It's fall once again! Home to Halloween, sweater weather, and pumpkin spice everything. But for those looking to steer clear of the tasty, however devilishly overused flavor, these fall-themed vegan dessert recipes will keep you in the festive spirit without the stale taste of 2012 ringing in the back of your taste buds.

These vegan dessert recipes are simple, delicious, and are a sure-fire way to make everyone on your Snapchat jealous. Put on your cozy socks, sit back, and join the post-PSL era. Here are my top five vegan fall desserts without the pumpkin spice.

1. Snickerdoodles

If the sweet smell of cinnamon sugar doesn't get you into the fall spirit, I don't know what will. This vegan take on a classic will surely have you and your friends going back for more than just seconds! 

#SpoonTip: If you don't have cream of tartar, combine the amounts of baking soda and cream of tartar, and substitute it with baking powder. 

2. Gingerbread Dark Chocolate Truffles

These decadent truffles with spice and chocolate are the vegan version of the Brazilian candy brigadeiros. They're sweet, creamy, and full of flavor. You'll barely remember what all the hype over pumpkin spice was about when you try these guys!

#SpoonTip: Keep your fingers well dusted in cocoa powder to prevent the truffles from sticking to your fingers. Or let them stick to your fingers and just eat it right off your hand. Both are great options.

3. Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookie

The best part about this recipe is that you don't have to wait until it's time for dessert to have them. These nutrient-packed cookies are perfect for breakfast with a glass of almond milk or your favourite tea.

#SpoonTip: Replace the sunflower seed butter with your favourite nut butter (almond, cashew, peanut) to keep the cookies from getting little green specks (from the sunflower seeds).

4. Maple Pecan Banana Muffins

Ever since I was a kid, I have been obsessed with banana nut muffins, but sometimes it's hard to find a good vegan recipe that reminds you of the food you used to love. Count your lucky whisks, because this banana muffin recipe is sure to bring back all the warm and fuzzy memories of biting into a freshly baked muffin. This fall dessert will get you feeling nostalgic and ready for fall in no time.

5. Spiced Apple Cake with Salted Caramel

If you're feeling like you can take on a little afternoon baking project, this apple cake recipe is for you! Perfect to serve on a night in with your housemates, this mouthwatering number will end everyone's day on a high note.

So, if you're on the same page as I am, and are looking for a way to get into the fall spirit without having to be subject to adding pumpkin spice to everything you make, try out these fall vegan dessert recipes and help save the pumpkins. The underdog flavors of apple, cinnamon, caramel, and maple will have your tastebuds swimming in fall flavours without the fear or turning into an Ugg-wearing, PSL-bearing, 12-year-old fresh out of Starbucks.