I think there are a few common misconceptions out there about what a vegan diet is all about. One that I recently wrote about at Care2 is the idea that vegans have to live on a diet centered around fake meat. Another question that I get a lot is whether vegans can eat chocolate. You might think that eating vegan means giving up your sweet tooth, but that is totally not true! Not convinced? Here are some vegan dessert recipes that have been rocking my socks lately.
1. OK, when you hear the words “microwave brownies,” you might think “ew!” but I promise that this recipe is freaking delicious. I used about half a bag of Whole Foods brand dark chocolate chips, which I think really pushed it over the top.
2. I’d never had bread pudding before going vegan, so I’m not sure about this bread pudding’s authenticity, but I can vouch that it’s rich, sweet, and satisfying.
3. If the idea of microwave brownies just doesn’t do it for you, try my Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownie recipe instead. These are a little on the hot side (just how I like it!), so cut the cayenne in half if you want just a hint of spice instead of a serious kick.
5. This vegan chocolate peanut butter mousse whips up in less than 10 minutes and is a total crowd pleaser.
5. Chocolate-Covered Katie is not kidding when she says that this recipe is the perfect hot chocolate. Try almond milk for the milk and maple syrup as your sweetener. Oh, and don’t skimp on the full-fat coconut milk. That’s the best part. You won’t be sorry!
6. Avocado chocolate pudding might not sound super tasty, but the cocoa powder masks the avocado’s flavor. What you’re left with is a creamy pudding that’s packed with vitamin E and the power of chocolate. If agave nectar isn’t your thing, you can use maple syrup instead.
7. I am kind of crazy about peanut butter cups, and these from The Kind Diet are so simple to make. Almond milk is my milk of choice, and I skip the nuts on top, because I want the chocolate to be the star!
What about you guys? What’s your favorite vegan dessert recipe?
Hi there! My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. My life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Check out my new book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!