Here are 50 of the BEST vegan desserts that even non-vegans will love! With cookies, cakes, pies, cinnamon rolls, brownies and even candy, there is something to satisfy every craving. Plus, these desserts are simple to make, often in 1 bowl!

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Vegan Cookies

plate of chocolate chip cookies

Perfect Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies – These are simply the best chocolate chip cookies, vegan or not! Made in 1 bowl and oh-so-soft, chewy and full of chocolate chips.

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Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies – Easy to make in just 1 bowl, these Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies are soft, chewy, and melt in your mouth delicious!

chocolate cookie broken in half on top of whole cookies

Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Cookies – Fudgy, brownie-like, chewy with soft centers and best of all made in 1 bowl.

lots of iced vegan oatmeal cookies on a cooling rack

Iced Vegan Oatmeal Cookies – They have soft centers with chewy edges and are topped with a simple icing that sets so you can stack and gift them if you want.

broken cookies in a stack, showing inside texture

Vegan Snickerdoodles – Soft, thick and oh-so puffy, these cookies are sure to be a hit! They are easy to make and turn out perfect every time.

a stack of cookies on a cooling rack with a blue towel underneath

Vegan Lemon Shortbread Cookies – These cookies are made with easy vegan lemon curd and a buttery shortbread base, then drizzled with a simple icing. The perfect cookie for Spring and Summer!

Close up of 5 cookies stacked on top of each other with a bite out of 1 cookie

Vegan No Bake CookiesNo need to turn on the oven for these chocolate, peanut butter and oat cookies! By far my kid’s favorite cookie and they are so easy to make.

stack of vegan shortbread cookies in a row

Vegan Shortbread Cookies – Buttery, crisp and delicious with a cup of tea! Made with only 4 ingredients, they are perfect for the holiday season or any time of year.

close up of a vegan pumpkin cookie with a bite taken out of one.

The Best Vegan Pumpkin Cookies – Soft, bakery style pumpkin cookies with a tangy and sweet white frosting that tastes like cream cheese frosting (with no cream cheese!). Best of all, they’re easy to make in 1 bowl.

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Vegan Snowball Cookies – Festive little holiday cookies that are buttery, full of pecans and rolled in powdered sugar! Made in 1 bowl with 5 ingredients.

close up of vegan ginger cookies on a rack

Vegan Ginger Cookies – Chewy, delicious ginger cookies, full of holiday spices and molasses. 1 bowl!

vegan chocolate crinkle cookies in a stack of 4

Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies – Fudgy and rich, these cookies are so pretty and a serious crowd pleaser!

frosted vegan sugar cookies in stacks on a plate

The Best Vegan Sugar Cookies – Perfect and soft sugar cookies with crispy edges, for all your holiday needs. No one would guess they’re vegan!

Vegan Cake and Cupcakes

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The Best Vegan Chocolate Cake – A quick and easy recipe, made in 1 bowl! This really is the best chocolate cake ever, vegan or otherwise. It’s super moist, rich and full of chocolate.

piece of vegan vanilla cake on a plate

Vegan Vanilla Cake – Fluffy and moist, this is a must have cake for all kinds of occasions!

piece of double layer lemon cake

Vegan Lemon Cake – Each bite is infused with bright lemony flavor, and it is so fluffy and moist!

Piece of tiramisu cake on a white plate

Vegan Tiramisu – The rich and decadent flavors in this dairy free tiramisu will have you going back for seconds!

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Vegan Funfetti Cake – Super soft, moist and full of colorful sprinkles of course! Made in just 1 bowl with simple ingredients.

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1 Bowl Vegan Coconut Cake – Fluffy, light, oh-so-soft and topped with a creamy coconut frosting. If you are a coconut lover, this cake is for you!

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The Best Vegan Cheesecake – This cheesecake is light, creamy and smooth with no dairy or nuts. You won’t believe it!

vanilla cupcakes with pink background, frosted

Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes – Tender, fluffy and perfect for birthdays and other celebrations. Easy to make in 1 bowl.

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The Best Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes – Moist, light, fluffy cupcakes with a mouthwatering chocolate frosting. Plus they’re made in 1 bowl!

unwrapped red velvet cupcakes with more in back

Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes – Soft, moist and fluffy with a hint of cocoa.

piece of vegan coffee cake with blue towel in back and more cake

Vegan Coffee Cake – The best coffee cake ever, and it’s SO easy to make! Perfect for holiday celebrations or weekend breakfasts.

cut in pan vegan apple cake

Vegan Apple Cake – This cake tastes like Fall and is sure to become a staple dessert recipe come apple season!

piece of vegan strawberry cake being lifted out of whole cake

Vegan Strawberry Cake – Made from scratch and bursting with fresh strawberry flavor. The frosting is to die for!

close up piece of vegan carrot cake on a white plate

1 Bowl Vegan Carrot Cake – Perfectly spiced and incredibly moist. Topped with creamy vegan cream cheese frosting, and simple to make in just 1 bowl!

straight on photo of 3 vegan lemon cupcakes

1 Bowl Vegan Lemon Cupcakes – Perfectly soft and moist lemon cupcakes are topped with a vegan lemon buttercream frosting. Lemon loves rejoice!

Vegan Pie, Crisp and Cobbler

piece of banana cream pie cut out, bananas in back

Vegan Banana Cream Pie – Banana cream pie features a creamy custard filling, plenty of fresh sliced bananas and fluffy vegan whipped topping!

a slice of vegan pumpkin pie taken from pie plate

Vegan Pumpkin Pie – SO easy to make with only 9 ingredients. No one will guess it’s vegan!

white pie dish with pie inside, cut a bit

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie – A southern classic pie that is easy to make with NO butter or eggs, but no one would guess!

two plates with apple crisp with ice cream on top

Vegan Apple Crisp – Packed with perfectly sweetened and tender apples, topped with a buttery and crispy oat mixture.

close up of vegan peach casserole in dish with a gold spoon

Easy Vegan Peach Cobbler – Perfect when peaches are in season, you will want to make this over and over again.

close up of vegan chocolate pie with bite taken from a piece.

Vegan Chocolate Pie – The filling for this luxurious, silky smooth chocolate pie is made with just 4 ingredients!

slice of strawberry pie being lifted out of pie plate.

Vegan Strawberry Pie – The perfect summertime dessert, made with plenty of fresh strawberries and a sweet homemade sauce with no Jell-O! Only 6 ingredients and easy to make.

Vegan Donuts and Dessert Breads

Cinnamon Sugar Vegan Donuts – The best thing about these vegan donuts is how easy they are to make!

looking down on a loaf of vegan banana bread, sliced, a few slices are falling down

Easy Vegan Banana Bread – The classic loaf is made in 1 bowl with simple ingredients. This is the only banana bread recipe you will need!

close up of sliced lemon loaf

Starbucks Copycat Lemon Loaf – This recipe is easy to make, loaded with lemon flavor and topped with a delicious lemon glaze.

pan full of cinnamon rolls with frosting

1 Hour Vegan Cinnamon Rolls – You won’t believe how big and fluffy they are!

flipped over caramel monkey bread

Vegan Caramel Monkey Bread – Gooey, sweet, fluffy homemade pull apart bread with vegan caramel sauce.

Vegan Brownies, Bars and Candy

3 stacked vegan brownies recipe

Best Ever Vegan Brownies – This really is the best brownies recipe! Fudgy, gooey, perfect squares of chocolate that cut easily and are easy to make.

stack of vegan raspberry bars

Vegan Raspberry Bars – Only 5 ingredients and made in 1 bowl, these raspberry bars are simple to make yet quite fancy and crowd pleasing!

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Vegan Rice Krispie Treats – A childhood favorite, extra ooey-gooey and marshmallowy!

bite taken out of pecan bar

Vegan Pecan Bars – With a caramel pecan filling and shortbread crust. Out of this world delicious!

side shot of chocolate peanut butter bars lined up

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars – They only require 5 ingredients, can be made in 10 minutes and are no-bake!

bite taken out of a lemon bar, pink flowers in background

Vegan Lemon Bars – The most incredible lemon bars, made with just 8 ingredients and lots of tangy lemon flavor!

vegan peanut butter swirl brownies in a row

Vegan Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies – Chocolate and peanut butter come together in these decadent, fudgy treats.

stack of vegan peanut butter cups with a bite taken out of the top one.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups – Everyone’s favorite candy, made vegan.

cut in half vegan chocolate peanut butter balls close up

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls – With a creamy but slightly crispy peanut butter filling and chocolate coating, they are sure to be a hit! Only 6 ingredients.

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  1. Thanks for these wonderful recipes Nora!
    My son recently learned that he can’t have egg whites and dairy, so I will definitely be trying some of these recipes.
    Thanks again!

  2. Nora I absolutely love your recipes❤️❤️Thank you!
    Do you have a dessert cookbook available to buy?

  3. Ok. These are the best thing ever. I brought these to a bible study and I swear everyone could not stop talking about these cookie bars!!! My husband now begs for them all the time! He likes his cookie super gooey so I take them out at 25 min and I use a tiny bit less flour. He goes crazy. These are the best cookies I’ve ever made and it’s SO EASY!

    1. Thank you for your kind and wonderful review! I’m so thrilled that the cookie bars are a hit, and that your husband loves them so! I appreciate you taking your time share!

  4. These are incredible. Soooo good. Better than chocolate chips cookies if you can imagine. And yes, as the recipe says, easier too! 

  5. Another 5 star recipe from Nora, the only change I made was to add pecans, these are chewy, delicious and pretty darn easy to make.

  6. Hi, I’d like to try these using Bob’s Red Mill gluten free flour. Should I still add in the 1 tbsp cornstarch/arrowroot? The Bob’s GF flour has tapioca flour and xanthan gum so I wasn’t sure whether it would make the batter too dry. Thanks!

    1. I haven’t tried it, but I think you could just leave it out actually. Hope you enjoy them, let me know how they turn out gf!

  7. I absolutely love these. I have made them twice now and they are so so easy and simply delicious. They are my new go to dessert because they are so quick to make and just perfect. I made them during my lunch today! I will post them and tag you on IG later!

  8. Hi Nora, 
    This turned out great! However for next time, because I am planning on making again, what could I do to make them a little more moist? They were delicious. I haven’t had much luck making a regular vegan chocolate chip cookie, which are so finicky it seems. So these were  a  great substitute, just a tad dry.  Thank you!

    1. Thanks, Malinda! There are a few things you could do. Make sure you aren’t baking them too long, that is likely the cause of the dryness, since ovens can vary. You may need to bake it for less time, so only cook until it’s a little golden brown on top and no longer. Also, make sure you don’t accidentally use too much flour by over measuring. Spoon flour into the measuring cup, then level off with a knife instead of just scooping from the flour container or bag. Hope that helps!

  9. Fantastic recipe! I used oil rather than butter, the dough was crumbly and I was a bit dubious, but it was great and I got lots of compliments! This is gonna be a staple for sure.

  10. Absolutely love these! My batter was more of a crumbly dough but I just pressed it into the pan with a wooden spoon and it worked out just fine. I used 1/2 cup of vegan butter and 1/4 cup of natural peanut butter. Everything else I kept the same!

  11. These cookie bars are absolutely amazing; I made them for Halloween and they were a hit! Moreover, they taste exactly like the cookie bars my mom made for me as a child. I added about 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and it was superb! Thank you for another fabulous recipe!

  12. Laziness stops me from making cookies… but bars, that I can do! Though 3/4 cup butter is a lot, any recommendations to sub to cut that in half? Thanks you’re my top go to!

    1. Thank you! Bars are so easy, I love it. You might be able to use 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup of applesauce, or peanut butter instead.

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