You know you've hit a milestone as a blogger when you finally have enough content to start creating roundup posts of your favourite recipes for a particular holiday or season. This December has been that time for me, and I'm so excited to finally share with you a collection of my favourite vegan Christmas recipes!
From holiday cookies to vegan cheese boards to crispy roast potatoes, I've got recipes for everyone. Whether you're looking for something simple or you want to wow family and friends, you'll find recipes here for every gathering.
So sit back, relax and enjoy scrolling through these delights and trying some out. And as with all my recipes, everything is made from whole foods, naturally gluten-free and refined sugar-free. Merry Christmas!
No list of vegan Christmas recipes would be complete without roast potatoes, and these don't disappoint. Simple to make (only 5 ingredients), they taste incredible and will take any Christmas feast to another level. They compliment my Classic Vegan Nut Roast (below) perfectly, but are also delicious by themselves. I definitely won't judge you for eating them as a meal on their own!
An absolute staple in any plant-based household for Christmas, this Classic Vegan Nut Roast is delicious. If you're unfamiliar, nut roasts are a bit like a plant-based meat loaf (but taste better in my opinion!). Surprisingly cost-effective (thanks to peanuts and sunflower seeds), this recipe is also pretty simple and is the perfect centrepiece of any vegan Christmas meal. And unusually for a nut roast, it's also completely gluten-free.
Alongside my Crispy Rosemary Roast Potatoes (above), these roasted carrots are the simplest recipe on this list. Taking about 25 minutes total to make, they look beautiful and are sure to impress at any festive meal. The maple syrup helps caramelise the carrots, adding a hint of sweetness to them. They're ideal as a side dish to accompany my Classic Vegan Nut Roast, and will ensure you're still eating plenty of veggies over the Christmas period!
Growing up, I always loved Christmas cookies. We used to make rich cookies that tasted of molasses and cinnamon, and here I've tried to recreate that. These cookies are a little different to your traditional holiday baking. Their flavour is richer due to their whole food ingredients, and they're only sweetened with dates so aren't overly sugary. Basically, they're the ideal Christmas treat: festive AND good for you!
I only learned this year that mince pies aren't a thing in North America. Being British myself, every year we traditionally eat these delicious sweet pies (yes, sweet!) filled with mixed fruit and spices. They're addictive and taste so good. In this recipe, I show you how to make your own whole food gluten-free pastry and fruit mincemeat filling. Surprisingly easy, satisfying and delicious!
Technically not a Christmas recipe I know, but this No-Bake Black Forest Cake was so popular earlier in the year that I had to include it. It's the ideal Christmas dessert recipe because there's no baking involved (and our ovens get used pretty heavily over the Holiday season), and you can actually feel pretty good about eating it as it contains some pretty healthy ingredients! Whip one of these cakes up, store it in the fridge and you'll always have something to serve any surprise Christmas guests.
This post wouldn't be complete without a mention of a vegan cheese board. There are so many options for good plant-based cheeses these days that creating a grazing board is a must for any gathering. So if you're looking to impress your guests (or if you just want to create delicious nibbles for friends) this guide is for you. Showing you exactly how to create the ultimate vegan cheese board, you'll be making charcuterie masterpieces in no time. It's actually much easier than you think!