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Recipes » Desserts

Decadent Chocolate Cranberry Energy Bars

These tasty granola bars are chewy with a bit of a crunch, chocolatey, complex tasting, and not cloyingly sweet. With nutritious ingredients that replenish your energy without weighing you down with fat, they are terrific after a sports meet, a workout, or a run—and they also travel well, so take them with you to fuel your bike ride or hike.

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Vegan Fudgy Chocolate Bites

These intense fudgy bites hit the mark when that yen for chocolate comes calling. They’re perfect for a light dessert or snack, with super nutritious cacao, roasted kabocha squash, black beans, oat flour, and sweet dates. To jazz things up, swap the vanilla for another extract or your favorite liqueur, or add a pinch of ground chipotle peppers.

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Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin bread is a fantastic way to welcome fall. And using ramekins means you don’t need to bake a whole loaf! Made with warm spices—cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove—this classic autumn treat bakes up perfectly moist and flavorful.

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Pumpkin Pie Parfait

This creative twist on the classic pie is sure to impress this fall. It has that familiar blend of autumn spices that gives the pie its flavor, but also a light, refreshing cream sauce for balance.

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Pistachio Cookies

This recipe is a fun twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie that everyone knows and loves. Adding pistachios and a dollop of pumpkin gives it a more complex flavor and texture that’s perfect for the autumn months, but these are great any time!

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Chocolate Orange Biscotti

Infused with notes of bright citrus and chocolate, this biscotti takes a classic cookie to another level. It’s great for the holidays, and also the perfect thing to prepare for friends and family who are gluten free.

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Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl

This sweet-tart açaí smoothie bowl is delicious! Topped with fresh fruit, homemade granola, cacao nibs, and almond butter, it’s good for breakfast, as a snack, or as a delicious treat.

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Chocolate Madness Smoothie Bowl

If you are a chocolate lover, this super easy smoothie bowl will leave you pleased. In addition to the health benefits provided by the cacao, it is loaded with potassium, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. A smart way to treat your sweet palate!

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Tropical Mango Smoothie Bowl

This quick and easy mango smoothie bowl is a refreshing, healthy breakfast that will transport you to a tropical island! Top it with a few extra mango slices, berries, granola, and some chia seeds for a nutrient-packed bowl of deliciousness.

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Plant-Based Carrot Cake

The warm autumn spices—cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg—give this carrot cake a delicate spiced fragrance and an earthy sweetness that’s just right. But don’t let that limit you! This delicious cake is great all year round.

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is a classic dessert commonly made to celebrate special occasions. This plant-based version uses cooked-down pineapple juice to create the perfect buttery smell and flavor without actually using butter. This cake will fill your kitchen with a mouthwatering aroma!

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Vegan Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a decadent dessert traditionally reserved for upscale Italian restaurants. The light sponge is soaked in coffee, layered with a thick cream filling, and topped with a generous dusting of cocoa powder. Whole food, plant-based living doesn’t get much better than this!

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Stuffed Baked Apples

This simple, comforting dessert celebrates the holiday season with the abundant fragrance of baked apples, pecans, and a dusting of cinnamon and allspice. Be sure to make enough for everyone: the enticing aroma will fill your home with watering mouths.

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Dreamy Fudge Sauce

This dreamy sauce will remind you of the hot fudge sauces of your childhood, but this one is completely dairy-free and has way more redeeming qualities.

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Oat & Apricot Bars

These fruit and grain bars are free of processed sugar and are full of flavor. They make a great snack on the road when healthy options are hard to find, and they are also one of the least messy treats you can give to kids in the car!

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Nummy Brownie Bites

It’s easy to fall in love with these brownie bites. They are a little crisp on the outside and are soft, moist, and dense on the inside, like fudgy brownies but so much healthier.

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Vegan Caramel Sauce

This plant-based caramel sauce is easy to make and perfect for topping non-dairy ice cream, waffles, or apples! It comes together in just 5 minutes.

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