Our Black Bean Brownies are the ultimate plant-based dessert for chocolate lovers! The base of this recipe is black beans—but your family and friends will never tell! When combined with cocoa powder, succanat, aquafaba (egg substitute), applesauce (oil substitute), baking powder, and vanilla, you get a smooth dough that, when baked, becomes moist and fudgy. Treat your loved ones to a delectable brownie today!
With our Apple Cinnamon Mug Cake we teach you how to make a simple dessert in your microwave in a matter of minutes. After mixing apples and cinnamon with a few basic plant-based baking ingredients, the batter is poured into a mug and cooked to sweet and spicy perfection in just 1-2 minutes. The one-serving recipe is ideal because it gives you a taste without creating tempting leftovers, and the satisfying flavors will make it a winner for the entire family.
Dreena Burton’s Cocoa Cookie Dough Balls are made with plant-based delights such as dates, oats, almonds, and cocoa. With just 7 ingredients and a 10 minute prep time, this is an excellent recipe to get your kids involved in the kitchen so they can learn about healthful eating. By rolling them into balls, you get a perfect portion size that will satisfy your sweet tooth without the temptation to overindulge. We know that your whole family will enjoy this chocolatey dessert!
Chocolate Chip Cookies are an American classic. Now you can treat yourself (and your loved ones) with a better-for-you version that is still chocolaty and delicious. Our recipe is free of oil, butter, and eggs, relying instead on wholesome plant-based ingredients. Healthful baking never tasted so good!
Pineapple Crumble is a perfect plant-based dessert to end your special summer dinners. Chef Daniel Biron’s recipe includes lightly sweetened fresh pineapple that is decorated with a delicious crumble topping featuring oats, coconut and cinnamon. Great as-is, you can also serve it with a Mango Lemongrass Coulis (recipe below) or your favorite dairy-free coconut or vanilla ice cream.
If you want an occasional treat, you might as well have the very best recipe that uses only plant-based ingredients! Fran Costigan’s Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons are made with chia seeds instead of egg whites, and contain a delicious blend of shredded coconut, coconut flour and coconut (or almond) milk. This recipe is ideal for Passover celebrations but can be enjoyed at other times throughout the year to highlight special moments with family and friends.
Cathy Fisher’s Zucchini Bread demonstrates that amazing desserts can be made without any eggs, oil, or refined sugar. Zucchinis and apples make the bread moist, while cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger give it a comforting, familiar flavor. While you can swap in some store-bought equivalents, this plant-based recipe takes a true ‘do-it-yourself’ approach, including grinding your own flour, making your own nut milk, and blending whole dates to make a natural sweetener. At the end, you will be rewarded with an irresistible, 100 percent homemade baked good that will have your family and friends begging for more.
Our recipe for Cinnamon Coffee Cake teaches you how to make this classic baked good with all plant-based ingredients. The moist cake is accented by a crunchy top layer that gets its sweet and spicy flavor from sucanat, nutmeg and cinnamon. Enjoy with a warm beverage in the morning or slice it up when guests come over to visit. This is a wholesome treat that is guaranteed to delight!
Chef Stefen Janke’s Chocolate Ginger Chia Pudding is a fun treat and a great way to get the nutritious chia seed into your diet. As Homemade Nut Milk simmers on the stove, it is flavored with cocoa powder, cinnamon, ginger and turmeric, and then sweetened with a couple Medjool dates. These elements infuse the pudding with a rich taste, while chia seeds are stirred in for a little bit of texture. Prepare this dessert ahead of time, as two hours of refrigeration is required before the mixture can be pureed, then poured into serving cups and returned to the fridge to set up. Serve with a sprinkle of chia and your favorite colorful fruit. This recipe is wonderful as an everyday dessert, but by giving it a pretty presentation it can also be perfect for a dinner party as an elegant way to end your meal.