Over 30 Best Vegan Dessert Recipes (Gluten Free!)
The ultimate collection of over 30 healthy vegan dessert recipes, with a mix of gluten free and Paleo! Everything from no bake sweet potato mousse to the ultimate chocolate chip cookies and ultra rich Paleo vegan chocolate cake! deliciously decadent yet deceivingly healthy!
If you’re looking to convince a loved one or friend that vegan desserts can be just as delicious, if not better, than more traditionally made desserts, look no further.
This collection of over 30 healthy vegan dessert recipes is everything you need to show that nixing the dairy and eggs is not as bad as it seems! With many of these recipes being undetectably low in sugar, Paleo, and gluten free, you’ll find a vegan dessert for everyone, from those with allergies to kids and adults alike!
Below, you’ll find twists on classics that are nearly identical in taste, look, and texture to the traditional recipe, and even several no bake vegan dessert recipes that are perfect when you don’t want to turn on the oven!
Healthy Vegan Cookies
A collection of absolutely delicious yet undetectably dairy free and gluten free vegan cookies that are incredibly easy to make! If you’re looking for a vegan dessert to please both kids and adults, these recipes are your go-to!
Who could resist a vegan chocolate chip cookie that is undetectably dairy free and egg free? Seriously, you’ll be hard pressed to be able to tell that there is absolutely zero butter in these cookies. Of course, if you want to, you can use some vegan butter!
These easy flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are made with just a few simple vegan pantry staple ingredients. Who needs flour anyways?! These cookies are naturally gluten-free but you can also make them easily Paleo by swapping in almond butter or sunflower seed butter for the peanut butter.
Another deliciously gluten free vegan dessert that can easily be turned Paleo, these grain-free peanut butter cup cookies are the best combination of both candy and cookie!
What I love about these vegan sugar cookie cut outs is that they’re perfect for not just winter holidays. Use whichever cookie cutter shapes to make these Paleo vegan sugar cookies any time of year!
Undetectably healthy and full of fiber, these naturally gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are made with a homemade oat flour and make for the perfect healthy dessert or after school snack!
Many are intimidated to bake with aquafaba (or chickpea brine), but these incredibly easy vegan meringue cookies are an absolute breeze to make. Plus they’re incredibly low sugar and low carb!
These Paleo vegan thumbprint cookies are so much fun to make and undetectably healthy. In fact, my college-aged little brother didn’t even notice that these were grain free, gluten free, and dairy free!
Healthy Vegan Brownies
Vegan brownies are easily the key to my heart. Eat them as a healthy vegan dessert just as is or crumble them on top of a vegan ice cream. In this section, you’ll find a mix of both gluten free and Paleo brownie recipes- all entirely vegan!
I do have a soft spot for flourless recipes, and these vegan chickpea brownies are definitely on the top of my list. You’ll never believe these are flourless, and all you need to do is process the ingredients in a food processor and bake!
Quite literally the only vegan brownie recipe you’ll need, Paleo or not. I kid you not, these nut free vegan brownies are insanely fudgy. In fact, I’ve been told by Ghiradelli brownie lovers that these are just as good, if not better 😉
If you’re looking for a way to sneak in some hidden veggies into your vegan desserts without detection, look no further. These zucchini brownies are ultra rich and secretly sneaks in a whole zucchini!
Come fall, I’m all about the pumpkin recipes. These healthy pumpkin brownies are swirled with a vegan pumpkin “cream cheese” and ultra fudgy.
The original brownie recipe for the Banana Diaries, these sweet potato brownies are still number one in my book. Absolutely decadent and so gooey, you’d never know that they’re made from sweet potato!
Hazelnut and chocolate is truly my favorite combination (sorry, peanut butter and jelly ha!), so these vegan Nutella brownies are a no brainer for me. Made with an easy homemade Paleo vegan Nutella, you’d never know that these brownies are dairy free and low sugar!
Healthy Vegan Cakes
Cakes are truly my favorite dessert to make. There is just so much love that goes into each one! This collection of vegan cakes highlights my top favorites on the blog, and range from gluten-free to Paleo. Enjoy!
I’ve had both vegans and non-vegans tell me this is the only vanilla cake they’ll make (not to brag! I’m just speaking the truth!). Truly, this vegan vanilla cake is undetectably vegan, and so tender and moist, you’ll never say that vanilla is boring ever again!
Of course, if you love vanilla cake, you’ll also love this ultra rich Paleo vegan chocolate cake. This is a chocolate lovers dream cake. Fully grain free and nut free, this chocolate cake is ultra moist, decadent, and rich beyond belief!
The perfect ode to spring and summer, this gluten free vegan carrot cake packs in veggies while being deliciously sweet and spicy!
Harry Potter lovers, rejoice!! You now get to make a vegan Harry Potter birthday cake for your birthday celebrations! Based on the birthday cake that Hagrid made for Harry’s 11th birthday, it’s a dense and rich chocolate cake layered with a beet-dyed frosting and homemade Paleo vegan caramel sauce. Of course, you can’t forget the piping on top!
One of my favorite recipes from my new cookbook coming out, this healthier vegan blueberry lemon cake is so refreshing and light. It’s the perfect healthy vegan summer dessert recipe!
Much like my vegan vanilla cake, this incredibly easy funfetti cake is undetectably vegan and loved by dairy free and dairy lovers alike! It’s one of my favorite treats to introduce to new vegans because it shows you how amazing vegan baking can really be.
Again, you just can’t go wrong with chocolate. This flourless chocolate cake is the epitome of elegance, yet it’s so incredibly easy to make and made from the simplest vegan ingredients. No eggs, no flour, no dairy, and yet it’s ultra rich and chocolatey!
Healthy Vegan Cupcakes
A second favorite for me, these vegan cupcakes are basically the miniature versions of my favorite cake recipes. Make these healthy vegan cupcakes for parties and celebrations alike!
If anyone has a fall birthday (hi, hello!), these pumpkin cupcakes are the perfect birthday dessert for a large crowd! Swirled with a dairy-free cream cheese frosting and topped with little pumpkin candies, these vegan pumpkin cupcakes are packed with all of the classic fall spices!
I do have a major thing for vanilla, and these Paleo vegan vanilla cupcakes certainly are a favorite. Made entirely nut-free and speckled with vegan sprinkles, they’re the perfect birthday cupcake any time of year! Kids and adults love these!
Another fall favorite, these vegan cinnamon cupcakes are actually made from prunes! Now, don’t let that deter you- the prunes actually help to sweeten the cupcakes while also yielding a low sugar vegan dessert. Plus, they’re a fabulous egg replacement!
While I decorated these more for Christmas with Santa Hat frosting, you can make these easy Paleo vegan pistachio cupcakes any time of year!
Basically a tropical beach in a cupcake, these light and refreshing healthy vegan coconut cupcakes are entirely Paleo and gluten-free, yet packed with decadent coconut!
Healthy No Bake Vegan Desserts
Of course, if you don’t want to use your oven, this section is for you. This collection of healthy no bake vegan desserts will be your go to section for the summer time.
Literally only 3 ingredients, and I’ve been told (and can confirm myself) that this mousse is just irresistible. Basically you won’t be able to put down the spoon! Plus, it’s literally ready in 5 minutes (you just need to blend the ingredients!). HOW EASY?!
Sometimes you just want a classic. Light and refreshing, this vegan vanilla pudding can be easily doctored up and customized for any time of year!
These vegan fruit tarts are the epitome of light and refreshing. Made with a simple vegan oat crust and filled with a vegan vanilla custard, they’re the perfect summer and late spring treat!
Sometimes you want cookies but don’t want the hassle of baking. Not a problem! Basically edible cookie dough dipped in chocolate, these cookie dough truffles are an absolutely no bake vegan dessert dream!
The ultimate allergen friendly ice cream that you wouldn’t even know is dairy free, vegan, and Paleo. In fact, this sweet potato ice cream is actually low sugar as well! The perfect summer vegan dessert for a hot day after the beach!
Now, technically cashews are a seed, but I know that nut-free folks tend to air away from them anyways, so if you’re not nut-free, this is your kind of vegan ice cream. The creamiest and dreamiest cashew milk ice cream that’s no churn and no ice cream maker required!
Packed with vegan protein, these chocolate truffles the epitome of decadence! With only 4 ingredients, these chocolate truffles will quickly become your favorite vegan snack and vegan dessert!
I hope you love these easy vegan dessert recipes! If you make any, let me know down below in the comments section!
Happy vegan baking!