as you take your first bite. Okay, well maybe that’s not exactly true. But, wow! This one’s a winner.
8. Matcha Filled Doughnuts (Sufganiyot)
9. Banana Split Sugar-Dusted Beignets
These Banana Split Sugar-Dusted Beignets by Lauren Hartmann are a tribute to New Orleans. These beignets taste just like the ones from Café Du Monde. This version is even more awesome by drowning them in chocolate powdered sugar, banana powdered sugar and strawberry powdered sugar. They taste just like a banana split! Reprinted with permission from Southern Vegan by Lauren Hartmann, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Lauren Hartmann and Julie Grace
10. Blueberry Pie With a Heart-Healthy Crust
11. Spiced Pear Turnovers
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These Vegan Spiced Pear Turnovers by Shanika Graham-White are nothing short of flaky, perfectly sweet, and bursting with comforting spice flavors, both inside + out. An all buttery pastry and delicious filling, these turnovers are a true crowd-pleaser! All Vegan ingredients and easy to make.
12. Chocolate Chip Churro Cheesecake Pop Tarts
No pop tart could ever stand up to these Chocolate Chip Churro Cheesecake Pop Tarts by Tori Cooper. They’re perfectly flaky on the pastry part, the filling is creamy and cheesecakey (not to mention studded with tons of chocolate chips!), then they’re covered with all the cinnamon/sugar goodness of a churro and drizzled in a little icing for cosmetic appeal and good measure. You know you need these in your life.
13. Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Super easy Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies by Jennifer Strohmeyer that are made with spelt flour. These cookies are lightly sweetened with maple syrup and organic unrefined brown sugar. These cookies will brighten up your day with just one bite.
14. Red Velvet Cupcakes
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This Vegan Tiramisu by ThePlantbasedSchool has fluffy layers consisting of a homemade sponge cake and a soft cream made from vegan yogurt and tofu: it’s simple and it’s delicious! It is served cold and it is adored for its creaminess and bittersweet taste. The perfect mixture of contrasting flavors in each layer makes this dessert a true delight. Throughout centuries, Tiramisu has been changed and interpreted in many different ways – and this version is completely cheese-free, nut-free, and egg-free.
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
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- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
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- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
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