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40 Easy Vegan Desserts (Decadent and Delicious)

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Who says you need cream, eggs or dairy to make some amazing afters sure to satisfy your sweet tooth? These easy vegan desserts are here to show you plant-based goodness is equally as tasty!

Easy Vegan Desserts | Hurry The Food Up

There’s no better way to cap off a great feast than with a little treat and ending a meal on a sweet note is always going to be the best way to go. 

Despite how lovely it is to indulge yourself in some decadent desserts, it can be pretty tricky to find options that are vegan and tasty too, especially when you’re not looking to put on a few. 

Fret not, for I’ve taken it upon myself to bring you a slew of healthy dessert choices that fit those criteria, and, the best part is these vegan recipes are also easy to make. 

From no-bakes to velvety cakes, there’s something in here to suit just about every taste and quick options for those who’ve got no time to waste. So, without any further ado…

Here are some Easy Vegan Desserts for you!

As an added bonus, we’re throwing in a 7-day vegan meal plan; the perfect guide for newbies looking to go vegan and veterans searching for nutrition-rich inspiration. 

I’ve organised these easy vegan dessert recipes based on their main features, so you can pick the type of treat you’re on the hunt for and scroll through our selections. Pretty sweet, right? Have a look!

Cold Confectionaries

1. Silken Tofu Vegan Ice-Cream

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4.84 from 6 votes
Protein: 5g
Calories: 161kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: quick, made from pantry staples and by far one of the best vegan desserts out there

Silken tofu vegan ice cream is cooling, sweet and healthy. Have a scoop and be ready to fall in love with the flavour.

2. Avocado Chocolate Mousse

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4.75 from 24 votes
Protein: 3.4g
Calories: 323kcal
Ready in:8 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: garnish with any berry of your choice

Smooth and Creamy Chocolate Avocado Mousse – the truly healthy dessert that ticks all the right boxes. It’s vegan too, but you wouldn’t know it!

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3. Melon and Coconut Soup

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4.86 from 7 votes
Protein: 1.2g
Calories: 191kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: Cris & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: works as an appetizer as well

It’s sweet, it’s cold, it’s the ultimate fusion of melon and coconut. Ready in just ten minutes, this is the winning summer vegan dessert.

4. Chia Pudding

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4.85 from 13 votes
Protein: 17g
Calories: 386kcal
Ready in:7 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: use sweet and soft bananas for the best results

This amazing chia pudding packs a lot of healthy goodness into a small package!

5. Acai Bowl

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4.84 from 24 votes
Protein: 10g
Calories: 374kcal
Ready in:5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: refreshing, creamy and filling

What are the health benefits? Is it really a superfood? Which product to buy? How to make an original Brazilian Acai Bowl? All answers inside!

6. Best Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Protein: 3g
Calories: 242kcal
Ready in: 50 minutes
Recipe by: HappyKitchen
Bonus: super easy fudge recipe

This sweet and gooey chocolate fudge recipe is made without condensed milk or sugar and is 100% guilt-free, vegan, easy to make and packed with nutrients!

7. Pineapple Strawberry Nice Cream

Protein: 2g
Calories: 152kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: FoodSharingVegan
Bonus: for a sweeter taste, use ripe fruits

A quick 10-minute, refreshing, and flavorful pineapple strawberry nice cream (aka vegan strawberry dole whip copycat) made with only frozen fruits and optional dairy-free milk. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, low fat, no added sugar, and a delicious tropical frozen dessert to enjoy during the summer (try our yummy light snacks too if this appeals to you!)!

8. Fruit Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing

Protein: 2g
Calories: 138kcal
Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: BudgetDelicious
Bonus: choose ripe but firm fruit

You are only 4 ingredients away from enjoying a delicious colorful salad.

9. Chocolate Banana Ice-Cream

Protein: 2g
Calories: 108kcal
Ready in: 2hrs
Recipe by: DrugstoreDivas
Bonus: add strawberries to make this a chocolate strawberry banana ice cream

If you’re dieting, you’ll love this Weight Watchers-Friendly Chocolate Banana Ice Cream.

10. Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Covered Dates

Protein: 3g
Calories: 196kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: HappyFoodsTube
Bonus: use only edible dried lavender

Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Covered Dates make the perfect gift for your friends or loved ones. This delicious and healthy snack is also vegan and gluten-free!

11. Vegan Peach Ice Cream

Protein: 5g
Calories: 275kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: TheVeganLunchbox
Bonus: add some melted chocolate and enjoy!

No need for an ice cream maker to make this easy vegan peach ice cream. It’s super easy to make and tastes like summer.

12. Chocolate Coated Almond Butter Crunch-Balls

Protein: 4.6g
Calories: 218kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: EatingByElaine
Bonus: can be stored in a freezer for up to three months!

This vegan and gluten-free treat is about to become your favorite! Chocolate Coated Almond Butter Crunch Balls are the perfect bite!

13. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Protein: 3.4g
Calories: 153kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: ResplendentKitchen
Bonus: enjoy them cold or after you’ve let them sit for some time!

These delicious Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are sure to satisfy any chocolate craving! They’re sweet and salty and easy to make, plus they are refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes!

Fluffy Bakes

14. Irresistible Vegan Banana Muffins with Sweet Apple Chunks

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4.67 from 36 votes
Protein: 3g
Calories: 171kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: no need for sugar, the bananas here serve as the natural sweeteners!

Irresistible Vegan Banana Muffins with Sweet Apple Chunks. A super speedy muffin recipe that proves healthy, eggless snacks are far superior to any others!

15. Gluten Free & Vegan Banana Bread

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5 from 6 votes
Protein: 6g
Calories: 300kcal
Ready in:1 hour 10 minutes

Bonus: it’s gluten-free!

Love Banana Bread but want to make it vegan? Looks like you just hit the jackpot! Our vegan banana bread recipe is super easy and made almost entirely from store-cupboard staples (we recommend this as a veganuary recipe as it’s such a simple sweet treat, perfect for beginners).

16. Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

Protein: 3g
Calories: 127kcal
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: VeggieInspired
Bonus: over-ripe bananas will give the best texture and flavour

A cross between a quick bread and a cake and full of chocolate chips! Refined sugar free!

17. Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Brownies

Protein: 3g
Calories: 166kcal
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: HappyFoodsTube
Bonus: use soft dates

These vegan peanut butter banana brownies are flourless, naturally gluten-free and protein-rich (and if you love the banana peanut butter combo, this banana peanut butter wrap is a great speedy snack!). Dates and bananas not only sweeten them but also keep them fudgy and moist.

18. Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

Protein: 4g
Calories: 184kcal
Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: GoHealthyWithBea
Bonus: not on a paleo or AIP diet? Swap out the arrowroot for corn starch!

A super easy allergy-friendly pumpkin muffin recipe that everyone will love.

19. Zucchini Carrot Apple Muffins

Protein: 4g
Calories: 161kcal
Ready in: 45 minutes
Recipe by: MyPlantifulCooking
Bonus: keeps well in an airtight container for a couple of days!

Packed with fruits and veggies, these zucchini apple carrot muffins are great as a breakfast or snack! They are moist, fluffy, yet incredibly hearty and filling. This one-bowl recipe is also easy to make and ready in no time!

20. Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

Protein: 5.4g
Calories: 244kcal 
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: ZardyPlants
Bonus: add a dollop of whipped cream to the plate you want to place these on

This fresh, sweet, and delicious Vegan Strawberry Shortcake is a crowd pleaser! With options to make from scratch or save time with shortcuts.

21. Whole Wheat Cupcakes

Protein: 3.5g
Calories: 187.9kcal
Ready in: 42 minutes
Recipe by: ASweetAlternative
Bonus: keeps well for sometime

Here are whole wheat cupcakes that are easy to make, chocolaty, and delicious. Plus, this vegan cake is also refined sugar-free!

22. Healthy Oatmeal Brownies

Protein: 3g
Calories: 96kcal
Ready in: 33 minutes
Recipe by: MyPlantifulCooking
Bonus: remember not to overbake these so they don’t dry out

These oatmeal brownies are mouthwateringly good! A healthy sweet treat made from oat flour that is naturally gluten-free, easy and quick to make too.

23. Instant Pot Brownies

Protein: 2g
Calories: 252kcal
Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: RecipesFromAPantry
Bonus: you can swap the almonds for some walnuts

These vegan brownies are fudgy, moist, full of flavour and make the perfect snacks or desserts.

Cookies and Bars

24. Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Protein: 3.3g
Calories: 204kcal
Ready in: 18 minutes
Recipe by: ASimplePalate
Bonus: use natural peanut butter to get that authentic creaminess

These soft and chewy vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are made with hearty oat flour, peanut butter for taste and texture, and are naturally sweetened. Each bite is better than the last, and no one will ever know they’re vegan and gluten-free!

25. Maple Syrup Chocolate Chip Cookies

Protein: 3.1g
Calories: 132.6kcal
Ready in: 26 minutes
Recipe by: ASweetAlternative
Bonus: store these in an airtight container and they can go overnight

Maple syrup chocolate chip cookies that are soft, chewy, and delicious. These vegan cookies are quick and easy to make too.

26. Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Cookies

Protein: 5g
Calories: 205kcal
Ready in: 5 minutes
Recipe by: EatingByElaine
Bonus: regular oats would work just as well as quick oats for these

These Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Cookies take 5 minutes and they’re filled with so much more nutrition than most no-bake cookies!

27. Healthy No Bake Protein Cookies

Protein: 12g
Calories: 168kcal 
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: iFoodreal
Bonus: you can freeze in an airtight container for up to three months

Healthy No Bake Protein Cookies pack in 12 grams of protein, are naturally sweetened with dates and are gluten-free.

28. Vegan Banana Cookies

Protein: 3g
Calories: 111kcal 
Ready in: 28 minutes
Recipe by: WholefoodSoulfoodKitchen
Bonus: keeps well for some time

These delicious vegan banana cookies are super soft and chewy on the inside with slightly crispy edges and bursting with banana flavors.

29. 2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Protein: 3g
Calories: 90kcal 
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: WholefoodSoulfoodKitchen
Bonus: make sure you use some creamy natural peanut butter

These peanut butter cookies aren’t the classic cookie recipe you might know! There’s only 2 ingredients involved and they are ready in 20 minutes. They make the perfect coffee snack for any peanut butter lovers out there!

30. Homemade Date Energy Bars

Protein: 1g
Calories: 29kcal
Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: FlavoursTreat
Bonus: add a pinch of salt to enhance their taste

Gluten-free, vegan and no-bake homemade date energy bars are a perfect on-the-go snack or for a breakfast. These healthy date bars could be customised with various options to suit an individual’s taste.

31. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Protein: 3g
Calories: 198kcal 
Ready in: 18 minutes
Recipe by: EatingByElaine
Bonus: to give it more sweetness, consider adding dried cranberries

Everyone who bites into these Vegan and Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies gets the biggest smile!


32. Cinnamon Baked Pears with Crunchy Walnuts

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4.71 from 24 votes
Protein: 2g
Calories: 115kcal
Ready in:30 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: serve with some soy yoghurt!

Cinnamon Baked Pears. They are super simple to make, take only five minutes of preparation, 25 minutes of baking, and always turn out great.

33. Creamy Coconut Rice Pudding

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4.82 from 16 votes
Protein: 4.7g
Calories: 423kcal
Ready in:35 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: a super easy-to-make and filling dessert

Creamy Coconut Rice Pudding with a tropical kick – super easy to make, a real joy to eat and it’s vegan too! Maybe even better than the “original”?

34. Creamy Vegan Panna Cotta

Protein: 1g
Calories: 92kcal (with toppings) 
Ready in: 1hr 25 minutes
Recipe by: MyPurePlants
Bonus: use whichever berries you please!

This vegan panna cotta is not only creamy but velvety. It is a silky smooth cooked cream that just melts in your mouth. Making this vegan Italian dessert requires little effort, but delivers a stunning result (check out these vegan Italian recipes for more inspo!). If you find panna cotta with agar-agar stiff and firm, you will love this recipe.

35. Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Protein: 5g
Calories: 257kcal
Ready in: 40 minutes
Recipe by: RichAndDelish
Bonus: use protein powder instead of flour for a protein boost!

These healthy peanut butter cups are made with only 5 ingredients, taste like Reese’s peanut butter cups, and are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, keto, and low on sugar.

36. Healthy Cacao Nibs Brownie Bites

Protein: 2g
Calories: 92kcal (per bite) 
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: iFoodreal
Bonus: keeps well for a while

These healthy Cacao Nibs Brownie Bites are a delicious, nutritious, and fudgy grab-and-go snack. Packed with antioxidants, fiber, and unrefined sugars this cacao nibs recipe satisfies your chocolate cravings with unique taste and crunch!

37. No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake

Protein: 7g
Calories: 261kcal  
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: HealthMyLifestyle
Bonus: you can also use small jars as serving cups.

This quite literally is the easiest and best vegan cheesecake ever! It only requires 7 simple ingredients and no blending or baking needed! And don’t worry, the taste was not compromised. This cheesecake is absolutely delicious!

38. Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Protein: 3g
Calories: 113kcal 
Ready in: 15 minutes
Recipe by: HappyKitchen
Bonus: you can use coconut flour instead of almond flour!

Naturally sweet, and loaded with energy, these chocolate peanut butter energy balls are delicious, healthy and perfect for an after-school snack, or whenever you’re needing a bit of a “pick-me-up” to your day (if you don’t like chocolate, try our straight peanut protein ball recipe). They are the perfect grab-and-go treat for any busy family.

39. Cranberry Cherry Crisp

Protein: 2g
Calories: 215kcal
Ready in: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Binky’sCulinaryCarnival
Bonus: you can use either canned or homemade cherry pie filling (and bonus bonus – sweet and savoury veggie pies this way!)!

This Cranberry Cherry Crisp is an easy, delicious, festive dessert made from fresh berries and is the perfect dessert for the holiday season!

40. Japanese Silken Tofu Dessert with Mango Coulis

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5 from 3 votes
Protein: 5g
Calories: 109kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: takes just 10 minutes to make!

Soft tofu and fresh tropical mango coulis make a healthy silken tofu dessert with a heavenly taste and no effort needed (try our other silken tofu pudding recipes if you enjoyed this one!).

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Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes
Author: Abril Macías


  • 12 oz silken tofu (1 pack of Morinaga silken tofu, 336 g)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 ½ cup mango, diced (as ripe as possible (1 medium mango))
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • mint, fresh


  • In a small pot add the sugar, mango, water and lemon. Mix and cook over medium heat until liquids burst and simmer for about 8 minutes, you should have a small amount of liquid (kind of like a syrup) and the fruits should be very soft. Blend the sauce and then reserve until needed.
    2 tbsp sugar, 1 ½ cup mango, diced, 1 tbsp lemon juice, ¼ cup water
  • Cut the silken tofu pack into 4 rectangles.
    12 oz silken tofu
  • Serve the chilled tofu on small individual plates. Drizzle the sauce over and top with more fruit and mint leaves.
    mint, fresh


Looking for more delicious and healthy desserts? Check these out:
Cinnamon Baked Pears with Walnuts & Maple Syrup
2 Ingredient Pineapple Sorbet
A truly healthy dessert Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Filling and slimming Chia Pudding with Almond Milk
Delicious torn pancake Kaiserschmarrn


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FAQs for Easy Vegan Desserts

I see you, about to scurry off so you can get those ingredients, but right before you leave, let me share some answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to easy vegan desserts!

What do vegans eat for sweets?

There are a plethora of vegan-friendly sweets including:

  • Chocolate bars
  • Hard candies
  • Jelly Beans
  • Gummy bears
  • Caramels
  • Ginger chews
  • Lollipops

This list is by no means exhaustive but shows the range of sweets and delicious desserts that are available for vegans (if you are trying to lose weight, why not try these low calorie vegan desserts too). Are they tasty? Heck yeah. Are they healthy? Not really. Although, consuming candy won’t hurt as such, keep moderation in mind as there are many negative impacts of eating too much sugar.

What pastries can vegans eat?

Cookies, pudding, cakes, bars and so forth all have versions suitable for people on a vegan diet. You can swap out animal products like eggs and butter for many plant-based solutions available nowadays. Basically, you can recreate almost any traditional dessert!

What are vegan desserts made of?

Vegan desserts are made from most of the ingredients any regular dessert would have. Flour, water, oil and sugars are the baking staples that are still found here.

However, plant-based ingredients are used in place of animal products in homemade vegan desserts. So thickened flaxseed water will replace eggs and coconut milk could be substituted for heavy cream!

Are vegan desserts healthier than regular desserts?

It depends. Raw vegan desserts tend to be healthier as they mostly contain fresh fruit in addition to uncooked condiments and cooking food can decrease its overall nutritional value. 

Still, plant-based desserts can contain lots of fat, sugar and artificial additives just like any non-vegan dessert.

Richly textured and incredibly tasty; these recipes are proof that making easy vegan desserts don’t call for compromise. Did you try any of these delicious vegan desserts or have you got any tips? Leave some feedback and tell me how it went!


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