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40 Plant Based Desserts (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

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A collection of 40 Plant Based Desserts from some of the best food bloggers out there! All plant based dessert recipes are gluten-free and vegan. Everything from no-bake and raw desserts to pudding, pie, cake and ice cream recipes can be found in this fun and healthy round-up! Enjoy.

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What would life be without a sweet treat now and again? Now you can indulge without skimping on nutrition! I’ve rounded up my favorite plant based dessert recipes from some of the best food bloggers out there. I hope you find something to enjoy for some time to come! XO.

40 Plant Based Desserts (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

Healthy 5 Ingredient Chocolate Hazelnut Energy Bites | Calm Eats
These healthy 5 ingredient chocolate hazelnut energy bites are the perfect treat if you’re looking for a healthy alternative to the Ferrero Rocher candy.
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Vegan Mango Nice Cream Bars (Gluten-Free)
These date-free Vegan & Gluten-Free Mango Nice Cream Bars make for one easy, healthy, delicious, and refreshing frozen treat! A creamy frozen mango banana ice cream filling sits atop a chewy cardamom almond crust in this delightful dessert.
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mango ice cream bars stacked
Avocado Chocolate Pudding | To Simply Inspire
This easy, healthy Avocado Chocolate Pudding gives you rich and creamy indulgence without the guilt! It is made with healthy swaps and is packed with nutritious ingredients! It’s vegan and gluten free!
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No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Tart | Heartbeet Kitchen
A gluten-free and vegan Peanut Butter Cup Tart with a rich chocolate ganache and raw crust.
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Dairy-Free Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits Recipe: Healthy but Decadent! | Go Dairy Free
These rich, dairy-free strawberry cheesecake parfaits are easy to make, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, delicious and nutritious! The recipe …
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Gingerbread Fudge
Super easy, rich and flavorful Gingerbread Fudge made with healthy, wholesome ingredients. Vegan and gluten-free.
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Delicious Raw Chocolate Pomegranate Tart Recipe | Kitchen of Youth
Some people are fruity-dessert people. And some people are nutty-dessert people. I am a chocolate-dessert person. And if it’s a flourless, dense, rich, creamy, velvety chocolate dessert like this one… I’m all in.
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Watermelon Coconut Sorbet Recipe | Easy Peasy Creative
All you need is three simple ingredients to make this incredibly delicious watermelon sorbet! So creamy, you won’t believe this dessert is healthy & vegan! Watermelon Sorbet With Coconut Summer is almost over but why not make the best of it with a super easy and yummy dessert? This incredible waterm…
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Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Super easy, delicious and healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins packed with nourishing ingredients and BIG flavor. Gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free!
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Instant Pot Tapioca Pudding | The Belly Rules the Mind
This Instant Pot Tapioca Pudding recipe is a complete game changer. First it’s naturally sweetened, refined sugar-free, next no more stirring and sticky bottom pots and lastly it cooks in just 10 mins with just 5 ingredients. It’s portion controlled, vegan, gluten-free and paleo. Need we say anythi…
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Vegan Cashew Cheesecake | A Sweet Alternative
This vegan cashew cheesecake is baked, so it won’t melt at room temperature. Add this vegan chocolate cheesecake to your rotation of nutritious desserts!
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Vanilla-Maple Oat Milk Ice Cream (No Coconut) | My Quiet Kitchen
Creamy and luscious vegan vanilla-maple ice cream made withOUT coconut milk! Just 5 ingredients, no oil, no bananas, purely maple sweetened.
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Earl Grey Truffles (Vegan, Dairy-Free Recipe) | Food, Pleasure & Health
Earl Grey Truffles are decadent and has orange, bergamot notes from Earl Grey tea in every creamy bite. They will make a lovely gift for the holidays, for dinner parties, or simply enjoy it with a cup of tea. The recipe is vegan and dairy-free!
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Easy Layered Banana Cream Pie Jars Recipe (vegan, paleo, gf) | Sprouting Zen
Easy layered banana cream pies topped with tasty whipped cream served in jars for your convenience. Vegan, paleo, gluten free, and refined sugar free!
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30-Minute Blueberry Lemon Oat Crumble (Gluten-Free) Recipe | VEEG
It’s not every day that you get to enjoy a quick and easy 30-Minute Blueberry Lemon Oat Crumble, but now it can be! Why? Because this crumble is not like the old ones that basically sugar and all-purpose flour with a few pieces of fruit. No, no, no! Au contraire! This crumble delivers a boatload of …
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Chocolate Sweet Potato Pie (Vegan and Gluten-Free) | Bree’s Vegan Life
This chocolate sweet potato pie is perfect for Fall. It is vegan, gluten-free, and has a rich chocolatey taste. The perfect, guilt-free chocolate pie.
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Healthy Apple Snacks (Low Calorie) | All Nutritious
Make these low-calorie sweet apple snacks! Almond butter makes these bites extra nutritious, rich in flavors, and delicious. They’re vegan0friendly, low-calorie and gluten-free.
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Dark Chocolate Mango Candy | Stacey Homemaker
Dried mango, medjool dates, roasted nuts, and coconut flakes are combined into the perfect bite before being dipped in melted dark chocolate and topped with flaky sea salt.
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Coconut Bliss Balls (Vegan, Nut-Free)
Easy, healthy and delicious Coconut Bliss Balls made from coconut and sunflower seeds. The perfect gluten-free and vegan energy boosting snack! Nut-free.
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Pumpkin Nice Cream | Peace & Nutrition
This pumpkin nice cream hits the spot at just about every festivity. A great stand alone treat, in a cone, or on the side!
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No-Bake Cashew Cookie Bars | Running on Real Food
These vegan and gluten-free, cashew cookie dough bars are incredibly decadent but made with just 7 simple, wholesome ingredients you probably already have on hand. No baking required!
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Coconut Avocado Key Lime Pie | Taste of Healing
Sweet, tart and tangy; if you love Key Lime Pie but not the sugar you are going to love this no-bake recipe revamp! First the pie crust, so yummy it could be a treat alone! Wizz together dates, pecans, unsulphured coconut flakes, almond flour, a little coconut oil, salt and nutmeg, and press into a …
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Chickpea blondies recipe | The Conscious Plant Kitchen
These chickpea blondie bars with peanut butter are healthy, fudgy, vegan blondies with chocolate chips. A vegan protein dessert ready in 30 minutes!
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Vegan panna cotta with agar-agar • Electric Blue Food
This wonderful vegan panna cotta is made with coconut milk and agar agar. Cardamom flavoured, it is the perfect plant-based panna cotta!
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Kiwi Coconut Milk Chia Pudding | A Taste for Travel
This delicious vegan recipe by Shangri-La Hotel Toronto is ideal for brunch, afternoon tea or a posh dessert!
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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies Recipe | Any Reason Vegans
These healthy cookies only require 3 ingredients!
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Paleo Fudge (vegan and super creamy!) | Texanerin Baking
This paleo fudge is made healthier with almond butter and maple syrup and has the most amazingly creamy texture! It’s also vegan, dairy-free and no…
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Chocolate Covered Banana Walnut Bites | Bite Sized Kitchen
These Chocolate Covered Banana Walnut Bites are a SUPER easy sweet snack or dessert to serve at your next party or gathering! Kids AND adults will love them!
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Red Velvet Cake – Gluten Free and Vegan | Pink Fortitude, LLC
I read somewhere that red velvet cake is the “perfect combination of buttermilk and cocoa.” But what to do when you want a gluten-free and/or vegan option? This red velvet cake will knock your socks off. It’s great for Christmas or Valentine’s Day or any special occasion.
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Vegan Chocolate Milkshake | Vegan Blueberry
This delicious and nutritious vegan chocolate milkshake is delightfully decadent but also refined sugar free! All you need is 5 ingredients and 5 minutes!
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Chocolate Coconut Cream Stuffed Strawberries | Maple Mango
These Chocolate Coconut Cream Stuffed Strawberries are deliciously decadent and easy to make. Perfect for date nights, special occasions or Valentine’s Day!
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Vegan Carrot Pudding | That Girl Cooks Healthy
Don’t underestimate this vegan style carrot pudding. This is a delicious no bake sweet treat made from chopped carrots, dates, ginger, nut butter, nutmeg and cinnamon. It take less than 10 minutes to whip this up in your blender from scratch.
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Homemade Almond Joys | My Tiny Laguna Kitchen
These homemade almond joys are some of my all time favorite snacks! They are wonderfully sweet while being refined sugar free. Perfect for yourself or as a gift for the holidays!
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5-Ingredient Vegan Matcha Ice Cream | Wow, It’s Veggie?!
This vegan matcha ice cream is very flavorful and delicious and uses only a few ingredients! You can prepare it in advance so all you have to do is churn and enjoy and it keeps well in the freezer. Arrowroot helps prevent ice crystals from forming and helps the matcha ice cream be thick and creamy w…
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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls | Happy Kitchen
Naturally sweet, loaded with energy, these vegan chocolate peanut butter energy balls are delicious, healthy and perfect for a quick after-school snack.
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Raw Nanaimo Bars Recipe (Vegan & Grain-Free) | Go Dairy Free
This delicious raw nanaimo bars recipe is from Vegan Weight Loss Manifesto. It’s a decadent but nutritious gluten-free, dairy-free & soy-free dessert.
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Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler with Buckwheat Flour (Vegan)
This easy and healthy gluten-free peach cobbler recipe is made with a blend of buckwheat and tapioca flours for a lovely flavor and texture that greatly complements juicy peaches for a heart-warming breakfast, brunch, or dessert! Refined sugar-free with a dairy-free + vegan option!
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Super Easy Peanut Butter Caramel Dip | The Hidden Veggies
Make this easy vegan peanut butter caramel in minutes with 3 simple ingredients. Use it as you would caramel sauce or turn it into a soft and creamy peanut butter dip perfect for dipping apples.
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Grilled Peaches with Maple Balsamic Glaze | Profusion Curry
This gluten free vegan fruit dessert is summer’s best sweet treat. Grilled peaches with maple balsamic glaze are super simple to make and taste like gourmet restaurant dish.
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Vegan Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake (paleo refined sugar-free) | Eating by Elaine
This indulgent Vegan Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake is perfect to make for your next celebration! It is soft and rich in the center with chewy golden brown edges. It is naturally sweetened and uses all gluten-free and plant-based ingredients. You can decorate it with my homemade vegan choc…
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Hi! I'm Kristen -- a mama, photographer, recipe developer and author of The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. I enjoy sharing both wildly creative and ridiculously practical vegetarian recipes that are approachable for all. Everything you see here is infused with a bit of nature, magic and good health. XO.


  • Holly
    01/08/2021 at 3:27 AM

    HI Kristen – I’m drooling over all of these delicious vegan desserts. Pinned and shared on FB! Thank you for including my Red Velvet Cake. My heart is full of gratitude. Hugs, Holly

    • Kristen Wood
      01/08/2021 at 9:28 AM

      My pleasure!! Thanks so much for contributing. 🙂


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