Gluten-Free and Vegan Tiramisu

A gluten-free and vegan tiramisu recipe from Vega

This gluten-free and vegan tiramisu takes the classic dessert and makes it perfect for free-from diets.

Gluten-Free and Vegan Tiramisu

Gluten-free and vegan tiramisu

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 379 kcal
Author Vega


For the crust

  • 100 g gluten-free oats or walnuts (or a mix of both)
  • 200 g dates
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

For the filling

  • 150 g cashews
  • 45 g desiccated coconut
  • 80 ml (2 3/4fl oz) maple syrup
  • 185 ml (3fl oz) full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules
  • optional: 2 tbsp coffee liqueur, like Kahlua (if not using, replace with an additional 1/4 tsp of instant coffee granules)
  • 1/4 sea salt

For the topping

  • cocoa powder, for dusting
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs
  • sprinkles, to decorate


For the crust

  1. In a food processor, grind the walnuts or oats, salt and coffee until it resembles a coarse flour. Add the dates and process until smooth and the mixture forms a ball. You may need to add 1-2 tsp water to help the mixture blend easier.

  2. Line a 23cm (9in) springform cake tin or loaf tin with parchment paper. Press the crust into the bottom of the tin and press down evenly for a smooth layer. Place in the freezer until the filling is ready.

For the filling

  1. Soak 75g (23⁄4oz) cashews and the coconut in boiling hot water for 20 minutes. Drain the water and add the cashews and coconuts to a blender.

  2. Add the remaining filling ingredients to the blender and blend until completely smooth. Taste and adjust the flavours as desired.

  3. Pour the filling on top of the frozen crust. Place back in the freezer for 4 hours or overnight.

  4. Dust with cocoa powder and sprinkle with cacao nibs or sprinkles before serving.

  5. Serve frozen or slightly softened from the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-free and vegan tiramisu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 204
% Daily Value*
Fat 22.7g35%
Saturated Fat 13.6g85%
Sugar 23.7g26%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


As featured in the July 2019 issue of Gluten-Free Heaven magazine

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