40+ gluten-free vegan Christmas recipes, featuring breakfasts, main courses, side dishes, drinks and desserts. From vegan roasts and salads to pancakes and cookies, there are plenty of festive ideas that everyone will love!

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I feel like there’s a misconception that around the holiday season, vegans can only eat roast potatoes and side salads. That, however, is far from the truth. In fact, it’s very much possible to have an entirely vegan Christmas and put together a versatile, festive table that will impress anyone, regardless of their dietary requirements.

This time of year is one of my favourites as far as cooking is concerned because it provides the perfect opportunity to recreate old favourites. For anyone that’s looking to have a vegan Christmas, or simply give new vegan Christmas recipes a go, I’ve put together a roundup of delicious ideas that are also gluten-free. To guarantee a day full of delicious festivities, I’ve included recipes for breakfast, the main course, side dishes and drinks, and, of course, desserts.

So, have a browse below, and pick your favourites. Included in the40+  vegan Christmas recipes are:

  • Vegan roasts
  • Casseroles
  • Pancakes
  • Festive bread
  • Stuffed vegetables
  • Classic side dishes
  • Delicious salads
  • Cookies
  • Cake
  • Eggnog

…and so much more! Be sure to save this post for later, and return to it when you’re getting your shopping list ready ahead of the 25th.

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40+ Vegan Christmas Recipes

Vegan Christmas Recipes For Breakfast

1. Cacao Fluffy Vegan Pancakes With Caramelised Banana

Cacao fluffy vegan pancakes with caramelised banana

These pancakes are incredibly fluffy and chocolatey, making them the perfect indulgent breakfast for Christmas morning.

2. Black Forest Baked Oatmeal

Black forest baked oatmeal V Nutrition and Wellness

This oatmeal by Mary Ellen from V Nutritional And Wellness looks super cosy and comforting!

3. Creamy Banoffee Breakfast Jars

Creamy banoffee breakfast jars Goodness is Gorgeous

These banoffee jars by Stacey from Goodness is Gorgeous are sure to get your breakfast off to a great start!

4. Simple Chocolate Buckwheat Porridge

Healthy breakfast buckwheat porridge

Chocolate for breakfast is always a fantastic idea, especially in buckwheat porridge form!

5. Vegan Date Bread

Vegan date bread Veggie Inspired

Enjoy some festive date bread by Jenn from Veggie Inspired with some nut or seed butter and a cup of coffee!

6. Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Salted chocolate vegan peanut butter cookies Recipes From A Pantry

How about some cookies for your Christmas breakfast? These peanut butter cookies by Bintu from Recipes From A Pantry are a perfect choice!

7. White Bean Skillet Potatoes With Garlic Mushrooms

Bowl with skillet potatoes in a tomato sauce

These vegan skillet potatoes make a wonderful and cosy savoury breakfast!

8. Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

Vegan biscuits and gravy (gluten-free)

Flaky, buttery biscuits with a savoury mushroom gravy! This makes a wonderfully cosy start to the morning.

9. Gluten-free vegan gingerbread waffles

Gingerbread waffles with a drizzle of peanut butter

These gingerbread waffles have the perfect amount of crunchiness, sweetness, and festive flavours!

Vegan Christmas Main Courses

1. Easy Vegan Lentil Loaf

Easy vegan lentil loaf gluten-free oil-free

This easy vegan lentil loaf is one of my favourite vegan Christmas recipes. Packed full of vegetables and flavour, it’s also super easy to make.

2. Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Whole roasted cauliflower Healthier Steps

This roasted cauliflower by Michelle from Healthier Steps would make a fantastic Christmas table centrepiece.

3. Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole Plantbased Scottty

A dish that will certainly impress anyone is this incredible casserole by Scotty from Plant Based Scotty.

4. Sweet Potato Seed Loaf Roast

Sweet Potato Seed Loaf Roast Trinity's Conscious Kitchen

Looking for a nut-free nut roast alternative? This seed loaf by Trinity from Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen is the way to go!

5. Stuffed Roasted Butternut

Stuffed roasted butternut Loving It Vegan

Alison from Loving It Vegan has created an incredible way to celebrate Christmas with vegetables!

6. Smoky Southern-Style Meatless Meatloaf

Smoky Southern Style Meatless Meatloaf Veganosity

This meatless meatloaf by Alex and Linda from Veganosity looks super flavourful and delicious.

7. Holiday Stuffed Squash

Holiday stuffed squash My Goodness Kitchen

This stuffed squash by Amanda from My Goodness Kitchen is super easy to make from healthy ingredients.

8. Vegan Lentil Nut ‘Meatloaf’

Vegan lentil nut meatloaf Minimalist Baker

Dana from Minimalist Baker created this vegan ‘meatloaf’ that vegans and non-vegans alike will love.

9. Family Favourite Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Family favourite vegan Shepherd's pie Fit Foodie Nutter

This Shepherd’s pie by Tania from Fit Foodie Nutter makes a comforting and flavourful main course for Christmas.

10. Vegan Nut Roast

Nut roast, mashed potatoes and avocado on a plate

This vegan nut roast is made with lots of vegetables in just a few simple steps, and has a perfect texture and flavour!

11. Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Tahini Sauce

Vegan roasted cauliflower with herbs

This is an amazing way to make cauliflower taste delicious!

Vegan Christmas Side Dishes

1. Vegan Cauliflower Cheese

Vegan cauliflower casserole with breadcrumbs in a baking dish

Super flavourful vegan cauliflower cheese, that’s easy to make, creamy, and even better with breadcrumbs on top. 

2. Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Potatoes And Cranberries

Roasted Brussels sprouts with potatoes and cranberries Little Sunny Kitchen

For a delicious side dish, make there roasted veggies by Diana and Natalia from Little Sunny Kitchen!

3. Vegan Pizza Rolls

Vegan pizza rolls Full Of Plants

These pizza rolls by Thomas from Full Of Plants are super creative, served with a dairy-free cheesy frosting.

4. Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnuts And Rosemary

Maple balsamic Brussels sprouts with hazelnuts and rosemary My Darling Vegan

Who doesn’t love Brussels spouts?! This dish by Sarah from My Darling Vegan looks perfect for any festive table!

5. Dairy Free Eggnog

Dairy free eggnog Make It Dairy Free

No one has to miss out on a classic Christmas drink with this eggnog by Andrew and Larisha from Make It Dairy Free!

6. Delicious Fennel Salad

Delicious fennel salad Gathering Dreams

Sara from Gathering dreams shows that salads can make super flavourful and yummy side dishes.

7. The Creamiest Vegan Mashed Potatoes

The creamiest vegan mashed potatoes Foodal

These mashed potatoes by Raquel from Foodal can take any festive table to the next level.

8. Easy ‘Cheesy’ Potatoes With Brussels Sprouts

Easy vegan potatoes with butternut squash cheese sauce

Made with a healthy butternut squash ‘cheese’ sauce, this dish will have everyone coming back for seconds.

9. Wild Rice Stuffing

Wild rice stuffing Where You Get Your Protein

No Christmas feast is complete without stuffing, and this recipe by Marlena from Where You Get Your Protein is a perfect gluten-free vegan version.

10. Mushroom And Potato Piroshki

Vegan gluten-free mushroom and potato piroshki recipe

A healthy twist on a Russian classic, these piroshki are a yummy and flavourful starter or side dish idea.

11. Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Butternut Squash

Roasted Brussels sprouts with butternut squash Happy Kitchen Rocks

The flavours of butternut squash and Brussels sprouts must work perfectly together in this recipe by Elena from Happy Kitchen Rocks.

12. Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Vegan scalloped potatoes Nora Cooks

These scalloped potatoes by Nora from Nora Cooks look perfectly cheesy and super comforting!

13. Creamy Garlic Mashed Potato

Creamy garlic mashed potato Cupful Of Kale

Tamsin from Cupful Of Kale created these garlicky mashed potatoes that will undoubtedly become everyone’s favourite side dish.

14. Easy Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing

Easy vegan blue cheese dressing It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken

This super versatile dressing by Sam from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken will work super well with a variety of holiday dishes!

15. Perfect Crispy Roast Potatoes

Roast potatoes in a bowl

These crispy roast potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, with plenty of flavour and crunch!

16. Roasted Vegetables With Turmeric Cashew Sauce

Vegan Roasted Vegetables With Turmeric Cashew Sauce

Easy vegan roasted vegetables, served with a savoury turmeric cashew sauce! They make a fantastic wholesome side dish that’s made with simple ingredients.

17. Gluten-free Vegan Stuffing

Vegan stuffing with vegetables on a plate

The yummiest gluten-free vegan stuffing made with carrots and vegan sausages: this is perfect as a hearty, flavourful side dish for Christmas and Thanksgiving. 

Vegan Christmas Desserts

1. Cranberry Orange Muffins

Healthy cranberry orange muffins

Two classic flavours come together in these super fluffy, easy to make muffins that are also made with healthy ingredients!

2. Gluten-free Vegan Sugar Cookies

Gluten-free vegan sugar cookies Rhian's Recipes

Make these sugar cookies by Rhian from Rhian’s Recipes for a delicious Christmassy treat.

3. Gluten-free Vegan Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Gluten-free vegan cinnamon roll cookies Nadia's Healthy Kitchen

These cinnamon roll cookies by Nadia from Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen would make a super tasty post-Christmas dinner snack!

4. Sticky Toffee Pudding

Vegan sticky toffee pudding Delightful Adventures

The whole family will love these incredibly festive sticky toffee puddings by Gwen from Delightful Adventures!

5. Nutty Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Nutty vegan chocolate truffles The Cheeky Chickpea

These chocolate truffles by Verna from The Cheeky Chickpea would make an excellent homemade Christmas gift!

6. Christmas Sugar Cookies

Vegan Christmas sugar cookies Beaming Banana

Sugar cookies are always a fantastic festive treat! These ones by Sara from Beaming Banana look beyond delicious.

7. Maple Pecan Cookies

Maple pecan cookies Yup, It's Vegan!

If you’re looking to eat cookies on repeat this festive season (who isn’t?!), these ones by Shannon from Yup, It’s Vegan are a great option!

8. Vegan Gingerbread Cake

Vegan gingerbread cake The Vegan 8

This gingerbread cake by Brandi from The Vegan 8 is fluffy, oil-free and super easy to make too!

9. Dark Chocolate Superfood Bark

Dark chocolate superfood bark Spabettie

Homemade chocolate is always a great idea! This superfood chocolate bark by Kirstina by Spabettie is not only delicious, but also healthy.

10. Pecan Pie

Vegan pecan pie From My Bowl

This pecan pie by Caitlin from From My Bowl looks like a wonderful treat to enjoy after a Christmas dinner.

11. Vegan Peppermint Brownies

Vegan Peppermint Brownies (Gluten-free)

Fudgy, rich and chocolatey, these vegan peppermint brownies make a delicious holiday treat.

12. Gluten-free Vegan Snickerdoodles

Gluten-free vegan cookies on a plate

Yummy gluten-free vegan snickerdoodles! These cookies are soft and thick, with just the right amount of chewiness and sweetness. 

13. Gluten-free Vegan Red Velvet Cake

Vegan red velvet cake on a plate

Let me know in the comments: which one of these vegan Christmas recipes is your favourite? Which one are you thinking of making? If you give any of them a go, be sure to leave a comment and let me know how it went!