Tis the season to bake all the sweets. From vegan Christmas cookies, to cakes, to muffins and cheesecake dip, I’ve got you covered with 18 of the very BEST vegan Christmas desserts.
This post was originally published in December 2019. It has been updated to include more content and recipes.
December is such an exciting month!
From Hallmark movie favourites, quality family time, decorating and of course, ALL THE SWEETS! 🙂
December also happens to be the month we welcomed our first born into our lives, so it’s been a little extra special for us the last few years.
But back to the desserts…I’ve got some seriously incredible vegan Christmas desserts that will have you salivating!
I’ve gathered the very best holiday sweets from not only my blog, but some incredible bloggers friends too. So I’m bringing you just the good stuff!
This is not a collection of 100+ Christmas dessert recipes that will take you hours to sort through.
I’ve already done all the sorting, and I’ve narrowed it down to just 15 desserts you really need to try this Christmas.
So let’s just get right to it, shall we? 🙂
The BEST Vegan Christmas Desserts
Cranberry Orange Loaf w/ Sweet Orange Glaze
Let’s start this off with the absolute BEST cranberry orange bread ever! Why is it the best, you ask? It’s perfectly moist, naturally sweetened using dates, with bursts of tart throughout, and made with wholesome ingredients. This decadent dessert is actually secretly healthy!! Is there anything better than a guilt free treat that tastes completely indulgent? Nah, didn’t think so. 😉
Sweet Potato Cookies
Soft and chewy, naturally sweetened and absolutely delicious! These sweet potato cookies are healthy enough for breakfast and tasty enough for dessert. But the added sweet potato makes them festive enough for to add to your vegan Christmas desserts too!
Vegan Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip
It’s creamy and rich, filled with warm holiday flavours and is the perfect dip you didn’t know you needed on your holiday menu. Dunk your favourite fruits, ginger cookies, or graham crackers. Or seriously, just grab a spoon and dig in! Yes, it’s that good and no, do not want to miss this one!
Vegan Cranberry Oat Gelato by My Quiet Kitchen
This surprisingly healthy cranberry ice cream has a tart and refreshing flavor. Cranberry sauce is blended into a non-dairy base of milk, cashews, maple syrup, plus a small amount of oatmeal for that extra creamy element! Ice cream may not be your typical choice for a Christmas dessert, but I can definitely get on board with a healthy Cranberry ice cream! Just think how great this would be on a freshly baked pie.
Vegan Almond Flour Cookies
Buttery soft, vegan almond flour cookies are salty sweet, melt in your mouth, bursts of deliciousness. They require only a few simple ingredients and ready in less than 20 minutes. This is a great last minute option that comes together super quickly if you’re reading this the day before Christmas and forgot to do your baking!
Chocolate Cranberry Bundt Cake by Crumb Top Baking
Chocolate Cranberry Bundt Cake is an easy and festive holiday dessert. It’s decadent and fudgy, and studded with dark chocolate chips and tart fresh cranberries. Plus, it comes together in just one bowl! I love a one bowl recipe, especially one that looks this good!
Cranberry Muffins w/ Lemon
Vegan cranberry muffins are lightly sweetened, and use fresh cranberries and lemon to deliver bursts of tart flavour in every bite. Made using wholesome ingredients, one bowl, and ready in under 30 minutes! Are you noticing a cranberry trend? I’m a sucker for cranberries this time of year. If you love a tart dessert, you definitely need to try this one.
Vegan Shortbread Cookies
Shortbread cookies are a family favourite, especially during the holiday season. This dairy free version is just as scrumptious as the original! Get your kiddos involved with this one, they will absolutely love sprinkling these delights with candy sprinkles. BONUS! These tasty treats double as DIY vegan Christmas gifts for family and friends!
Vegan Carrot Cake w/ Frosting by Nutriplanet
This healthy gluten-free carrot cake absolutely blew my mind with its lemony cream cheese frosting and cranberries hidden inside. Despite its fancy façade, this carrot cake recipe is pretty easy, requiring only 10 ingredients. I’m definitely up for a simple and incredibly delicious dessert this holiday season!
Vegan Ginger Cookies
These delicious ginger cookies are slightly crispy on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle. Filled with holiday spices for a warming cookie that’s made in one bowl and ready in just 20 minutes! No chilling time or cookie cutters required for these ones, making them a perfect last minute holiday baking idea.
Vegan Apple Bread
Incredibly moist and made in one bowl, this apple bread is perfectly sweet with a beautiful cinnamon swirl. Perfect for fall, a holiday dessert, or any time you’ve got a few apples laying around. It freezes great too, making it perfect for a make ahead vegan Christmas dessert.
Brownie Peppermint Cookies
For all the mint chocolate lovers out there, these are for you! Peppermint brownie cookies AKA brookies are the perfect decadent treat! They’re nutty, chocolatey, rich and indulgent with the perfect amount of peppermint flavour. As an added bonus, they’re healthier than your traditional version, but JUST as good!
Gingerbread Energy Balls by Natalie’s Health
Chewy, extra soft and so delicious, these Gingerbread Truffles are like little super tasty power-treats perfect for the Holidays. These would be a welcome addition to your dessert table, but would also make a great breakfast too!
Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
How about a Christmas breakfast cookie? Breakfast just got better with these tasty, chewy, cranberry oatmeal cookies. They’re refined sugar free, and made using wholesome ingredients, suitable for a healthy breakfast or dessert. I kid you not, these cookies are healthy! In fact, don’t wait for Christmas for these delicious treats, you can enjoy these ones all year long.
Vegan Peppermint Bark by Keeping the Peas
This dark chocolate homemade peppermint bark is a healthier version of the holiday favorite! Made with coconut oil, dark cocoa powder, maple syrup, and peppermint extract. This delicious bark would also make great Christmas gifts!
Vegan Christmas Pudding by My Goodness Kitchen
With plump medjool dates, golden sultanas, dried cranberries and pears and a goodly swig of brandy, my favourite vegan Christmas pudding recipe makes creating a show-stopping Christmas dessert so easy. Easy and absolutely gorgeous, this Christmas dessert recipe has got it all.
Hope you found some delicious vegan Christmas desserts to enjoy this holiday season. Have a safe and happy holiday!
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