These 27 easy vegan desserts with 6-ingredients or less will have you enjoying a healthy, refined sugar-free treat in no time. These recipes are all vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and oil-free. Enjoy!
These easy-as-can be brownies by Delightful Mom Food call for just bananas, cocoa powder and almond butter. You can’t beat that for an easy vegan dessert!
There are so many quick and easy vegan peanut butter cookie recipes out there I wanted to include a couple variations here. If you’re looking for no-bake peanut butter cookies, you’ll find those further down the list, these ones are baked. Here are a couple different versions made with a variety of options for the sweetener and flour.
- 4-Ingredient chewy, healthy PB cookies from Delightful Mom Food made with peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, applesauce and gluten-free flour. Get the recipe.
- 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies from Beaming Baker made with peanut butter, flax, baking soda and coconut sugar (pictured). Get the recipe.
- 5-Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies from Chocolate Covered Katie that use peanut butter, baking soda, flour of choice, sugar of choice and applesauce. Get the recipe.
Dates, coconut, cashews, sea salt. Blend ’em, eat ’em! These healthy little bliss balls bt Choosing Chia make the perfect whole food dessert.
You’ll be surprised at how easy these homemade dark chocolate turtles are to make. All you need is pecans, dark chocolate and dates! Keep a stash of these in the freezer for a healthy dessert option anytime you feel like a little something sweet. Thanks, Nutritionist in the Kitch!
These sweet, little bliss balls made from pecans, dates and sea salt are a must! They taste like pecan pie! All you’ll need is those three ingredients and a food processor.
All you need to make these healthy oatmeal cookies is peanut butter, banana and oats! From there you can add in your favourite cookie ingredients such as nuts, chocolate chips or raisins.
For a tasty, refreshing treat, these lime coconut balls can be ready in no time. All you need is dates, cashews, coconut and lime!
These delicious no-bake brownies have the perfect chocolate flavour, the perfect chocolate texture and are loaded with nutrition. All you need to make them is dates, hemp seeds, walnuts, cacao powder and a food processor.
These simple, yummy bars call for just 4 ingredients: cashews, tahini, dates and an optional chocolate topping. The dough can also be rolled into balls, if you prefer.
Coconut flour, maple syrup and almond butter is all you need to make these delicious little energy balls from Beaming Baker.
10. Chocolate Avocado Pudding
There are lots of different ways to make chocolate avocado pudding so I’ll include a few recipe variations. To make a basic avocado pudding you’ll need avocado, cocoa powder and a sweetener such as maple syrup. Check out these recipes made with a variety of ingredients:
- Simple Chocolate Vegan Pudding from Simple Vegan Blog made with rice milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, banana and avocado. So easy to make and it looks incredible! Get the recipe.
- Avocado Chocolate Mousse from Chocolate Covered Katie made with avocado, chocolate chips or cocoa powder, sweetener of choice and dairy-free milk. Get the recipe.
- Avocado Pudding made with avocado, cocoa powder, dates and maple syrup. Get the recipe.
- Chocolate Avocado Pudding from SunKissed Kitchen made with avocado, maple syrup, almond milk, spinach, cocoa powder and dark chocolate (pictured). Get the recipe.
I love this idea for peanut butter protein pudding from Abbey’s Kitchen. It’s made with soft tofu, peanut butter, banana and coconut sugar.
Head over to Chocolate-Covered Katie for a how-to on banana ice cream plus 10 recipes variations to try. Banana nice cream is the ultimate easy vegan dessert, all you need is bananas!
Oats, dates and peanut butter is all you need to make theses simple No-Bake PB cookies from Minimalist Baker. Not in the mood for baking? Perfect. Blend up the dough and they’re ready to eat.
These bars from Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen are a must make. A simple, chocolate, crunchy treat that’s quick to make? Oh ya. All you need to make these is chocolate, rice crisp cereal and almond butter.
This freezer fudge from Six Vegan Sisters calls for oat flour (make your own in a blender!), maple syrup and peanut butter. I bet they’d be delicious with tahini or almond butter too. Stash a batch in the freezer so you’ve got a sweet little treat any time you need one.
I love these baked pears for a simple, healthy dessert. It works great with apples too! Try them topped with some granola and vegan ice cream.
These sweet little cookies from Minimalist Baker are a breeze to make with just 5 simple ingredients. You’ll need peanut butter, sea salt, maple syrup, almond or coconut flour and dried fruit. No baking required!
This vegan pumpkin mousse from Feasting on Fruit might be too easy to make. All you’ll need is 6 simple ingredients and a blender.
Have a craving for vanilla cake? How about some rich, naturally sweet, nutritious, satisfying and easy to make vanilla cake bites. Yep, sounds good! You’ll need dates, walnuts, almond and/or coconut flavour, sea salt and vanilla to make these sweet little bites from Minimalist Baker.
These are one of my favorite simple cookies. All you need is dates, tahini and oats and less than 15 minutes to make them. Mix up the easy dough, bake away and enjoy.
Stuffed dates are probably my favorite simple dessert of all time. Take a soft, medjool date, remove the pit, stuff it with your favorite nut butter, tahini or sunflower seed butter and devour. You can add an almond or walnut, some coconut, a pinch of sea salt or some chocolate too. Another great thing about these little treats is you can make just one for a quick treat or make 20 for a group. And yes, you can even coat them in chocolate for a next-level treat!
For some recipes, check out these chocolate covered almond butter dates from Simple Vegan Blog, peanut butter stuffed dates from Health Little Foodies (pictured), tahini stuffed dates from Minimalist Baker, vegan cream cheese stuffed dates from the Conscientious Eater.
This chocolate chia protein is ready in no time with just a few simple ingredients. Blend up chia seeds, chocolate protein, almond milk, cocoa powder and a sweetener of choice, let it set and that’s it. It’s rich, creamy, healthy and delicious.
A creamy chocolate hazelnut shake that’s somewhat smoothie, somewhat healthy dairy-free frosty. You’ll need nuts, non-dairy milk, cocoa powder, chia seeds, vanilla, dates and sea salt. The recipe is made with toasted hazelnuts but you can also use cashews, walnuts or hemp seeds.
These easy peanut butter balls from Vegan Richa are made with peanut butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup, dark chocolate, rice krispies and vanilla. Mix it all up in a food processor, shape into balls and enjoy. These can be stashed in the fridge for a couple weeks or the freezer for a few months.
Many vegan chocolate recipes call for coconut oil but this recipe from Minimalist Baker is made with cacao butter instead. All you’ll need is cacao butter, cocoa powder and maple syrup. Mix it all up, pour into muffin liners, freeze to set and enjoy. You can also just pour the melted chocolate onto a lined baking sheet to make chocolate bars.
I love a good mug cake for a single-serve dessert and this peanut butter version from Kitchen Treaty sounds perfect. You’ll need flour or gluten-free flour, peanut butter, almond milk, maple syrup and baking powder.
More Easy Dessert Ideas
I shared 7 healthy, quick and easy vegan dessert ideas in this post but I could go on and on with simple, healthy sweet creations. These are what I make when I want something sweet after dinner but don’t feel like making a full recipe. Here are some of my favorite sweet snacks:
Chocolate Chip Stuffed Raspberries
Take a chocolate chip, stuff it in a raspberry. Repeat.
Almond Butter Banana Bites
Slice a banana into coins then make little almond butter sandwiches by adding a dab of almond butter between two pieces of banana. These are yummy frozen too!
Coconut Yogurt and Granola
My go-to. Granola or cereal and yogurt is one of my favorite treats. Add a few berries and you’re all set! Bonus, coconut yogurt contains gut-healthy probiotics!
Topped Rice Cakes
A couple of rice cakes topped with your favorite nut butter and some jam or sliced banana make the perfect healthy dessert.
Peanut Butter Apple Sandwiches
To make these little treats, slice an apple into rounds then spread your favorite nut butter in between two slices. Add some chocolate chips for a real treat.
Sometimes I’ll make protein pudding by mixing protein powder with a little water then topping with ingredients like cacao nibs, coconut, nuts, seeds, fruit and almond butter. This is also good with pumpkin or yogurt mixed into the protein too.
Happy Dessert Eating!
I hope you enjoyed this collection of easy vegan desserts and it inspires you to create something a little healthier the next time you’re craving something sweet. There are so many delicious recipes listed, the hardest part is deciding where to start. My go-to is usually banana nice cream, a no-bake vegan cookie or ball or some homemade chocolate but these all sound amazing.