70+ Easy Vegan Christmas Desserts That Will Impress

These best vegan Christmas desserts and treats will make this season festive, cozy and finger-licking sweet! Easy, dairy-free holiday baking.


What do vegans eat for Christmas dessert?

While most Christmas desserts like cookies, cakes, and pies are not vegan because they contain milk, butter, and eggs, there are many ways to make vegan versions of popular Christmas desserts like gingerbread cookies, fruitcake, and truffles by substituting non-vegan ingredients or finding vegan recipes.

Vegan Christmas Desserts

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Easy Vegan Christmas Desserts

1. Vegan Rum Balls (gf)

Vegan Christmas Desserts
Photo: The Green Loot

We’re talking refined sugar-free, no-bake, gluten-free and vegan. Despite the name, they’re also alcohol-free. So what’s left? Coconut-nutty scrumptiousness with a hint of rum extract that makes these little guys pop for the holidays.


2. Eggnog Bread

easy vegan Christmas desserts
Photo: The Green Loot

This gluten-free and egg-free vegan eggnog bread is a perfectly spiced Christmas quick bread. It’s made with oat flour and infused with creamy coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and rum. Drizzled with a rum glaze.



3. Vegan Apple Pie

Vegan Apple Pie
Photo: Making Thyme for Health


4. Vegan Christmas Fruit Cake

Vegan Christmas Fruit Cake
Photo: Domestic Gothess


5. Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie
Photo: Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen


6. Peppermint Brownies

Peppermint Brownies
Photo: The Vegan 8


7. Black Forest Trifle

Black Forest Trifle
Photo: Rainbow Nourishments


8. Vegan Christmas Pudding

Chocolate Orange Christmas Pudding
Photo: Wallflower Kitchen

Most people don’t know that the reason Scrooge was so terribly grumpy at Christmastime because he couldn’t find a vegan Christmas pudding. Here it is, Mr. Scrooge. Don’t forget to share.


9. Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll
Photo: Nora Cooks


10. Cinnamon Walnut Pear Crisp


11. Baked Gingerbread Cheesecake

Baked Gingerbread Cheesecake
Photo: Rainbow Nourishments


12. Vegan Yule Log

Vegan Yule Log
Photo: The Banana Diaries


13. Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding
Photo: Loving It Vegan


14. Stollen


15. Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread Cake
Photo: Ela Vegan


16. Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie
Photo: Make It Dairy-Free


17. Vegan Pavlovas with Cranberries

Vegan Pavlovas with Cranberries
Photo: Lazy Cat Kitchen


18. Silk Chocolate Pie

Silk Chocolate Pie
Photo: Making Thyme for Health


19. Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska
Photo: Crumbs and Caramel


20. Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake
Photo: The Banana Diaries


21. Vegan Christmas Trifle

Vegan Christmas Trifle
Photo: Rainbow Nourishments


22. Spiced Plum Cake

Spiced Plum Cake
Photo: Love Eat Sleep Food


23. Spiked Mince Pies

Spiked Mince Pies
Photo: Vagabond Baker

For many traditionalists, no Christmas would be complete without mincemeat pies. This recipe is easy and vegan, and since you’re being so good, don’t hold back on adding a few wee splashes of whiskey to the mix.


24. Vegan Cheesecake Brownies

Vegan Cheesecake Brownies
Photo: Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen


25. Boozy Tiramisu with Cherries

Boozy Tiramisu with Cherries
Photo: Quite Good Food

How do you take a classic dessert and make it even more outrageous? You get a traditional tiramisu, with its coffee, cream and cake, and then add kirsch and cherries. Serve immediately in a fun, boozy glass.


26. Eggnog Flan

Eggnog Flan
Photo: Namely Marly


27. Vegan Pumpkin Brownies

Vegan Pumpkin Brownies
Photo: My Vegan Minimalist


28. Chocolate Orange Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake
Photo: Cupful of Kale


29. Snickerdoodle Cheesecake

Snickerdoodle Cheesecake
Photo: Delight Fuel


30. Cranberry Eggnog Rolls

Cranberry Eggnog Rolls
Photo: The Baking Fairy


31. Biscoff Macarons

Easy Vegan Christmas Desserts
Photo: Pies and Tacos


32. Pavlova with Grapefruit Curd

Pavlova with Grapefruit Curd
Photo: Le Petit Eats


33. Vegan French Toast Trifle

Vegan French Toast Trifle
Photo: My Quiet Kitchen


34. Mini Pecan Pies

Mini Pecan Pies
Photo: Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Let’s make a wager. You bring a normal pecan pie to the holiday table. I’ll bring a platter full of charming mini pecan pies. Bet you mine are snatched up before anyone touches your pie — people just love tiny things!


35. Vegan Baileys Chocolate Cream Parfaits

Vegan Baileys Chocolate Cream Parfaits
Photo: Green Smoothie Gourmet

Extra, extra, read all about it! Vegans around the world celebrate when Baileys comes out with a vegan-friendly version of their delicious liqueur. The result? Vegan spiked desserts to die for like this chocolate cream parfait.


36. Vegan Peppermint Cream Pie

Vegan Peppermint Cream Pie
Photo: Darn Good Veggies

Peppermint Cream Pie sounds like an impossible dream but with a few easy steps, it can be your reality. Just par-bake that gluten-free crust, whip up some vegan peppermint custard and top with whipped coconut cream. It’s a Christmas miracle!


37. Baked Vegan Eggnog Cheesecake

Baked Vegan Eggnog Cheesecake
Photo: Carrots and Flowers

An eggnog cheesecake that has neither eggs nor cheese nor cake? What does it have? How about a gingersnap crust and a creamy spiced vanilla filling? Add a splash of bourbon and this dessert is more than ready for Christmas.


38. Peppermint Mocha Cake

Peppermint Mocha Cake
Photo: Nora Cooks

In case you didn’t know, coffee brings out the richness in chocolate. That means this chocolate cake is the prefect vessel for some sweet peppermint icing that is dotted with candy canes. How good did your holiday just get?


39. Vegan Rum Cake

Vegan Rum Cake
Photo: My Berry Forest

You don’t usually expect a rum cake to be chocolaty and have a citrus zing — but that’s what makes this recipe so special. These are flavors that are made for each other.


40. Cranberry Orange Loaf Cake

Vegan Christmas Dessert recipes
Photo: Neurotic Mommy

This cranberry orange loaf is the kind of thing you have to have on hand during the holidays. A slice makes a perfect offering for an unexpected guest or as a lovely little breakfast with a cup of coffee.


41. Vegan Eggnog Cupcakes

Vegan Eggnog Cupcakes with Eggnog Frosting
Photo: Allergy Awesomeness

No one is ever unhappy with a double dose of eggnog during the holiday season. These cupcakes deliver just that — the cake and the frosting are loaded with that spiced up holiday treat.


42. Maple Pecan Bread Pudding

Maple Pecan Bread Pudding
Photo: Connoisseurus Veg


43. Amaretto Snowballs

Amaretto Snowballs
Photo: Pure Ella

Oh no! It’s the holidays and I’m out of rum! How could this have happened? Never fear — Amaretto Balls are here. 4 ingredients and they’ll put those old rum balls to shame.


44. Gingerbread Cake with Chai Buttercream

Gingerbread Cake with Chai Buttercream
Photo: Orchids and Sweet Tea

Imagine the warm spices of gingerbread cake made even warmer and cozier with a lovely chai frosting. You couldn’t ask for more on a cold winter’s evening that’s right around the holidays.


45. Apple Pumpkin Hand Pies

Apple Pumpkin Hand Pies
Photo: Intentional Hospitality

During the holidays, there’s always an apple pie and there’s always a pumpkin pie but rarely is there and apple-pumpkin pie. Even better, OMG, these guys are shaped like Christmas trees!


46. Vegan Coconut Cream Cupcakes

Vegan Coconut Cream Cupcakes
Photo: Crumbs and Caramel

These cupcakes take coconut to the next level stratosphere of delicious. How do they do it? With coconut on coconut on even more coconut. It’s in the cake, the filling and the frosting.


47. Candy Cane Meringue Kisses

Candy Cane Meringue Kisses
Photo: Wallflower Kitchen


48. Chai Plum Cake

Chai Plum Cake
Photo: Vanilla Crunnch

Plums are a classic holiday ingredient but when you add chai into the mix, this cake becomes epic. Everyone within 100 yards of your kitchen will succumb to the sweet aroma of Christmas.


No-Bake Vegan Christmas Desserts

49. Gingerbread Chocolate Mousse Pots

Gingerbread Chocolate Mousse Pots
Photo: Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen


50. Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie

Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie
Photo: Nora Cooks


51. Marzipan Rum Balls

No-Bake Marzipan Rum Balls (GF)
Photo: Elephantastic Vegan

While the oven is occupied with other goodies, whip up a batch of these easy, no-bake marzipan rum balls. With four ingredients and 10 minutes, you can scratch one more thing off of your holiday check list.


52. Peppermint Bark

Peppermint Bark
Photo: Mindful Avocado


53. Oreo Truffles

Oreo Truffles
Photo: Plantiful Bakery


54. Vegan Chocolate Salami

Vegan Chocolate Salami
Photo: Seven Roses

Invite the friends over, pour some wine and set out the cutting board with fruit and French bread. Then blow their minds and present your very own vegan chocolate salami.


55. Cinnamon Apple Fritters

Cinnamon Apple Fritters
Photo: Sincerely, Tory

56. Cranberry Christmas Fluff

Cranberry Christmas Fluff
Photo: Meaningful Eats

Excuse me sir, are those red rubies in your non-dairy fluff? Why no, my good man. They’re pomegranate seeds, don’t you know. Mingled in with delightful cranberries, pineapple and marshmallow. Ah. Well done. Carry on.

57. Candy Cane Pretzel Rods

Candy Cane Pretzel Rods
Photo: Wow, It’s Veggie

A jar stuffed with these candy cane pretzel rods would make a festive finishing touch to your holiday table-scape. Kids and adults alike will snag them one by one, so make sure you make enough.

58. Vegan Buttercrunch Toffee (nut-free)

Buttercrunch Toffee (nut-free)
Photo: The Pretty Bee

Do you have a vegan friend who also has a nut allergy? This Buttercrunch Toffee will not only be a perfect gift for them but it will be a taste revelation for anyone who tries it.


59. Retro Potato Candy

Retro Potato Candy
Photo: Creme De La Crumb


Gluten-Free Vegan Christmas Desserts

60. Gluten-Free Yule Log

Gluten-Free Vegan Christmas Desserts
Photo: Nirvana Cakery


61. Vegan Baked Gingerbread Cheesecake

Vegan Baked Gingerbread Cheesecake
Photo: Greens Eggs and Yams

What makes this gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and vegan cheesecake a gingerbread cheesecake? The gingerbread magic is all in the crust! Those warm spices and molasses make that gingerbread fantasy come true.

62. Chocolate Pecan Tart (GF, paleo)

Gluten-Free Vegan Christmas Desserts
Photo: Chocolate Pecan Tart

For your dessert award consideration — a chocolate shortbread crust, pecan filling, chocolate ganache, pecans and sea salt. Sound like a dream? It’s a gluten-free, refined sugar-free, paleo and vegan reality, folks.


63. Gingerbread Doughnuts (GF)

Vegan Christmas Desserts
Photo: Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen

How’d you like to wake up on Christmas morning and be greeted with homemade gingerbread donuts topped with a light, whipped frosting? Those presents can wait. It’s Christmas donut time!


64. Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Tart

Chocolate Peppermint Tart
Photo: Evergreen Kitchen

There’s something so cool and refreshing about finishing a big holiday feast with a hint of mint. Mint and chocolate? Even better. Vegan and gluten-free? So good I’m at a loss for words.

65. Chocolate Cranberry Mini Cakes

Vegan Christmas Desserts
Photo: Nirvana Cakery

Cupcakes everywhere are feeling threatened. These chocolate and cranberry mini cakes have stolen the show, not only because they are vegan and gluten-free but because they are gorgeous and decadent Christmastime treats.


Healthy Vegan Christmas Desserts

66. Christmas Fruit Salad

Healthy Vegan Christmas Desserts
Photo: The Green Loot

Sometimes holiday food can be so heavy! Lighten things up with a colorful Christmas fruit salad. Perfect as a breakfast, a side dish or for a light and healthy dessert.

67. Healthy Gingerbread Crumble

Healthy Gingerbread Crumble
Photo: Heavenlynn Healthy

Oh no. Some hater implied that the fruit crumble you planned to make for the holidays isn’t festive enough. Turn the tables on that shade and make a gingerbread crumble instead. Those warm holiday spices will simply scream Merry Christmas.


68. Gingerbread Candied Nuts

Gingerbread Candied Nuts
Photo: The Green Loot

Homemade holiday gifts are the best, especially when they’re edible! Make several batches of these gingerbread-spiced pecans, put them in adorable little packages tied with a bow and then brace yourself for the gratitude.

69. Stuffed Pear Crisp

Stuffed Pear Crisp
Photo: Hummusapien


Raw Vegan Christmas Desserts

70. Raw Fruit Cake

Raw Vegan Christmas Desserts
Photo: A Virtual Vegan


71. Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cake

Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cake
Photo: Tuulia

It’s so hard to find raw vegan desserts, especially one that is festive enough for the holidays. I present Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cake. So light and cool, it will appeal to everyone at the party.


72. Chocolate Orange Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake
Photo: The Blender Girl


73. Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
Photo: Rawmanda


74. Raw Maple Pecan Pie

Raw Maple Pecan Pie
Photo: Running On Real Food


75. Gingerbread Cranberry Christmas Tarts

Gingerbread Cranberry Christmas Tarts
Photo: Nirvana Cakery


76. Raw Vegan Coconut Truffles

Raw Vegan Coconut Truffles
Photo: Cooking LSL



Vegan Christmas Desserts FAQ



Why is my vegan cake not fluffy?

Vegan cake can be dense or flat for many different reasons. If the cake does not contain the proper leavening agents like baking powder or baking soda, it won’t rise. If the batter is overmixed, the proteins in the flour will make the cake thick and gummy. Also, choosing the right egg substitute for the recipe is important.

What does apple cider vinegar do in vegan baking?

Most commonly, apple cider vinegar is added to cakes along with baking soda as a leavening agent to help the cake rise. Apple cider vinegar also helps give the baked good a tender crumb because it prevents the gluten in the flour from overdevelopment. It can also be mixed with plant milk to use as a buttermilk alternative.

What is vegan eggnog made of?

Vegan eggnog is made out of non-dairy milk such as soy milk, oat milk, or coconut milk flavored with spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. You can buy vegan eggnog at most well-stocked grocery stores or make your own and serve it as is or with rum.


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70+ Easy Vegan Christmas Desserts That Will Impress

These best vegan Christmas desserts and treats will make this season festive, cozy and finger-licking sweet! Easy, dairy-free holiday baking.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Mira M.


  • eggnog
  • gingerbread spices
  • coconut
  • maple syrup


  • Choose your favorite vegan Christmas dessert from the list.
  • Click on the name to get to the recipe.
  • Happy cooking and a Merry Christmas!



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12 thoughts on “70+ Easy Vegan Christmas Desserts That Will Impress”

  1. Lots of these recipes look delicious, thank you for compiling this list! That being said, you may want to check the link for the no-bake millionaire’s shortbread pie, as it no longer leads to the recipe but to a somewhat dodgy website instead


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