Top Vegan & GF Valentine’s Day Recipes

I had every intention of posting a new and cozy recipe today. It was going to be a little something to help us get through the winter blues, perpetually cold hands and feet, and that angsty feeling that tends to creep in after several months without warm sunshine (wait, why do I live here?). And then I got the flu or something equally awful. I thought I could rally, but Amazon delayed my order for a key recipe component, and so I think I should take this as a sign that I should not be forcing my sore throat, congested, achy self into the kitchen. February is the worst.

Vegan Marzipan Truffles //

But it is Valentine’s Day tomorrow and I’ll take any excuse to celebrate my sweet tooth. Oh, and love too. Sometimes I forget it’s not only about chocolate and candy.

These are my top Valentine’s Day-appropriate recipes from the past 365 days. Some desserts, some breakfasts, but really – it’s Valentine’s Day. Have a cupcake for breakfast if that’s what you’re feeling.

S’mores Cupcakes

Vegan Gluten-Free S'mores Cupcakes

Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Vanilla Maple Almond Butter Cups

(One of my all-time favorite recipes.)

Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Goji Berry Brownie Sundaes

Goji Berry Brownie Sundae 3

Anti-Inflammatory Blueberry Smoothie

(Because life is about balance. That and saving room for dessert.)

Blueberry Walnut Smoothie

Gingerbread Buckwheat Pancakes

Guten-Free & Vegan Gingerbread Buckwheat Pancakes //

Vanilla-Glazed Lemon Banana Walnut Muffins

Vanilla-Glazed Lemon Banana Nut Muffins

Vegan Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

(It’s never too cold for ice cream.)

Vegan Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

Spiked Eggnog Dark Chocolate

(Who says eggnog spices can’t be enjoyed in February?)

Spiked Eggnog Dark Chocolate (Vegan) //

Sweet & Simple Marzipan Truffles

Vegan Marzipan Truffles //

That’s nine recipes, so just to even things out, here’s an oldie but a goodie:

Chocolate Ginger Truffles


How will you be treating your valentine and yourself?

…I’ll be enjoying medicated cough drops. I can’t wait!



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  1. These are all so beautiful! Thanks for the re-cap. Hope you feel better soon! <3

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Elyse! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  2. Emma says

    Those cupcakes! Sorry you’re not feeling tip-top Amanda. A little chocolate might do the trick…?

    1. Amanda says

      A little chocolate does usually help most of life’s problems… 🙂

  3. This is a great list; thanks for sharing!!

    1. Amanda says

      Thank you! I had fun looking through dessert posts to compile this list. 🙂

  4. Caitlin says

    aww man- the flu AND amazon delayed a package AND a nor-easter? what a day to just lay on the couch and watch old movies (that’s what i do to feel better). this roundup is fantastic, i think i’d love anything on this list. i think the brownie sundae would win though.

    feel better <3

    1. Amanda says

      I know, right? I kind of felt better that it was so miserable outside today, like I was more justified in planting myself on the couch. That brownie sundae was pretty amazing. I think I made those brownies something like four times in three weeks around the time I posted them…so good.


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