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While it seems like nothing is ever going to take pumpkin spice off its throne, a new fall flavor is on the rise.

Reported by Refinery29, Jenna Layden, a member of the Whole Foods product development team, forecasts maple as the next big fall flavor trend. We’ve already seen it in Starbucks’ newest addition to their fall flavor lineup, the Maple Pecan Latte (which sadly, cannot be made vegan), but according to Layden, “We have seen, for the last five years an increase in product launches with maple. The trend is growing.”

We have to say, we here at One Green Planet are big fans of maple as a fall flavor and can’t wait to see what plant-based, maple-flavored products will roll out into stores in the coming months. If you’re like us and can’t wait, or if you just love to make homemade treats at home, then we’ve got some maple-infused desserts in store for you! We searched the Food Monster App to bring you some of our top picks:

1. Maple Peanut Butter BlondiesMaple Peanut Butter Blondies

Only seven ingredients, one bowl, and half an hour’s time, these Maple Peanut Butter Blondies by Medha Swaminathan  are no-stress, but totally delicious.T hey’re extremely moist, fudgy, and packed with maple and peanut butter — hello, fall bliss!

2. No-Bake Maple Pumpkin CheesecakeNo Bake Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake 1

Delicious spiced pumpkin, creamy cashews, and maple syrup … you really can’t go wrong with this No-Bake Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake by Priscilla Soler. Once you’ve made the creamy filling, simply set it atop the sticky date-nut crust and pop it into the freezer! The hardest part is waiting for it to set, but trust us, the results are well worth it!

3. Maple Zucchini Doughnuts With Date Frosting Maple Sweetened Zucchini Doughnuts With Date Frosting [Vegan]


The only way to make zucchini bread better would be to make in into a doughnut, so here you go! These Maple Zucchini Doughnuts With Date Frosting by Dora Daily are baked rather than fried so they are really just like cake in the form of a doughnut — and we’ll eat cake for breakfast any (or every) day of the week.

4. Almond Maple Crunch TrufflesRaw Almond Maple Crunch Truffles [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

These delicious, addictive Almond Maple Crunch Truffles by Amy Lyons are made with a raw almond butter base, sweetened by dates and maple, with crunchy buckwheat groat center. As you take the first bite, it’s likely that they will remind you of rice crispy treats, only better. To make them even more amazing, they are bathed in a crave-worthy dark chocolate coating. Just try and stop at only one.

5. Chocolate-Dipped Maple MeringuesChocolate Dipped Maple 'Meringues' [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

These Chocolate Dipped Meringues by Sarah Pether are made possible with aquafaba. They have maple syrup in place of icing sugar for a healthier kind of sweetness. The treats are dipped in decadent dark chocolate. Yum!

For more maple-infused recipes, stop by our vegan maple recipes page!

If you’re looking for more delicious and seasonal plant-based recipes, then we highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!

Lead image source: No-Bake Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake

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