Just because you enjoy a vegan diet, that doesn't mean you have to go without your dessert this winter. From fruity sorbets to crumbly cakes and moreish chocolate biscuits, we've got something for every occasion in our vegan sweet repertoire.
Make sure you're stocked up on the basics (think vegetable oil, dates, nuts, oats and dairy-free milk/yoghurt) and get baking!
Lemon and mint sorbet
Sorbet is the perfect no-brainer vegan dessert. You don't need to swap out any ingredients – simply keep freezing and stirring your lemony mixture until it is the right consistency, and serve. The pefect post-dinner refreshment.
parsnip, fruit and nut cake
Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too! This parsnip, fruit and nut cake is packed with dates and cinnamon, and uses sunflower spread instead of butter, and no eggs. Decorated with icing sugar and pecans, this is an ideal dessert for Christmas time, vegan or not.
cranberry and white chocolate flapjacks
Briony Williams's flapjacks are not only vegan, but naturally free from gluten, too. Made using bananas, cranberries, maple syrup and Free From White Chocolate Buttons, they'll make the perfect mid-afternoon treat with a hot cuppa.
vegan strawberry torte
Who could resist a slice of this pretty pink strawberry torte? Made using a dairy-free yoghurt, fresh hulled strawberries and with a crunchy date and nut crust, simply freeze it for around three hours for a deliciously creamy, refreshing dessert.
Vegan coconut and kiwi muffins
Fancy something sweet for brekkie? How about these vegan coconut and kiwi muffins… Or just throw one in your bag for when the munchies strike.
Vegan carrot cake
Like carrot cake? You'll love this recipe, which makes a moist batter full of coconut, nuts and grated carrot, with a zesty orange icing. All the taste and completely vegan friendly.
vegan chocolate creme cookies
Craving something chocolatey to have with a glass of milk (nut milk, that is)? Try these vegan chocolate creme cookies. Made using raw cashews, pitted dates, cacao powder and maple syrup, these bickies will last in the fridge for up to two weeks – ideal for when guests pop over unexpectedly.