It’s that time of year again! The holidays are the most festive and magical time of the year for showing off those skills in the kitchen that bring joy and fill bellies. These Vegan Holiday Desserts are sure to make this Christmas a lot merrier!
As the song says, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for families to gather together and celebrate. Anytime there is a gathering of family and friends at my house, it’s usually done in the kitchen or around the table with beautiful tasty food. If it’s sweet, that’s even better!
Christmas and Thanksgiving are perfect times to introduce decadent sweet treats to anyone that thinks eating vegan is plain and boring. From black bean brownies to chocolate mousse pie, there are so many options to create for Christmastime festivities and gatherings.
Please understand that even though they are lower in fat because we aren’t using any oil, eggs, or dairy, they still can’t be considered healthy food to eat every day because they do have sweeteners. Any sweeteners–even the much less refined options like maple syrup and date sugar–still need to be saved for special occasions like the holidays and birthdays. Otherwise, they can sabotage weight loss goals.
Lazy vegan desserts (15-minutes or less)
Granted, some of the recipes in this list are more labor-intensive than others. Let’s face it, not everyone is good at baking, and you don’t have to be to make some of these desserts.
Here’s a short list of a few easy vegan holiday dessert recipes that can be whipped up in about 15-minutes or less.
It's that time of year again! The holidays are the most festive and magical time of the year for showing off those skills in the kitchen that bring joy and fill bellies. These Vegan Holiday Desserts are sure to make Christmas a lot merrier! Click on each of the photos, recipe titles, or 'Get the Recipe' buttons to see full recipes with ingredients, measurements, instructions, and a print button.
All the taste of Grandma's cookies, but none of the fat! These little vegan oatmeal raisin cookies are oil-free, dairy-free, and egg-free, with only 88 calories and 1 gram of fat per cookie! This recipe makes a whopping 42 cookies, so you may want to cut the recipe in half unless taking to a function.
Dark, moist, and scattered with raisins and fresh apple bits, these applesauce vegan muffins are perfect for breakfast or a snack. So scrumptious and easy to make, no one will ever guess they are actually healthy. Make ahead of time and freeze for quick breakfasts on the go!
Remember the chocolate oatmeal cookies you used to eat as a kid? Sometime back, I decided to play around in the kitchen a bit. These chocolate oatmeal cookies are what I came up with as a much healthier version.
These banana oatmeal vegan muffins are wholesomely delicious! They are packed with healthy ingredients like oat flour, bananas, applesauce, almond milk, and spices and can be served for breakfast, snack, dessert, or any time!
With freshly grated zucchini, apple sauce, and allspice, this deliciously easy-to-make zucchini vegan bread can be enjoyed for breakfast, snack, or even dessert. It's moist and satisfying without being overly sweet.
Homemade Tootsie Rolls require no baking and only 5 ingredients. The flavor experience is a mix between a tootsie roll and rich fudge. While candy-making can seem like an intimidating task, following this homemade tootsie roll recipe is actually surprisingly easy.
Fluffy and moist sweet potato batter swirled with apple sauce, raisins and cinnamon makes a dozen muffins that are packed with beta carotene and fiber. These vegan Sweet Potato Muffins are a welcome addition to any breakfast! Make ahead of time and freeze for quick breakfasts on the go!
These vegan blueberry muffins are moist, fluffy, and packed with fresh blueberries. They are so good, no one will ever know they are healthy unless you tell them. And even then, they won't believe you!
Dessert in a crock pot or slow cooker is a lovely thing. No need to heat up the kitchen and a fabulous dessert is warm and waiting to eat when you are ready. This Crock Pot Lava Cake is simply amazing!
This easy vegan banana bread is the best you’ll find, and even though it is egg-free and dairy-free, no one will ever know the difference.
About Terri Edwards
Hi guys! I am the content creator behind EatPlant-Based and a licensed Food for Life instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. I am passionate about sharing healthy recipes and tips to empower others to get healthy. I’m so glad you’re here! Read More…