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You Don’t Have to Be a Vegan to Love These Desserts

Let’s face it – there’s hardly anything that compares to a good slice – or maybe 10? – of dessert. More often than not, however, a minute on the lips does mean a lifetime on the hips, which is mainly why you can’t live off chocolate cake for the rest of your life. But if you do want to indulge the healthy way, you should try vegan desserts. They’re absolutely delicious, not to mention extremely easy to prepare and a lot healthier than regular ones.

If you don’t know much on the topic, keep calm. I’ve made up a list of 10 scrumptious dessert recipes that you’re bound to fall in love with.

A bunch of exquisite apple roses

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elephantasticvegan.com

These babies right here are so damn tasty – not to mention pretty looking – and you only need three ingredients to prepare a full tray. All you’re gonna need is an apple, a teaspoon of vegan sugar and another one of cinnamon. A package of pastry dough (make sure to buy the vegan kind) should be just enough, and if you want to, dust the roses with some powdered sugar at the end. Check out the entire recipe right here.

Chocolate avocado truffles. Because you’re worth it

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Spoon University

You know, truffles are that kind of dessert that everybody enjoys eating. They do make you feel fancy AF, but the thing is, the original version is definitely not the most thigh-friendly food in the world. For a completely guilt-free dessert, try mixing the flesh of a medium-sized avocado with 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 10 oz of (dark) chocolate chips. Check out this simple recipe for all the know-how.

Got a sweet tooth? Three words: peanut butter cups

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pureella.com

Oh my God, don’t tell me you didn’t love Reese butter cups when you were a kid! They’ve always been a guilty pleasure for me, but eventually, I’ve come to the conclusion that they’re not nearly as healthy as my former young self used to think. But hey, these vegan peanut butter cups are not only better tasting, but also lower in fats and a lot easier to prepare. You only need three ingredients to make ’em: 3/4 cups of organic peanut butter, about 200 grams of dark chocolate (ideally, you should choose one with 72% cocoa). Oh, and I almost forgot to tell you that these bad boys are gluten-free too. Check out the entire recipe here.

Vanilla ice cream. It’s a masterpiece

asquirrelinthekitchen.com

asquirrelinthekitchen.com

There was no way I was writing this article without giving you a recipe for a vegan, home-made ice cream that actually tastes good. You can make this ice cream with 2 cans of full fat coconut milk, a table spoon of vanilla flavoring (or half a teaspoon of vanilla powder) and a four tablespoons of maple syrup. Wanna find out exactly what you need to do with all these ingredients? Then you may want to check out the full recipe.

Vegan banana cream pie? Tell me more!

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minimalistbaker.com

This banana cream pie will give you everything that you expect from a dessert and more. It’s creamy, cool and overall the perfect choice for those hot summer days when all you want to do is lie around with a mojito in one hand and a slice of something delicious in the other. This is one of Minimalist Baker’s recipes (you can find it right here), so it kinda goes without saying that preparing it won’t be a problem at all.

Vegan waffles – delicious and tasty

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Spoon University

Just look at this photo! Don’t these pancakes look absolutely marvelous? I’m fully aware they don’t seem vegan, but that’s always a good sign. Besides, they don’t taste vegan either, and if you don’t think that’s awesome, then I’m seriously judging you right now. You should give these babies a try some day, so here’s a link to the full recipe.

A different take on the chocolate biscoff crunch

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Spoon University

How about you invite your besties over for a slice of this scrumptious beauty? It’s got a delicious crust, ice cream filling and a topping that would make even the world’s biggest villain smile. And guess what? It’s completely vegan and it won’t even give you a guilt trip, because it doesn’t even have that many calories. Check out this page for the full recipe.

French silk pie. Vegan. No-bake. Awesome.

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blissfulbasil.com

What better way to end this list than with an elegant dessert that looks like it’s just been pulled out of the oven of a fancy French bakery? Surprising as it may seem though, this pie is not only vegan, but also bake-free. And you know what this means? Less effort and more deliciousness. You’ll only need a few basic ingredients for this. I’m talking about cocoa butter, cocoa powder, coconut milk, maple syrup and a bit of dark chocolate.

Right now, you can either marvel at the pic above or go read the actual recipe. If you ask me, both choices are pretty damn great.