Top 10 Vegan Christmas Recipes

Gingerbread waffles

This was one tough recipe collection to put together! With the plethora of awesome vegan recipes out there, choosing our top ten was no easy feat. After sifting through (and tasting!) countless tantalizing dishes, though, we’ve finally come up with ten recipes to make your next vegan Christmas the most delicious and festive holiday ever.

1. Gingerbread Waffles—The Minimalist Baker

Start your Christmas morning off right with a breakfast that smells and tastes as magical as Christmas itself. This vegan gingerbread waffle recipe is a holiday gift for your tastebuds, and tastes amazing topped with a dollop of vegan butter and a drizzle of maple syrup.

2. Classic Eggnog—Oh She Glows

Who says becoming vegan means giving up creamy holiday eggnog? Angela Liddon at Oh She Glows offers a vegan peppermint version of this iconic holiday drink that refreshes as it soothes. Great to sip with friends around a roaring fire, no vegan Christmas should be without this original take on a classic holiday favorite.

3. Kale and Potato Soup—Kellie's Foods to Glow

Sometimes the simplest things are the most satisfying. This lovely green soup is super easy to make and adds an original touch to any Christmas meal. An appetizing starter for a multi-course dinner, it works equally well on its own as a light lunch or holiday late night snack.

4. Butternut Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole—The Minimalist Baker

Holiday side dishes are often even more fun than the main event, especially if you’re serving one made with flavorful sweet potatoes, butternut squash, pecans, and spices! This nutty, cinnamony sweet casserole from the Minimalist Baker is sure to bring smiles and lots of requests for second helpings!

5. Apple-Chestnut Cornbread Stuffing & Mushroom Gravy—May I Have That Recipe

What holiday table would be complete without stuffing? This flavorful cornbread stuffing flavored with apples and roasted chestnuts is not only super yummy—it also just so happens to go really well with the butternut pecan sweet potato casserole above. Pair these two unique dishes together for a menu your guests will be raving about long after the holiday season is over.

6. Roasted Green Beans With Romesco—Naturally Ella

Christmas green beans don’t get much better than this. Romesco sauce is the secret ingredient that makes this easy recipe truly unique—you’ll never think of green beans in quite the same way again!

7. Cranberry Rosemary Cashew Cheese Log—Pure Ella

Round out your Christmas dinner with this beautiful vegan log. Sari Foods Non-Fortified Nutritional Yeast adds natural cheese-like flavor that complements the cranberry tang and warm rosemary exquisitely. Serve with celery sticks or whole grain crackers for a festive appetizer.

8. Gingerbread Bundt Cake With Spiced Eggnog Glaze—My Darling Vegan

What says Christmas more than gingerbread? When it’s time for dessert, this scrumptious gingerbread cake wraps your taste buds in holiday joy. Serve it on its own, or with another cup of vegan eggnog for ultimate Christmas bliss! 

9. Espresso Martini—Jamie Oliver

This classic vegan friendly cocktail completes your indulgent christmas feast. Jamie provides an easy to follow guide on how to make this amazing cocktail that’s sure to be a favorite with everyone at your holiday table. Sip it with some rich dark chocolate (like the following chocolate bark recipe)—that is if you have any room left in your tummy!

10. Crazy Good Coconut Oil Chocolate Bark—Oh She Glows

We just had to slip in one more dessert here, since no feast is truly complete without something chocolatey. This lovely vegan chocolate bark is made with plenty of nuts and healthy coconut oil to round out your celebration deliciously.

Happy cooking, and happy holidays!

Images: Pure EllaMinimalist Baker; My Darling VeganMay I Have That RecipeOh She GlowsJamie OliverKellie's Food To Glow; Naturally Ella

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