Vegan Christmas Recipes (2024)

Here is a collection of my very best Vegan Christmas Recipes to help make your festive vegan eats fantastic!

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My best Vegan Christmas recipes coming in hot, because December is well underway and we'll soon be entering proper festive holiday territory. How does it always sneak up on me like this?

I'll take any excuse to cook and eat, and Christmas gives me the perfect excuse to do even more of both. It is the season for gathering around the table after all, and I'm always in need of manageable, not too complicated recipes that feel Christmas-y and special and festive.

And with the special but manageable Christmas theme in mind, I have gathered up my best vegan Christmas recipes, all into one spot so you can scroll through and save the ones that take your fancy.

Before you start though, if you want your Christmas dinner all planned out in every minute detail by me, then go check out my Vegan Christmas Dinner Menu, Timeline and Shopping List. It's got you well and truly covered. I've done all the planning for your vegan Christmas so you don't have to!

In this post: Everything you need for a fantastic Vegan Christmas!
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Vegan Christmas Breakfast

Gingerbread Pancakes

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Soft & fluffy Vegan Gingerbread Pancakes. Full of rich, festive gingerbread flavour and melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

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Vegan French Toast Casserole

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Vegan French Toast Casserole! Crunchy, toasty top, buttery, rich, custardy and creamy insides, drizzles of icing and sprinkles of chopped nuts. Brunch goals met!

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No Knead Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

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No Knead Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread. All the sticky deliciousness of cinnamon rolls but with none (and I really mean none) of the effort! It needs about 10 minutes of hands on time and will totally fit around your schedule. It can be ready in a couple of hours or you can leave it to rest in the fridgeovernight & bake it up in the morning. It makes THE perfect brunch!

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Vegan French Toast

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Your brunch dreams are about to come true with THE best Vegan French Toast ever. It's soft, sweet and golden with a texture just like French Toast made with eggs.Made quickly and easily with regular pantry ingredients, in under 15 minutes!

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Gingerbread Waffles

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Add some sugar & spice to your life with these deliciously dark, rich & fluffy Gingerbread Waffles. Full of warm & comforting gingerbread flavor & perfect for breakfast during the festive season!

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Vegan Christmas Salads

Vegan Brussels Sprout Salad

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Cranberry Pecan Brussels Sprout Salad is fresh & absolutely packed with flavour &interesting textures. It's also hearty & warming thanks to the orangey cinnamon dressing. This vegan Brussels sprout salad is just perfect for all of your fall & winter entertaining!

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Quinoa Cranberry Salad

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This Quinoa Cranberry Salad is full of fresh, feel good flavours that everyone will love! With nutrient rich spinach, sweet dried cranberries and a zippy lemon dressing, it is able to stand alone as a protein packed, healthy meal, or can be served as a side. It's easy to make ahead of time and is naturally gluten free.

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Pear Walnut Salad with Maple Cinnamon Dressing

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A fall-inspired Pear Walnut Salad featuring peppery arugula, sweet juicy pears, crunchy candied walnuts and a simple maple cinnamon dressing to bring it all together.

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Vegan Christmas Appetizers

Vegan French Onion Soup

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Vegan French Onion Soup! It's bold, rich, and packed with caramelized onion flavor. Delicious on it's own but you really NEED a stack of toasty baguette and melty cheese on top to seal the deal!

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Vegan Baked Pears With Feta & Hot "Honey"

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These Vegan Baked Pears need to be on your table! Soft, sweet, roasted pears, stuffed with creamy, salty, tangy vegan feta, scattered with toasty walnuts, and drizzled with spicy, sweet, hot "honey". So simple and delicious it will blow you away!

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Vegetable Pate

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This Vegetable Pate is rich and smooth with a delicious nutty crunch. It makes a great spreadable snack to enjoy with crackers, celery, fresh bread, or toast and is naturally vegan.

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Vegan Ricotta

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The best vegan ricotta with an authentic ricotta taste and texture and made with just four simple ingredients. It's light, fluffy, mild, creamy and milky and can be enjoyed as it is or used as a non-dairy substitute for ricotta cheese in any recipe.

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Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Warm, rich, melty, creamy, and cheesy Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip. Packed full of spinach and briny, zesty artichokes, it's a real crowd-pleaser, and just perfect for serving at parties!

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Vegan Candied Nuts

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Perfectly sweet & spicy, caramelized, and crunchy, Vegan Candied Nuts. Easy to make with aquafaba instead of the usual egg whites!

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Creamy Onion Garlic Dip

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Deliciously cool and creamy Vegan Onion Garlic Dip. It's full of sweet roasted garlic & caramelized onion flavour & perfect for your next party!

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Black Olive Tapenade with Figs & Rosemary

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Fig & Black Olive Tapenade! Deep, dark, earthy olives are blended with plump, juicy figs to make an irresistibly delicious dip/spread with a striking balance of sweet & savory flavors.

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Stovetop Candied Pecans

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The easiest Stovetop Candied Pecans that take only 5 minutes to make. They are salty, sweet, smoky, and addictively snack worthy!

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Vegan Christmas Sides

The Best Vegan Cranberry Sauce

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The best Vegan Cranberry Sauce! Packed with sweet, tart flavours, it makes the perfect accompaniment to your holiday feast. Make it in only a few minutes using either fresh or frozen cranberries. (Includes stovetop and Instant Pot instructions).

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Vegan Red Wine Gravy

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Not your average Vegan Red Wine Gravy! This one is infused with sweet vegetable & fresh herb flavour and is super tasty, rich & flavoursome. Just perfect for serving with your holiday feast!

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Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

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Thinly sliced potatoes layered up in an easy, creamy, savory sauce and baked until meltingly soft, golden and bubbly! These Vegan Scalloped Potatoes are a simple, classic vegan side that is perfect for your Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas dinner!

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Quick & Easy Vegan Gravy

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Ditch the packet and make your own easy Vegan Gravy with simple pantry ingredients in 5 minutes flat. It's cheap, quick, simple, flavorful, and great with any meal!

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Best Vegan Sweet Potatoes

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These amazing Vegan Sweet Potatoes are cooked in plenty of vegan butter and stock so they suck up all of that lovely flavor before roasting themselves to golden, sticky perfection.They are a fantastic side dish to serve with your holiday feast or Sunday roast!

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Vegan Mashed Potatoes

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The best vegan mashed potatoes! Mashed with vegan butter, garlic and herb-infused soy milk, they are rich and packed with flavour. Serve these perfect dairy-free mashed potatoes at any time of the year. They are easy enough for weeknight dinners and special enough for the holidays!

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Red Cabbage with Apples

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Red Cabbage with Apples is a really delicious way to transform red cabbage. Baked with apples, onion and herbs until it's fall-apart tender it makes the perfect fall or winter side that can also easily be transformed into a main meal with the addition of some vegan sausages.

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Vegan Green Bean Casserole

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A made-from-scratch Vegan Green Bean Casserole with tender green beans baked up in a deliciously creamy mushroom sauce, and topped with crispy, golden, buttery breadcrumbs and tangles of caramelized onions. This really is the ultimate way to eat green beans!

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Perfect Vegan Yorkshire Puddings

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Perfect Vegan Yorkshire Puddings - Tall, crispy, golden sides, soft and slightly gooey bottoms, and a deep hollow just waiting to be filled with tasty gravy! And there's a gluten-free option!

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Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet and savoury Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes that are incredibly creamy and delicious. Just perfect for serving with your holiday meals!

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Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Roast Potatoes

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Golden, crispy, herby, Air Fryer Lemon Garlic Roasted Potatoes. Ready in 30 minutes. No parboiling required!

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No Oil Healthy Roast Potatoes

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Golden, crispy No Oil Healthy Roast Potatoes. Made without a single drop of oil, these easy, healthy roast potatoes are low calorie, and fat-free!

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Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese

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The ultimate Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese. Cheesy, saucy macaroni topped with an irresistible buttery & golden crispy crumb topping. No dairy, no nuts & easily made gluten-free. Prepare to get saucy!

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No Knead Focaccia

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Completely foolproof No Knead Focaccia bread! It is so easy! Mix everything up in a bowl with a spoon, leave for a few hours, then bake!

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Vegan Sweet Potato Biscuits

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Soft, sweet and buttery homemade Vegan Sweet Potato Biscuits. Quick and easy to make and perfectly tall, flaky and tender. Comfort food at it’s best!

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Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

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Clear a spot on your Thanksgiving table for this deliciously sweet and savoury Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole with irresistible, buttery pecan crumble topping!

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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts! Golden, sticky, sweet, tangy, and a little spicy, they are absolutely impossible to resist, and will go with pretty much anything.

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Air Fryer Carrots

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Air Fryer Carrots tossed with brown sugar, vegan butter and thyme, then air fried so they become sticky, savory-sweet with gorgeous caramelized edges, This super quick and easy vegan carrot side dish is so delicious you'll have to stop yourself from eating the entire bat

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Vegan Christmas Entrees

Vegan Roast

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A simple, easy, rustic and hearty Vegan Roast that's sliceable, ultra tender and full of flavor. Just perfect for serving with copious amounts of gravy, roast potatoes and all the trimmings. Leftovers are great in sandwiches too!

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Vegan Beef

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Mouthwateringly good vegan beef that's perfectly tenderandsimple to make. Use this versatile beef seitan recipe to make a classic vegan beef roast with all the trimmings, use as a substitute for beef in your favorite recipes, or slice it like deli-meat for sandwiches.

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Mushroom Lentil Loaf with Cranberries

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A fresh take on a Vegan Lentil Loaf for you! It's made with a delicious blend of lentils, mushrooms and walnuts and has a beautifully festive cranberry topping. Those pops of juicy cranberry in every bite are so good, plus they make it look pretty impressive. It would make a great centrepiece on your holiday table!

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Vegan Ham

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Amazing Vegan ham complete with maple brown sugar glaze! This seitan ham is sticky, tender, juicy, smoky sweet, perfectly meaty, and absolutely delicious! Perfect for the holidays, slicing as deli meat, or for use in recipes that call for cooked ham or bacon. No steaming involved!

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Gluten-Free Seitan Roast

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Now you can make seitan without the gluten! This Gluten-Free Seitan Roast has a deep meaty flavour, a soft, meaty, slightly chewy texture and is just perfect for slicing and serving for holiday dinners or Sunday roasts.

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Vegan Meatloaf with Gravy

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This vegan meatloaf is incredibly easy to make & is sure to please with it's deep & savoury flavour. Serve sliced & smothered in rich, thick gravy for a truly satisfying meal!

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Instant Pot Portobello Pot Roast

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Instant Pot Portobello Pot Roast is the ultimate one-pot family meal! We're talking meaty portobello mushrooms, meltingly tender vegetables, and a thick, really rich, and flavorful gravy. It's also super quick and easy with minimal washing up. A big YES PLEASE on all counts!

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Portobello Pot Roast

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Rich and hearty Portobello Pot Roast with meaty portobello mushrooms, red wine, herbs & vegetables in thick, rich, gravy. It's a gorgeous one-pot meal that is cozy and packed with flavor!

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Easy Vegan Mushroom Pies

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The easiest Vegan Mushroom Pie you will ever make! With tender, juicy, meaty portobello mushrooms stuffed with sweet caramelized onions, a sprinkling of thyme then topped with my quick and easy buttery, crisp pie crust.Oven and air fryer friendly!

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Vegan Spanakopita

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Vegan Spanakopita. My take on the great Greek spinach and feta pie! Featuring shatteringly crisp phyllo pastry, and a soft, salty, feta-cheesy, spinachy filling, all baked up to golden perfection. Comfort food at it's finest.

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Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

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The ultimate Vegan Lentil Shepherd's Pie featuring rich, flavourful, saucy lentils topped with fluffy, creamy mashed potatoes & baked until deliciously golden brown & crispy. Easy, healthy, comforting and filling!

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Vegan Chicken Breasts

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Foolproof Vegan Chicken Breasts with chicken flavour and texture you never dreamt possible! This seitan chicken recipe is super high in protein, easy to make, freezer friendly, and a great vegan substitute for chicken in any recipe. Serve whole, slice, dice or make vegan shredded chicken.

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Vegan Christmas Desserts

Vegan Christmas Cake

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The ultimate Vegan Christmas Cake! This classic rich, dark vegan fruit cake is jam-packed with dried fruit and booze (although still delicious made alcohol-free) and can be made the day before, or up to 1 year ahead. Keep the decorations simple and rustic, or cover it in marzipan and fondant icing. Perfect for enjoying at Christmas but also makes a fantastic vegan wedding cake!

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Vegan Snowball Cookies

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Let's make Vegan Snowball Cookies this holiday season! Sugar-dusted, buttery, nutty, light as air, and so quick and easy to make!

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Vegan Trifle

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Incredible Vegan Trifle! This British favourite has layers upon layers of vegan sponge cake, mixed berry compote, vegan custard, vegan whipped cream and fresh fruit. Dessert doesn't get better than this!

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The Ultimate Vegan Christmas Pudding

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The Ultimate Vegan Christmas Pudding. It's dark, rich, fruity, moist & boozy & so much lighter than the dense, heavy puddings you might have tried in the past!

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Vegan Gingerbread Cake

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A festive, heavily spiced, deeply dark, slightly sticky & delicious Vegan Gingerbread Cake, smothered in rivers oforange glaze!

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Vegan Pecan Pie

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Learn how to make the most amazing Vegan Pecan Pie with crispy, flaky crust and toasty, pecan packed, perfectly gooey filling. Pile on the dollops of whipped vegan cream and dig right in!

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Cranberry Apple Pear Crumble

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It's hard to beat a good crumble, and this Cranberry Apple Pear Crumble is really something special! We're talking tart cranberries & Granny Smith apples, sweet, soft pear & a crumbly, nutty, buttery topping, all baked to golden perfection. It's an absolute crowd pleaser & so easy to make!

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Vegan Custard

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Silky smooth, rich and creamy homemade vegan custard. It's dairy and egg-free, quick and easy to make and just perfect for pouring all over your favorite desserts!

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Vegan Mincemeat

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Festive, rich & fruity Christmas Vegan Mincemeat steeped in boozy deliciousness! If you're looking for a mincemeat without suet recipe then I've got you covered! This is a Christmas staple that is really easy to make & can beused in all of your festive baking. It's also perfect for gifting.

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Vegan Butter Tarts

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The holidays aren’t complete without Vegan Butter Tarts! Pie pastry is moulded into a muffin pan and then filled with raisins, nuts and a gooey and sweet buttery, maple filling. These little tarts are a Canadian tradition & make a great holiday or Canada Day dessert!

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Vegan Mince Pies

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These homemade Vegan Mince Pies hold the very essence of Christmas in their delicious pastry crusts. Nothing can beat one warm from the oven!

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Incredible Vegan Hot Chocolate

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Luxurious Vegan Hot Chocolate for a very delicious homemade treat yourself moment. It's very rich, sweet, ridiculously thick and creamy, and SO satisfying!

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Vegan Brandy Butter

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My Vegan Brandy Butter is a hard sauce which, on contact with something warm, becomes a drippy, rich & boozy sauce. It is absolutely perfect when slathered over hot mince pies or Christmas pudding!

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Vegan Ginger Cookies

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Thick, soft-centered, crispy-edged, crackly, melt-in-your-mouth Vegan Ginger Cookies complete with drizzles of maple glaze. They are easy to make, festive, and deeply delicious!

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Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

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The BEST Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake featuring crunchy, buttery, cookie crust with rich, creamy, velvety smooth and super chocolatey cheesecake filling. This easy no bake vegan cheesecake is quick to make and keeps for ages so you can prepare it well ahead. Directions for a scaled down smaller version also included for those not feeding a crowd.

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Vegan Molasses Cookies

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Crackly and chewy Vegan Molasses Cookies made from start to finish in under 25 minutes. These classic vegan holiday cookies are perfectly spiced and dressed up for the festive season with a sparkly coating of granulated sugar!

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No Bake Fruit Cake

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Easy, deliciously rich, No-Bake Fruit Cake. Packed with dried fruit, nuts, and spices, it makes a fabulous alternative to traditional baked Christmas cake. This naturally vegan and gluten-free raw fruit cake is really quick and easy to make, just the right amount of sweet, and keeps for weeks in the fridge!

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Festive Mincemeat Tart

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Crisp pastry, rich mincemeat, delicate spice infused sponge & brilliant white, sweet frosting come together to create a taste & texture explosion. This Festive Mincemeat Tart is indulgent, rich & just perfect for the holidays!

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Christmas Shortbread

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Christmas Shortbread made simple! Quick, no fuss, no cookie cutters required. Just perfectly short and crumbly, buttery, vegan shortbread bars with a layer of festive mincemeat sandwiched effortlessly through the middle.

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Pine Needle Shortbread Cookies

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Melt in your mouth Pine Needle Shortbread Cookies. This twist on traditional shortbread is so delicious with a hint ofpiney, citrusy flavor. Delicate, fragrant, and sure to impress!

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Vegan New York Cheesecake

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Super easy, ultra-rich, decadently creamy, and smooth Vegan New York Cheesecake! Enjoy as it is or get a little fancy with your choice of topping. It is vegan dessert perfection and you absolutely need it in your life...

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No Bake Chocolate Cake

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Simple to make with only 8 ingredients this easy No Bake Chocolate Cake is intensely rich & fudgy, naturally gluten-free and can easily be made nut-free.

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Salted Maple Pecan Vegan Fudge

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The easiest, most fool-proof, rich, sweet, melt-in-your-mouth Salted Maple Pecan Vegan Fudge. Punctuated with crunchy pecan pieces and a smattering of sea salt crystals, it’s like salty, sweet perfection!

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Sticky Banana Date Pudding with Rum Caramel

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Moist & flavourful Sticky Banana Date Pudding with a spoon-licking, boozy, rum caramel sauce. Rich, delicious & truly indulgent!Made individually, these little puddings are baked in the oven & are no more difficult to make than muffins. Plus they can be made in advance & freeze perfectly. Great for making ahead!

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White Chocolate Peppermint Pudding

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Creamy, sweet & indulgently rich White Chocolate Peppermint Pudding. Quick & easy to make, seriously impressive, & so festive!

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Vegan White Chocolate Candy Cane Truffles

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Festive Vegan White Chocolate Candy Cane Truffles! Meltingly rich, sweet, creamy, indulgent, and totally dairy-free!

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Vegan Rosemary Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Vegan Rosemary Chocolate Chip Cookies! A twist on your regular vegan chocolate chip cookie. Soft, sweet, chewy, with a lovely subtle woodsy, herbal fragrance and pops of dried cranberry!

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After the holidays!

To use up those leftover vegetables and random cranberries in the fridge!

Cranberry Smoothie

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This creamy Cranberry Smoothie made with no banana, is perfect for using up excess fresh or frozen cranberries. It's healthy, full of fiber, and will really hit the spot with its fruity & gently spiced flavors.

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Bubble and Squeak

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Bubble and Squeak is a simple, versatile recipe that is great for using up leftover cooked vegetables, or make it from scratch with just 4 ingredients. It's really easy and super budget friendly!

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I hope these vegan Christmas recipes give you some inspiration for different recipe combinations you might like to try over the holidays. If you need some gifting inspiration too be sure to check out my vegan gift guide and my vegan kitchenware essentials.

Merry Christmas and happy feasting! - Mel x

P.S Need help with gift ideas? Check out my Vegan Gift Guide!

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