vegan holiday desserts

10 Super Delicious Vegan Holiday Desserts You Have to Try

Christmas is a merry time of the year for many people, but for those who have dietary restrictions, it’s not always a season to be jolly.

Since 6% of Americans identify as vegan and millions more have dairy and egg allergies, baking plant-based treats is a great way to spread the holiday cheer to everyone.

Do you need some holiday dessert ideas? Keep reading for 10 mouth-watering vegan holiday desserts.

1. Yule Log Cake

Most of us have tried double chocolate desserts at some point, but this triple chocolate yule log cake redefines decadence. Once you dig into the chocolate sponge cake, mousse, and ganache, your taste buds will go on the most exciting journey. The chocolate flavors are also enhanced by a splash of coffee and dark rum.

Although the serving size on this recipe is for 10 people, you could easily feed a larger crowd if needed.

2. Gingerbread Cookies

No Christmas would feel complete without decorating gingerbread cookies with your loved ones. These gingerbread cookies are one of the easiest holiday dessert recipes to make without eggs. If you’ve never worked with flax ‘eggs’ before, you’ll be amazed by how eggy flaxseed can get after you soak it in some hot water.

3. Peppermint Patty Bars

Are you someone who loves the holiday season because that means peppermint flavors are everywhere? If you can’t get enough, then you’ll fall in love with these no-bake peppermint patty bars. Since this dessert is made with wholesome ingredients like oats, nuts, and coconut, you can snack all you want without the guilt.

4. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you need a tasty chocolate chip cookie recipe for Santa this year? These cookies are so good that you might end up on the naughty list after you eat the entire batch yourself. Not only is this recipe vegan, but it’s also gluten-free.

5. Eggnog Biscotti

Whether you’re allergic to dairy or live a vegan lifestyle, eggnog is a drink that lots of people crave during the holidays. The good news is that you can make eggnog-flavored treats without using any animal products. This eggnog biscotti recipe showcases how diverse vegan baking is.

This dessert tastes incredible on its own, but you can take things to the next level by dipping it in hot chocolate or another yummy holiday drink.

6. Snowball Cookies

Snowball cookies are another Christmas classic for good reason. Not only do they look festive, but they also melt in your mouth like snow. If you’re looking for easy holiday dessert recipes, you can’t go wrong with these snowball cookies.

All you need for this recipe is 6 ingredients and less than 30 minutes to prepare and bake these cookies. Since this recipe calls for tasty vegan butter instead of a mild vegetable oil, no one will be able to tell the difference between your cookies and traditional snowball cookies that are made with dairy butter.

7. Peppermint Brownies

Are you looking for holiday treats recipes that can help you find clever ways to use up your candy cane supply? Since chocolate and peppermint are two of the best flavors to pair up, you can spoil your loved ones with these peppermint brownies.

Vegan baking is full of surprising magic tricks. This recipe is the perfect example of how you can transform a boring ingredient like black beans into rich brownies. Once people taste your brownies, they’ll never believe that there are beans inside of them.

8. Sticky Buns

The holidays are all about cozying up with comfort food. What’s better than digging into warm sticky buns? Although this recipe does call for a bit of patience so the dough can rise, the results are definitely worth it.

The best part about these sticky buns is that you only need 9 ingredients to make them. Since this dessert is also classified as a breakfast food, you can feel good about eating them at any time of the day.

9. Pavlova

Pavlova cakes may not be one of the most well-known vegan Christmas desserts, but they should be. Pavlovas are an elegant treat made with layers of meringue, whipped cream, and fruit. The fruit is already vegan, but how can you make meringue and whipped cream without using eggs or cream?

The secret is to go shopping for chickpeas and coconut milk. If you’ve never heard of aquafaba, it’s the liquid that’s drained from canned chickpeas. Some clever bakers discovered if you whip the liquid long enough, it can turn into pillowy clouds of meringue just like egg whites. Whipping full-fat coconut milk has a similar effect, so you’ll end up with smooth vegan whipped cream.

10. Panettone

Italians can’t celebrate Christmas without tucking into some Panettone bread. This baked good is so popular that it’s become a holiday staple all around the world. Panettone is an impressive fruit bread that’s shaped like a giant muffin and tastes as good as it looks.

This recipe fuses aromatic citrus fruits with sweet raisins and an impossibly fluffy dough.

It’s Easy to Veganize Any Traditional Christmas Recipe

Although these vegan recipes are a great place to start, you can adapt any holiday recipe by using simple plant-based replacements for eggs, butter, milk, and other animal products. If your favorite dessert didn’t make this list, you can try following your own recipe and use these egg replacements instead.

You Won’t Believe How Amazing These Vegan Holiday Desserts Are

If you make any of these 10 vegan holiday desserts, you’ll be the most popular person at your next Christmas party.

Since the holidays are a busy time, you shouldn’t have to worry about experimenting with new vegan recipes if you’re not an experienced baker. The good news is Simply Eggless is here to give you gourmet bakery treats that will wow any crowd. Check out our menu to fall in love with our egg-free desserts.