Whether you’re hosting an all-out vegan Christmas, or simply need some vegan recipes and inspiration to survive the festive season, we’ve got you covered. Our ultimate plant-based Christmas Recipe Collection sticks with the traditional – kicking off the day with a cheeky eggnog, followed by a feast of nut roasts, creamy bakes and festive salads and finishing up with a selection of drool-worthy vegan desserts. Each recipe here will ensure that you have yourself a merry little vegan Christmas.
For Christmas Eve
If you have little ones, you’ll want to leave a vegan treat out for Santa. If you don’t, you’ll want to eat these yourself!
Vegan Peppermint Bites from Flannery’s Organic and Wholefood Market. Santa (Mum and Dad) will devour these peppermint chocolatey vegan bites in no time! Bonus – they literally take no time to make. OK, perhaps half an hour, but they taste so delish that every second of preparation is well worth it.
Grain Free Nut Free Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Oh She Glows. Perfect for vegans and those who have gluten intolerances or allergies alike, these are melt-in-your-mouth tasty. IN fact, they’re so yummy, they may not last until Santa and his reindeer arrive! Better make double the quantity!
Spiced Christmas Almonds from Deliciously Ella. With cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, these roasted nuts are everything you’d imagine Christmas to taste like. The festive spices marry perfectly with the mix of honey, coconut sugar and maple syrup and they’re so easy to make that you can whip them up in no time!
No Sweat Vegan Sweets from Janet Mitchell for The Vegan Company. Whether Christmas Eve or something small and sweet after feasting all Christmas Day, these will absolutely hit the spot.
Cajun White Bean Dip with Veggies from The Fig Tree. High in fibre and full of protein, a prefect and healthy dish to leave out for “Santa and Rudolph” , ready to be enjoyed later in the evening (or on Christmas Day).
Sunrise Nourish Bowl from Raw by Nature. Let’s face it, most of us will be up bright and early on Christmas Day, whether it’s to get a head start on cooking, unwrap gifts or visiting friends and family. This delish dish will get your day started right!
Spiced Porridge with Mulled Fruit Compote from Wallflower Kitchen. A totally delicious way to start Christmas morning! Mulled fruit compote simply screams Christmas, especially when combined with creamy porridge.
Vegan Gingerbread Pancakes with Date Syrup from Elephantasticvegan. Christmas morning can be stressful, so with only nine ingredients and a three-step method, these super easy and gingery-delicious pancakes serve up the Christmas spirit with ease!
Berry-Coconut Muffins from Gently Vegan. If you’re lucky enough to be enjoying a summer Christmas, chances are raspberries will be plentiful. We adore these delicate and moist muffins, with raspberries adding a festive feel on Christmas morning.
Tofu Benedict Meets Tofu Florentine from One Green Planet. Want something a little more substantial to get you through until Christmas Lunch? Here’s a wonderful vegan version of eggs Benedict/Florentine.
Lentil Mushroom Walnut Balls with Cranberry-Pear Sauce from Oh She Glows. Packed with green lentils, mushrooms, walnuts and cranberries these are DELICIOUS (and festive, too!).
Bang Bang Caulifower from Olives for Dinner. Whether you serve as individual starters or pop them onto the table to be shared, these delicious little florets will be a festive hit.
Easy Vegan Bruschetta from Ceara’s Kitchen. We’re big fans of bruschetta. Super easy to whip up, this tasty dish offers up the festive colours of bright green basil and cherry red tomatoes. The addition of salty olives is a delicious twist.
Lemon Dill Hummus from Nora Cooks. Super quick and easy to make with a divine lemon taste. It looks gorgeous too. Serve with crackers or raw veggies.
Spicy Vegan Sausage Rolls by Shonagh Walker for The Vegan Company. Serve these up with some organic tomato sauce and you’ve got a finger food winner on (and in) your hands!
Christmas Nut Roast from Veganuary. With three types of nuts, you’ll get your protein fix as well as enjoy a mouth-wateringly delicious, cruelty-free alternative to turkey.
Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa Salad from Pickles & Honey. If you want to avoid that Christmas Day “I’ve over-eaten” feeling, this is perfect. Festive, tasty and a standout on your Christmas table.
Vegan Christmas Wreath from BBC Good Food. Nothing says “Christmas” quite like a wreath. Full of spinach, pine nuts and tofu, this one is not only delicious, but will make a beautiful Christmas table centrepiece.
Vegan Mushroom Wellington from Deliciously Everyday. This will be devoured by vegans and meat eaters alike and is the perfect partner to crispy roast potatoes.
5 Vegan Meatloaf Recipes for You from Vegan Bandit. Why include one when we can include five easy to make vegan meatloaf recipes? You’ll definitely find one of these will fit your menu plan for Christmas Day.
Yorkshire Pudding from The Vegan Society. For the traditionalists amongst us, Yorkshire Puddings are a must! These vegan ones are delicious (and we bet Christmas won’t be the only time you end up making them!).
Simple Herb Roasted Potatoes from I Love Vegan. The ultimate classic cruelty-free Christmas side dish, these are all soft and fluffy on the inside and deliciously crunchy on the outside.
Sexy Christmas Vegetables from Avant Garde Vegan. Ok, so there’s three recipes included here, Smoky Sprouts, Glazed Beets and Baby Rainbow Carrots, plus a Cauliflower ‘Cheese’. Each one is a visual feast and packed full of flavour, making them the perfect Christmas side dishes.
Soft Pretzel Bread from Keepin’ It Kind. Salty and doughy (just like a giant pretzel), this is perfect for soaking up any left-over gravy.
Vegan Gravy from Jamie Oliver. Whether pouring over vegetables or a nut roast (we’ll cover both!), a gravy can make or break Christmas dinner. This one’s the bomb!
Vegan Christmas Salad from Simple Vegan Blog. Especially at Christmas, you should go all out with colour – think: red and orange together, green and purple! This salad brings a festive rainbow of colours together (and then some) and packs a delicious punch to boot!
Mango Panzanella Salad from Veggies & Me. Full of flavour and vibrancy, you’ll be the toast of Christmas with this crowd pleasing, healthy show stopper dish.
Christmas Tree Salad from Healthy Happy Life. With its delicious mix of pomegranates, raw chard and pecans, this salad tastes every bit as good as it looks (which happens to be like a brightly decorated Christmas tree!).
Beetroot & Sweet Potato Salad with Baked Cashew Cheese from Coconut and Berries. We’re loving this vegan take on the Beetroot & Goats Cheese salad. A wonderful side it could almost be a meal in itself.
Vegan Roast Vegetable Salad with Avocado Dressing from Crazy Vegan Kitchen. Another easy to prepare and festive looking dish. Yum!
The Ultimate Vegan Christmas Pudding from The Veg Space. A “boozy steamed fruit pudding with lashings of custard and brandy ‘butter’…” Ok, stop. You had us at boozy. It also happens to be every bit as rich, moist and Christmassy as the non-vegan version.
Vegan Mince Pies from A Virtual Vegan. Decorative and delicious, mince pies just scream “Christmas”. This recipe (which can be made by hand, or with the use of a food processor) are simple to make and will fill your home with the warmly spiced scent of Christmas. They also make great gifts too.
Classic Vegan Pumpkin Pie from My Darling Vegan. The whole family will love this rich and creamy vegan pie. With its perfect custard texture, no-one will believe its vegan!
Vegan Pavlova from Like A Vegan. We’re based in Australia where it wouldn’t be Christmas without a pav laden with fruit gracing the table. But for vegans, this dessert, with its egg whites and heavy use of cream is a big no. So we’re loving the Aquafaba alternative to egg whites, especially as you’ll be hard pressed to taste the difference!
Cranberry Rosemary Crusted Cashew Cheese Log from Pure Ella. Don’t have a sweet tooth (or need a break from dessert)? Fear not. Healthy, gluten free, vegan and paleo, this will add a deliciously festive touch to your Christmas table.
Veggnog by Tori Avery. There’s a plethora of recipes dedicated to vegan eggnogs, yet we couldn’t go past this one. Don’t be fooled by its rich, creamy flavour and that it tastes remarkably like the real thing – it happens to be healthier than traditional eggnog with less cholesterol and more lean protein. Love.
Christmas Morning Mimosas from How Sweet Eats. This feels like a pretty special way to start Christmas Day (or any festive gathering). Be sure to use a vegan Champagne (we’ve included a great guide from Care2 here for you).
Festive Cherry-Nectar Kombucha Cocktail from Flannery’s Organic Wholefood Market. Filled with gut-nourishing probiotics, this is refreshing, tasty and super healthy. If you fancy a bit of a kick, add a nip of vodka, Pimms or gin!
Mulled Apple Cider from Veganosity. With its delicious aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, apple and orange, you’ll be floating on Christmas Cloud Nine! While incredibly easy to make, you’ll have everyone fooled into thinking you spent all day mulling over a hot stove (no pun intended!).
Ultimate Sparkling Vegan Fruit Punch from The Vegan 8. A festive beverage that all the family can enjoy… But, if you’re wanting an “adult only” version, simply swap the sparkling water for sparkling wine.
Post-Holiday Spicy Pineapple Detox Smoothie from One Ingredient Chef. The perfect anecdote to an over-indulgent Christmas.
Merry Christmas everyone. Enjoy!
Main image courtesy of The Veg Space.