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40 Delicious Vegan Christmas Sweet Snacks & Desserts

These sweet snacks and desserts are egg and dairy-free – totally vegan! From vegan Christmas brownies to vegan peppermint cookies. They’ll make the holiday season unforgettable. Discover 40 Delicious Vegan Christmas Sweet Snacks & Desserts.

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1. Vegan Peppermint Meltaway Christmas Cookies

Vegan Peppermint Meltaway Christmas Cookies

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The Holiday Season is here, and we’ve been cooking up a storm to bring you some amazing holiday recipes including these peppermint melt away cookies. If you aren’t familiar with what a peppermint melt away is, just think—carefully dusted minty morsels that literally melt in your mouth—sounds magical, doesn’t it?

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My Version Of Vegan Peppermint Meltaway Christmas Cookies

The Perfect End To A Lovely Meal

These melt in the mouth treats will remind you of childhood. The dusting of sugar and the light texture make for an irresistible combination. Think about the mint chocolate treats on the market if you have any doubts about this recipe. Peppermint oil will help with digestion, so they really do make the perfect end to a lovely meal.

Give Your Guests A Choice

One of the alternative recipes I tried that really worked for us, was to swap the peppermint oil for aniseed oil. You can mix the aniseed flavour with a natural food colour so you get 2 flavours and colours for easy identification. Giving your guests a choice has got to be a good thing and means no one misses out.


2. Vegan Christmas Truffles

Vegan Christmas Truffles

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My Version Of Vegan Christmas Truffles

Fresh Vanilla Pods Will Transform The Taste

You can improve this recipe instantly just by using a fresh vanilla pod. The flavour is so much better than when using a vanilla extract. For a change, rather than adding to the ingredients I actually took some out.

Simplicity Works

As you can see there is an array of flavours in this recipe. This will give you a rich complex taste to the final product. However sometimes, keeping things simple can work just as well. Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg and Cloves are all associated with the classic Christmas pudding, but you really don’t need to use them all every time you make these Vegan Christmas Sweet Snacks.

The Perfect Christmas Treat

Cinnamon and Ginger make a great combination. You can use them with candied orange peel rather than cranberries for a great Christmas treat. Adjust the amounts for personal taste, just stick to a similar total spices amount so you don’t affect the texture too much. You can use Cloves and Nutmeg instead if you prefer. Then maybe swap the Maple Syrup for honey to give yourself another option.

Endless Possibilities

The possibilities really are endless here. Using Cashew Nut Milk instead of Coconut Milk changes the taste profile completely, and will give you even more options.


3. Easy Vegan Ginger Cake

Easy Vegan Ginger Cake

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Easy ginger cake – this one bowl sticky vegan ginger cake is so quick and easy to make and tastes amazing; it is the best ginger cake (vegan or otherwise) I have ever eaten! Egg and dairy free.

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My Version Of Easy Vegan Ginger Cake

Personal Favourites

Ginger Cake is one of my all time favourites and this is a great recipe. You don’t want to take away from the predominant taste of ginger, but there are still ways to vary the recipe.

The Joys of Sesame

You can simply alter this recipe very easily by just swapping the sunflower oil for sesame oil. If like me you really love sesame seeds, toasting a few and adding them to the mix before cooking will add even more of that delicious flavour.

Sugar and Spice

You can use a finely ground Demerara sugar instead of using the castor sugar. It will give a unique flavour and texture that is delightful. Using fresh ginger will also add significantly to the flavour, simply peel and use a nutmeg grater to avoid pieces that are too big.


4. Vegan Christmas Bliss Balls

Vegan Christmas Bliss Balls

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Bliss balls are one of my favorite things to make. They are quick, super easy and absolutely delicious. These yummy Raw Christmas Bliss Balls are not only festive, but also makes a lovely and edible Christmas gift.

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My Version Of Vegan Christmas Bliss Balls

Something Special

You couldn’t call these anything but “Bliss Balls”. They really are a wonderful treat. I could mention a number of after dinner treats that aren’t nearly as nice as these. Chocolate and orange are 2 flavours well known to enhance each other. Adding the coconut flavour as well does something quite special.

My Favourite Version

I am sure you can guess what my go to ingredient is when I want to try and improve something that is already so nice. Sesame seeds are my all time favourite. You can create something totally different but equally as delicious by replacing the coconut products with sesame products. Sesame oil and Tahini with some freshly toasted sesame seeds to coat the whole ball added at the end will give you a luxurious texture and flavour like no other.


5. Vegan Christmas Brownies

Vegan Christmas Brownies

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All I want for Christmas is… Brownies. These gooey, chocolatey brownies are made with a Christmas twist – Festive spices and mincemeat!

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My Version Of Vegan Christmas Brownies

Often Overlooked

You can’t beat a good brownie, and these are great. There are, as always, many ways to change the recipe. You could try using caraway seeds for a real change. Often overlooked, caraway seeds have a nutty aniseed flavour.

You can grind the seeds and add them to the recipe mix, toast them and add them whole to the mix, or even try doing both. You might prefer to replace both the cinnamon and mixed spice to give 1 more dominant flavour, personally I like the combination of Caraway and mixed spice best.

Choose Your Own Favourites

You could also make your own version of the mincemeat. You can make it really simple. Just put a selection of raisins, sultanas, orange peel, dates or figs in a blender and chop them until they form a pulp/paste. Adding a few Cashew or Pistachio nuts to this mix gives you an extra layer of flavours too. Any combination of these can work. Choose the ingredients you like best.


6. Vegan Toffee

Vegan Toffee

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This vegan toffee is the best thing you’ve ever tasted. It’s buttery, sweet and melts in your mouth!

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My Version Of Vegan Toffee

Take Your Time

Toffee, Brittle or even Fudge can be great fun to make. If you have kids you can easily turn it into a maths or science lesson too. The slightest changes in temperature can make a huge difference to the texture. Take your time and don’t get flustered. It really isn’t that hard.

Choosing Your Toppings

Personally I use brown sugar not white. I prefer the lack of processing. You can use almond or oat milk instead of Soya milk or even add a little honey. The choice of nuts and seeds you can use for the topping is endless. You could try roasted pumpkin seeds instead of nuts for a change sometimes. Crushed walnuts are hard to beat at Christmas, and my favourite combination is crushed walnuts and Brazil nuts.


7. Vegan Berry Strudel

Vegan Berry Strudel

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A delicious and healthy variation of the classic Strudel: prepare apples and berries!

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My Version Of Vegan Berry Strudel

If It Isn’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

If I am totally honest, this is a recipe that I have made few changes to. You may have made a Strudel before, but I had not, so I followed the recipe very carefully (not my normal way of doing things). It may be easier than I think, but my thoughts were keeping the fruit mix consistency as close as possible to the recipe. So far that has given me great results and so I am sticking with that approach for now.


8. Vegan Gingerbread Loaf

Vegan Gingerbread Loaf

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This soft and moist gingerbread loaf is made with molasses and warming spices. Drizzle with a simple cranberry glaze for the ultimate fall treat. 

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9. Vegan Pecan Pie

Vegan Pecan Pie

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This best Vegan Pecan Pie recipe is everyone’s favorite pie veganized. An eggless Pecan Pie recipe is made with simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions.

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My Version Of Vegan Pecan Pie

A First Time For Everything

Pecan Pie is another recipe I had never tried. I did change things by using different pastry crusts. A nice short crust pastry will give you a very different pie than if you use a luxuriant flaky pastry. You could even make some small, light Filo pastry parcels.

Choose A Good Flour

Choosing a good quality flour can make lots of difference. This is a recipe you can use in many ways. Explore different ways of presenting them. You could use small cake cups to make mini flan style Pecan Pie’s, or rich flaky pastry to make a Pecan Pasty. Your choices will give you more ideas.


10. Vegan Millionaire’s Shortbread Pie

Vegan Millionaire’s Shortbread Pie

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A decadent three-layered treat, this no-bake Vegan Millionaire’s Shortbread Pie is a real showstopper! A nutty “shortbread” base, a thick creamy date-based caramel layer and a rich chocolate topping make this vegan millionaire’s shortbread pie a seriously dreamy dessert.

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My Version Of Vegan Millionaire’s Shortbread Pie

Personalise Your Recipes To Make Presents For Friends

This delicious vegan Christmas snack will be a winner whenever you serve it. You get the most wonderful combination of flavours and textures rolled into every delightful mouthful. You can create an endless amount of personal variations too. So it makes a great present if you adjust the ingredients to include your friend’s favourite ingredients.

Exciting Flavours For Everyone

You could try using sesame or ground nut oil instead of coconut oil to create different flavours. Maybe you could use figs or even sultanas instead of dates too.

Choose Flowers To Give Extra Glamour

Instead of dried cornflowers you could choose some of the other amazing edible flowers. You might be surprised at how many different flowers are eaten around the world. Some have amazing healing properties too. 

· Nasturtiums have a peppery, spicy flavour.

· Roses offer a sweet flavor with a slight spice. The intensity of flavor will depend on type, colour, and soil conditions. The darker the petals, the more pronounced the flavor. All roses are edible, but before consuming, remove the bitter white portion of the petals.

· Calendula (Pot Marigolds) is my favourite and is often called “the poor man’s saffron”. You get a flavour that can range from spicy to bitter and tangy, sometimes even peppery. The flower is also a skin-healing powerhouse promoting cell replacement on damaged skin. Calendula’s colour can vary greatly from pale yellow to bright oranges and the petals add a yellow tint to food and a saffron-like flavor, hence its nickname.

· Lavender flowers are well known for their soothing, calming and relaxing effect. They have a distinctive floral taste, but use them sparingly as the flavour can be intense. A little goes a long way


11. Vegan Vanilla Custard Slice

Vegan Vanilla Custard Slice

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These are the vanilla version of my Chocolate Custard Slice and a more, what you would find in a bakery, type dessert than my No Bake Vanilla Custard Slice.

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My Version Of Vegan Vanilla Custard Slice

Making Your Own Is Always Better

Vegan custard is something I have never found easy, but this recipe worked for me. Getting the texture of the custard is a matter of patience. Just take your time. You could make your own flaky pastry too. It really does make a difference. This recipe is one of the best I have found, just use a vegan butter alternative suitable for cooking.


12. Vegan Orange Cinnamon Christmas Cookies

Vegan Orange Cinnamon Christmas Cookies

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I made these vegan orange cinnamon Christmas cookies that have been one of my favorites for years!  They’re extremely easy to make, packed with flavor and nutrients, and sooo delicious! Oh, and let me tell you there is a lot of cinnamon involved.

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13. Vegan Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Vegan Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

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Vegan lemon blueberry cheesecake – this delicious eggless and dairy free baked cheesecake is easy to make and tastes amazing! The perfect dessert for Summer!

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My Version Of Vegan Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Wonderful Vegan Cheesecake

To make a wonderful Vegan cheesecake is a challenge for anyone. I won’t say this is the easiest recipe, but it is beautiful. You will definitely think it is worth the effort when you taste it. The texture is simply divine. If you follow the link above you will find some of the other berry cheesecake recipes Hannah has made and they are all worth a try. I’m sure you will find a favourite just like we did.


14. Vegan Lebkuchen Cookies

Vegan Lebkuchen Cookies

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These vegan lebkuchen cookies taste so good I might have eaten two entire cookies before they even went into the oven! The chocolate glaze adds that extra deliciousness – you won’t even know they’re vegan.

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15. Easiest Vegan Sugar Cookies

Easiest Vegan Sugar Cookies

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Colorful and fun vegan sugar cookies. These soft and chewy sugar cookies are super easy and perfect for any occasion.

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My Version Of Vegan Sugar Cookies

Quick and Easy

You will find these quick and easy Vegan Christmas Cookies the perfect solution when time is short. You can decorate them in many different ways and the recipe is easy to vary so you get different flavour options too.

A Winning Combination

You should try using a fresh vanilla pod and flaked almonds for an even better flavour. The fresh vanilla pod will infuse the soya milk with the most wonderful flavour and the flaked almonds just give you a more exciting texture. A winning combination every time you cook them.


16. Hazelnut & Cranberry Vegan Nougat

Hazelnut & Cranberry Nougat

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My Version Of Hazelnut & Cranberry Vegan Nougat

Amazing Results

When I saw this recipe I thought “Vegan Nougat?” How? So I had to read on. I’m so glad I did because the results are amazing. You can swap certain ingredients really easily too

A Firm Favourite

My personal favourite was black cherry and pistachios. I chopped the cherries into smaller pieces and they have now proven a firm favourite. Other options I have tried are cashew nut with raspberry and walnut with blueberries. The next version on my “to try” list is Brazil nut with passion fruit. Use your imagination because the variations are endless. Send us a message with any of the ideas you try. It’s great to hear back from you about the recipes you have tried.


17. Brownie Truffle

Brownie Truffle

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18. Vegan Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

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This classic coconut macaroons recipe is so easy to make… and hard to resist!

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19. Vegan Meringue Raspberry Tarts

Vegan Meringue Raspberry Tarts

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My Version Of Vegan Meringue Raspberry Tarts

A Dream Come True

Meringue and raspberry is an irresistible combination for me. So finding this recipe was a dream come true. Ania even provides a Gluten Free version for those that need it. The instructions are easy to follow and it was a lot easier than I expected. I used finely ground Demerara sugar in the pastry rather than icing sugar but that is just my personal choice.


20. Vegan Gingerbread Cake With Coconut Frosting

Vegan Gingerbread Cake With Coconut Frosting

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This gluten-free vegan gingerbread cake is a delicious festive dessert, perfect for Christmas and any other special occasions, as well as oil-free, dairy-free and beginner-friendly. Decorated with an easy coconut frosting made from cashew nuts

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21. Vegan Scottish Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread

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This is a very simple recipe for traditional Scottish Shortbread, with only 4 ingredients and easy preparation. The fun comes in the variety of shapes and flavours you can add to this basic recipe – the options are endless. 

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22. Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

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This vegan chocolate hazelnut cake is perfect for holiday baking, birthdays, or just any time you want some chocolate cake! It’s a bit on the denser side, almost like a brownie-cake combination, because of the hazelnut flour in the mixture. If you’re big on chocolate you’ll love this – the cake is ultra rich and decadent, with an easy coconut milk chocolate ganache.

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23. Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding

Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding

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Ever wondered how to make a moist, sweet and extremely luxurious sticky toffee pudding…well now you can!
Sticky toffee pudding has been one of my favourite desserts since I was young and still is to this day. The light and chewy sponge cake, topped off with a toffee glaze and drizzle, served with creamy ice-cream….just divine!! 

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24. Vegan Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread Cake

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This Vegan Gingerbread Cake is the perfect dessert for your holiday. A sweet and spicy cake filled with flavor and dusted with powdered sugar.

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25. Vegan Christmas Cake

Vegan Christmas Cake

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Vegan Christmas cake – a rich, moist and boozy vegan fruit cake that is perfect for the festive season. Eat right away or make in advance and feed regularly with rum or brandy.

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My Version Of Vegan Christmas Cake

Easy To Follow Instructions

Reading as many recipes as I do you can sometimes recognise the effort someone has gone to get the recipe just right. This was one of those recipes and I for one say thanks to Hannah for all of her efforts. Her instructions are really clear, making it an easy to follow recipe even for beginners. I am sure you will be just as pleased with the results as I was. Just don’t eat too much if you have to drive, for obvious reasons.


26. Vegan Christmas Tiramisu

Vegan Christmas Tiramisu

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A spiced Vegan Christmas Tiramisu – Fruit Studded Sponge, Rum Soaking Syrup and Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Cream. Perfect for the holidays!

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27. Vegan Chocolate Amaretti

Chocolate Amaretti

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The perfect homemade cookies for Christmas! These irresistible vegan, gluten-free chocolate amaretti are super easy to make and taste delicious! 

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28. Vegan Banoffee Pie Cheesecake

Vegan Banoffee Pie Cheesecake

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A luxurious no-bake vegan cheesecake with the flavours of banoffee pie. No need to soak nuts for this cheesecake as it’s made the traditional way but with dairy-free cream cheese and whipped coconut. This cheesecake can be used as a base for lots of different toppings from fruit puree and fresh fruit to chocolate.

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29. Vegan Marzipan Truffles

Marzipan Truffles

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5 minutes is all it takes to make these delicious vegan marzipan truffles. And with only two ingredients, they couldn’t be easier to prepare – but don’t let the simplicity fool you. These bite-sized sweet treats pack a helluva flavour punch.

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30. Vegan Chocolate Orange Mousse

Chocolate Orange Mousse

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This smooth, creamy chocolate orange mousse is the perfect indulgent but healthy treat. It is so simple and only requires 4 ingredients.

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My Version Of Vegan Chocolate Orange Mousse

How To Improve On Perfection

The only thing that could improve this Vegan Christmas Sweet Snack is to top it off with some candied orange peel ( ) or toasted sesame seeds


31. Easy Vegan Christmas Cookies

Easy Vegan Christmas Cookies

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I can hear the angels sing when I taste my first Christmas Cookies this winter. Those jam filled, short pastry cookies do not only look cute they are super easy to make.

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32. Vegan Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars

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Nanaimo bars are a traditional Canadian dessert bar, originating out of Nanaimo, BC. Original versions use a great deal of white sugar, along with butter, and eggs. This much healthier and vegan version is also gluten-free and nut-free. Not sickly sweet, but still decadent… possibly better than the original? I think so!

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33. Vegan Chocolate Christmas Pudding Protein Balls

Vegan Chocolate Christmas Pudding

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These energy balls are deliciously, sweet and gently spiced.  Plus I love the chewy texture when you eat them straight out of the fridge.

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My Version Of Vegan Chocolate Christmas Pudding Protein Balls

Sowing The Seeds For Change

I had to include a Christmas pudding recipe here so when I found this chocolate protein ball recipe I just had to try it. I wasn’t disappointed, and as I have explained before, seeds can provide so much nutritional value we should use then whenever possible.


34. Vegan Banana Bread

Vegan Banana Bread

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This is the best vegan banana bread recipe ever, and it is so easy to make! The classic loaf is made using 1 bowl with simple ingredients and many options- make it oil free, with or without walnuts or chocolate chips. This is the only banana bread recipe you will need!

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My Version Of Vegan Banana Bread

Stick To Unrefined Products Where Possible

Making your own Vegan Christmas Banana Bread means you can make it into exactly what you want. Whether you add a big handful of chocolate chips or top it off with a layer of toasted sesame seeds, there is a taste combination for everyone. I love the fact Nora has stuck to using unrefined products where possible.

High Protein And Great Nutrition

You may be surprised but it packs a big punch nutritionally. The Bananas, nuts and seeds provide a great combination of nutrients including a hefty dose of protein. It is certainly a better way to start the day than any commercial breakfast bars on the market.


35. Vegan Coconut & Rum Snowballs

Coconut & Rum Snowballs

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These Vegan Coconut & Rum Snowballs are the easiest, no-bake Christmas treats! They are clean eating, so you don’t have to feel guilty after eating all of them. Made with coconut and oat flour so they’re gluten-free, too!

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36. Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

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Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes ~ the combination of rich chocolate, sweet buttercream, and cooling peppermint will bring on holiday cheer!

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37. Vegan Speculoos Cookies

Vegan Speculoos Cookies

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What is Christmas without some delicious speculoos cookies?? These vegan speculoos cookies are great to enjoy with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee on a cold winter day. During Christmas time, we usually indulge more (or at least I am), so that’s why I made these vegan speculoos cookies oil-free and refined-sugar-free to balance things out.

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38. Fluffy Frosted Vegan Eggnog Cookies

Fluffy Frosted Vegan Eggnog Cookies

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Even if you aren’t normally a baker these cookies are super easy to make and come out perfect every time! Guaranteed to be a hit at your next holiday party, cookie exchange or when you just want some festive sweets to eat while you watch Christmas movies.

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39. Vegan Apple Crumble Pies

Vegan Apple Crumble Pies

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Easy mini apple pies in crispy filo pastry using jarred apple sauce with a touch of cinnamon.

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40. No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Cups

No-Bake Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Cups

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These No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Cups make the perfect healthier festive treat for the holidays! Make up a batch and store them in the freezer for a ready made dessert to serve to guests!

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