Sustainable Lifestyle10 Easy Vegan Dessert Recipes

July 20, 2021by Lavanya Prakash0

Have you been part of the baking craze? A lot of us spent more time in the kitchen experimenting new dishes. While we’re at it cooking, why not try out some healthy, planet and animal-friendly food? With this in mind, we have compiled this list of delicious and simple vegan desserts from all over the world. Of course, we included some unique Southeast Asian vegan dessert recipes as well. What’s more, most of them require common household ingredients. During these unprecedented times, we hope you find that baking and indulging in these sweet treats are comforting, de-stressing activities.

If you’re curious to explore plant-based eating, there’s no way better way to start your journey than on a sweet note! Already a long-time vegan? This is the opportunity to try out all those vegan desserts on Instagram you’ve craved to eat and promised yourself to make one day!

10 Easy Vegan Dessert Recipes

Banana Bread

Vegan Banana Bread
Photo Credit: The Loopy Whisk

This vegan banana bread recipe from The Loopy Whisk is fool-proof. It never fails to turn out delicious every time I make it! Thank you to my friend from NUS VEGE (one of susGain’s partners) for suggesting this recipe. Frankly, the bread’s texture is more like a cake – moist and fluffy. Plus, it’s so easy to make, with no egg replacement or other fancy ingredients.
By now, you must have heard many of your friends and family make banana bread. It’s fascinating how banana bread has been the most globally Googled recipe since March 1st. Many say it is because banana bread is simple to make. Overall, bananas are relatively easy to find no matter what the season. Also, it’s a great use of overripe bananas! Tip: The recipe calls for almond flour, but you can use normal flour. The bread tastes great even without chocolate chips or nuts!
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3-ingredient Oatmeal Cookies

Vegan 3-ingredient Oatmeal Cookies
Photo Credit: Clean & Delicious

If you are looking for a quick but healthy midday snack, look no further. These 3-ingredient, gluten-free oatmeal cookies are so satisfying. Moreover, it is another great use for those overripe bananas you don’t want to throw away.

To make these cookies even healthier, you can use nuts or raisins instead of vegan chocolate chips.
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Chocolate Cake

Vegan Chocolate Cake
Photo Credit: The Cooking Foodie

Interestingly, this recipe originated during World War 2, when food items were scarce. Even though the cake requires minimal ingredients, it is deliciously rich, soft and moist. You could even make chocolate cupcakes out of the batter.
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Cucumber Cake

Vegan Cucumber Cake
Photo Credit: Veg Recipes of India

Yes, you read right, this is a dessert made of cucumber! This cucumber cake is a traditional Indian recipe from Goa, known as tavsali. Steamed instead of baked, this is a healthy sweet you will find yourself endlessly snacking on.
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Coconut Pudding with Chia Seeds and Mango

Coconut Pudding with Chia Seeds and Mango
Photo Credit: Loving It Vegan

This is a healthy pudding that only requires 4-ingredients. It is perfectly creamy, sweet, and delicious and serves as a breakfast option too!

Did you know? Chia seeds are considered a superfood, don’t be fooled by their small size! These seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, are rich in antioxidants, and provide iron, calcium, and fiber.
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Coconut Date Balls

Vegan Coconut Date Balls
Photo Credit: Delish Studio

Are you looking for a no-bake dessert? These healthy and nutritious coconut date balls are also raw, vegan and refined sugar free!
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Black Rice Pudding

Black Rice Pudding
Photo Credit: epicurious

Black rice pudding is a traditional dish typically served for breakfast in many parts of Southeast Asia. Black rice is easily available in local grocery stores, so you must give this recipe a try. It tastes amazing slightly warm topped with cold coconut cream.
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Pandan rolled crepes with grated coconut in gula melaka – Kuih Dadar

Vegan Pandan rolled crepes with grated coconut in gula melaka - Kuih Dadar
Photo Credit: nmmeiyee

Kuih Dadar is a traditional Malay snack. It is a luxurious-looking rolled crepe filled with grated coconut steeped in gula melaka (Malaysian palm sugar). Although widely available in Singapore, it is often not vegan as the crepe batter requires egg. This recipe is vegan.
Tip: You can purchase affordable pandan powder from Shopee.
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Chinese Pumpkin Cake

Vegan Chinese Pumpkin Cake
Photo Credit: Chinese Sichuan Food

This crispy pumpkin cake is a traditional recipe from China. It can be deep-fried or pan-fried. With a soft and sweet filling, the only special ingredients are glutinous rice flour and red bean paste, which are easily available in local grocery stores.
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Raw Mint Slice

Vegan Raw Mint Slice
Photo credit: Loving it Vegan

If you are a lover of the mint-chocolate combination, this is the perfect dessert for you. Although it is raw, it is no short of delicious. You can get creative with the presentation and layering of brownie crust and creamy mint filling!
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