Browse through some of the best American vegan recipes online!
If you love carrot cake and have a special adoration for the cream cheese frosting that often accompanies it you will fall in absolute LOVE with this dessert masterpiece by Ann Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan. Two heart shaped layers of yummy raw vegan carrot cake made entirely free of gluten and sugar sandwich a generous amount of sweet vanilla and lemon cashew cream cheese frosting. Divine!
If you ever enjoyed eating lemon pudding as a child this recipe by Rachael Campbell will take you right back to those days! The highly alluring flavors of raspberry, lemon and vanilla fuse into a creamy and dense cheesecake filling made with a base of raw cashews and coconut oil. This is a truly classic dessert you will surely make time and time again.
PS. If you end up with any leftovers Rachael has a great tip! Simply store a few slices in your freezer for a quick and healthy raw dessert for when your sweet tooth strikes.
This Raw Caramel Sauce by Nikki Stokes of Eating Vibrantly tastes absolutely amazing paired with fresh apple slices or berries. The perfect healthy sweet treat that only takes a few minutes of blending to make. Gluten, dairy-free, raw AND paleo friendly! You really can't go wrong with this simple and classic recipe that even the children in your household will love.
What better way to start the day than with antioxidant rich superfoods, medicinally healing essential oils and clean burning protein? If you’re new to essential oils, be sure to use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG). If you’ve got a ripe banana around, try topping the granola with a few slices. The sweetness perfectly balances the tang of the camu-camu berry. This recipe acts as a great guideline if you're new to using therapeutic grade essential oils in food - so be sure to give it a taste test and adjust the flavors to your liking. Enjoy!
Amazing and decadent raw desserts don't have to be complicated or time consuming, and this recipe by Eva Hajkova of RawEva.com is a perfect example of this. A beautiful raw cake made with a chocolatey almond and date crust, topped with a layer of delicate and creamy vanilla infused peach cream, coated with a rich dark chocolate shell. So yummy!
The weekend time calls for at least one special treat, and if you're looking for absolute healthy decadence than this recipe by Emily Von Euw is it! Avocado combines with banana, dates, fresh nut milk and chocolate protein powder to create a thick milkshake-like consistency. The recipe's real pizazz comes from a layer of coconut whipped cream, made simply from coconut milk, vanilla bean, and a pinch of stevia. Top with cacao nibs and you have one tasty creation!
Peanut butter and banana: a winning combination equally beloved by both children and adults! This decadent recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake combines the two together with a thick layer of raw chocolate mousse atop a delicious raw pie crust. She has left all of aflatoxins behind by utilizing raw jungle peanuts - a mold-free variety which is much healthier for us and less allergenic. Enjoy!
A completely tasty and filing savory dish by Rachael Campbell with a lot of versatility! If you're looking to make your salads more substantial try adding a scoop of this mock tuna salad. It is full of healthy proteins and fats to keep you feeling satisfied, and the nuts and seeds are soaked beforehand for ultimate nutrition and ease of digestion. This also makes a great filling for wraps such as nori rolls, a delicious dip paired with sliced veggies, or a spread on raw crackers.
Gooey date caramel, sweet tart blood orange, and a dark chocolate shell come together to form quite the perfect chocolate treat by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake. Perfect for Valentines day but well received anytime of the year when there is a need for a little chocolate love.
Heaven on Earth! Raw almond and coconut butter fudge squares by Dreena Burton of Plant Powered Kitchen speckled with real authentic vanilla bean. Dense and smooth with a melt-away-in-the-mouth texture that is pure pleasure with each bite. This simple recipe calls for brown rice syrup, which is a nutritious vegan sweetener, however it is not raw. For a raw version you can substitute clear raw organic agave nectar or if you're beegan some humanely harvested manuka honey.
Photo credit: Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries
Holy, divine, and mind blowing are all descriptive words that are most definitely suitable for describing just how delicious this recipe by Emily Von Euw is! A thick and luscious coconut cream with layered hints of ginger, vanilla, and lime set over a simple crust of hemp seeds and dates. If the photograph above doesn't inspire you to make this dessert maybe the simple list of 100% healthy and fresh ingredients will.....
Oh raw food...how we love thee...
Triple chocolate heaven! A truly masterful dessert by Fee O. of Raw Fit and Happy combining gooey dark chocolate brownie dough with a creamy chocolate cashew filling, crunchy outer chocolate shell and chocolate dipped strawberries. If you have a hankering for something ultra chocolatey and decadent that comes together pretty effortlessly than this is a great recipe to try out. Perfect for Valentines day right around the corner too...Enjoy!
This crunchy and sweet cinnamon pecan granola by Heather Pace of Sweetly Raw makes a delicious and satisfying breakfast or energy-rich snack anytime of the day! Try it with fresh almond milk poured over the top, an additional dash of cinnamon spice, and fresh fruit such as apples, pears, pineapple or berries. Enjoy!
If you love apple pie you will love these little flavor-packed bites of guilt-free goodness from Rebecca Almazan of A Raw Education. Sweet, chewy, and spiced to perfection with clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice, these raw apple pie bites are a truly healthy way to satisfy any craving for the baked pie version. The walnuts, cashews and coconut butter add delectable richness and texture, really mimicking the taste of a pastry crust. Finish by rolling them in toppings such as crushed pecans, powdered cinnamon or coconut sugar. Enjoy with a nut milk latte by the fire. A great treat for kids too!
The perfect balance of creamy texture, sweetness and carrot cake spice.... Have your (carrot) cake and drink it too with this absolutely delicious and satisfying smoothie recipe by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries! Garnish with a sprinkling crumbled Dastony coconut butter to mimic the flavor of a coconut butter frosting. So yummy!
A triple layered raw ice cream cake by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen which you wont want to miss out on trying. 3 delicious flavors of frozen banana ice cream layer perfectly with one another: chocolate, strawberry and basil, and nectarines and nuts, forming a completely sublime and healthy frozen treat! Top with chopped almonds and fresh berries. Enjoy!
With this crowd pleasing recipe by Christina Ross of Love-Fed you can fully enjoy a soft pretzel dipped in cheddar jalapeno sauce all the while avoiding flour, dairy, sugar and processed salt! Yes, your eyes have not deceived you. Scroll down to discover how to make raw vegan soft pretzels 3 different ways: topped with an "everything mix" of seeds, garlic and onion, rolled in powdered cinnamon and sugar, and a yummy cheesy cheddar jalapeno flavor. Enjoy on your next "game day"!
If you've got a thing for key lime pie you'll be thrilled to try this clean and healthy version by Karielyn Tillman of Healthy Family and Home. She's left the mess of sugar and dairy by the wayside and subbed in ingredients you'll feel amazing about putting in your body: raw macadamia nuts, virgin coconut oil, fresh almond milk, maple syrup, organic lime juice, real vanilla and Himalayan salt to name a few. Rich and creamy with that perfect sweet/tart combination, this is one heavenly dessert! Be sure to scroll down for suggestions on more variations for the crust and toppings.
Easy peasy raw apple crumble bars by Fee O. of Raw, Fit and Happy made with a simple blend of dates, raisins, nuts, seeds, cinnamon spice, vanilla and fresh fruit. Serve with coconut vanilla bean ice cream for dessert or make a batch for breakfast or brunch and feed the whole family something healthy and delicious!
This yummy dessert draws it's inspiration from a classic recipe native to the south: pecan pie. This raw and gluten-free version by Christina Ross of Love-Fed.com is ooey and gooey and luckily leaves all that refined sugar and butter to the wayside, instead getting it's sweetness from organic dates, lucuma, coconut crystals, coconut nectar, and raw honey (or maple syrup). Seriously yummy, rich, and completely satisfying. Serve with a side of frozen banana ice cream or for a more cozy experience, a cup of hot herbal tea.