Sweet & Simple: Delicious Vegan Desserts In Minutes

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Craving a delicious dessert but want to keep it plant-based? Look no further! These vegan dessert recipes are incredibly easy to make, perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without any animal products. From creamy chocolate mousse to refreshing fruit crumbles, you’ll find something to tantalize your taste buds.

The Vegan Baking Staples

Delicious No Bake Vegan Desserts - Vegan on Board
Delicious No Bake Vegan Desserts – Vegan on Board

Before we dive into the recipes, here’s a quick rundown of some essential vegan baking ingredients you might need:

Non-dairy Milk: Opt for options like almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, or coconut milk depending on the recipe.

  • Vegan Butter: Many brands offer delicious dairy-free butter sticks perfect for baking.
  • Coconut Oil: This adds moisture and richness to desserts, making it a great substitute for regular butter.
  • Natural Sweeteners: Maple syrup, agave nectar, and date paste are excellent alternatives to refined sugar.
  • Applesauce: A healthy way to add sweetness and moisture to cakes and muffins.
  • Ground Flaxseed: Mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water and let it sit for 5 minutes to create a vegan “egg” substitute.
  • Vegan Chocolate Chips: Many brands offer dairy-free chocolate chips, perfect for cookies and brownies.

  • Now, let’s get baking!

    Easy Vegan Chocolate Mousse (Serves 4)

    This decadent mousse is surprisingly simple to make and requires minimal ingredients.

    Ingredients:

    1 can (13.5 oz) full-fat coconut milk, chilled overnight

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Directions:

    1. Separate the chilled coconut milk – the solid cream will be at the top and the liquid milk will be at the bottom. Tip: Refrigerate the leftover coconut milk for another use.
    2. Using an electric mixer, whip the chilled coconut cream until stiff peaks form.
    3. Sift in the powdered sugar and cocoa powder, and continue mixing until well combined.
    4. Stir in the vanilla extract.
    5. Divide the mousse between serving bowls and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

    Refreshing Vegan Berry Crumble (Serves 6)

    This crumble is bursting with fresh berries and has a delightful oat crumble topping.

    Ingredients:

    For the Filling:

  • 4 cups mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • For the Crumble Topping:
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • ¼ cup vegan butter, cubed
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
    2. In a large bowl, combine berries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Toss to coat.
    3. Pour the berry mixture into a greased baking dish.
    4. In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, walnuts (if using), brown sugar, and cubed vegan butter. Using your fingertips, rub the mixture together until it resembles coarse crumbs.
    5. Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over the berry mixture.
    6. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
    7. Let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy warm or at room temperature with a scoop of vegan ice cream (optional).

    Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

    Please note: These are approximate values and may vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.

    Vegan Chocolate Mousse: Calories: 350, Fat: 25g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 4g

  • Vegan Berry Crumble: Calories: 300, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 4g

  • Conclusion

    These are just a few examples of the many delicious vegan desserts you can create. With a little creativity and these basic recipes, you can whip up plant-based treats that are both healthy and satisfying. So, ditch the dairy and explore the world of delightful vegan desserts!

    FAQs

    1. What are some other dairy-free alternatives for baking?

    There are many options! You can use vegan yogurt instead of sour cream, mashed banana for added moisture, and nut butter for a rich flavor.

    2. Can I substitute ingredients in these recipes?