Over the holidays I was overwhelmed to see all of the wonderful gifts that people made for their loved ones and friends, whether a hand-knitted scarf or a delicious gift from the kitchen. But who says homemade gifts should only be given in the last month of the year? What about that precious holiday known as Valentine’s Day? You know, the one where giving gifts from the heart means even more. I think it’s time to save your pocketbook the pain of a dozen expensive roses, and instead make one of these fabulous vegan valentine recipes.
Since some of you, like me, may have been skipped when the crafty gene was passed on, I stuck to the more basic yet still insanely delicious plant-based and vegan valentine recipes. They might look impressive, but for the most part, the following don’t require any special decorating skills:
You will be amazed by both the decadence and the simplicity of this luxurious dessert.
A heart shaped muffin pan really sends this baked treat over the top.
A fun one to make with kids! Of course, you can skip the pretzels and go with the original peanut butter truffle recipe for an equally delicious treat.
Another dairy-free cheesecake-inspired indulgence, but this one is soy-free and downright healthy, to boot!
Okay, so it isn’t heart shaped, nor chocolate, but who wouldn’t love to wake up to one (or three) of these?
Four simple ingredients for one scrumptious little treat.
For loved ones who prefer your chocolate in cake form. Yes, there is frosting too.
Spiked with chipotle pepper, this rich and creamy pudding is sure to spice up your Valentine’s day.
Okay, this one requires a little more effort than most of the others on this list, but talk about an impressive “Be My Valentine” recipe.
Simple, luxurious vegan truffles dressed in red sprinkles for the occasion.
This heart-healthy pudding is easy to make and has a luxurious taste and texture, even though it is surprisingly low in fat.
More Lovely Vegan Valentine Recipes …
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Cherry Drop Scones
- Hidden Heart Wild Blueberry Cake
- Sweet Potato Truffles
- Healthy Heart Pancakes
- Easy Vegan Truffles
- Strawberry Chocolate “Heart-Cakes”
- Vegan Sweet Heart Toast
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Covered Strawberries
- Chocolate Mousse Cups (pictured below)
And Recipe Ideas …
- Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies (Frosted if you wish) – Make your favorite Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free or Vegan sugar cookies and cut the dough into heart shapes before baking.
- Chocolate Love Smoothie (pictured above) – a frozen banana, dairy-free milk beverage, cocoa, and sweetener. Use a heart-shaped stencil or cookie cutter to top with dairy-free shavings!
Do you have any favorite plant-based, vegan valentine recipes? Feel free to share them in the comments – links are welcome!