Who can go past dessert? Seriously. It’s an amazing treat, especially after a heavy meal. However, we all have different needs and preferences, so the best desserts for one person might be a poor match for someone else. In particular, if you’re avoiding eggs or are allergic to them, you will need desserts without eggs.
Finding these desserts can be a little tricky, as eggs are often used to create structure in desserts and to bind ingredients together. Thankfully, there are plenty of egg free choices if you know where to look.
In this list, we’re including a mix of vegan desserts and non-vegan egg free desserts. After all, being a vegan isn’t the only reason for avoiding eggs. Sometimes you might want dairy ingredients like cream cheese and milk, but need to skip the eggs. Or, perhaps you don’t have any eggs in the house.
The recipes on this list are all ones you can make at home. However, you may also find many of them at local restaurants or in dessert of the month clubs. These clubs are fantastic, as they ship fully prepared desserts straight to your door. These are perfect for times when you don’t want to cook yourself.
Mug cakes are always popular. It’s easy to see why, as they’re fast to prepare and can be made in plenty of flavors. You could go with a vanilla mug cake, a chocolate mug cake, or something entirely different.
Eggs are sometimes used, partly because they’re a common ingredient in regular cake. However, eggs aren’t essential at all. Some recipe creators find that eggs make the cake far too spongy. Eggless mug cakes can have a better texture. They’re often tastier too.
You can go a step further and make vegan mug cakes. Many of these rely on plant-based milk and use coconut oil as a source of fat.
Almond brittle is a fun treat. You can make it using maple syrup, coconut oil, coconut sugar, and almonds, or change it up in plenty of ways. For example, some people use light corn syrup instead of maple syrup, which tweaks the flavor profile.
You don’t need to stick with just almonds either. Other nuts and seeds are a delightful addition too. You could even include cinnamon or vanilla essence in the brittle for extra flavor. Or, why not experiment with your own additions?
Keto Ice Cream
Keto dieters often need to get creative, as so many modern dishes are high in carbs. Keto ice cream is a perfect example of this and is also completely egg-free.
It isn’t difficult to prepare either. For example, this recipe relies on coconut milk, heavy cream, keto sweetener, vanilla extract, and a little milk.
Beyond this, you just need a pan to chill the ice cream in and a mixer. Nothing to it.
Chai Spice Apple Crisp
Apple crisps are delicious. They give you all the flavors of an apple pie, yet they’re also easy to prepare. A chai spice apple crisp notches things up by including chai spices.
There’s an important distinction to make though – we’re talking about the spices that go in chai tea, not chai tea itself. You can sometimes find these sold as a spice mix. If not, you probably have most of the spices you need at home.
The selection of spices gives your apple crisp plenty of warmth and nuance. It ends up being much more interesting than a regular apple crisp recipe.
Vegan Fudgy Brownies
Vegan desserts are naturally egg free and can also be incredibly delicious. Vegan fudgy brownies are perfect for chocolate lovers, as they tend to have a rich chocolate flavor.
Plus, because these are fudgy brownies, there’s little risk that they’ll dry out. They should always have just the right texture.
Chocolate Stuffed Shortbread Cookies
These cookies still pack a chocolatey punch, but they follow a completely different style. The recipe comes from sweetestmenu.com and teaches you to make shortbread cookies with a rich chocolate filling.
The style is fun, as the chocolate filling isn’t obvious from the outside. As such, the cookies are a great way to surprise people. They’d make excellent gifts too.
Banoffee pie offers a delicious combination of banana cream and caramel sauce. It’s an amazing treat and can be easily tweaked to meet your needs.
The traditional recipe does use eggs as part of the pie crust. However, you can easily make an eggless version. There are even entirely vegan recipes, like this one from thebigmansworld.com, which is also gluten free.
This recipe should taste just as good as the traditional banoffee recipe and suits a much wider audience. As such, it should be ideal for serving at a party.
No Bake Eggless Cookies
Cookies don’t need eggs and they don’t need to be baked to taste good. There are a few amazing no bake eggless recipes that are certain to impress, like no bake oatmeal cookies and chocolate peanut butter cookies.
The lack of eggs isn’t the only reason for turning to these cookies. Not having to bake them means you’re not heating up the kitchen by running the oven. That’s always fantastic in the middle of summer.
Plus, with no baking time, these cookies are faster to prepare than traditional baked cookies. That’s a win too.
I’ve always loved caramel slice. The layers of shortbread, caramel, and chocolate create the perfect balance of flavors, while providing plenty of contrast within each bite.
Making the slice at home is even better, as you are in complete control. You can even choose the size of the layers. Perhaps you want lots of caramel and not that much chocolate or vice versa.
One trick is to focus on high quality chocolate in the topping. This is true whether you’re using milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or a combination of the two. There aren’t a lot of ingredients in the topping, so the quality of the chocolate will make a huge difference.
Frozen Strawberry Bites
Plus, because these are frozen treats, you can make them ahead of time and then just grab one or two when you’re ready.
Homemade Reese’s Eggs
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are easy to make at home, but did you know that you can make Reese’s Eggs as well, without much effort? The most important part is the filling, which involves blending together just a few ingredients.
The exact ingredients and proportions vary depending on the recipe, but you’re often looking at peanut butter, powdered sugar, some butter, and perhaps shortening. Once you have the dough for the filling, you simply need to roll it, shape it, and coat with chocolate.
There’s even a simple four ingredient recipe from ambitiouskitchen.com that just uses peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut flour for the filling.
No Bake Key Lime Pie
Key lime pie can use eggs in the crust and sometimes in the pie filling itself, but the eggs aren't essential. You can make key lime filling without eggs too.
Avoiding eggs can also mean that you don't need to bake the cake at all. This makes life much easier, especially on a hot day when you don't want to run the oven. Plus, the finished cake still tastes like the real deal.
Creamy Fruit Salad
Creamy fruit salad doesn't sound like it should work, yet it's a popular salad that many of us grew up with. The simplest version involves combining fresh fruit with sour cream. You might include some marshmallows in the mix as well.
You could also substitute the sour cream for a different ingredient. Greek yogurt is perfect, as it has a similar tartness and gives you some protein too.
There are plenty of no bake Oreo pie recipes, most of which entirely exclude eggs. The version at theprettybee.com is even gluten free and vegan friendly as well.
You don't even need to use authentic Oreos. There are plenty of homemade recipes that allow you to make healthier and less processed Oreo-like cookies.
Double Chocolate Fudge Cookies
Speaking of cookies, what about double chocolate fudge cookies? These can be easily made egg free or even entirely vegan friendly. Doing so isn't even that difficult.
Kaylie from purelykaylie.com has a fantastic recipe to get you started. The cookies are packed with chocolate, so they're perfect for every chocolate lover.
Homemade Fudge Pops
Why buy heavily processed fudgesicles from the store when you can easily make healthier versions at home? I mean, why not? We're basically just talking about frozen chocolate pudding.
Plus, when you make these at home, you control how sweet and chocolaty they are. You can even make vegan versions by using plant-based milk.
Sorbet is incredibly easy to make and rarely needs eggs. Many recipes just rely on frozen berries and some type of sweetener, like honey or sugar. You might want a little warm water as well, but that's it.
The ingredients are simply blended together, then poured into a tray and re-frozen. The sorbet just needs 30 minutes to an hour to reach the right firmness for serving.
You're not limited to berry sorbet either. Other types can be made without eggs too, like lemon or lime sorbet. I've even seen some exceptional recipes for pomegranate sorbet, which you could easily prepare at home.
Vegan Chocolate Mousse
Some chocolate mousse recipes do use eggs, but the eggs aren't as essential as you might expect. Vegan chocolate mousse recipes sometimes use chickpea water, silken tofu, or some other ingredient to mimic the texture that the egg normally provides.
You can also make avocado chocolate mousse using ingredients like coconut cream, maple syrup, cocoa powder, chocolate, and avocados. The avocados play a huge role in the dessert's texture, without influencing the flavor much at all.
Eggs are an important component of cheesecakes, giving them their distinctive texture and richness. Yet, eggs aren't actually essential.
You can even make vegan versions. Some rely on vegan cream cheese, while others get the texture in a different way.
Traditional cannoli recipes tend to use an egg wash, plus dairy ingredients for the filling. But, you don't need to miss out. There are egg free and fully vegan recipes too.
Britt from thebananadiaries.com has one such recipe, which features vegan butter, dairy free yogurt, and vegan ricotta filling as some of the main ingredients.
Of course, that's just one approach. There are plenty of other ways to make vegan cannoli as well. Most look and taste much like the original, despite all the ingredient substitutions.
Coconut Ice Cream
Coconut ice cream is normally a vegan treat. You can buy it from the store these days or make it at home without too much effort.
Not surprisingly, coconut milk is one of the main ingredients here. You need to use full fat coconut milk from the can, as diluted coconut milk won't give you the right texture.
You can play around with flavors too, like making salted caramel, peanut butter, or even cookie dough coconut ice cream.
Vegan Apple Pie
While apple pie isn't egg heavy, many recipes use at least one egg. Vegan apple pies are an easy way around this. These pies are designed to taste just like regular apple pie, but they skip the egg entirely. Honestly, you mightn’t even notice the difference.
Why not serve them with coconut ice cream? This will give you a fully vegan experience that's still completely delicious.
Baileys Chocolate Pudding
Want to make something special for dessert? Ashley from bakerbynature.com has the perfect idea with her Baileys Chocolate Pudding.
The recipe really does use Baileys Irish Cream as an ingredient, along with milk, sugar, chocolate, and a few other additions. While this isn't a vegan dessert at all, it would still be perfect for many situations.
Why not try it for yourself?
Carrot Ginger Ice Pops
These Carrot Ginger Ice Pops are a reminder that desserts don't need to be excessively sweet to be tasty. There’s still some sweetness though. Most of this comes from strawberries and oranges, although carrot juice is slightly sweet as well.
All in all, these are tasty summer treats that are perfect for anyone watching their sugar intake.
Vegan Salted Chocolate Cream Tart
This dessert recipe comes from rainbowplantlife.com and it's too good to ignore. The tart uses a no bake brownie as its base, which is then topped with a rich salted chocolate cream.
Yet, despite the richness and amazing flavors, the treat is entirely gluten free and keeps the refined sugar content low. The richness works in your favor too, as you'll only need a tiny piece to keep you satisfied.
Homemade coconut macaroons are surprisingly easy to make. Some recipes only use three or four ingredients.
For example, this one from thebigmansworld.com features shredded coconut, almond flour, coconut milk, and keto maple syrup. If you’re not watching your carbs, you could easily drop the keto maple syrup and use real maple syrup instead.
The macaroons are even better if you give them a chocolate base or drizzle chocolate over them. The chocolate is a perfect contrast to the flavor and texture of the coconut.
Edible Funfetti Cookie Dough
Who hasn't eaten uncooked cookie dough at least once? Sometimes the dough even tastes better than the finished cookies.
So, why not just make edible cookie dough and be done with it? Most recipes will be free from eggs so they can be safely eaten raw.
There's a fantastic funfetti version over at sweetestmenu.com. It uses almost all the classic cookie dough ingredients, so the flavor and texture will be instantly familiar.
If funfetti isn't your style, you could easily tweak the recipe to use your own flavors instead.
No Bake Lemon Slice
How can you go past lemon in desserts? The fruit provides a vibrant flavor and color that is always fantastic.
An easy option is the Australian classic lemon slice. It only uses a handful of ingredients, including the lemon, sweetened condensed milk, coconut, and crushed cookies. It's a no bake dessert, so it doesn't take long to make at all.
Vegan Pumpkin Sheet Cake
I found this recipe at jessicainthekitchen.com, although there are other similar ones out there. This would be the perfect fall dessert, as it relies on pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and many familiar cake ingredients.
Sheet cakes are also much easier to make than full cakes, particularly layered ones. So, why not skip the hard work and try this one out for yourself?
Oreo Ice Cream
Here’s another frozen treat to experiment with – Oreo ice cream. You can make a simple version by combining Oreo cookies with heavy cream, condensed milk, and vanilla extract.
Or, why not use Oreo cookies in the coconut ice cream that we talked about earlier? You could even make your own homemade vegan mock Oreo cookies to put in the ice cream. Doing so would take more work, but you’d have complete control over your ingredients.
Spiced Cashew Coconut Brittle
I love this riff on cashew brittle. It includes most ingredients you’d expect, plus coconut, black pepper, and cinnamon. The cinnamon and black pepper give the brittle a spicy edge.
It’s also a flexible recipe. You can easily remove some of the ingredients and add in your own ones.
Vegan Avocado Ice Cream
What could be better than including avocado in ice cream? After all, avocado is rich and creamy. It’s also a rich source of healthy fats.
Most avocado ice cream recipes use canned coconut milk as an extra source of fat and creaminess. The flavors of coconut milk and avocado work well together. You can also make a chocolate version by using cocoa powder.
Vegan Lemon Olive Oil Cake
While a vegan lemon olive oil cake sounds incredibly specialized, there are actually plenty of recipes to choose from. This may be because olive oil and lemons simply go together well.
The dessert is fantastic if you’re looking for something that tastes interesting and isn’t overwhelmingly sweet. Besides, it’s nice to see some desserts that don’t rely on chocolate. Amazing as it is, chocolate does get boring after a while.
We can’t forget about fudge. It’s easy to make, delicious, and comes in many flavors. You can make straight fudge or choose to mix ingredients in, like nuts, chocolate chips, or marshmallows.
The main ingredients traditionally include milk, sugar, and butter. Some versions mix things up, like by using sweetened condensed milk, which just makes everything easier. However, eggs are rarely ever used in fudge, so you can choose whatever recipe you like.
There are even fudge recipes to suit most diets, like vegan fudge and keto fudge. I’ve even seen a recipe that’s keto, vegan, and paleo friendly.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
These balls have a peanut butter filling and are dipped in chocolate. They can be as simple as rolling a ball of peanut butter and dipping it.
Using a few extra ingredients makes the treat even better. For example, you can mix in some coconut flour and extra sweetener to create a better texture and flavor balance.
Banana bread can’t get much simpler than this. The recipe uses just three ingredients, while managing to avoid eggs, butter, cake mix, and even oil. Despite the short ingredients list, you end up with a delicious treat that still looks and tastes like conventional banana bread.
There are plenty of other recipes too that give you all the flavors of banana bread without any eggs at all.