The BEST Vegan Christmas Recipes to make your holiday season more festive! Find special holiday breakfasts, fun appetizers, cozy main dishes, sides and delectable dessertsthat everyone will love.
Plus a new recipe for Vegan Salted Caramel Apple Bars! Better than apple pie and easier to make.
The Christmas season is such a magical time. Twinkly lights, hot cocoa by the fireplace, and endless cookie baking are just a few things I love about this time of year.
If you are looking for a vegan recipe to bring to a get-together or an entire menu for Christmas dinner, you are in the right place!
The recipes I’ve included here are sure to please every kind of eater at your next holiday party, and they are all quite simple to make so you won’t have to spend all day in the kitchen. More time with family and friends!
What can vegans eat for Christmas?
All sorts of delicious things! Don’t feel limited to just salad; there are plenty of delicious recipes for you to enjoy.
From vegan ham and scalloped potatoes to peppermint chocolate cake and sugar cookies, you can be satisfied with an entirely vegan menu this Christmas season.
Let’s start cooking (or baking)!
Are you a sweet or savory breakfast person? I’m partial to sweet vegan Christmas breakfasts, but I’ve got a few savory recipes for you if that’s more your style.
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1 Hour Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Super soft and delicious vegan cinnamon rolls can be made in 1 hour! Loaded with cinnamon sugar gooey goodness and topped with heavenly cream cheese frosting. You won't believe how big and fluffy they are!
Better than your average cinnamon roll, sticky buns are infused with a gooey caramel pecan topping and are sure to impress! Perfect for holiday mornings with an overnight option. Pop them in the oven in the morning and enjoy a decadent breakfast!
Brunch is always better with a slice of JUST Egg Quiche on your plate. Made with an easy puff pastry crust and plenty of veggies and vegan cheese, the eggless JUST Egg filling helps this morning favorite look and taste just like real eggs!
Sunday brunch calls for this incredible Vegan Quiche. Made with cooked vegetables, tofu, and a flaky crust, this classic and customizable recipe is perfect for a crowd! No one will believe it's 100% vegan.
This Vegan Monkey Bread is just as fun to make as it is to eat! Coated in cinnamon brown sugar and a sweet vanilla glaze, it’s a fluffy, gooey, and soft treat that’s delicious for breakfast and dessert.
You will have a hard time believing this Vegan Breakfast Casserole doesn't contain eggs, dairy or meat! Hash browns, vegetables, vegan bacon, dairy free cheese and a simple vegan egg mixture are layered in a casserole dish and baked to perfection.
Wonderfully spiced, moist and fluffy, these Vegan Apple Cider Donuts are baked instead of fried and infused with warm fall flavors. A perfect Fall treat and easy enough to make any day of the week. Friends and family will love them!
This decadent Vegan French Toast Casserole can be prepped the night before for the ultimate hands-off breakfast! It has all the flavors of traditional french toast and then some, thanks to the crunchy, sweet topping.
How to make the BEST Vegan French Toast! So easy to make in just 10 minutes, using everyday ingredients. You won’t miss the eggs at all in this delicious weekend morning breakfast. A secret ingredient makes these french toast incredibly crisp, thick and perfect!
This is the Best & Easiest Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip! Only 9 ingredients and 30 minutes are needed to make this delicious, crowd-pleasing hot dip. It’s so CREAMY and CHEESY without any sour cream, cheese or even store bought vegan cheese! Gluten Free.
Buffalo Cauliflower are the perfect vegan game day appetizer – even meat eaters will love them! They are tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, and super spicy. They’re so tasty, it’s almost too good to be true!
This Butternut Squash Lasagna is full of flavor and so comforting. With almond ricotta, a creamy butternut squash sauce and kale, this lasagna would be a wonderful addition to your holiday table. Completely vegan and easily made gluten free.
Layers of roasted eggplant, a “meaty” and tomatoey lentil filling, and vegan bechamel sauce come together to create this incredible Vegan Moussaka. It’s the ultimate comfort food to make for dinner, plus it can be made both gluten and nut free!
A comfort food classic, made vegan! Vegan Pot Pie is ready in about an hour, and makes a delicious main dish for any holiday. I suggest making the pie crusts ahead of time, or use store bought vegan pie crusts to make this even easier!
A classic style vegan meatloaf recipe made with a base of chickpeas. Unlike some vegan loaf recipes, this one is not mushy. It has a slight smoky flavor and makes for a beautiful centerpiece dish for any holiday or Sunday family dinner.
This Festive Kale Salad features a fresh lemony dressing, dried cranberries and delicious pecan parmesan. It’s my favorite kale salad recipe ever, and it’s perfect for a holiday dinner! Gluten free, vegan & oil free.
This is the BEST Lentil Salad!Loaded with a lot of ingredients that are not only good for your body, but for your tastebuds, too. A beautiful medley of fresh veggies and lentils is all tossed together in a mouthwatering lemon dressing.
Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies have a brownie-like texture, are filled with chocolate chips, crunchy candy cane pieces, and are completely addicting! The ultimate holiday cookie and made in 1 bowl.
These Vegan Thumbprint Cookies are insanely addictive and perfect for the holiday season. With a buttery shortbread cookie base, a sweet raspberry filling and a drizzle of almond flavored glaze, just try to stop at one!
You’ll find everything but the kitchen sink in these vegan Kitchen Sink Cookies! Chock full of pretzels, dairy free chocolate, caramel bites, and finished with flake salt, the chewy and chocolatey bites are impossible to pass up.
Easy to make vegan oatmeal raisin cookies have chewy centers and slightly crisp edges. With brown sugar, molasses, oats, cinnamon and sweet raisins, these underrated cookies will soon become a family favorite!
Only 5 ingredients and made in 1 bowl, these Raspberry Bars are simple to make yet quite fancy and crowd pleasing! They have a coconut oil shortbread crust + topping, and are filled with raspberry preserves.
If you’re looking for a dessert that’s equal parts impressive and simplistic, Chocolate Vegan Bundt Cake is the recipe for you! It’s rich with chocolate flavor, moist as can be, and delightfully easy to make.
This Vegan Apple Cake tastes like Fall and is sure to become a staple dessert recipe come apple season! Best of all, it's super easy to make in 1 bowl. Full of fresh diced apples with an optional caramel drizzle.
These homemade Vegan Truffles are a chocolate lover's dream. Once the 4-ingredient, buttery smooth chocolate mixture is rolled into balls, the truffles are chilled and rolled in a chocolatey coating. The perfect treat for any special occasion!
Hello creamy, coconut goodness! This Vegan Coconut Cream Pie is made with homemade pie crust, a creamy coconut filling, and topped with vegan whipped cream. Pie, coconut, and whipped cream lovers won’t be able to get enough!
This is the easiest vegan coconut cake ever, made in 1 bowl with simple ingredients. Fluffy, light, oh-so-soft and topped with a creamy coconut frosting. If you are a coconut lover, this cake is for you!
Prepare the pan and preheat oven – Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and line a 8-inch square metal baking pan with parchment paper. Leave some overhang on all sides for easy removal later. Set aside.
Make the shortbread crust – Add the melted vegan butter, sugar, vanilla to a medium sized bowl and stir. Now add the flour and stir until combined. Press evenly into the prepared pan. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, then remove and set aside. Turn the oven up to 350 degrees F.
Make the apple filling – In a large bowl, combine the apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir until the apples are coated. Set aside.
Make the topping – Stir the oats, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl (I use the same bowl I made the crust in). Use a pastry cutter (or your hands) to cut in the cold vegan butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
Put together and bake – Layer the apple mixture evenly over the warm crust. Press them down a bit to make them all fit. Sprinkle the topping over the apples and bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
Let cool and serve – Remove from oven and let cool for about 30 minutes at room temperature, then move to the refrigerator and let chill for 1 hour, if possible. You can also serve warm, they just won't hold together as well. Use the parchment overhang to lift the bars out of the pan. Cut into squares with a large heavy knife. Drizzle with some vegan salted caramel before serving. Enjoy!
May double and bake in a 9×13 inch pan. Bake the crust a little longer, about 19 minutes, and the bars for 50 minutes.