Are you enticed by persimmons in the winter but perplexed on what to do with them once you get them home? Let me help you out with some of THE BEST vegan persimmon recipes!
From breakfast to dessert, with a couple fun savory recipes mixed in too, I have some great dishes to inspire you. Now, before we get into the list, I always love to share my illustrator friend Stacy Michelson’s illustration about persimmons. So informative, AND adorable!
As Stacy mentions in here illustration, there are two most common types of persimmon (in the US): fuyu and hachiya. Personally, fuyus (the tomato-lookalike) are my favorite because you don’t have to wait until they’re mushy to eat them. Plus, they’re not astringent like hachiya persimmons. Meaning, you shouldn’t eat a hachiya persimmon before it’s very ripe, or else you will have a VERY poor experience.
Because of the very soft texture of hachiya persimmons they’re excellent in baked goods or even sauces! In the list you’ll see them featured in muffins, cheesecake, and more. Because of the more firm structure of fuyu persimmons, they’re wonderful in salads, breakfasts, or just sliced up! Easy enough, right? 😉
When I explain the flavor of persimmons to those that haven’t had them yet, I do my best, saying that they’re as if an apple and a peach had a cinnamon-y baby. Lol! They’ve definitely become something I look forward to enjoying at the end of Fall each year.
Best Vegan Persimmon Recipes
From breakfast to dessert to snacks, these vegan persimmon recipes are sure to delight! There are also plenty of allergy-friendly options for those that need them.
While dips are great for parties, finger foods are my favorite! These Pomegranate Persimmon Crostini are as delicious as they are gorgeous. Plus, VERY easy-to-make!
Persimmon Cheesecake in a Glass! An easy, nearly raw dessert that is perfect for using up persimmons and fun for get togethers.
Cranberry Persimmon Sangria
"If you’re looking for a cocktail then this cranberry persimmon sangria is perfect!"
This Persimmon Apple Kale Salad is SO easy-to-make, healthy, and perfectly seasonal with its fresh ingredients.
Looking for a stunning holiday dessert that is easy-to-make? Check out this impressive, vegan Persimmon Crème Brûlée with Sugared Cranberries!
These Mini Persimmon Coffee Cakes make for a fantastic Autumn treat, and are great for sharing. Layers of goodness with a crumb topping!
"Gently simmered in pineapple juice spiked the ginger and citrus, these dainty orange orbs are a study in elegant simplicity."
This breakfast of pecan persimmon oatmeal is warm, aromatic, filled with sweet persimmon, plus crunchy pecans and spices. Delicious and quick!
Persimmon Ricotta Scones (Vegan + Healthy)
"Vegan Persimmon Ricotta Scones bake up perfectly moist and tender for a delicious breakfast or healthy snack!"
Chewy, satiating, and delicious, these persimmon oatmeal cookies are the perfect fall snack!
Avocado, Persimmon and Beet Tartare
"Persimmons are joined by avocado and beets for a beautiful and delightful tartar, topped with a ginger dressing."
Ice cream is typically reserved for warmer months, but persimmons - winter's bounty - make this dairy-free ice cream incredible! Vanilla bean and a little cardamom, plus caramelized sugar don't hurt either.
Vegan Persimmon Bread Recipe
"This Vegan Persimmon Bread Recipe is moist and delicious, made with juicy ripe Florida grown persimmons, pecans, raisins and sweetened with coconut sugar. This persimmon bread recipe is vegan, gluten-free, healthy and scrumptious!"
Shredded Brussels Sprout Persimmon Salad
"Filled with some of falls finest like pomegranates and walnuts, this Shredded Brussels Sprout Persimmon Salad with a light homemade dijon vinaigrette is guaranteed to be an instant favorite."
Persimmon Smoothie (Vegan)
"This delicious Asian fruit makes the most perfect vegan autumnal smoothie. It takes less than 10 minutes to whip up using only 7 ingredients."
Persimmon Bread | FatFree Vegan Kitchen
“This moist, oil-free vegan persimmon bread is made with 100% whole wheat flour and no refined sugar. It’s the perfect winter dessert!”
Spinach salad with persimmons & delicata squash
"Spinach salad with persimmons and delicata squash is a hearty and robust side dish. It’s finished with caramelized onions, pistachios, and white wine vinaigrette."
Citrus Persimmon Bread Pudding
"Bright citrus and aromatic spices really compliment the sweet persimmons in this recipe. A cozy addition to any holiday table!"
Persimmon Habanero Soup
"A sweet and spicy soup made with persimmons and habanero peppers for a delightful and healthful yet easy meal."
A simple, sweet, and healthy this Back to Basics Fruit Tart is a tasty, gluten-free dessert!
Vegan Millet Porridge with Persimmon and Chia
"Rise and shine with this millet porridge, using with persimmon, almonds, chia seeds, and coconut."
Persimmon Smoothie with ginger
"A fabulous, energy-boosting persimmon smoothie is necessary to try this fall. The robust blend of coconut milk, ginger and persimmon is for everyone."
If you’re looking for more recipe round-ups, try some of the ones below!
Persimmon Oatmeal Cookies - Vegan Yack Attack
Saturday 20th of November 2021
[…] Persimmons – there are a few kinds of persimmons, but Fuyu (the tomato-looking ones) are my favorite and easiest to use. If you’re looking for more recipes I have a whole persimmon round up! […]
Roasted Persimmon Vanilla Bean Ice Cream - Vegan Yack Attack
Saturday 23rd of January 2021
[…] that you didn’t want to go to waste. If that’s the case, I have a whole list of persimmon recipes that can help you […]
Monday 14th of December 2020
With this Persimmon post, you have officially become one of the best Vegan newsletters I have ever received! Thank you 🙏 so much!
Saturday 12th of December 2020
I've just started using persimmons and LOVE them! So glad to have found this post - what a great line up!
Wednesday 9th of December 2020
Excellent round up. Thank you for including my recipe. Love all the other recipes too. This is great to use up the persimmon fruit in a variety of ways.
Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!
Thursday 10th of December 2020
Of course! I love the use of them in the soup, I've never thought of that before!