Vegan Afternoon Tea Recipes

Want to create your very own delicious and healthier afternoon tea?

To celebrate NATIONAL TEA DAY on the 21st April I am sharing 5 delicious recipes that would be perfect for afternoon tea.

Healthy Vegan Afternoon Tea Dessert Recipes

Vegan & Refined-Sugar Free Afternoon Tea Recipes

  1. Oat & Coconut Scones with Strawberry Tea Jam
  2. Chocolate Avocado Mousse infused with Aztec Chai Tea
  3. Earl Grey Biscuits with Lemon Cashew Icing
  4. Raw Vegan Berry Cheesecake
  5. Millionaire Shortbread with Pure Roobois Caramel

 

A few notes on the recipes

The recipes were made using tea from the Birdhouse Tea Company, which I would highly recommend. The teas are a blend of natural ingredients and really pack a punch on flavour. You can use any similar tea though.

There are a range of flavours in the recipes including typical strawberries and (coconut) cream, lemon and chocolate! I think it’s always nice to have a variety and something to please everyone.

I have tried to make the recipes cost effective by using the same base ingredients in all recipes (.e.g. oat flour). This means that you don’t need to spend money on a million and one ingredients and won’t have as many left over ingredients that you don’t know how to use! Also, I purchased all of the ingredients at my local supermarket so they should be easy to find if you live in the UK. If you have any problems getting hold of anything then let me know in the comments and I will try and suggest an alternative for you to use.

In addition, I have used unrefined flours (oat & almond) and natural sweeteners (maple syrup & dates) to make the recipes more nutritious than a typical afternoon tea platter of cakes. Obviously, there is nothing wrong with a traditional high tea as a treat every now and then if that’s what you enjoy. But when I am making something at home I like to challenge myself to make a healthier version- although remember, as registered nutritionist Jenna Hope informed us in this post, just because the recipes uses less processed ingredients and a lower amount of sugar than traditional cakes it’s not an excuse to go crazy and eat the whole lot yourself! I ended up eating waaaay to many when I was testing them (especially because the scones failed twice!) and ended up feeling a bit sick by the end of the day!

On another note. If you’re making all of the recipes for one occasion I suggest you do some prep before and make them over the course of two or three days. I managed to make and photograph everything in one weekend, but it was a bit full on and the amount of washing up was insane.

HAPPY NATIONAL TEA DAY

Have you ever tried to bake using tea before?

Or do you just enjoy a slice of regular cake/ a biscuit with your cuppa?

 

 

 

18 Comments

  1. everinmay
    April 21, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I’ve recently discovered I have a dairy intolerance and one thing I miss is a good afternoon tea, I stare wistfully at scones and cream now! This is such a great post and I love your blog so I will be saving some of your recipes and making them over the summer, great blog! xx

    • Heathy & Psyched
      April 21, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      Aww, thanks so much. I used coconut yogurt for the scones, which was quite strong tasting, but I have seen recipes for cream made from cashew nuts- if you have a quick search on pinterest you should find some 🙂

  2. April 21, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    All of these recipes sound fantastic and I really like the idea of a healthier afternoon tea. I am immediately drawn to the Chocolate Avocado Mousse infused with Aztec Chai tea! This sounds absolutely amazing x

  3. April 22, 2017 / 1:16 am

    All of these recipes sound so delish! I loved having afternoon tea when I was in England and totally want to implement it here at home. I’ll have to try some of these out!

  4. April 22, 2017 / 6:31 am

    I’ve never tried to actually bake with tea before but these bits look yummy. I absolutely love afternoon tea x

  5. annalisanuttall
    April 22, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    These recipe look delish! I just love afternoon tea – who doesn’t! Happy belated tea day. xx

  6. April 23, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    My mummy loves drinking earl gray with lemon, so the thought of combining this with a biscuit sounds amazing! Especially the lemon sharp crunch x

  7. April 23, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    These recipes all sound gorgeous I must try a few myself. I’m in the process of working on an avocado mousse recipe but haven’t quite decided on how I’m going to approach it.

  8. Dannii
    April 23, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    How did I miss national tea day? I think I need to make up for it today by enjoying some delicious afternoon tea.

  9. April 23, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    I’m a huge of of afternoon tea, will have to try some of your recipes to make my own vegan treats x

  10. April 24, 2017 / 12:31 am

    I have been dying to try bluebird teas as they have a delicious range of teas. I like the sound of the avocado mouse mmm x

  11. April 24, 2017 / 10:26 am

    Oh these are some great idea for a health vegan tea. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. April 24, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    All these look so amazing! One of my favourite things in the world is choc avo mousse! It’s way nicer than your regular but I’ll be giving it a whirl infusing some tea in to my desserts!!

  13. April 24, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    What a gorgeous set of recipes! I love the sound of them all, but I am an Earl Grey tea fiend so I would love to try those ones out first xx

  14. Candice Nikeia
    April 24, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    I have been in need of some new vegan recipes! Thanks for posting these – they look all so delicious!

  15. April 24, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    Ooh I love afternoon tea! I need to make a vegan version now that I cant have diary so this is PERFECT for me! xx

  16. April 25, 2017 / 10:51 am

    I normally go for a cake or biscuit when at home so it’s nice to see so many great and vegan alternatives. x

  17. April 25, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    These are perfect recipes for an afternoon tea! Also, the best part is, some of us prefer baked goodies without the gelatine and these are perfect!

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