If Christmas dinner leaves you salivating for more but also feeling the dread of surprising your family with a delicious vegan recipe, fear no more.
Here are my top vegan recipes for Christmas, from some of my favourite chefs and bloggers. Hope these meals will inspire you to cook something different and a flavoursome plant-based festive feast.
Vegan Christmas Pudding – Avant Garde Vegan
One of the most traditional English Christmas recipes, Gaz Oakley, who’s behind the Avant Garde Vegan, brings a new vegan twist with cherries, sultanas, dates and other delicious, plant-based ingredients. Like all of his recipes, his posts are mouth-watering and his recipes are very easy to follow. A recipe to dazzle your family and prove how delicious vegan Christmas recipes can be.
Vegan Mince Pies – Deliciously Ella
The word “Christmas” immediately reminds me of family, muddled wine and mince pies. It certainly is one of the most traditional Christmas foods in England and a vegan recipe couldn’t be easier to follow. The talented Eleanor Mills created a wonderful recipe with a fruity mix that you’ll love cooking.
Easy Gluten-Free Gingerbread House – The Little Blog of Vegan
If there is one cooking blog you should follow is The Little Blog of Vegan. Holly Jade’s recipes and imagery will make anyone in the mood for baking, and which recipe would be more fun to cook than a Gingerbread house? It’s vegan and super creative to do with kids, your other half or your family for a fun Christmas day.
Vegan Gravy – Jamie Oliver
You have the baked potatoes and brussel sprouts, your meatless loaf and cranberry sauce but something is missing. Nothing brings out together your Christmas dinner like a warm, delicious gravy. The chef Jamie Oliver cooks a vegan gravy which you could cook ahead and save time on Christmas day.
Gluten-Free and Vegan Lentil “Meat” Loaf – Tasty Yummies
Do you need meat to bake the perfect leaf? No, you really don’t. As evidence showed on Tasty Yummies meatless loaf recipe. It’s definitely one of my favourite recipes. The meaty lentil loaf together with the BBQ sauce is the perfect food for your Christmas dinner.
The Big Bosh Christmas Dinner – Bosh.tv
If you decide to follow one blog for all your Christmas dinner food, Bosh.tv have got you covered. From Mushroom Wellington, Roasted Balsamic Brussel Sprouts and Roast Potatoes, you’ll find all you need for a flavoursome dinner.
Vegan “Bacalhau com Natas” (Codfish with Cream) – Patrícia Is Cooking
As the Portuguese tradition dictate, each region will have their own Christmas dinner foods. From North to South, some families choose Octopus or Turkey, but most families sit together to eat Codfish. Luckily, many families have started to cut down (or cut all together) animals from their Christmas food and the vegan “Bacalhau com Natas” from Patrícia Is Cooking will make you fall in love with a new vegan Christmas tradition. Best of all – it takes less than one hour to prepare and it’s delicious!
Baked and Stuffed Apple (Portuguese) – Made by Choice
If you were born and/ or raised in Portugal, you can probably remember the heartwarming recipe your grandmother, mother or aunt used to make on a cold, winter day. Cut a few apples in quarters, add some sugar and water and bake them in the oven until they’re glazing. One of the cheapest, quickest and tasty last minute desserts. The wonderful team behind Made by Choices created a mouth-watering recipe for Christmas that will leave vegans and family wondering down memory lane and wanting for more.
Let me know in the comments below which vegan Christmas recipes are your favourite and if you’ve already tried any of the above.
A huge thank you for reading my blog posts this year and following my vegan journey. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year, full of happiness, great vegan food and lots of traveling ☺️