This week, the spotlight is shining on Nicole Dunai of Sweet Like Cocoa. Nicole has always had a sweet tooth, and her love for desserts and treats inspired her to create her own, which turned into her blog Sweet Like Cocoa. The goal of her blog is to create recipes that are simple, quick, and of course delicious. She believes that food is incredibly powerful at making people happy and come together.

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1. Midnight Mint Mocha Brownies

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All the flavor of your favorite frappuccino, in vegan brownie form! These fudgey mocha brownies are topped with a deliciously smooth mint frosting and dusted with minted sugar! Fudgey, chocolatey, coffee infused brownies, covered in vegan mint buttercream frosting and topped with minty sugar. If you’re a mint chocolate lover, these are legit going to be your new fave!

2.  Coconut Banana Bread

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Take your traditional banana bread up a notch with this amazing Coconut banana bread! Coconut makes for such a great addition in this easy, moist, incredibly delicious vegan loaf!


3. Blueberry Coffee Cake Loaf 

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This easy vegan blueberry coffee cake is moist, fruity, and extremely delicious – it’s the perfect breakfast or snack loaf!

4. Pumpkin Spice Donuts

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These quick and easy Vegan Pumpkin Spice Donuts topped with maple glaze and cinnamon sugar are the absolute perfect Fall treat for all donut lovers!


5. Easy Pumpkin Carrot Muffins 

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These vegan muffins made exclusively with oat flour, filled with fresh carrot, require no oil, and contain all that pumpkin goodness you will love. They’re even topped with pumpkin seeds! Adding in that carrot is just, mmm. Pumpkin carrot anything is so good. These would be the perfect addition to a school or work lunch, or as an accompaniment to a homemade vegan pumpkin spice latte, anyone? YES. This pumpkin season is already shaping up to be a delicious one!


6. Apple Oatmeal Bars

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Everything you love about traditional apple pie, in an easy bar form! These Apple Oatmeal Bars are vegan AND gluten free, and will surely satisfy all your apple pie cravings.

7. Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

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Cinnamon apple chips are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy and crunchy and delicious. The good news is that these are so simple to make. Slice, season and bake. That is all. That is all that stands in your way of fresh, homemade, healthy apple chips.


8. Orange Cranberry Doughnuts 

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These baked donuts are the perfect addition to your winter dessert or breakfast menu! These donuts are super simple to make and are loaded with fresh cranberries and tonnes of yummy orange goodness!

9. Chocolate Oreo Cake

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Oreos are awesome because they’re cookies, they bring back childhood memories, AND they’re vegan. Chocolate cake plus Oreos equals a GOOD time that no one will want to miss. The chocolate cake itself is super simple and easy, nothing crazy. Applesauce is substituted for oil in the cake in an attempt to mildly mitigate the caloric load of all them Oreos.

10. Banana Cream Pie

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Caramelized bananas smothered in creamy homemade vegan pudding sit atop a nutty walnut crust in this delicious banana cream pie. A thick layer of coconut whip cream tops off this delectable summer dessert. Layers of yum on yum on yum compound to make for slices of pure heaven.

Be sure to check out Nicole’s recipes on our site, as well as her blog! You can also find her recipes on the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day.