You’ve heard the cliché saying “stressed spelled backwards is desserts.” It’s silly, but the truth is desserts make us happy! They’re tasty, comforting, pretty, and fun to make! And they don’t always have to be indulgent. You could always make healthy desserts with minimal plant-based ingredients and still feel like you’re eating a luxurious treat. This year we brought you tons of dessert recipes, and now we’re bringing you best of the year!
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1. Cherry Oats Squares With Macadamia Nut Icing and Blueberry Sauce
The name of this Cherry Oats Squares recipe by Gunjan Dudani might sound a little long but trust me it’s a very simple yet delicious dessert with lots of health with which you will never go wrong. You simply can’t go wrong with the combination of cherries and oats baked into delicious and delightful squares.
2. Maple Baklava Cheesecake
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This Maple Baklava Cheesecake by Gretchen Price is a truly decadent dessert. This middle eastern pastry is known for it’s richness. Flaky layers of Phllyo dough packed with nuts and the signature syrup drenching every morsel.
3. 4-Ingredient Lemon Pudding
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This vegan 4-Ingredient Lemon Pudding by Jesse Lane Lee is like an oasis for people who take the lemony desserts seriously. It’s creamy, tangy, and refreshing! If you look forward to your morning lemon water, then you will love this recipe! It’s perfect for filling vanilla cupcakes or spreading or sandwiching between two vegan sugar cookies. This vegan lemon pudding is also so simple to make! With only four ingredients and a few minutes, you’ll have a tasty treat that will make your lips pucker and your stomach happy.
4. Pink Strawberry Cake
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Valentines is coming up and what better time to make a ‘pretty in pink’ cake than now? This Pink Strawberry Cake by Holly Jade is moist, light, fluffy and delicious. With a burst of fresh strawberries and a delightful pastel pink cake, it’s not only gorgeous on the eyes, but tastebuds too!
5. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Cookies
If you’re searching for the most effortless timeless cookie, you’re going to love these vegan 3-Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Cookies by Gabrielle St. Claire! They are quick, easy, feature only 3 ingredients as the base, uses only staple ingredients, takes minutes to throw together, has no added sugar, no white flour, no eggs, can easily be made in bulk, perfect for any season and you can even skip the chocolate drizzle for an even more effortless cookie!
6. Baklava Custard Tart
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This Baklava Custard Tart from Incredible Plant-Based Desserts can easily become your favorite recipe Just like conventional baklava, this tart has loads of nuts, crispy filo pastry, and multiple layers. This is taken to the next level, as well. Instead of thickening the custard with eggs, this recipe cornstarch which is much easier to use! The subtle vanilla and sweetness from the custard perfectly complements a punchy and flavorsome baklava filling.
7. 1 Bowl Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
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8. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
These easy and delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars by Angelina Papanikolaou are thick, chewy, and highly addicting. Made with simple ingredients, this oatmeal bar recipe will become a family favorite! If you aren’t baking your cookies into bars, you are in for a treat! Is there anything better than a cookie recipe that requires very little effort and half the prep time?
9. Salted Caramel Ice Cream
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All you need to make this delicious Salted Caramel Ice Cream by Mitra Shirmohammadi is 6 wholesome ingredients you probably already have in the pantry! The sweetness and caramel flavor are coming from dates that are also key to the creamy consistency along with cashews and coconut milk.
10. Millionaire’s Bars
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Traditionally, Millionaire’s Bars got their name from their decadent layers, which makes it the perfect rich dessert for any occasion! Just imagine a chewy crust, super fudgy cashew caramel and a crunchy chocolate coat on top – this recipe by Kirsten Kaminski is what dreams are made of.
11. Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Chia Pudding
A deliciously healthy and decadent Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Chia Pudding recipe by Taryn Fitz-Gerald that is perfect for breakfast, or spruced up to create a jaw dropping dessert. Using only a handful of ingredients, this recipe is simple, affordable, nutritious and so good!
12. Cinnamon Apple Dessert Tacos
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These Cinnamon Apple Dessert Tacos by Gabrielle St. Claire are the kind of indulgent treat you’d encounter at the world’s greatest food festival… Except you can make these at home and the only line you’ll be waiting on is the one at the grocery store. They have a crispy fried tortilla shell that sparkles from the cinnamon sugar coating, a warm apple pie filling, and a topping of coconut whipped cream dusted with cinnamon that you should absolutely go overboard on. Crunchy, sweet, warm, and indulgent, this dessert is absolutely unforgettable.
13. Chocolate Chia Puddings
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Decadent, simple and packed with fibre, magnesium, potassium, calcium, protein and iron, these Chocolate Chia Puddings by Julie Zimmer can be assembled in no time. Made with 100% cacao powder, chia seeds, medjool dates, almond milk and low fat coconut milk, they are a chocolate treat that’s healthy. One cup before working out at the gym will give you a boost!
14. Pull-Apart Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bread
Warning: This Pull-Apart Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bread from Naturally Sweet Vegan Treats is so yummy that it is hard to stop at one piece. However, with just 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of sweetener in the entire tray of 24 rolls, you can definitely enjoy another slice. This is my family’s answer to the triangular pull-apart oat bread that can be found on supermarket shelves in stores across Sweden. The store-bought variety contains three types of sugar in the form of white sugar, syrup and added fruit sugar even though oat bread is not considered a sweet bread. And, to be very honest, I really do prefer our moist, fluffy and far-less-sweet version. The chocolate chips are entirely optional, of course, and this bread is wonderful without them, too. Currants and walnuts make wonderful alternative add-ins. Left plain, this bread is perfect for savory sandwiches or to serve toasty and warm with a bowl of soup. Whip up a tray and delight friends and family with this wonderful addition to any breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea spread!
15. Pumpkin Sheet Cake
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This Pumpkin Sheet Cake by Gabrielle St. Claire needs no pitch, because it’s just all that and more! It’s easy, has minimal ingredients, affordable, packs tons of pumpkin, has aesthetic appeal, perf for fall, such a breeze compared to icing a full
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