5 Healthy and Delicious Vegan Fruit Desserts to Enjoy this Holiday Season

by deborah on December 23, 2016 · 4 comments

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5 Healthy and Delicious Vegan Fruit Desserts to Enjoy this Holiday Season
Holiday parties are a boon for food lovers, but many traditional desserts contain animal products.

However, finding and making vegan recipes isn’t difficult.

There are many healthy and delicious vegan fruit desserts to enjoy this holiday season.

Show family and friends just how easy (and yummy) vegan desserts can be by sharing some of

these creative recipes.

1) Easy Vegan Ice Cream

5 Healthy and Delicious Vegan Fruit Desserts to Enjoy this Holiday Season

Although you might be tempted to try and stay away from desserts entirely if you’re trying to slim

down, the doesn’t cut out the things you crave.

If you’re craving sugary goodness this holiday but want to stay healthy, this easy vegan ice cream

 will hit the spot.

There are only three ingredients:

A frozen banana

1 tablespoon of peanut butter

1 teaspoon of cocoa powder

Just mix them together in a food processor and serve.

There’s no reason to feel guilty.

2) No-Bake Raw Vegan Brownies

5 Healthy and Delicious Vegan Fruit Desserts to Enjoy this Holiday Season

What would the holidays be without a little chocolatey goodness?

These no-bake raw vegan brownies are easy to bake and much healthier than the traditional kind.

They’re also perfect for anyone trying to follow a – the  and nuts in this recipe

by  mean these brownies are packed full of healthy fiber.

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups raw walnuts

1 cup raw almonds

2 ½ cups pitted dates

¾ cup cacao powder

2 tablespoons cacao nibs

¼ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:

Set aside ½ cup of walnuts and some cacao nibs to top the brownies.

Process all the ingredients except the dates.

Add in the dates slowly and process until the mixture becomes firm, like dough.

Mold them into a small brownie pan or on a plate.

Press on the toppings and refrigerate for 15 minutes to solidify.

If you want something a bit creamier and sweeter, Minimalist Baker also has a recipe for

ganache frosting.

3) Vegan Peach Cobbler

5 Healthy and Delicious Vegan Fruit Desserts to Enjoy this Holiday Season

Warm, simple, filling, and healthy – peach cobbler is a holiday favorite everyone will love.

This recipe from the  is also healthier than recipe your grandma used to make.

Ingredients:

4 cups sliced, pitted peaches

1 ½ cups sugar

½ cup water

½ cup vegan butter

1 ½ cup flour

1 ½ cups soy or almond milk

Cinnamon to taste

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350 °F degrees while you boil the peaches, ½ cup sugar, and water.

Bring the mix to a simmer for ten minutes.

In the meantime, melt the vegan butter, remaining sugar, flour, and soy or almond milk

in another saucepan.

Once melted, pour the vegan butter mix into a 3-quart baking dish and add the peach

mix on top.

Dust with cinnamon and bake for 35 minutes.

This might also be a good time to serve up some of that vegan ice cream on the side!

4) Raw Vegan Apple Pie

5 Healthy and Delicious Vegan Fruit Desserts to Enjoy this Holiday Season

Just because a pie has fruit doesn’t mean it’s healthy.

Normally, pie crust is high in calories and fat.

However, this raw vegan apple pie recipe by uses natural ingredients like

cashews and dates to make the crust, instead of flour and butter.

Crust Ingredients:

1 cup cashews

1 cup dried, unsweetened coconut

½ cup dates

¼ teaspoon sea salt

Filling Ingredients:

3 medium apples, sliced

1 cup dates

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions:

Process the crust ingredients then press into a pie dish.

Set aside.

Process all the remaining ingredients, except one sliced apple.

Once processed, mix the remaining sliced apple into the mixture.

Pour into the crust.

Freeze for half an hour then serve.

5) Oven-Baked Apples

5 Healthy and Delicious Vegan Fruit Desserts to Enjoy this Holiday Season

For a simpler recipe, that’s just as tasty as apple pie, try these oven-baked apples from the Daily Burn.

They are rich, filling, and sure to warm you up after a cold day.

Ingredients:

3 apples, washed, sliced in half, and cored

¼ cup light brown sugar

¼ cup old-fashioned oatmeal

1 tablespoon peanut butter

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Cloves to taste

1 cup water

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Mix sugar, oatmeal, peanut butter and spices in a small bowl and spoon into the apples.

Lay apples in a glass baking dish lined with tin foil.

Pour in the water around the apples and bake for 25 minutes.

5 Healthy and Delicious Vegan Fruit Desserts to Enjoy this Holiday Season

Conclusion:

Whatever your reasons for incorporating a little vegan-goodness into your life, these healthy

and delicious vegan fruit desserts are sure to delight this holiday season.

That way, you can get your sugar fix while staying fit.

Share the love with family and friends, inspiring others to stay healthy, too.

With such natural ingredients and recipes that are so easy to make, there’s no reason not to enjoy

these vegan desserts.

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