Vegan Baking & Dessert Cookbooks
From ice creams to meringues, and fluffy cakes and gooey cookies - desserts are very popular amongst most.
But as a vegan, the options are very much limited - with most cakes containing eggs and ice cream being made of dairy.
So how can we solve this problem?
Baking is a science, and exact measurements are essential for a desert to come out correctly, so when you have to omit an entire ingredient - this can be a big issue.
Luckily, there are people out there who have spent the time to look into these issues and create tailored books for this.
Today I’m going to show you just a few of these books...
1. Chloe's Vegan Desserts
More than 100 Exciting New Recipes for Cookies and Pies, Tarts and Cobblers, Cupcakes and Cakes--and More!
by Chloe Coscarelli
Chloe Coscarelli brings a huge range of different desserts to the table with Chloe's Vegan Desserts, with over a 100 recipes from cakes, to ice cream to doughnuts. Some of the recipes she includes in her book are:
- Easy Apple Pie
- Perfect Pumpkin Pie
- New York–Style Crumb Cake
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
With plenty of healthy treats to choose from, this is a great addition to any health conscious kitchen and anyone who has a sweet tooth.
2. Rawsome Vegan Baking.
An Un-cookbook for Raw, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Beautiful and Sinfully Sweet Cookies, Cakes, Bars & Cupcakes
by Emily von Euw
Blogger Emily Von Euw has created a book full of sweet treats with a healthy twist.
This baking book is great for vegans, vegetarians and even meat eaters who are looking to add some healthy treats to their diet.
Each recipe in Rawsome Vegan Baking is accompanied by a photo and simple instructions.
This vegan recipe book is divided into sections to make for an easier read.
Each recipe is simple top make and doesn’t require any special kitchen appliances or exotic ingredients.
This is great, wholesome baking and is packed with flavour and nutrition.
3. Vegan Chocolate
Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts
by Fran Costigan
Yes, you read that right, this is a whole cookbook dedicated to vegan chocolate desserts!
Fran hones her cooking abilities to provide us with the best tasting, creamy chocolate desserts that compete with their dairy filled neighbors.
Some of the treats you’ll find in the Vegan Chocolate Cookbook are:
- Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles
- Brooklyn Blackout Layer Cake
- Sacher Torte
- Mocha Creme Brûlée
- Raspberry Chocolate Silk Tart
That’s a lot of chocolate! These recipes are easy to make and are suitable for any level cook- from novice to kitchen whiz.
This is a perfect dessert cookbook for any vegan who has a soft spot for chocolate.
4. Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World
75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes that Rule
by Isa Moskowitz, Terry Romero
Another culinary masterpiece by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World is packed to the brim with cupcake recipe to blow your socks off.
With recipes such as:
- Classic Vanilla Cupcakes
- Crimson Velveteen Cupcakes
- Linzer Torte Cupcakes
- Chai Latte Cupcakes
- Banana Split Cupcakes
The book doesn’t call for egg substitutes; rather it uses natural ingredients to prevent the need for this.
This makes the cakes healthier and the recipes simpler to make.
Written in a light tone, with photos and easy to read instructions - this vegan coobook is ideal for any level of baker.
This would make a great addition to your vegan kitchen or even as a gift for vegan friends.
5. The Joy of Vegan Baking
The Compassionate Cooks' Traditional Treats and Sinful Sweets
by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
This is a vegan dessert book for everybody who wants to bake without using dairy and egg.
The Joy of Vegan Baking features fluffy, light cakes and many other desserts too.
Some of the recipes in this cookbook are:
- Chocolate Chip Scones
- Cinnamon Coffee Cake
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
- Raspberry Sorbet
- Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
This book dispels the myth that vegan baking is inferior to its counterpart and proves that great tasting treats can be healthy.
This book is perfect for anyone who is lactose intolerant and still wants to enjoy a great cupcake. This is a kitchen essential for any vegan.
6. Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar
100 Dairy-Free Recipes for Everyone's Favorite Treats
by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Isa Chandra Moskowitz has created this cookbook filled with delicious vegan desserts, to prove that vegans can do it just as well as everyone else.
She aims to take over the world with her healthy alternatives to the traditional desserts.
Here are just some of the recipes featured in Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar:
- Magical Coconut Cookie Bars
- Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Brownies
- Peanut Butter Crisscrosses
- NYC Black & Whites
- Key Lime Shortbread Rounds
- Call Me Blondies
- Macadamia Lace Cookies
This book is a perfect addition to a family kitchen- with sweet treats to tempt your children with, without the guilt of all the bad ingredients inside.
This book gives tips top novice cooks, and handy guides to create the best treats.
They provide substitutes to make it easier for people to make the recipes, and it’s full of photos.
7. N'ice Cream
80+ Recipes for Healthy Homemade Vegan Ice Creams
by Virpi Mikkonen, Tuulia Talvio
Ice cream is arguably the most popular dessert of all, loved by people all over the world.
But as a vegan, how are you able to enjoy this frozen treat?
The concept of nice cream is (basically) to use fruit to create creamy ‘ice cream’, banana being the most popular base for these dishes as it produces a beautiful, creamy consistency when blended from frozen.
This book includes over 80 recipes for nice cream, including some classic favorites:
- Coconut Water Coolers
- Apple Avocado Mint Popsicles
- Dreamy Chocolate Sundae
- Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Blueberry Pie Ice Pops
- Salty Popcorn Ice Cream
- Mango-Coconut Ice Pops
- Zesty Orange Creamsicles
This book is an excellent way to enjoy all of your favorite ice creams without feeling bloated afterward.
This vegan ice cream cookbook is for anyone who wants some healthier summer treats, whether vegan or not.
All of the recipes are quick and easy to make and you can put your mind to ease and give these treats to your kids without them eating bad ingredients.
Children can even get involved and make some of these recipes themselves!
This is a kitchen essential for anyone who want to enjoy ice cream, milk-free!
8. Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking
Delicious, Gluten-, Egg- and Dairy-Free Treats and Sweets
by Cara Reed
Cara Reed from ForkandBeans.com has created Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking to share over 100 recipes which are both vegan and gluten-free.
She uses natural substitutions and nut based cream to make delicious, nutritious desserts. Some of the recipes she includes in the book are:
- Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce
- Pumpkin Cupcakes
- German Chocolate Cake
- Sweet Almond Braided Bread
This book is great for anyone who is gluten free, vegan or just looking for a healthier way to enjoy their favorite desserts.
This is a great addition to any family kitchen, with healthier desserts that children will love.
9. The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes
Amazing Cookies, Cakes, Muffins, Pies, Brownies and Breads
by Kris Holechek Peters
This book is filled with 100 recipes for sweet treats that are easy to make and are filling and tasty.
The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes contains classic tips and tricks for getting the best out of your ingredients and has simple substitutions for dairy and egg.
Some of the recipes in this book include:
- The Ultimate Brownies
- French Toast Muffins
- Baked Chocolate-Glazed Donuts
- Baklava Bread
- Sweet Cream Apple Streudel
- Black Forest Cake
- Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies
With stunning photos throughout and plenty of great tasting recipes, this is a vegan baking cookbook you'll be glad you invested in.
10. Let Them Eat Cake
Classic, Decadent Desserts with Vegan, Gluten-Free & Healthy Variations
by Gesine Bullock-Prado
Let Them Eat Cake proves that you can have your cake and eat it, without the dairy and egg.
It features over 80 delicious recipes from pies to cakes and cookies.
Each chapter is filled with everyone’s familiar recipes and also include adjustments for making each recipe gluten-free.
This book uses real whole foods to create desserts that taste great.
Some of the recipes featured in the book are:
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Whoopie Pies
- The Big Winooski (Cookie)
The book is full of photos which will have your mouth watering, and such an easy to read book that you’ll want to read it back to back when you get it.
So as you can see from all of these vegan baking & dessert books above, the sweets are not only for meat and dairy eaters.
There are plenty of ways to change our classic recipes to suit the vegan diet and lifestyle.
No more worrying about having a small slice of cake or a scoop of ice cream, because these recipes are all made from healthy, natural whole foods and are packed with nutritional value.
There is no need to use dairy or eggs for cake anymore if you can make just as good an alternative without, maybe even better in some cases.
So get baking, and enjoy your favorite treats without the guilt!