17 Decadent Raw Vegan Desserts

by Alena
Jul 7, 2016
stack of 4 raw vegan nut and fruit bars next to some cherries
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Do you think of the words "bland" or "boring" when you picture raw foods? Most of us have been at that point and thought they would never really enjoy a meal solely made of these ingredients. In order to combat this prejudice, we wanted to give you 17 decadent raw vegan dessert recipes.

Who wouldn't want to indulge into rich goodness, knowing it's great for your body too? Well, the following raw recipes might be a little more complicated to prepare, but you can reap their benefits in the form of ​feeling light and energetic afterwards!

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Even though we don't suggest you load up on these foods every day (especially not on oil), ​they certainly are some of the healthier treats within the plant-based world. So, get ready to start drooling over the following pictures...

17 Raw Vegan Recipes

1. Vanilla Caramel Doughnut Holes

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup cashews
  • 2/3 cup pitted dates
  • 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla powder

Find the whole recipe & directions at This Rawsome Vegan Life

2. Ice Cream Tarts with Chocolate Sauce

ice-cream-tart

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 2 cups frozen bananas
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at One Green Planet

    3. Plum and Poppy Seeds Cheesecake

    raw vegan desserts

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 cup coconut shreds
  • 1 cup dates
  • 2 tbsp cacao
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup coconut shreds
  • 7 medium sized, ripe plums
  • 3-4 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/3 tsp vanilla bean extract
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tsp poppy seeds
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at Tales of a Kitchen

    4. Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownies

    fudge-brownies

    Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Raw Buckwheat Groats
  • ½ Cup Walnuts
  • ¼ Cup Raw Cacao Powder
  • ¼ Cup Raw Agave
  • 2 Dates
  • ½ Cup Raw Coconut Butter, melted
  • ¼ Cup Raw Agave
  • ¼ Cup Raw Cacao Powder
  • ⅓ Cup Raw Coconut Oil, melted
  • ¼ Cup Raw Cacao Powder
  • ¼ Cup Raw Agave
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at Raw Food Recipes

    5. Berry Fruit Tarts with Chia Seeds

    berry-fruit-tarts

    Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dates
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried figs
  • 1-2 bananas
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup chopped strawberries
  • 3/4 cup chopped kiwi
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at One Green Planet

    6. Almond Butter Cups

    almond-butter-cups

    Ingredients

  • 3.5 ounces cacao butter
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 4 tsp raw cacao powder
  • 2-4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1.5 ounce nut butter
  • Hemp seeds, to top
  • Cacao nibs, to top
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at One Green Planet

    7. Raw Coconut Mango Cake

    raw vegan desserts mango cake

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup medjool dates
  • ⅓ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup finely shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1½ cans organic coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • 2 mangoes, thinly sliced
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at Red Nails Green Veggies

    8. Sesame & Chocolate Cherry Coconut Bars

    berry-coconut-bar

    Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup large flake oats
  • 3 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp coconut butter
  • 2 tbsp raw agave nectar
  • 6 medjool dates
  • 1 1/2 cup dates
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at One Green Planet

    9. Chocolate Truffles

    Ingredients

    • 12 Medjool dates, soaked 
    • ⅔ cup (170g) almond butter
    • ½ cup (48g) almond flour
    • 3 tablespoons cacao powder
    • 1 tablespoon maca powder (optional)
    • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

    Find the whole recipe & directions at Bakerita

    10. Banana Bread Cookie & Coconut Cream

    banana-cookie

    Ingredients

  • 3 peeled very ripe bananas
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 2/3 cup buckwheat groats
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup young coconut meat
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at One Green Planet

    11. Raw Almond Fig Bars

    fig-bars

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 heaping cup raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups dried figs
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at This Rawesome Vegan Life

    12. Mango Chia Pudding with Cashew Butter

    chia-pudding

    Ingredients

  • ½ cup finely chopped mango
  • ½ cup cashew milk
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter
  • healthy sweetener to taste
  • ⅛ teaspoon dried ginger
  • chopped cashews for topping
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at Raw Food Recipes

    13. Raw Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

    ice-cream-sandwich

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnuts or oats
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 1/4 cup melted cacao butter
  • 1 tablespoon baobab powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons lucuma powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • Pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at This Rawsome Vegan Life

    14. Raw Vegan Key Lime Cheesecake

    key-lime-cheesecake

    Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dates, pitted or raisins
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup almonds or brazil nuts
  • 1 large avocado, ripe
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup coconut nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Juice and zest from 2 limes
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at Raw Food Recipes

    15. Raw Tiramisu with Vanilla Cream

    tiramisu

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats or walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons cold-pressed coffee
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup dates
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cold-pressed coffee
  • 2 cups pine nuts
  • 2 cups water, as needed
  • 1/4 cup liquid coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons coconut nectar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons soy lecithin
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at This Rawesome Vegan Life

    16. Lemon and Fig Tarts

    fig-tart

    Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup of almond flakes
  • 1/4 cup of coconut
  • 1/4 cup of soft dates
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ½ cup of desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup of almond meal
  • 1 lemon- zest and juice
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut nectar
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 fresh figs sliced to serve
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at One Green Planet

    17. Raw Lemon Bars

    lemon-bar

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut
  • 6 large, soft dates
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • ½ tsp water
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp coconut butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 9 drops stevia
  • Find the whole recipe & directions at Oatmeal with a Fork

    Have you been trying some of these raw vegan desserts? Which ones did you like the most and which ones did we forget to include that taste amazing? Let us know in the comments below.

    about alena.

    Alena has been eating a plant-based diet for 6 years and is passionate about sharing her learnings in the fields of nutrition, wellbeing, and vegan ethics. She is the co-creator of nutriciously and loves music, reading, nature, traveling, yoga & good food. Alena received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy, and social work.

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