When it comes to dessert, we all have our favorite flavors. Chocolate often ends up at the top of the list but there are other equally appealing options. Among these options is lemon. Lemon ends up working particularly well because it offers a tart and tangy flavor that contrasts well with the traditional sweetness of desserts. Often, lemon also serves to make a dessert refreshing. That makes a lemon dessert the perfect end to the day, especially in warm weather where a refreshing dessert is particularly appealing.
Thankfully, there are a ton of different options out there for using lemon in desserts. In fact, there are probably hundreds of different types of recipes available and that doesn’t even count all of the different variations on each of those recipes. But, what about vegans? After all, if you’re on a vegan diet, there are some limitations on the ingredients that you can use in your food.
Despite this, food bloggers have developed a wide range of dessert recipes with lemon that are a perfect fit for vegans. In fact, you could serve them to non-vegans too and in most cases your guests wouldn’t even know the difference. With this list, I’m highlighting some of my favorite vegan lemon dessert recipes from across the internet. Some of these are from dedicated vegan food blogs but others are from blogs that just focus on good food.
Lemon Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting
When it comes to desserts and sweet treats, cupcakes are always a popular option. After all, they are fairly easy to make and even store well for later. Most of the time, you tend to see chocolate muffins or something equally sweet, but this recipe from theprettybee.com offers a different choice.
Both the lemon and the blackberry flavors in the cupcakes are fairly light, so the cupcakes would end up being less sweet and intense than most other options. Personally, I think that approach would be great if you wanted something simple or if you just aren’t that keep on excessively sweet desserts.
Lemon Coconut Chia Energy Balls
Energy balls have become pretty popular as a way to get a kick of energy, without having to rely on caffeine or sugar. Because of that, their energy will tend to last longer and they are also a good way to satisfy hunger between meals. This energy ball recipe comes from thehealthymaven.com and it’s actually a very easy recipe to prepare.
The energy balls are an especially good choice because they don’t use any artificial ingredients and the lemon flavor helps to balance the sweetness of the recipe. All-in-all, they would be a good snack for adults and kids alike.
Lemon Panna Cotta
Panna cotta can often be impressive as a dessert but it also happens to be pretty easy to prepare. That’s even true for this vegan version, which comes from savorylotus.com. Panna cotta tends to have a creamy and rich taste, and that makes the lemon from this recipe a perfect natural complement. Besides, the end result does look extremely pretty on the plate too.
The original recipe you see on her website is not vegan, but it was suggested to switch out the gelatin for agar agar in the comment section, so I included it here in my list.