5 Simple & Healthy Vegan Fall Dessert Favorites

fall vegan dessert favorites

Fall has finally arrived, which means it’s time once again to indulge in all your fall vegan dessert favorites.

And with Elmhurst’s incredible range of Plant-Based Milk, you can indulge in sweet treats while remaining guilt-free and health-conscious!

When it comes to pairing delicious seasonal flavors with healthy ingredients, here are five of our favorite vegan dessert recipes for fall.

1. Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Cheesecake is a favorite dessert throughout the year, so it's only natural that our healthy vegan dessert recipes for the fall would include a pumpkin variety.

If you're a traditionalist who prefers to hold back on the pumpkin pie – more on that shortly – until Thanksgiving, our Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe is the perfect way to get your fix of fall flavors before the end of November rolls around.

To make our Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake, you’ll need:

  • 1 ½ to 2 cups of Graham Crackers and ¼ cup of melted Vegan Butter for the crust.

And then, for the filling, you’ll need:

  • ½ cup of our Unsweetened Cashew Milk
  • 1 ¼ cups Raw Cashews, soaked in hot water for an hour
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Corn Starch
  • 1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp. Salt

Check out our Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe here.

2. Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie

We promised you pumpkin pie earlier, so here it is!

While we love the taste and texture of our Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie, our favorite thing about this recipe is its simplicity. Being so easy to make means you can quickly pull everything together and get your pumpkin pie baking in the oven or cooling in the fridge while you're rushing around organizing the rest of your Thanksgiving dinner.

For the crust, you’ll need:

  • ¼ cup of cold Elmhurst Plant-Based Milk or more if needed. Our Cashew Milk is great for baking as it behaves just like dairy milk, but feel free to use your preferred Plant Milk.
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup cold Vegan Butter
  • ½ tsp Sugar (Optional)

And for the filling, you’ll need:

  • ½ cup Elmhurst Plant-Based Milk of your choice
  • 4 Tbsp Elmhurst Pumpkin Spice Oat Creamer*
  • 2 ½ cups Pumpkin Puree – this is not the same as pre-made pumpkin pie filling
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar or Coconut Sugar
  • ¼ cup of Maple Syrup
  • 4 Tbsp Arrowroot Powder
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Salt

*If opting to skip the Oat Creamer, we recommend using our Cashew Milk for this recipe. Up the amount of milk from ½ cup to ¾ cup, and add 1 tsp of Pumpkin Pie Spice.

Learn how to make our Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie here.

3. Easy Gluten-Free Apple Spice Muffins

Fall baking season is in full swing and these easy Apple Spice Muffins are sure to be a favorite. Packed with extra flavor thanks to our limited-edition Apple Pie Spice Blend, these muffins are dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan so everyone can enjoy all cozy season long!

If you want to test the versatility of Elmhurst Plant Milks in different recipes, then this is the one for you.

All you need to make this are:

  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax + 6 Tbsp of water or Apple Pie Spice Blend)
  • ½ cup Elmhurst® 1925 Apple Pie Spice Blend
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup oat flour
  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups of diced apples

Learn how to make these amazing Apple Spice Muffins here!

4. Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte

Everyone knows fall doesn’t really begin until you’ve had a Pumpkin Spice Latte! And if you’re not a lover of traditional desserts but have a sweet tooth, this is the one for you!

To make this Elmhurst recipe, you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of our Barista Edition Oat Milk
  • ¾ cup Coffee, brewed strong
  • 2 ½ Tbsp. Fresh Pumpkin Puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup (or sugar of choice)
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • ¾ tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice (plus extras for topping)

Learn how to make our Pumpkin Spice Latte here, or stock up on our Pumpkin Spice Oat Creamer if you just want to add a taste of fall to your regular coffee!

5. Pumpkin Spice Truffles

We love a good no-bake treat, especially one that’s packed with some of the best cozy flavors of fall! This tasty treat is a perfect way to use our Pumpkin Spice Oat Creamer in something more than coffee! 

These Pumpkin Spice Truffles are super tasty and simple, with just a handful of ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. Best of all, you can customize these with different mix-ins and toppings to really make them your own.

A few of our favorite ideas are adding chopped toasted nuts, swapping in or drizzling with vegan white chocolate, or sprinkling with cinnamon granola or graham cracker crumbs!

To make these tasty Truffles, you’ll need:

  •  ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  •  ¼ cup of almond butter (sub any nut butter)
  •  2 Tbsp Elmhurst® 1925 Pumpkin Spice Oat Creamer
  •  ½ tsp vanilla extract
  •  3 tbsp maple syrup
  •  ¾ cup oat flour
  •  1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  •  ½ cup of dairy-free chocolate
  •  1 tsp coconut oil

*Optional -  Flakey sea salt, for topping

Learn how to make our Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Truffles here.

Check Out All Our Recipes and Our Full Range of Plant-Based Milks!

Best plant milks for making vegan fall desserts

As well as these healthy vegan fall dessert recipes, our website is filled with fantastic recipe tips and inspo that will keep you eating healthily all throughout the fall and into the holidays.

And remember that with many of our recipes, you can swap out the suggested Plant Milk for your favorite to get the exact taste profile you want, whether you're making healthy vegan desserts, breakfasts, or snacks.

We’d love to see your creations using our Plant Milk, too! Tag us on Instagram and show us what you’re making throughout the fall!