Our Favourite Non-Chocolate Vegan Desserts
Don’t get us wrong — we definitely go crazy for a good chocolate pudding. But for the times you’re craving something else that’s sweet and maybe a bit fruity, these recipes will definitely hit the spot.
This sticky toffee pudding has all the sweetness and gooeyness of the original, except it's completely plant-based. This quick and easy recipe makes eight individual puddings (but can easily be baked in one large tin for minimal work) and is served with a sticky toffee sauce, but you're welcome (and encouraged) to double top with your favourite ice cream, custard or cream - go wild.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that a vegan version of a meringue pie wouldn’t be possible, but you’d also be mistaken. This meringue topping is made using aquafaba, and it creates deliciously sweet, fluffy and moreish meringue. With the addition of a tart, creamy filling and a buttery, crisp pie crust, this dessert consistently knocks it out of the park.
This recipe takes a classic Filipino street food and makes it just as delicious when plant based. Turon is caramelised plantain and jackfruit in spring roll pastry sheets, making for a crispy, gooey, and perfectly sweet dessert (or an afternoon snack, because why not). Enjoy with a generous scoop of ice cream.
It doesn’t get much more American than the classic cherry pie, so if you’re feeling for a decadent dessert inspired by a classic from across the pond, this pie is it. It’s got everything you want from a tart like this: it’s sweet, a little tart, the inside is jammy, and the crust is buttery, crisp and flaky in equal measures.
Who needs chocolate when frangipane exists? Well, most people — but we can all appreciate a good Bakewell tart when we see one, and this one is great. Every layer of this tart works in perfect harmony for a buttery, sweet, nutty flavour in every bite. It’s dessert, part of a picnic, a mid-afternoon snack, or pretty much whatever you want it to be, whenever you want it.
Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!
By Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, 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 her last count) or playing tennis in the park.