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Easy Vegan Desserts For Budding Plant-Based Bakers

by Toni Olukiran

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These foolproof vegan dessert recipes will have even the most adamant non-bakers considering a career as a pastry chef. 

Bring out the vegan baker in you with these six vegan desserts that everyone — and we mean everyone — can make. Yes, even you over there that insists you burn everything you make, we’ve got a recipe for you that you’re going to love.

Peanut butter pie

peanut butter pie

This vegan peanut butter pie is the perfect recipe to have in your arsenal if you love desserts but don’t consider yourself to be much of a baker. This pie takes ‘baking’ out of the picture anyway— meaning you’ll absolutely nail it. Peanut butter and chocolate is always a dynamic duo and coupled with the Oreo crust, this is a treat certain to look great and taste out of this world. 

5 ingredient almond butter cookies

almond butter cookied

Five ingredients and 20 minutes to spare is all you need to make these fantastic and deceptively simple cookies. Their chewy, soft, crumbly goodness seems impossible considering the short ingredient list but trust us. Give it a go and see for yourself!

5 ingredient Florentines

close shot of florentines

The best thing about these Florentines is how versatile they are. There aren’t many treats out there that you can confidently eat at any given time of the day, but these Florentines are a granola bar and cookie hybrid. This means you can load up on them for breakfast or have them with a mug of tea after dinner. They’re crunchy, nutty, sweet and chocolaty, and with only five ingredients and half an hour of oven time, we can safely say that you’ll be obsessed with these clusters of goodness.

Banana bread with cinnamon sugar

close up of banana bread

There’s a reason why everyone went mad for banana bread over lockdown — it's a great bake for beginners to get stuck into. Banana bread is a good idea for any occasion and every season, though it does taste even better in colder months with the hit of cinnamon and nutmeg. An easy vegan bake that tastes great, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to give this one a go.

Spiced rice pudding

two bowls of rice pudding side by side

Rice pudding is a go-to for when you want a dessert that’s warming and hearty too — it screams winter vibes. Though it may seem like quite a difficult one due to it needing a very specific consistency, it's actually very simple as long as you’re patient. If you give it the time and attention it needs when stirring, you’ll be rewarded with the creamy and hearty vegan rice pudding of your dreams. Much like vegan risotto, the actual cooking bit is easy — as long as you stay attentive, you’ve got this in the bag.

Peanut butter millionaire shortbread bites

three bites stacked on top of each other

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: peanut butter and chocolate is a force to be reckoned with, so we’ll make this combo whenever we can. Try making these millionaire shortbread bites for the most decadent and drool-worthy treat. It’s another no-bake recipe, though you’ll have people fooled. A simple way to to have a little slice of (vegan) heaven. 

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at a last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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