Healthy Vegan Desserts | 50+ Mouthwatering Vegan Treats

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Today’s post is a roundup of some amazingly delicious and healthy vegan desserts I can almost guarantee you’ll find practically impossible to resist.

These desserts are perfect not only for anyone who’s on a (strict) plant-based diet but for non-vegans alike.

The added bonus is this entire list of vegan desserts are also great for anyone who’s on a weight loss diet or watching their calorie intake.

It still begs the question…

Are Vegan Desserts Healthier?

The answer is Yes and No.

Yes because most of the ingredients found in vegan desserts are made from plant-based products that are generally more wholesome and nutritious in nature.

As long as you can avoid many of the processed or ultra-processed foods, then your treats should be healthier.

On the other hand, truth is too much of anything isn’t a good thing – even for vegan foods!

Just because they’re classified as vegan desserts doesn’t give you an excuse to over-indulge.

So the appropriate answer is Yes, vegan desserts are healthier with the right moderation.

What Desserts Can Vegans Eat? (Substituting for Vegan Ingredients)

Some of the common dessert ingredients tend to be items that aren’t suitable for vegans.

Things like:

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Lard
  • Butter
  • Or any other animal derivatives

Thankfully, there are so many substitutes available to help make sure you stick to your diet (or maybe you’re preparing for someone other than yourself who’s on a vegan diet).

Some excellent vegan substitutes include:

  • Egg replacers, Bananas, flaxseed, etc for eggs
  • Coconut, Almond or Soy milk for regular milk
  • Vegetable oil, Coconut oil, Olive oil for lard
  • Margarines for butter
  • Coconut and Almond four
  • And so on

There’s a long list of substitutes available and there are plenty out there to choose from.

The point I’m trying to make is you have so many options out there to suit your needs but it’ll be wrong of me not to tell you to pay attention to the list of ingredients.

I’ve done my best to sort through the list to make sure every dessert fits the true definition of what a vegan or vegetarian diet is but I can’t assume all tastes or preferences are universal.

Fair enough?

I’m sure you agree.

With that let’s take a look at this incredible list of healthy vegan desserts.

55 Healthy Vegan Desserts You Need to Try

Oh and before I forget, credit goes to the amazing bloggers and chefs who created the recipes for these delicious plant-based treats.

I’m not going to take any credit for all of their hard work in the kitchen and for sharing these with the rest of us.

So as you go through this list if you find any dessert(s) you’ve fallen in love with, please, please with a cherry on top, go say Thanks to that person. 

If you’re looking for something in particular or just want to skim through the list then here’s a quick rundown of all the healthy vegan desserts:

  1. Vegan Brownies
  2. Vegan Coffee Cake
  3. Peanut Salted Caramel Mousse Bars
  4. Vegan Strawberry Lemonade Cake
  5. Vegan Lemon Bars
  6. Vegan Cookie Dough Bars

1 - Vegan Brownies

healthy vegan dessert (vegan brownies)
Source: The Big Man's World

Gotta start off the list with brownies right?

I mean who doesn’t love a rich, chocolatey and black coffee enhanced vegan brownie.

Yes, you read that right – Black coffee!

That’s the secret ingredient in this recipe and I’m sure the melange of flavors will have you running back for seconds.

Nutritional info: 1 Brownie – Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g

Get the full recipe here.

2 - Vegan Coffee Cake

healthy vegan desserts (vegan coffee cake)
Image courtesy of Nora Cooks

Continuing on with the coffee theme…

This is an easy-to-make, melt-in-your-mouth vegan coffee cake sandwiched between 2 layers of a sweet, crumbly streusel.

Perfect for breakfast or brunch. Or both!

Nutritional info: Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g

Get the recipe here.

3 - Peanut Salted Caramel Mousse Bars

Image Courtesy of Natalie Jo

Yup, the name itself is a mouthful but I believe that’s an indication of how amazing this vegan dessert is.

To be honest, I have a bias towards anything with caramel in it.

So I’m betting everything this is as delicious as it sounds.

It’s worth noting that this recipe includes frozen ice cream.

But don’t worry it’s completely dairy free and made from plant-based products courtesy of the folks over at So Delicious.

Nutritional info: 1 Bar – Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 27g

Get the complete recipe here.

4 - Vegan Strawberry Lemonade Cake

Source: Allergylicious

I’m probably going to repeat this several times but any dessert with strawberries gets an instant vote of approval from me.

This vegan treat certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Light, fluffy and melt-in-your mouth deliciousness.

You need to savor this one.

Nutritional info: 1 Serving – Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 24g

Get the complete recipe here.

5 - Vegan Lemon Bars

Vegan Lemon Bars
Image courtesy of Namely Marly

They say lemon is the way to win anyone over..

Okay I made that up.

But these eggless vegan lemon desserts just might have that effect on you or anyone who tries them.

Lemon curd not only provides the texture but adds an amazing flavor to it and the big plus is they’re really easy to make.

Nutritional info: 1 Serving – Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g

Get the complete recipe here.

6 - Vegan Lemon Sugar Cookies

healthy vegan lemon sugar cookies
Image courtesy of Short Girl Tall Order

Here’s one more lemon flavored vegan dessert for the road.

Just giving you options here.

But from what I gather, they truly are the BEST homemade sugar cookies!

Want to put them to the test?

Here’s the recipe.

Nutritional info: 1 Serving – Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.3g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 9.8g

7 - Vegan Cookie Dough Bars

healthy vegan cookie dough bars
Source: Six Vegan Sisters

Okay like seriously who doesn’t indulge in cookie dough?

I mean if you’re allergic then that’s totally understandable.

But if you’re in search for a delicious, no-bake vegan dessert then here’s a treat for you.

Get the recipe here.

8 - Vegan Cookie Dough (#2)

healthy vegan desserts (vegan cookie dough dip)
Image courtesy of Vegan Heaven

As if you didn’t already get enough with the previous one.

Well here’s another alternative.

Can’t say I didn’t over deliver.

Here’s the recipe.

Nutritional info: 1 Serving – Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g

9 - Vegan Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding

Vegan Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding
Image courtesy of Healthier Steps

This is a great way to bring in Caribbean flavors into your home.

Moist, rich and indulgent – the only thing missing is a hammock shaded by palm trees as the tiny sun rays squeak through and the sea breeze whispers by.

Okay I lost track.. back to this amazing vegan dessert.

If you want to try it, get the recipe here.

Nutritional info: 1 Serving – Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g

10 - Vegan (Paleo) Banana Cream Pie

a healthy dessert for vegans - vegan banana cream pie
Source: Whole Kitchen Sink

I’m not sure if decadent is the right word to use here but this dessert is surely bound to leave you (and your guests) very satisfied.

The recipe is coconut flavored which sounds awesome to me but definitely something you want to consider if it’s not your forte.

I still recommend you try it because wow it looks delicious.

Here’s the full recipe.

11 - Vegan Snickerdoodles

Image courtesy of The Simple Veganista

Sweet tooth, holiday treat, lunch snack, you name it, Snickerdoodles are the Swiss army knife of desserts.

This savory cinnamon recipe definitely hits the spot.

And they’re so easy to make you’ll probably end up opening your own cookie shop.

And No, I’m not exaggerating..

You need to try them for yourself.

Nutritional info: 1 Serving (2 cookies) – Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.4g | Protein: 3.2g | Fat: 5.4g

12 - Vegan Apple Pie Bars

Image courtesy of Paleo Running Momma

I’ll defer to the original quote on this one – delicious almond butter crust and crumb top and perfect gooey sweet apple pie filling!

If that didn’t make your mouth water then read it again.

Imagine the fresh aroma coming from the kitchen while you’re baking this or the feeling you’ll get when it’s finally ready and you top it off with some cool vegan ice cream.

That melange of warm and cold, crunch and gooey, all those flavors combining together on your palate…

Just go ahead and get the recipe here.

Nutritional info: 1 Serving – Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g

13 - Vegan Cheesecake

vegan cheesecake
Image courtesy of Loving It Vegan

It’s the salted caramel sauce fudge topping for me.

Yup, this is a creamy vegan cheesecake topped with caramel fudge sauce and a sprinkle of sea salt.

Admittedly after I typed that up, I had to pause for a minute.

This. Is. A. Winner.

Get the recipe here.

Nutritional info: 1 Slice – Calories: 640kcal | Carbohydrates: 54.9g | Protein: 9.3g | Fat: 46.9g

14 - Vegan Tiramisu

vegan tiramisu
Source: Vegan On Board

If you’re anything like myself and not familiar with what Tiramisu is, it’s basically a layered, coffee-flavored Italian dessert.

This vegan alternative uses silken tofu (for the creamy base), coconut milk and plain vegan biscuits like Graham crackers (for the biscuit layer).

If you’re wondering how it’ll taste, here’s the verdict:

Silken tofu is very neutral. The coconut cream adds richness, but the flavors of coffee and cocoa, combined with the sweetness in the cream gently overpower any flavors that don’t belong in tiramisu.

In other words if you love tiramisu, you’ll love this.

Get the recipe here.

Nutritional info: Per serving – Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g

15 - Vegan Mango Pie

healthy vegan dessert (mango pie with vegan jelly)
Source: Ela Vegan

Did you know in general, 74 percent of people like mangoes. But among those who crack their knuckles a lot, only 60 percent like mangoes?Link

There’s no correlation between that and this vegan dessert but I thought it was interesting and couldn’t help but share.

But what you have before you is a light, creamy and gluten-free mango cheesecake tart that’s absolutely delicious.

Yummy, flavorful and healthy. You can’t go wrong with that.

Click here for the recipe.

Nutritional info: Per serving – Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5.7g | Fat: 6.5g

16 - Vegan Creme Brulee

vegan creme brulee
Source: Namely Marly

So the gist of this recipe is it’s much easier to make than the traditional one but still just as delicious.

You only need 7 ingredients and you’ll have yourself a rich and creamy dessert in just about 60 minutes.

And the crunch from the crispy caramelized sugar…

Yeah, sounds like a winner to me.

Get the full recipe here.

Nutritional info: Per serving – Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 28g

17 - Vegan Peanut Butter Pie

vegan peanut butter pie
Source: The Conscious Plant Kitchen

This is a vegan peanut butter pie with a twist.

Instead of the usual tofu or vegan cream cheese, they’ve been substituted for chia seeds.

Perfect if you’re not a huge fan of the soy taste or just have a hard time finding vegan cream cheese at your local store.

Good news is the chia seeds still make the pie just as creamy and are just as healthy.

Click here for the complete recipe.

Nutritional info: Per serving – Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.2g | Protein: 8.3g | Fat: 24.6g

18 - Vegan Key Lime Pie

vegan key lime pie
Source: Basics with Bails

I’ll just leave this here courtesy of the creator:

This Vegan Key Lime Pie Recipe is Gluten Free and made with only 9 ingredients, but tastes just like a traditional key lime pie with the same creamy texture and delicious flavors!

It is a perfect healthy alternative, and is the perfect dessert for gatherings to really WOW your guests!

Get the complete recipe here.

19 - Vegan (Gluten-Free) Banana Bread

vegan creme brulee
Source: The Big Man's World

As it turns out, banana bread was one of the most popular foods during the COVID-19 pandemic.

So popular Well and Good even wrote an article about it.

But pandemic aside, banana bread will always be an amazing comfort food.

It goes very well on its own but can also serve as an amazing complement to just about any other meal.

And this vegan recipe is sure to hit the spot.

Moist, fluffy, soft and tasty – don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Get the recipe here.

Nutritional info: Per serving – Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g

20 - Vegan Churros

healthy vegan desserts (vegan oven baked churros)
Image courtesy of Eat Drink Shrink

I honestly didn’t know vegan churros were a thing.

But I’m glad my ignorance was corrected because these look really good.

Interestingly enough these are actually oven baked so I’m curious about the texture and consistency.

But they’re topped off with Caramel and Chocolate Ganache so i’m sold.

I think you will too.

Click here for the complete recipe.

21 - Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

vegan chocolate chip cookies

I’m sure you were wondering if any chocolate chip recipes would make the cut.

Well I promised you tasty vegan desserts, so here you go.

If you love chocolate chip cookies then I don’t need to do much explaining here.

But I tend to be somewhat picky about the way I like mine (don’t judge) and there’s a particular line from this recipe that really explains how any chocolate chip cookies should be – whether it’s vegan, traditional, or whatever.

It should be soft but not mushy, and firm but not hard.

Any (vegan) cookie that meets that criteria deserves to be eaten.

Get the recipe here.

22 - Vegan Coconut Cake

vegan coconut cake
Image courtesy of Nora Cooks

If you love coconut then rejoice.

This is the ideal treat for you.

All you need is 1 bowl, a few simple ingredients and voila!

A fluffy, light and delicious dessert ready for you to devour.

Get the recipe here.

Nutritional info: Per serving – Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g

23 - Coconut Panna Cotta

vegan coconut panna cotta
Source: Elephantastic Vegan

So sticking with our coconut theme, here’s a vegan panna cotta.

So how do you veganize it?

 You substitute the gelatin for agar powder.

Still rich, creamy and yummy all the same.

And this particular recipe can be topped with a warm blueberry or caramel sauce.

Get the recipe here.

Nutritional info: Per serving – Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 18g

24 - Vegan Flan

healthy vegan dessert (vegan egg nog flan)
Source: Namely Marly

This is a creamy, no tofu flan with hints of nutmeg and topped with golden caramel sauce.

Yeah, licking your chops is the right thing to do right about now.

Go right ahead, I won’t judge.

(Okay maybe it’s just me)

Either way here’s the recipe.

Nutritional info: Per serving – Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g

25 - Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

vegan chocolate cupcake
Source: The Hidden Veggies

Vegan ✔

Delicious ✔

Gluten-Free ✔

Easy to Make ✔

Now that you’re sold, click here for the recipe.

Nutritional info: Per serving – Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g

26 - Vegan Oreo Brownies

vegan oreo brownies
Source: Food By Ayaka

How do you escape the monotony of regular brownies?

For starters go with a vegan option then add some crushed oreos to top it off.

Crunch and fluff – all in one chocolatey bite.

Get the complete recipe here.

Nutrition info: Calories: 307.6kcal

27 - Vegan Pecan Bars

Pecan Pie Bars
Source: Erin Lives Whole

One word – Pecans!

If you’re a pecan lover then here’s your opportunity to indulge.

I won’t hold you up much longer.

Click here for the recipe.

Nutritional info: Per single bar – Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.4g | Protein: 3.6g | Fat: 36.7g

28 - Vegan Monkey Bread

vegan monkey bread
Image courtesy of Allergylicious

How’s this for a description:

Warm and gooey sweet bread rolls, coated in cinnamon sugar, layered then baked in a bundt cake pan, then drizzled (or drenched) in a layer of icing.

Sounds pretty amazing, right?

Yes, I thought so too.

Even if you’ve never heard of or tried monkey bread before, doesn’t that make you curious?

Well you can find out more about it here.

29 - Vegan Blueberry Crumble

vegan blueberry crumble
Source: Eating Bird Food

Can I let you in on a little secret here?

This recipe is absolutely delicious.

I don’t know if it’s the blueberries or the crumble or the sheer simplicity of it all but there is something about this vegan dessert that will just make you happy.

Don’t take my word for it. Go try it yourself.

Get the recipe here.

Nutritional info: 1/8 of recipe – Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g

30 - Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Layer Cake

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Layer Cake
Image courtesy of Rainbow Plant Life

I refuse to do this any disservice.

I mean look at how beautiful that picture is.

So it’s best you hear it from the person who put in all the hard work and effort to create such an amazing treat:

“This Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Layer Cake is light, moist and tender, and a complete show stopper.

A fluffy vegan layer cake with layers of tangy blackberry ginger jam and a decadent vegan cream cheese frosting.

This is truly the best cake you will ever taste!”

Those are not my own words.

If you’re up for a challenge, here you go.

31 - Vegan Carrot Cake

best vegan desserts (vegan carrot cake)
Source: The Curious Chickpea

Can’t have a dessert list without carrot cake.

And this one meets all the criteria.

Easy to make, soft & tender, mouth-wateringly delicious.

(Not even sure if that’s a word but you get the point.)

And of course it’s vegan.

Get the full recipe here.

32 - Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

vegan pumpkin cookies
Source: Cozy Peach Kitchen

Here goes yet another twist on your favorite chocolate chip cookies.

These are pumpkin spiced – perfect for your holiday treats or if you’re just really craving for something with that pumpkin flavor.

The secret ingredients here are pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar paired with pumpkin puree.

Get the complete recipe here.

Nutritional info: 1 cookie – Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g

33 - Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

healthy vegan desserts (blueberry cinnamon rolls)
Source: The Big Man's World

Tell me if this doesn’t sound inviting to you:

“…bursting with fresh blueberries!

No yeast, no kneading, and no fancy mixers needed.

All topped with a no added sugar glaze!

Healthy enough for breakfast or dessert.”

Those aren’t just my words by the way.

Get the recipe here.

Nutritional info: 1 roll – Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g

34 - Vegan Crunch Bars

vegan chocolate crunch bars
Image courtesy of The Honour System

Imagine taking that first bite and that crunch..

The chocolate flavor melting on your tongue, everything crumbling in your mouth and just the right amount of pieces hanging out your mouth.

Just the perfect picture to make the cookie monster jealous.

Definitely another must have.

Here’s the recipe for you.

Nutritional info: 1 bar – Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g

35 - Vegan Oatmeal Cream Pies

vegan oatmeal cream pies
Image courtesy of Plant Well

I love me some little debbie oatmeal cookies and I’m sure you do too.

But of course there’s nothing better than making your own at home.

Well here’s the perfect vegan take to get you started.

Here’s everything that’s great about it:

  • Easy
  • Chewy
  • Soft
  • Flavorful
  • Delicious
  • Fluffy
  • Of course, Vegan

Get the recipe here.

Nutritional info: Per serving – Calories: 486kcal

36 - Peanut Butter Protein Bars

vegan peanut butter protein bars
Image courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

Peanut butter and chocolate… I mean need I say more?!

Not only will it taste good but this is actually a really healthy treat and is perfect as a post workout treat as well.

Honey, coconut oil, flaxseed and plant-based protein powder are just a few of the things that make this an amazing vegan dessert.

Get the full recipe here.

Nutritional info: 1 bar – Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.4g | Protein: 8.6g | Fat: 13.8g

37 - No Bake Brownie Bites

healthy vegan brownie bites
Source: Purely Kaylie

I just enjoy the simplicity of this recipe.

That said, here are a few more reasons why you’ll live it as well:

  • Vegan, raw, no-bake, gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free
  • Fudgy, chocolaty, soft, and chewy
  • Made with whole food ingredients
  • Naturally sweetened with medjool dates
  • Packed with antioxidants and healthy fats
  • Kid-approved & great for school lunches
  • Perfect for all chocolate lovers

Get the complete recipe here.

Nutritional info: 1 ball – Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g

38 - Vegan Peppermint Patties

vegan peppermint patties
Image courtesy of Loving It Vegan

Here’s the perfect summary of this vegan dessert:

Perfectly textured melt-in-the-mouth vegan peppermint patties!

These creamy, dreamy peppermint desserts are super easy and fun to make and so delicious!

Interested?

Here’s the recipe.

Nutritional info: 1 Peppermint patty – Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.2g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 9.2g

39 - Vegan Magic Bars

vegan magic bars
Source: Chocolate Covered Katie

I honestly didn’t know what a magic bar was or what it consisted of when I typed this.

But I’m glad I came across this recipe because it looks amazing.

Soft graham crackers topped with layers of coconut flakes and chocolate – can’t beat that.

The whole thing requires only 5 main ingredients.

Get the recipe here.

Nutritional info: Per serving – Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g

40 - Salted Caramel Tahini Cups

healthy vegan salted caramel tahini
Image courtesy of Running On Real Food

Caramel will forever have a place in my heart.

So here you go.

If you’ve never tried Tahini before, you should.

And this is an excellent recipe whether it’s your first time or your 500th time.

Get it here.

Nutritional info: Per serving – Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.9g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 13g

Healthy Vegan Desserts (Cont'd)

Much of the list above is based on personal taste, personal preference and a few recipes I’ve managed to try on my own.

Even though I find it hard to believe you won’t find a few vegan desserts from that list you’ll enjoy, I have to admit we may not all have the same tastes.

So in the spirit of fairness, I’m adding a few more below.

These aren’t just “honorable” mentions because they are worthy and deserving in their own right and if you’re looking for a few more you should definitely try them.

Here we go:

41 – Vegan Macaroons from Loving It Vegan

42 – Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies from Joy Food Sunshine

43 – Vegan Crepes from Sweet As Honey (This would definitely make for a good breakfast)

44 – Chickpea Blondies Recipe from The Conscious Plant Kitchen

45 – Homemade Peanut Butter Cups from Purely Kaylie

46 – Cherry Almond Oat Bars from Running with Spoons.

47 – Vegan Triple Layer Salted Caramel Chocolate Bars from Up Beet Kitchen

48 – Healthy Peach Crumble from Amy’s Healthy Baking

49 – Vegan Twix Bites from the Healthy French Wife

50 – Chai Spiced Quick Bread from Natalie Jo

51 – Vegan Pecan Pie from Chocolate Covered Katie

52 – Vegan Chocolate Babka from Domestic Gothess

53 – Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates with Chocolate from Vegan Heaven

54 – Healthy Homemade “Starbursts” from Pretty Pies

55 – Sweet Potato Pie Bars courtesy of From My Bowl

56 – Healthy Chocolate “Caramel” Pretzel Bars from Fit Mitten Kitchen

And that rounds up this list of healthy vegan desserts.

I hope you’ll get to enjoying them as much as I did putting this list together.

Pick your favorites, get to baking and please don’t forget to give credit to the different incredible recipe creators.

Also please feel free to share which one you’ll try or have tried before.

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