18 Fantastic Vegan Fall Desserts

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Cozy, colorful and oh-so-comforting, these fantastic vegan fall desserts offer something for everyone! They feature seasonal produce and are perfect for the whole family.

Once it’s pumpkin season, we’re craving all the delicious vegan fall desserts!

From cinnamon rolls to pear cake, sweet potatoes, apple treats, cookies, and chocolate desserts, this time of year has so much to offer.

Our hand-selected list features simple mid-week recipes as well as impressive holiday-approved desserts you can make for Thanksgiving or Christmas! Enjoy.

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Fantastic Vegan Fall Desserts

Vegan Pumpkin Brownies
You’ll love these beautiful vegan pumpkin brownies with their fall leaves swirl! They are moist, fudgy, completely grain-free and made with everyday ingredients.
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Healthy Skillet Cookie
Soft, chewy and not too sweet, this skillet cookie is a crowd-pleasing and protein-packed dessert idea for the whole family. It’s studded with melted chocolate chunks and perfect with a scoop of ice cream!
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Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls
Easy to make with just 20 minutes of hands-on time, these nutty cinnamon rolls will make your whole kitchen smell fantastic! They are perfectly sweet and tender and such a classic fall dessert.
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Poached Pear Gingerbread Cake
Looking for a more “adult cake?” Then this rich and sultry gingerbread loaf is just for you. With lots of warming spices and complex flavors, it’s not too sweet and offers something for those with a special taste.
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars
Secretly vegan and super scrumptious, these easy pumpkin pie bars are a true hit with the whole family! They are healthier than traditional desserts and packed with all the fall flavors you love.
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No-Bake Gingerbread Cheesecake
Try this silky smooth and warmingly spiced gingerbread cheesecake with a crunchy ginger biscuit buttery base and a thick homemade cheesecake filling for a special dessert! It’s super impressive and doesn’t require any baking.
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Easy Vegan Pumpkin Trifle
Even though this pumpkin trifle looks quite impressive, it’s easy to make and nobody will notice that it’s fully vegan! Packed with pumpkin, warm spices and lots of delicious textures, you’ll love every layer.
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Easy Apple Crumble
If you’re looking for a simple and budget-friendly pumpkin fall dessert, make this sugar-free apple crumble with an oat topping! Just put all the ingredients in a baking dish and enjoy the crumble freshly baked with some ice cream or yogurt.
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Carrot Cake Bites
Loaded with cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and ginger, these healthy carrot cake bites are great mid-week treats and taste especially delicious with homemade cashew frosting! They are perfectly portable and sharable.
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Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies
No need to wait for Christmas to make these chocolate chip oat cookies! Only a handful of simple ingredients are needed to make them within 30 minutes total.
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Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
Try these healthy whole grain pumpkin muffins for a fall-inspired vegan dessert! They feature all the cozy spices, are low in sugar and super easy to make.
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Upside-Down Pear Almond Cake
Fluffy, lightly spiced sponge meets soft pears and toasted almonds in this easy upside-down cake recipe! Try this moist cake with a cup of afternoon tea.
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Glazed Cranberry Orange Scones
Cranberries and oranges come together in this delicious vegan scones recipe! It’s easy to make, loved by vegans and non-vegans and can be served with coffee or tea, for brunch or dessert.
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German Plum Cake
Make the most of plum season with this European cake recipe! It contains all-purpose flour, ground almonds, coconut milk and just a handful of other simple ingredients. So comforting and crowd-pleasing!
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Vegan Gingerbread Donuts
Something between an iced gingerbread cookie and a soft, fluffy muffin, these mini donuts are a hit with the whole family! Only 15 minutes of prep time are needed to make them.
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Red Wine Poached Pears
Poached pears are a delicious, easy and light fall and winter dessert if you like fruit! They basically cook themselves and require very few ingredients like spices, sugar and red wine.
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Red wine poached pears
Pumpkin Cream Horns
Easy to prepare yet impressive-looking, these flaky light pastry cones are filled with a finger-lickin' good spiced pumpkin whipped cream — a special treat for young and old alike!
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Easy Pumpkin Cream Horns
Vegan Pecan Bars
Let the holidays begin early with these decadent, gooey and flavorful pecan pie bars! They are made with only 8 ingredients plus some basic spices and totally gluten-free, too.
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Gluten free vegan pecan pie bars

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18+ Fantastic Vegan Fall Desserts

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Cozy, colorful and oh-so-comforting, these fantastic vegan fall desserts offer something for everyone! They feature seasonal produce and are perfect for the whole family.
Serves 10 balls

Ingredients

Pecan Pie Balls

  • cup Medjool dates pitted (60 g)
  • 1 cup pecans 125 g
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • ¼ cup rolled oats 22 g
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract optional
  • Pinch of salt optional

Instructions

  • Place the pitted dates in a shallow bowl and cover with hot water. Let them sit for 30 minutes, then drain.
  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until a homogeneous mixture forms. You might need to add some extra water if the mixture doesn’t come together.
  • Using your clean wet hands, roll the mixture into individual balls.
  • Enjoy immediately or store them in a container in the fridge or freezer!

Notes

  • You can use any type of date you have at home for this recipe.
  • Replace the oats with ground nuts for a grain-free version.
  • Find 18 more vegan fall desserts in the article above.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
18+ Fantastic Vegan Fall Desserts
Serving Size
 
1 ball
Amount per Serving
Calories
118
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Carbohydrates
 
12
g
4
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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