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33 Best Vegan Holiday Desserts

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!

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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.

black bean brownies stacked on white plate with baker's cooling rack in background

Lower-fat vegan desserts

In this list, we have everything from chocolate cake and no-bake chocolate pie, to applesauce cinnamon muffins and glazed carrot cake. Believe it or not, they are even lower in fat than most dessert recipes.

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 a health 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.

coffee mug with green rim with chocolate cake and spoon

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 shortlist of a few easy vegan holiday dessert recipes that can be whipped up in about 15-minutes or less.

2 festive glass mugs filled with vegan hot chocolate with red napkin

Vegan cookies for Santa

We all know that Santa loves cookies, and he’s going to be so very happy with these delicious vegan cookie recipes that will give him energy for the whole sleigh ride home.

For even more dessert ideas for all year around, check out this list of 45 Vegan Dessert Recipes that includes cold desserts like Nice Cream and Smoothies.

Now fasten your seatbelts for the full list of holiday desserts that are going to WOW friends and family! They are even perfect for taking to office parties and other social gatherings.

Best Vegan Holiday Desserts

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!

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