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Baking makes us giddy. The yummy smells, the sweet ingredients, and the therapeutic feeling of gooeyness on our fingers is just the epitome of pure joy. Which is why we’ve been turning to our stirring spoons A LOT during this time filled with so much uncertainty. Because while we may not be able to predict the future, we can bake delicious treats. So if you’re like us and looking to fill your days with a little sweetness as you stay cozy (or stir crazy!) inside, here are some of our favorite plant-based baking recipes, including 5 must-try recipes from The Wholesome Culture Cookbook.

22 Baking recipes that’ll make the days sweeter while you stay at home

1. Homemade Vegan Twix Bars

Carmel-y, chocolatey, salty goodness coming your way with these Homemade Vegan Twix Bars from Half Baked Harvest. Just be sure to use maple syrup instead of honey to keep it plant-based.

2. Edible Cookie Dough Bites

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EDIBLE COOKIE DOUGH BITES 😍 Tag a friend you want to make these with! 🙏🏼 they’re easy, vegan, gluten-free and just 5-ingredients! So many of you have been recreating these and I’m so happy to see that you’re enjoying them 😍 The full recipe is below and also on our blog, link in my bio! ⁣ Ingredients⁣ * 1/4 cup maple syrup, or liquid sweetener of your choice⁣ * 1/4 cup nut or seed butter⁣ * 1 tsp vanilla extract⁣ * 1 tsp water⁣ * Optional: 1/4 tsp salt⁣ * 1 cup oat flour (see notes)⁣ * 1 1/2 tbsp vegan chocolate chips⁣ ⁣ Instructions⁣ 1. In a large bowl, add the maple syrup, nut or seed butter, vanilla, water and optional salt. Mix until uniform.⁣ 2. Add the oat flour and mix until well combined, then using clean hands, “knead” the dough together to be sure it all mixes through. If the dough seems a bit too wet, you can add additional oat flour, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until it reaches a cookie dough like consistency.⁣ 3. Add in the vegan chocolate chips and mix through with your hands.⁣ 4. Using a 1-tablespoon sized cookie scooper (or a regular tablespoon or even just with your hands), scoop out the dough and roll it into a ball. Continue until you have rolled out all of the dough– we formed 8.⁣ 5. Store in an airtight container for about 5 days, although these are best enjoyed the day of as they will dry out as they sit.⁣ ⁣ Notes⁣ – If you have rolled oats on hand, you can make your own oat flour. Place 1 cup in a high speed blender and blend until fine.⁣ – The nut or seed butter that is used will effect the flavor of the cookie dough. We like to use cashew butter or peanut butter.⁣ – While we prefer the flavor of maple syrup, you can use any liquid sweetener you have on hand.⁣ – You can also roughly chop your favorite chocolate bar in place of the chips.⁣ – If the nut or seed butter that you are using is salted, keep that in mind before salting the dough. We would add half of the amount of salt to 1/8 teaspoon.⁣ ⁣ #5ingredient #pantryrecipe #cookiedough #vegancookies⁣

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Are you more team cookie dough or team cookie?! For fans of the former, you’ve got to try these Edible Cookie Dough Bites from Sweet Simple Vegan. They’re perfectly sweet, easy to make, and require only five ingredients. 

3. No Bake Banana Bars

We have a bit of an obsession with our No-Bake Banana Bars.

No Bake Banana Bars
No Bake Banana Bars

They’re super easy to make with only four ingredients, they taste delicious, and they don’t dirty a bunch of dishes! 

4. Vegan Banana Nut Scones

These hearty Vegan Banana Nut Scones from Cookie and Kate make us feel like we’re transported to a cozy cabin. They smell amazing and taste even better!

5. Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins

We’re not ones to judge a book by its cover, but we were hooked on these Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins at first sight! 

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VEGAN BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP BLENDER MUFFINS! 🤎🍌 these turned out insane, and they have a twist! they’re party on the top, party on the bottom with the top half being BANANA & the bottom half being CHOCOLATE. they are gluten-free, nut-free, sos-free and literal heaven. the recipe is now live on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL 🎥 !!! jonathan and i are starting a “couple’s vegan cooking show” for you guys and i am so excited i could cry 😭 and this is the first ep!! head to youtube, link in my bio, to watch, laugh (we are def newbies), drool, and then… make! and def give our youtube some love & suggestions- we need ‘em! i edited all night long 🙈 OK WHO’S TRYING THESE! #tbbmademedoit #plantbased #veganrecipe #veganyoutuber

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And the gooeyness of the almond butter + sweetness of the maple syrup make these treats just irresistible.

6. Vegan Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookie Recipes

Is there anything more comforting than chocolate chip cookies? We don’t think so! And these Vegan Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies from The Wholesome Culture Cookbook have a special place in our hearts.

vegan Chocolate Chip Macadamia Cookies from the Wholesome Culture Cookbook
Chocolate Chip Macadamia Cookies from The Wholesome Culture Cookbook

They’re just the right amount of sweetness and they require just enough work to keep us distracted but not overwhelmed.

7. Lemon Chia Cookies

Get a taste of summer all year round with these Lemon Chia Cookies from Vegan Richa. We love that they’re a little zesty with a super soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture. 

8. Vegan Cinnamon Buns

We love any excuse to indulge in something sweet for breakfast, which is one of the many reasons we love these Vegan Cinnamon Buns from The Wholesome Culture Cookbook.

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Cinnamon Buns from the Wholesome Culture Cookbook

They’re so good, they’re practically begging to be made on weekend mornings!

9. Pistachio Dessert Bars

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Pistachio Dessert Bars! 😍 These bars have a delicious pistachio and vanilla flavor with a sweet date and and nut crust! They're also o-bake and super healthy! ❤ These are the best dessert for spring-time and a great way to switch things up! 🌱 Pistachios are my favorite, and I love how creamy and fresh these bars are, and they even have a small handful of spinach sneaked in! (But you can't even taste it). Link in bio or below! #dessertbars #vegandessertbars #pistachiodessertbars #vegandesserts #vegandessertrecipes #springtimedesserts #springdesserts #rawvegandesserts #rawvegandessertbars #healthyvegandesserts #oilfreedesserts #healthyfood #veganfood #vegan #foodblogger #veganfoodblogger

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Ok, BePlantWell’s Pistachio Dessert Bars are just plain gorgeous. But besides how beautiful they look, they also taste insanely delicious with a perfect nutty, creamy vanilla flavor. 

10. Vegan Blueberry Muffins

These Vegan Blueberry Muffins from Simple Veganista can be breakfast treats, mid-day snacks, or tasty desserts at the end of a long day. That’s one of the beautiful things about muffins! And these are extra easy because they require only one bowl and seven ingredients to whip up!

11. Chai Spiced Vegan Muffins

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Spice up your muffins…no literally, spice them up with warm fall spices and all the cozy feels! 🍂🍁 I made these Chai Spiced Muffins using the creamy @CalifiaFarms Oatmilk, which is "milk" made from rolled oats that is super easy to substitute 1:1 for dairy in recipes! #sponsored #califiafarms #dairyfreerecipes #veganmuffins ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ INGREDIENTS 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup coconut sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cardamom 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1 cup applesauce 1/2 cup Califia Farms Oatmilk 1/2 cup grapeseed oil 2 tablespoons maple syrup INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a twelve-muffin tin or add muffin liners to a muffin tin. In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients: flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, salt, and the spices. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: applesauce, Oatmilk, oil, and maple syrup. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix. Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let them cool down for 5-10 minutes before removing from the muffin tin.

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Put a little spice in your life with this yummy recipe for Chai Spiced Vegan Muffins from Feel Good Foodie. The ginger and cinnamon give it a little homey flavor, while the maple syrup and coconut sugar add a slight sweetness.

12. Double Chocolate Brownies 

We dream about these Double Chocolate Brownies from The Wholesome Culture Cookbook (but actually!).

Double Chocolate Brownies from The Wholesome Culture Cookbook

Between the chocolate chips and vanilla extract, they make us want nothing more than a cozy blanket and glass of plant milk! 

13. Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter lovers, Love and Lemons has you  covered with these Peanut Butter Cookies. They’re somehow chewy and crispy at the same time, making them super hard to resist! 

14. Paleo Tahini Blondies

Tahini, almond flour, and dark chocolate are just some of the delish ingredients in these Paleo Tahini Blondies from Choosing Chia. They’re not fussy, and yet they taste so good it’s hard to believe they’re super easy to make. P.S. Swap out the eggs for flax eggs to keep it vegan. 

15. Vegan Champagne Cupcakes

Whether your roommate is a Taurus (hello, April and May babies!) or you just feel like celebrating making it through another week, these Vegan Champagne Cupcakes from It Doesn’t Taste Like Vegan are for you.

They’re light, fluffy, and sweet — everything we think a cupcake should be!

16. Six-Ingredient Coconut Cups

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An NEW recipe is on my blog for these 6-Ingredient Coconut Cups! 😍 . They are vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, easy to make, and refined sugar-free. 🙌 . The recipe link is in my highlighted Insta stories (@elavegan) or google "coconut cups elavegan". . Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! 💛 . . . . 🇩🇪 Ein NEUES Rezept ist auf meinem Blog für diese Kokos Cups mit nur 6 Zutaten! 😍 . Sie sind vegan, glutenfrei, kohlenhydratarm, einfach zu machen und frei von raffiniertem Zucker. 🙌 . Den Link zum Rezept findet ihr in meinem Profil (@elavegan), den Insta stories und auf . Ich wünsche euch noch einen schönen Sonntag Abend! 💛 . . . . . . . #veganuary #vegancoconutcups #coconutcups #vegancups #coconut #vegandessert #whatveganseat #plantbased #veganfood #vegansofig #foodblog #foodblogger #veganrecipe #eeeeeats #cleaneating #bestofvegan #veganbombs #buzzfeast #foodgawker #huffposttaste #MakesMeWhole #veganbowls #feedfeed #f52grams

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These Coconut Cups from Ela Vegan are just plain adorable and super tasty. And they’re freezer-friendly, which means they’ll last up to 2ish months in a freezer. 

17. Vegan Everything Cookies

We love a recipe that calls for ingredients we always have in our pantries like oats, nuts, and nut butter (yum).

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Say hello to these VEGAN EVERYTHING COOKIES! Because they have everything you want in a cookie and they’re everything your mind/soul/heart needs right now. ⁣ ⁣ Warning: they are wildly addictive (Max and I finished 21 cookies in 24 hours…you do the math). But IMO, when you’re staying at home and trying to stay positive, it’s okay to channel your inner Cookie Monster 🍪 ⁣ ⁣ Grab the recipe on the blog! Just click the in my bio (@rainbowplantlife), then click on this exact photo. Or I’ve included the link in my Stories. ⁣ ⁣ And let me know in the comments – what are you baking this weekend? ⁣ ⁣ Sending you all a big hug and warm fuzzy vibes. ⁣ ⁣

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That’s why we’re huge fans of this Everything Cooking recipe from Rainbow Plant Life because you can easily add your own creative twist depending on what you’ve got stocked in your kitchen.

18. Salted Almond Butter Cookies

Combine your sweet and salty tooth with these Salted Almond Butter Cookies from This Rawsome Vegan Life.

They’re made with dates, almonds, and vanilla, which make for pure goodness in cookie form.

19. Bakewell Tart

We’ll be real: if you’re looking for a quick project– this recipe isn’t for you. But if you’re looking to fill a free afternoon and end up with something super delicious in the end, you’ll love this Bakewell Tart from Bosh TV.

Between the fruit compote and vanilla custard, you’ll truly feel like an accomplished baker before you even take a bite!

20. No Bake Snickerdoodle Cookies

These No-Bake Snickerdoodles from Beaming Baker can brighten up even the dreariest of days. Grab a cup of tea, a good book, and you’re good to go! 

21. Vegan Banana Cream Pie

This recipe from Healthier Steps is FULL of yummy ingredients like bananas, coconut milk, maple syrup, and raw cashews. Mmmm.

22. Funfetti Cookies

Something about funfetti makes us smile. And these funfetti cookies  from The Wholesome Culture Cookbook are no exception. But don’t just take our word for it… try the recipe (below) for yourself! 

funfetti cookies by Wholesome Culture
Funfetti Cookies by The Wholesome Culture Cookbook

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Makes 16-24 cookies

  • 3/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon egg replacer
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4-1/3 cup sprinkles of choice


  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Cream together the vegan butter and cane sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Then add in the coconut cream, egg replacer, vanilla, salt, and baking soda and stir until combined.
  3. Add in the flour 1/2 cup at a time and stir until a crumbly dough forms. Add in your sprinkles and stir until evenly distributed.
  4. Roll your dough into 1-1 1/2 inch balls and flatten slightly onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges of the cookies begin to brown slightly. The cookies will still appear soft when they leave the oven, but this is okay. Allow them to sit for 5 mins before removing from pan.

Now that we’ve covered your sweet tooth, check out these recipes for your other cravings!

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