Vegan Baking and Sweets

Buckwheat Crepes with Chocolate Sauce

Buckwheat Crepes + Chocolate Sauce by Jenne Claiborne from Sweet Potato Soul

These whole grain crepes are delicious, filling, very pretty, and totally healthy! They’re also great for kids. Then there is the chocolate! This creamy vegan chocolate sauce takes the crepes to the next level. Yes, even the chocolate sauce is healthy. There is really no excuse not to give these a try at your next brunch. Recipe contributed by JennéClaiborne from Sweet Potato Soul. Photos by Sydney Bensimon. 

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Cinnamon-Tahini Cookies

Cinnamon Tahini Cookies by Jenne Claiborne from Sweet Potato Soul

I love my cookies soft, hearty, and moist. They get extra points if they’re healthy. Even more points when they take less than 15 minutes to make. These life-changing tahini cookies are the answer. I can have my cookie AND eat it too! Recipe contributed by Jenné Claiborne of Sweet Potato Soulfrom her e-cookbook5 Ingredient VeganPhotos by Sydney Bensimon.  more→

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Chocolate-Coated Key Lime-Coconut Creme Pie

Chocolate-coated vegan key lime pie recipe

This pie is a combination of coconut creme and key lime so the tangy lime has been tamed somewhat – feel free to up the amount of juice (reducing the other liquids to compensate) or add more lime zest. The hint of chocolate and the crunch of the toasted coconut and cacao nibs is a wonderful counterpart to the creaminess of the “custard.” Recipe and photo contributed by Annie Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan. Annie is the author of the forthcoming Crave Eat Heal: Plant-based, Whole-food Recipes to Satisfy Every Craving  * (April, 2015). more→

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies But I Could Never Go Vegan by Kristy Turner

You may think that pumpkin is reserved for consumption between the months of October and November. That is true, except when that pumpkin is going into chocolate chip cookies. Then it is perfectly acceptable to eat it year round. The pumpkin acts as an egg replacer but also adds a lot of depth to the flavor. These cookies are a total crowd-pleaser, so if you serve them to your omnivore friends, be prepared for the question, “These are vegan?” Recipe from But I Could Never Go Vegan!: 125 Recipes That Prove You Can Live Without Cheese, It’s Not All Rabbit Food, and Your Friends Will Still Come Over Dinner, copyright © Kristy Turner, 2014. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment.  more→

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Chocolate Ganache Cake

Chocolate Ganache Cake from Laura Theodore

This is a rich, decadent-tasting, and gorgeous cake. This scrumptious confection, topped with a luscious vegan chocolate ganache frosting, is ideal to serve as an enticing dessert at any gathering throughout the year. Recipe and photos contributed by Laura Theodore, The Jazzy Vegetarian.
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Pineapple Raisin Bread Pudding

Pineapple Raisin Bread Pudding

Bread pudding made with pineapple and raisins, and fragrant with vanilla, makes a warm, satisfying dessert after a cool-weather meal, or a comforting treat to have with tea. Leftovers are great to pack into a small container to take to work or school the next day. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

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Vegan Praline Pecan Pumpkin Pie (Gluten-Free)

Vegan Praline pumpkin pie by Allison Rivers Samson

Buttery pecan crust filled with a smooth and spicy pumpkin pie filling make this Praline Pecan Pumpkin Pie a dessert your guests will remember and request every Thanksgiving. My favorite holiday moments include children playing together, feeling grateful to sit down to a full spread of compassionate foods, and the smell of delicious dishes and fresh pumpkin pie. Recipe by Allison Rivers Samson. Photo by Allyson Kramer. more→

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Piña Colada Squares

Piña Colada Squares

These treats aren’t too sweet if you use unsweetened coconut. Alternatively, you can substitute 2 to 3 tablespoons of sweetened coconut for part of the unsweetened coconut and omit the confectioners sugar. If you don’t have dark rum, use ½ to 1 teaspoon rum extract and make up the rest of the liquid (to equal the 1 tablespoon) with pineapple juice or a little water or almond milk. Recipe from Vegan Without Bordersby Robin Robertson/Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC ©2014, reprinted by permission. Photos by Sara Remington.

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