Vegan Desserts

Some little treats to help with the blues

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  • Serves 9

  • 1 hour + rising time

  • 4 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegans

The perfect plant-based, sticky, delicious treat! Perfect for Easter to Mothers day to afternoon tea. A real showstopper for sure, […]

  • Serves 4

  • 2 hours 10 muinutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegans

For when you need something sweet, healthy and really easy! If you like the sound of banoffee pie combined with a Snickers bar, then this one’s for you.

  • Serves 12

  • 1 Hour 30 Minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegans

Chestnuts are the perfect ingredient for many vegan desserts for so many reasons! I’ve used them in my caramel as they’re naturally sweet and creamy so work well as a dairy replacement when blitzed, plus they are a wonderful binding ingredient so I’ve also added them to the biscuit base so they add rich flavour and texture.

  • Serves 12

  • 1 Hour 40 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

These sticky salted caramel meringues are a real crowd pleaser! The salted caramel pairs perfectly with the chestnut cream, especially when sandwiched between two crunchy meringues! A great vegan alternative to the traditional meringue.

  • Serves 10

  • 45 Minutes (set overnight)

  • 5 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegans

Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it? With chestnut puree, you can eat your cake diary free (and a small slice of guilt free!)  in many plant-based scenarios. This chestnut and ginger cheesecake is a real showstopper, with the punchy ginger pairing perfectly with the creaminess of the chestnuts.

  • Serves 8

  • 1 hour 30 minutes (plus 2 hours set time in fridge)

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegans

hestnuts are the perfect ingredient for many plant-based dessert, not only because their subtle sweetness tastes amazing, when blitzed they act as a creamy thickener and a healthy alternative to diary products. This delicious chocolate and chestnut tart is a great example of how chestnuts can simply transform your desserts into plant-based.

  • Serves 3

  • 35 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

These chocolate chestnut doughnuts are really fun to make and are ideal alongside a cup of coffee. The light and fluffy texture and silky chocolate ganache pairs perfectly with the crunchy chestnut brittle.

  • Serves 12

  • 55 Minutes

  • 12 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This showstopping dessert is a fantastic vegan alternative to the traditional chocolate mousse. It’s beautifully light and packs a protein punch with the fudgy lentil brownie base, without compromising on flavour.

  • Serves 6

  • 25 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

You could bottle the chestnut spread in this recipe and eat it straight from the jar over the festive period, it’s that delicious! Combine it with mini toast and roasted grapes and you have the perfect starter on Christmas day.

  • Serves 6

  • 1 hour

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This is a crumble inspired by mulled cider at Christmas to eat any time that it’s chilly.

  • Serves 6

  • 45 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Chestnuts and vanilla are the perfect Christmas paring, a combo that makes this festive plant-based cake the ultimate show stopping […]

  • Serves 6

  • 10 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

A chestnut custard for Christmas, one that will happily serve everyone at your festive table including those on plant-based and dairy free diets

  • Serves 12

  • 30 Minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This warming and indulgent pear and chestnut cake is packed with hidden spice and perfect with a hearty dollop of ice cream on a cosy night in. Share with friends or slice and pop in the freezer if you’d rather keep it all to yourself!

  • Serves 24

  • 120 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This quick cheat’s fudge is fool proof – no sugar thermometers needed here! It’s deliciously rich and fudgy, with the perfect crunch from the chopped chestnuts. The perfect post dinner treat.

  • Serves 2

  • 20 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

A quick and simple recipe to add a festive feel to your morning. Spread on toast, dollop onto pancakes, or eat from the jar with a spoon! It’s nearly Christmas after all. Keeps for up to 6 months in the fridge.

  • Serves 8

  • 60 minutes

  • 4 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

These can be made ahead of time and frozen – bring out to defrost 30 minutes before serving. If you like the look of this recipe, there any many more available in The Pulses & Grains Cookbook – out now!

  • Serves 20

  • 20 Minutes prep - 2 hours in fridge

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegans

These chocolate tiffins are the perfect melt in the mouth treat alongside a cuppa. Wrap in baking paper and tie with string for a thoughtful Christmas gift, or share with friends and family on a cosy winter afternoon.

  • Serves 24

  • 20 Minutes Prep - 1 Hour to set

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

These chestnut chocolate truffles are seriously decadent and yet really easy to make. Roll in cocoa powder, or get creative with your toppings, coating in white chocolate, or rolling in some Merchant Gourmet Whole Chestnut pieces.

  • Serves 20

  • 2 hours

  • 3 pans

  • Expert

Suitable for gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

These candied chestnuts are quite a commitment, as doing them properly means spreading the work across 4 days. Don’t be put off though – each day requires only 5 minutes, and the end result is absolutely delicious!

  • Serves 7

  • 20 Minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

A traditional Italian dessert made with only chestnut flour and water, enriched with juicy dried fruits, dates, crunchy nuts and the sweet notes of orange. Humble but deliciously festive!

  • Serves 4

  • 30 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegans

What a joyful tart to make, figs and chestnuts are a marriage from the magnificent month of September when they cross paths in Provence.