Healthy Vegan Cakes - Raw Food Recipes

View our selection of delicious raw vegan and vegetarian cookie recipes to add to your healthy lifestyle!

A delightfully healthy treat that will satisfy a chocolate craving without giving you the cacao jitters. Marlie Centawer of Barefoot and Frolicking utilizes carob powder for the majority of that chocolate flavor, along with a sprinkling of cacao nibs to garnish in this delectably chewy and gooey carob and cacao square recipe. In the mood for a brownie of the less healthy persuasion? Reach for one of these gluten and refined sugar-free beauties instead and enjoy without a trace of guilt!

Sweetly spiced and delicious gluten-free cookies by Akshata Sheelvant of Jeeva Lifestyle complete with a decadent Rawmio chocolate hazelnut topping. These little morsels of zen-inducing godliness are so easy to prepare and don't require a single ounce of heat to make (no baking required!). Enjoy a few of these scrumptious cookies with a glass of fresh nut milk or while sipping on your favorite herbal tea.

ps. Akshata is hosting a GIVEAWAY for 1 free jar of Rawmio Chocolate Hazelnut Butter: please visit her blog for details - the winner will be chosen 3/14/14.


Satisfy your hunger instantly with these delicious Goji Ginger Bites. This antioxidant rich recipe by Kerry Ogden is full of protein and healthy fats and take less than 5 minutes to make in your food processor. Perfect for a quick and nutritious snack or after dinner treat. Store them in your fridge - they are the perfect sweet treat to satisfy a gingersnap cookie craving!

Chocolate, cherry and vanilla : is there a combination more sweet and enticing? A chocolatey base made from ground flax, sesame, maca, cacao and vanilla is topped with a coconut nectar sweetened and cherry infused coconut cream. A thin layer of pure raw chocolate adds the perfect finishing touch. This recipe by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish is so tasty, healthy, and easy to make!

Yummy energy-rich power bars by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home topped with a nice layer of raw chocolate. The bars themselves are a wholesome blend of raw and organic nuts, nut butter, seeds, coconut oil, raw honey (or if vegan - maple syrup), and vanilla extract and come together effortlessly with a few whizzes in the food processor and some easy mixing. Dessert? Snack? Who cares! Delicious absolutely any time of the day. These could also be easily formed into cookies for a different variation. Enjoy!

Raw and gluten free gingerbread cookies made with buckwheat, dates, flax seeds and a blend of deliciously sweet and cozy spices sandwich a dense layer of creamy, cinnamon spiked banana ice cream. If you like gingerbread cookies and you like ice cream (who doesn't!?) you'll love this perfect fusion of the two by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen!

Some days just call for a chocolate chip cookie and a tall glass of cold milk (dairy-free nut milk of course!) This version of one of the most beloved cookies in existence comes to us via Amie Sue of Nouveau Raw. They are completely raw and utilize a dehydrator to make, so if you foresee a cookie craving in your near future you'll want to start these ahead of time! Pull them out after 8 hours and sink your teeth into a perfectly chewy and scrumptious cookie made with all organic, raw, and healthy ingredients!

Healthy and entirely sinless no-bake vegan date bars without a stitch of flour, butter or sugar! Yes, it's true. This recipe by Leanne Vogel of Healthful Pursuit will blow any baked date bars you've ever had right out of the water - and you're tummy will be happy with you too! It is always recommended to soak your nuts, and Leanne recommends then drying them to crispy, crunchy perfection. If you don't have a dehydrator, and aren't ultra picky about your food processing temperatures, you can easily use the lowest setting on your oven. These date bars are super delicious served with a cold glass of brazil nut or coconut milk. Sink those teeth in and enjoy!

These raw chocolatey ice cream sandwiches by Priscilla Soler of Gastrawnomica utilize carob, the sweet and stimulant free legume often used as a replacement for cacao in recipes for those looking to avoid it. Two coconut banana cookies sandwich a generous helping of melty and creamy banana ice cream. A simple, low fat treat you can enjoy any time of the day! Ice cream sandwiches for breakfast? With this healthy recipe why not!

Delightfully simple raw chocolate chunk cookies made with a base of gluten free coconut flour and almonds by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish! This recipe calls for a raw chocolate bar to break into pieces for the chocolate chunks. Use your favorite! We recommend Rawmio's chocolate barks or RawGuru's stone ground Bali-coconut sugar sweetened cacao paste. Chocolate chip cookies are that classic sweet treat and with this raw recipe you can enjoy them guilt-free!

The sweet flavor of maple and pumpkin pie spices are absolutely synonymous with this wonderful season we've entered into, and Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake has masterfully combined them both into one outstanding cookie recipe! No gluten, flour or sugar to be found here, just pure wholesome ingredients such as carrot, coconut butter, dates, flaxseed, maple syrup, and real spices of cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg and ginger.

These delicious raw chocolate mini mint cookies by Stephanie Moram of Good Girl Gone Green are completely grainless, dairy-less and free of all refined sugar too! So you can release that inner cookie-monster all you want without the subsequent tummy ache, sugar crash or brain fog. They don't require any dehydration, just an hour or so in the fridge will firm them up to the perfect consistency. We recommend dunking them in a cold glass of nut milk before devouring a few (and maybe a few more...)

Searching for a classic and easy sweet treat for a little end-of-the-week decadence? If yes then you must try this amazing recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake for Raw Blondie Bites! It makes the perfect treat if you're a fan of all things vanilla but also have a hankering for some good old fashioned chocolate. You'll find plenty of omega 3 fatty acids in this recipe with both hemp seeds and flax used, and the sweetness comes from soft medjool dates and coconut nectar only.

You'll be drooling before these are even ready to eat! Sumptuous little lemon squares by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish made with unsweetened shredded coconut, freshly grated lemon rind (organic of course), authentic vanilla bean, coconut oil, coconut nectar and fresh lemon juice! If you want a creamy orange version sub lemon zest and juice for fresh orange!

A vibrant sweet treat offering a great mid-day energy boost from pure matcha green tea powder. Matcha is awash with antioxidants to protect the integrity of our cells. It is a great superfood to consume during the summer when the UVB rays are at their most intense and our skin could use an additional boost of protection. These truffles are rich with oils of macadamia and coconut and have a zesty, tart kick of lemon to perfectly balance their sweetness. Use honey, pure clear agave, or other liquid sweetener of your choice.

A sweet sprouted buckwheat and walnut graham cracker crust layered with coconut and cashew marshmallow, date and pecan butter caramel and a generous drizzling of raw chocolate glaze. Wowzee!

This recipe makes the perfect snack on the go, healthy treat, or even breakfast cereal when broken into pieces. Keep those processed sugar laden granola bars on the shelf and instead enjoy these easy to digest sprouted buckwheat bars featuring dates to sweeten, tahini, coconut oil, cacao powder, vanilla essence and cinnamon spice!

Raw pastry cookies filled with a dollop of freshly made strawberry jam! This recipe couldn't get much cuter and inviting if it tried. Completely free of gluten and processed flours, instead the pastry is made from cashew nuts, almond and coconut flours and is sweetened with pure maple syrup. The jam is both sweet and ever-so-slightly tart with a zesty touch of lemon and hint of vanilla. Delicious!!!

Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake introduced us another wonderful recipe: Raw Tiramisu Brownies. She made a dark chocolate brownie layer for the base, then a coffee flavored vanilla cake layer and then topped it off with a layer of coffee cream. Enjoy!

They are very simple yet very complex when you try them, because all the flavors come together and take you to Heaven! The bottom is a vanilla cookie dough topped with a 3 ingredient chocolate sauce and some coconut oil drops. Thanks to Priscilla Soler of Gastrawnomica for this recipe!

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