There are a lot of misconceptions about veganism. Many think it’s only for those who feel passionate about animal rights, or that those who embrace it are deficient in protein and other key vitamins. None of that is true. While there are some that embrace it solely for animal rights ideals, there are others who embrace veganism for the health benefits.
There are so many health benefits to veganism! Among them: lower consumption of animal fats, higher consumption of fiber, and lower consumption of carcinogens. So let’s get talking about vegan desserts.Dessert is one of our favorite parts of any meal (we especially love chocolate. And trying desserts from other cultures) and we assume it’s yours as well. We’re starting to embrace “Meatless Mondays” to do our part to improve the environment, and we had been toying around with the idea of adding a few vegan dishes into our lives to both better the environment and our diets. After researching a few vegan desserts, we’re no longer toying around with the idea. We are embracing it head on!
Here are five vegan desserts that are so delicious and amazing, no one will ever know they’re vegan! They’ll make you want to embrace vegan dishes as well.
5.) 3-Ingredient Flourless Brownies
Yes, you read that right … these delicious concoctions are brought to us from The Big Man’s World, have just three ingredients and are the easiest things to make, making them one of our favorite vegan desserts. Seriously — how can you screw up with only three ingredients? Plus, they’re gluten-free, 360-diet approved and paleo! No matter what diet you may be on, these are likely approved. Unless of course “no chocolate” is on your diet. Then we just feel bad for you.
- Prep time: 10 minutes (max)
- Cook time: 20 minutes
- Serves: 6
- 3 medium, overripe bananas (approximately 1 cup)
- 1/2 cup smooth almond butter (can substitute any smooth nut butter)
- 2 tbsp. – 1/4 cup cocoa powder (more = richer taste)
- Preheat the oven to 350º, grease a small cake pan or loaf pan and set aside.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl or on the stovetop, melt your nut butter. In a large mixing bowl, add the banana, nut butter and cocoa powder and mix very well.
- Pour the mixture into the greased pan and bake for around 20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing into pieces.
- For a smoother batter, add all the ingredients into a blender and blend well.
- For the best texture, enjoy refrigerated