Being a vegan can be a little limiting when it comes to mealtime, but usually, there are some particularly good and tasty options that vegans can eat and enjoy, especially now that more restaurants are offering larger vegan menus and that supermarkets are stocking more vegan products. However, one meal is still significantly damaged by the absence of animal produce and dairy, and that is dessert.
This is because things such as cakes and pastries and tarts usually contain some form of dairy, be that in butter or in cream. Furthermore, many sweets and candies are off-limits due to them containing gelatin which comes from an animal. This can often lead to vegans having to concede and eat either a fruit salad, which is healthy and still nice or if they’re lucky, an assortment of sorbet.
To help make dessert time more exciting, here’s a look at some of the awesome treats that vegans or people who are lactose intolerant can enjoy thanks to them not containing dairy or any other animal produce.
Chocolate is perhaps one of the most longed for treats for vegans, but with the wide array of delicious vegan chocolate out there, they no longer have to miss out. Vegan chocolates are made with a dairy substitute, most commonly coconut milk due to how it has a similar consistency to cream that is typically used.
Thankfully, there are vegan chocolates out there that are made with other means, incorporating dates and peanut butter to create delicious vegan options. Not only is vegan chocolate tasty, but you can also enjoy them without feeling as guilty, as they’re far healthier too making them the perfect vegan treat.
Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
For those that love the chew and crunchy combinations of a well-made cookie, then this is perhaps one of the best vegan cookie options out there that you can make at home. These cookies have a brilliant nutty flavor while also crumbling perfectly as you bite as all good cookies should.
To make the batter for the cookies, all you need is natural, smooth peanut butter, flaxseed to bind everything, brown and cane sugar, softened coconut oil, vanilla and salt to make the flavor pop. You simply mix these all together to create a dough and then lay them out on a baking tray to bake. It’s super easy and super delicious; these cookies are destined to be a staple in your vegan diet.
There are not many better culinary experiences than biting into a warm and chewy brownie, and thankfully for vegans, they can still have this experience with a simple modification of the classic brownie recipe.
Instead of using dairy chocolate, you can always get vegan options to use in your brownies, but they also work great with dates and cashew butter. To replace the dairy needed, you can also use almond milk in this mix, to create a nutty and fruity flavor that anyone will adore.