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It doesn’t matter which food lifestyle you choose we all need a tasty dessert or a treat to look forward to from time to time.
And the same is true if you decide to go plant-based.
After all it’s about a healthy eating lifestyle not a restrictive diet.
Which is why today I’ve rounded up some delicious, decadent and totally healthy desserts that even your non-plant friends will love to eat.
If you’re living the whole foods, oil-free, sugar-free lifestyle don’t forget to tweak the recipes accordingly if needed: choose 100% pure maple syrup instead of agave or honey, switch oil for water or veggie broth and use grain-sweetened chocolate chips or cacao powder instead of chocolate.
And don’t forget that even healthy desserts and treats need to be eaten in moderation. Because unfortunately even plant-based desserts aren’t calorie free!
Whole Food Plant-Based Desserts
No Churn, Dairy-Free Creamy Almond Butter Ice Cream
You don't need an ice cream machine for this recipe because this delicious almond-butter ice cream is rich and creamy and totally no churn.
Banana Bread Cookies
If you have kids who enjoy spending time with you in the kitchen you'll enjoy making (and then eating) these banana bread cookies together! They're perfect for using up those slightly over-ripe bananas.
Rainbow fruit and black rice parfait
For a totally decadent looking vegan dessert that would go down a storm at a dinner party you have to try this rainbow fruit and black rice parfait!
Easy Baked Cheesecake
Did you know that dairy free doesn't have to mean that cheesecake is off bounds? This baked version has no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, no gluten, no grains, no oil, no soy and no pumpkins… it's kinda the most allergy friendly cheesecake you could ever hope to meet!
Banana Bread with Maple Glaze
Here's another banana bread recipe for you, this time you make it in loaf form and drizzle it with a oh so tasty maple glaze.
Cauliflower Chocolate Pudding
What do you do if you have a picky child who refuses to eat their veggies? Make them this delicious looking chocolate pudding of course… they'll never know it's made with cauliflower!
Cherry Vanilla Swirl Cake Bites
These tasty cheesecake bites are egg and dairy free and thanks to your blender are super easy to make. They're really rich so you only need a bite-sized piece to get your fill!
The Best Little Snack Cookies to Nibble!
If you love a good cookie to nibble on try these vegan cookies which are packed full with nuts, oats, seeds and chocolate. They're perfect for dessert, afternoon snack… or even breakfast!
The Healthiest Chocolate Cupcakes
These healthy chocolate cupcakes are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, sugar-free, nut-free, and so decadent. [Shame they're not calorie free – but hey we can't have everything!]
Apple Nachos Supreme!
Apple nachos aren’t a new idea. But these are unique because of the toppings. They have a date-sweetened caramel drizzle, and popcorn for added sweet/salty appeal!
Gluten-free pear & banana loaf
It's ok to share one more banana bread recipe right? Because this one also has tasty pears in, and it's gluten-free!
Spicy Vegan Black Bean Brownies
If you were wondering if you'd ever come across a whole-food brownie recipe you're in luck because this chewy, gooey, chocolatey, spicy, not too sweet treat is just what you need in your life!
Berry Soft-Serve (3-ingredients, vegan)
If you need some soft serve to go with those brownies check out this gorgeously coloured berry recipe. It only uses three ingredients and you can whip it up in your blender in about 5 minutes!
Vegan Fudge Recipe
Since I went dairy-free I confess to missing fudge. The rich buttery taste when you bite into a piece… yum… But we don't need to miss out thanks to this scrumptious recipe. It's rich and decadent and you can store it in the freezer and just take out a piece when the craving strikes!
Chickpea cookie dough balls
Chocolate chip cookie dough balls. They're plant-based, they're bite-sized, they're healthy and they keep well in the freezer. What more reasons do you need to try them?
Strawberry Ice Cream
You won't want to miss this very delicious alternative to sugary, dairy ice cream especially since this vegan strawberry ice cream is super easy to make!
Choc Mint Ice cream cakes
Or for a really special treat (like a birthday maybe) you have to try these amazing Choc Mint Ice Cream cakes!
Berry Basil Popsicles
Nothing beats a fruit popsicle on a hot, summer's day. These berry basil popsicles are so wonderfully refreshing and flavourful, they are perfectly sweet, slightly tart and so special with the basil. They just might be the best ever fun fruity summer treat!
If your self-care bucket list for the month includes eating a tasty chocolate treat you need to try this cocoa-avocado mousse. It's rich, it's creamy, it's chocolaty and it only takes 5 minutes to make!
Raw Apple and Blueberry Tarts
And just in case you're an apple pie kinda gal you won't want to miss these raw apple and blueberry tarts. They'll go down a storm at Thanksgiving but they taste so good you will want to eat them all year round!