40+ Vegan Christmas Baking Recipes
If you’re looking for some vegan Christmas baking recipe ideas, you have come to the right place. These 42 recipes are sure to provide some festive inspiration. Whether it’s cookies, cakes or mince pies, you will find whatever you need on this page. There are even a few gluten-free and allergy-friendly options, so there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.
Vegan Christmas baking is my FAVOURITE hobby ever. I love baking at any time of year but I particularly love festive, themed recipes. I have grown quite the collection of Christmas baking recipes over the years and, with the help of some other food bloggers, have put together this list of 42 treats!
There are some challenging but show-stopping desserts listed but there are also plenty of easier recipes if you just want something quick. I hope you enjoy this roundup and if you make any of these recipes, be sure to let me know how it goes! Be sure to check out my Christmas cupcakes post too.
A chocolate roll cake filled with dairy-free vanilla buttercream and coated with creamy ganache. This is the perfect showstopper for any Christmas party.
Did you know you can make pavlova without egg whites? This recipe uses aqua faba but you’ll never know the difference!
Soft, slightly crunchy gingerbread cookies decorated to look like Gingy from Shrek. This is one of my favourite vegan Christmas baking recipes because they are so much fun to decorate!
A Christmas classic, sugar cookies. These are dairy-free and decorated with eggless royal icing.
A super soft, fluffy panettone made vegan! Filled with sweet dried fruit and nuts, this sweet bread makes the perfect sweet snack or dessert.
Chocolate bread pudding with a molten lava centre. A vegan twist on the classic British dessert.
7. Monkey bread
Pull apart monkey bread. A soft, sweet bread with warming cinnamon coating and sticky icing.
Soft, fluffy cinnamon rolls with a sticky Biscoff glaze on top. These are a sure crowd pleaser!
These scones look super festive thanks to the green tea in them! They’re perfectly crumbly and topped with a sweet glaze.
Baked vegan gingerbread cheesecake which is utterly creamy, indulgent and perfect for Christmas. This festive dessert has no nuts and no tofu. And it’s great for using leftover gingerbread cookies and even stale gingerbread houses!
Classic banana bread made festive! Filled with gingerbread spices and topped with a sweet maple tahini glaze.
Sweet, tangy banana bread with tart cranberries throughout. Perfect for enjoying mid-morning with a hot cup of coffee.
Layers of shortbread, caramel and chocolate make up this tasty millionaire’s shortbread. Super easy to make with under 10 ingredients!
A super decadent, sticky date pudding with sweet toffee sauce. I just had to include this one in my best vegan Christmas baking recipes post. This is best served warmed with ice cream.
Rich, fruity Christmas pudding. A Christmas classic without the eggs or dairy!
16. Christmas cake
A boozy, fruity cake with a beautiful dried fruit topping. This can be made up to 8 weeks in advance so is perfect if you want to plan ahead.
Perfectly spiced Christmas cake topped with marzipan and fondant icing. This one is alcohol-free so it’s perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
Moist, rich and gluten-free! This Christmas cake is a great alternative to the classic version if you have gluten allergies.
This Christmas cake is free from nuts, refined sugar, alcohol and gluten! It’s packed with dried fruits and festive spices and topped with a simple glaze.
20. Cranberry cake
A 2-layer cake filled with fresh cranberry compote and covered with icing. Soft, fluffy and oil-free!
21. Gingerbread cake
If you love gingerbread, you’ll love this cake. A slightly sticky, rich gingerbread cake with a fresh orange glaze.
A simple gingerbread loaf cake that can be prepped in just over an hour. Makes a tasty festive sweet snack!
These mini vegan cakes are decorated to look like Christmas trees! Chocolate sponges covered with sweet pastel frosting.
This baklava is made without honey or dairy. Layers of filo pastry filled with sweetly-spiced walnuts and pistachios.
Baklava flavoured with fruity British mincemeat. A tasty festive twist on the classic.
26. Mince pies
Shortcrust pastry cases filled with fruity mincemeat, warming spices and candied peel. Perfect served warm with vegan brandy butter.
Can’t have gluten? Try these gluten-free mince pies instead!
28. Mince pie pops
How cute are these mince pies in lollipop form?! They are super easy and take just 30 minutes to make.
If you love mince pies but want something a bit easier, try these pinwheels instead. You can use ready-rolled pastry and premade mincemeat for a quick, 2-ingredient snack that’s fun to make with children!
These are a little trickier to make than some of the other vegan baking recipes listed here but the effort is worth it! Aqua faba macarons filled with peppermint buttercream and crushed candy cane pieces.
Feeling festive but don’t want to make a mess in the kitchen? Try this gingerbread mug cake. It takes just 5 minutes to make and is the perfect serving size for 1 person.
Sweet, sticky cookie bars with gingerbread flavours. I think this would be the perfect Christmas baking recipe for prepping at the start of the week and snacking on throughout.
33. Snowball cookies
Light, crisp and covered with icing sugar, these snowball cookies look the part for Christmas!
34. Linzer cookies
Austrian Linzer cookies filled with raspberry and apricot preserve. This version is nut-free too!
These Linzer cookies are decorated to look like Rudolph! Instead of jam, they are filled with creamy Biscoff spread.
These Mexican shortbread cookies are covered in a sweet cinnamon sugar coating. A tasty sweet snack that can be enjoyed any time of day.
German vanilla crescent cookies. These will melt in your mouth and you won’t be able to stop at just one!
These salted caramel cookies look to die for! Rich chocolate and caramel cookies topped with a caramel drizzle and sea salt.
Soft, chewy cookies with white chocolate and cranberry pieces throughout. Made with healthier ingredients and sweetened with coconut sugar.
Rich, decadent cookies with peppermint mocha flavours. Topped with vegan white chocolate and candy cane pieces.
41. Molasses cookies
These cookies are soft and chewy, made with sticky molasses. They can be made gluten-free if needed, too!
These thumbprint cookies are rolled in a sweetly-spiced coating and filled with vegan-friendly eggnog ganache. The perfect Christmas treat!
40+ Vegan Christmas Baking Recipes
The best Christmas baking recipes that are eggless and dairy-free.
I hope you enjoy these vegan Christmas baking recipes. If you make any of them at home, please let me know how it goes by leaving a comment below. Happy baking! xo