We obviously love any and all things purple, so it’s no wonder that we are obsessed with ube, aka purple yam! This starchy root veggie is packed with potassium and vitamin C, and its fragrant vanilla and coconut aroma has given it a long history of being used in Asian baking and desserts (most specifically FIlipino baking, as it is native to Southeast Asia).
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and as an Asian-founded brand, we rounded up eight delicious and perfectly purple vegan recipes featuring ube!
Read on for all the details, and as always, stay #hungryforgr8ness.
1. Vegan Ube Sugar Cookies
Excuse our inner Cookie Monster while we devour these soft and chewy sugar cookies by Simple Sweet Vegan!
2. Ube Cheesecake
When it comes to making your cake and eating it too, we’re quick to whip up this delightfully dairy-free ube cheesecake by Veggie World Recipes.
3. Vegan Ube Brownies
Thick and fudgy, yet perfectly plant-based – these brownies by Foodaciously are everything we need and more.
4. Vegan Ube Ice Cream
Excuse us while we pick our jaws up off the floor! This dreamy vibrant ice cream by Floured Frame is a delectable refreshing treat – bonus points if you scoop it into an activated charcoal cone and sprinkle it with Black Coco Chia gr8nola!
5. Ube & Coconut Pudding
We love how Honest Food Talks was inspired by Filipino desserts Halo Halo and Ginataang Bilo Bilo to create this unique and crazy delicious ube and coconut pudding.
6. Ube Cream Pie
7. Coconut Ube Rolls
Move aside, cinnamon rolls – there’s a new treat *rolling* into town! Kitchen Confidante has taken brunch to a whole new level with these fluffy rolls stuffed with ube jam.
8. Vegan Ube And Cheese Pandesal
The Foodie Takes Flight has spoiled us with these fragrant and fluffy sweet rolls stuffed with vegan cheese. BRB while we munch on these tasty treats!