Adulting is no joke. Sometimes you just need to #TreatYoSelf at the end of a long day of classes, studying, and basic survival. To help satisfy your sweet tooth, we rounded up some of our favorite plant-based desserts. Made with whole-food ingredients and minimal added sugar, these desserts won’t leave you feeling sluggish—and some are even pretty dang healthy. So go ahead—dig in!
A warm and wintry apple blackberry crisp
Try this spin on traditional apple crisp for a warm and hearty dessert that’s perfect for holiday gatherings. It’s light on sugar but big on flavor, with the surprise addition of sweet-tart blackberries. Serve with a scoop of nondairy ice cream for the ultimate vegan treat!
Chocolate-covered banana pops
Being an adult means you can eat ice cream year-round if you so choose (cold weather notwithstanding). But, of course, we all know the saying about great power/great responsibility, so why not treat yourself to these frozen banana pops instead? Made from just bananas, dark chocolate, and wholesome toppings like chopped nuts or shredded coconut, your adult self can feel good about nurturing your inner child.
Safe and healthy “raw” cookie dough
Speaking of inner child, do you ever reminisce about the days when it seemed perfectly acceptable to eat cookie dough before it ever made it into the oven? Well, thanks to plant-based food wizards, you can once again indulge in raw cookie dough that is both safe and healthy, so you won’t have to worry about the risk of E. Coli or salmonella with each bite.
Oatmeal chocolate cookies
If you’re more of a classic “I like my cookies baked” kind of person, these naturally sweet oatmeal chocolate cookies will surely satisfy. In fact, if you swap the chocolate chips for raisins or other dried fruit, these cookies are healthy enough to eat for breakfast.
Healthier, fudgier, three-ingredient brownies
When the chocolate cravings strike, they can be hard to ignore. Fortunately, with this handy recipe for healthier, fudgier brownies in your repertoire, you won’t have to anymore! You only need three common ingredients to whip up a chocolatey batch whenever your sweet tooth strikes.