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Top 5 online non-dairy dessert recipes of 2011

January 3, 2012

My blog is too new to list my own top non-dairy dessert recipes from the past year, but I realised that I can still share some of my favorite recipes with you.

When I gave up dairy products, I had no idea that I would still be able to enjoy chocolate cakes, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, muffins, pancakes, etc. I thought that all of these foods required butter, milk, milk chocolate, or other milk-based ingredients. However, thanks to a cookbook which my parents bought me called 101 Fabulous Dairy-free Desserts Everyone Will Love: For the Lactose-intolerant, the Dairy-allergic and Their Friends and Families (many of my favorite dairy-free desserts are actually from this book, but I can’t share them in this post, as I can’t link to them, and I can’t copy them) and finding a huge online healthy eating food blog community, I realised that dairy-free didn’t mean dry or tasteless. In fact, even if I could miraculously eat dairy products again, I would still make these desserts regularly, probably instead of the dairy-based alternatives. Dairy-free does not always mean healthy or low-fat, and these recipes are rich, moist, and decadent, but I also feel good eating them.

In no particular order, my top 5 non-dairy dessert recipes from 2011 are:

1. Triple Berry Crisp – We made this several times over the summer when we were at home with my family, and we used freshly picked berries. It is delicious, really easy to throw together, and looks beautiful. However, sometimes we just left the berries in one bowl and the topping in another, and then used the leftovers in oatmeal and on top of ice cream. Yum!

2. Peppermint Patty Green Monster – I mentioned these before when I shared a recipe for my own version of the green monster (we call ours a green goblin). However, as much as I like the original formula for green monsters, this mint version is truly out of this world!

3. Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies – These have become one of my go-to desserts. They have a slight banana flavor, and they are perfectly chewy and delicious. An added bonus is that they are also very easy to make.

4. Chocolate Mousse – I haven’t actually tried making this myself, but my friend made it for us when we were visiting in Norway, and it was outstanding! The recipe on my friend’s website is in Norwegian, but you can contact her and she will gladly translate it for you. Or I can try to translate it for you, but trust my translation at your own risk. 😉

5. Chocolate peanut butter crunch bars – The recipe for these is actually from my blog. 🙂 I made them for the first time when I was at home for Christmas and there is nothing healthy about them, but wow, are they delicious!

Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls – These can’t make the top 5 list because I haven’t actually tried them myself (mainly because I can’t get canned pumpkin in England), but I had to include these cinnamon rolls in the list because they look so incredibly delicious and I have been wanting to try them for so long. I am confident that they would make my top 5 recipes because I have tried many recipes from this blog and they have all been amazing…and dairy-free pumpkin cinnamon rolls sound like a dream come true. If you try making these, please let me know what you think. And the next time I am at home (in the US), I will definitely be trying them for myself!

I will try to share more of my own dairy-free dessert recipes soon (such as this one), but in the meantime I hope you enjoy trying some of the recipes from these other wonderful food blogs.

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