Vegan Dessert — A Case For Plant Based

A Case For Plant Based
4 min readJun 19, 2020

So far, we have talked about vegan appetizers and snacks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Now it’s time to talk about the most popular course! Let’s dive into vegan dessert. 🌱

Vegan baking is a bit different without the use of eggs. Butter and milk, however, are easily substituted since there are vegan replacements available in grocery stores. (Earth Balance and Miyokos are my favorite vegan butters).

Instead of eggs, common replacements for baking include aquafaba, flax egg (ground flaxseed mixed with water), mashed banana, silken tofu, and applesauce. For more information on vegan baking substitutes, check out my Pinterest page here.

As before, I’ve curated a list of my favorite recipes for you to try, and I hope you enjoy them as much as we did! You can also find additional recipes on my vegan desserts Pinterest page.

If you have never tried black bean brownies, they have a different texture than regular brownies, but are actually quite good!

All you need is a food processor and a few ingredients; within minutes, you’ve got a delicious dessert!

My second favorite fall dessert (check the next article for my #1 😉 ) Any guesses what it is?

I prefer really moist cookies, so I add extra pumpkin puree.

You guys, I cannot emphasize enough how much baking stresses me out. Like majorly. Chocolate lava cake is my absolute favorite dessert of all time, and I’ve always struggled with making it well-both before going vegan and with a vegan recipe. It’s so much better when someone else makes it!

Years ago at my bridal shower hosted by my husband’s aunts and grandma, they made chocolate lava cake for dessert. It was the best I’ve ever had. I still dream about that cake! Hopefully someday I can recreate a vegan version that is just as good. 🤞

Did you even know this was a thing?? Aquafaba is the liquid in canned chickpeas. When whipped with a hand mixer, it eventually develops texture and form like a meringue or whipped cream. Crazy, huh?!

Personally, my husband and I preferred the coconut whipped cream over the aquafaba. Give them both a try! It really is a lot of fun to play around with new cooking techniques. 🤗

Umm, yum!! I had never cooked with dates before, and the caramel sauce turned out great! Really delicious and super easy to make.

The perfect combination of tart, sweet, and refreshing! 🍋

For an easy, quick snack, I love having a little dark chocolate mixed with nuts.

Store bought desserts and sweet treats

Did you know some popular ice cream brands (like Ben & Jerry’s) are now offering dairy free and vegan options? You can find the list here. You’re welcome. 😉

Check out these links for common vegan:

Yep, even Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies are vegan! For me personally, my favorite guilty pleasures are Equal Exchange chocolate chips, Nada Moo ice cream, So Delicious ice cream sandwiches, and Eat Pastry cookie dough. 😍

So there you have it-vegan desserts! Have you tried vegan chocolate chips before? (Spoiler alert: they taste “normal.”) Have you tried a dairy free vegan ice cream?

Next week I’ll be sharing my all-time favorite vegan recipes with you. In the meantime, tell us something new you’ve learned about vegan cooking or baking in the comments below! 🌱

Originally published at on June 19, 2020.