Whether you’re new to a vegan diet, cooking for vegan guests, or a seasoned vegan, I’ve gathered together some of the best oil free vegan Christmas recipes around the web. Tasty breakfasts, hearty mains, delicious sides, and scrumptious desserts are all here – no need to feel deprived on this most magical day. There’s something here to please everyone!
What do vegans eat on Christmas?
It’s so easy to create vegan versions of just about any food these days, so there’s plenty of plant based options to be enjoyed Here’s what you’ll find in this collection of recipes:
- Start your Christmas day with an amazing vegan breakfast. Whether you like sweet or savory breakfasts, simple or more elaborate, I’ve got the perfect recipes for Christmas morning! Pancakes, vegan sausage, breakfast casserole and more!
- Several meatless main dish ideas from meatless roasts and loafs, to amazing pasta dishes. You’re guaranteed to have a delicious Christmas dinner!
- Tasty side dishes including potatoes, salads, and vegetables. Several ideas for dishes to accompany your vegan centerpiece dish.
- Scrumptious dairy free desserts that fool even non-vegans. Cookies, brownies, and fudge, are among these delectable treats!
- Festive beverages to accompany your meal, or to enjoy while watching your favorite Christmas movies.
I’m sure these vegan Christmas recipes will be a hit with everyone at your Christmas celebration!
Vegan Christmas Recipes
Feel free to indulge and make your holiday special with these recipes! They're all meatless, dairy free, egg free, and oil free, but not lacking in holiday flavor!
Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
Start out Christmas day with one of these delicious recipes! Whether you want something quick and easy, or a more elaborate buffet brunch, you'll find recipes here to fit your need.
Easy Whole Wheat Vegan Pancakes - No Oil
These delicious whole wheat pancakes are vegan and oil free. Top them with maple syrup or your favorite pancake toppings for a Christmas day breakfast the whole family will love!
Vegan Breakfast Casserole
This Vegan Breakfast Casserole can be made ahead for a perfect Christmas brunch. Hash brown potatoes, vegan sausage, and tofu egg all cooked together into a delicious and satisfying breakfast dish!
Easy Vegan Country Gravy Mix
Mix up this Vegan Country Gravy Mix in just minutes and have luscious gravy any time you want. It's wonderful served over tofu scramble and breakfast potatoes, or mix in some vegan sausage for biscuits and gravy. Yum!
Vegan Breakfast Hash
This Vegan Breakfast Hash is an easy and filling recipe that you can customize with your favorite vegetables. It's hearty, nutrient filled, and oil free!
Vegan Breakfast Sausage Links
These Vegan Breakfast Sausage Links are a perfect addition to your holiday breakfast! They have a great "meaty" texture, and are full of flavor! They can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer to save time when you're busy with your other holiday cooking.
Vegan Frittata (no oil)
This Spinach and Onion Frittata is a delicious option for Christmas morning! You can assemble it ahead of time to bake on the special day. Fill with any vegetables you like for a healthy dish that will please everyone!
Whole Wheat Biscuits - Vegan and Oil Free
These easy Whole Wheat Vegan Biscuits are oil free and perfect for your holiday breakfast. Enjoy them with your tofu scramble, make a breakfast sandwich, or maybe vegan biscuits and gravy!
Vegan Biscuits and Gravy (Oil Free)
These Vegan Biscuits and Gravy are the ultimate comfort food breakfast! Tender vegan biscuits topped with a creamy sausage gravy for an easy plant based favorite
Healthy French Toast - Vegan and Oil Free!
Oil Free Vegan French Toast is just as delicious as traditional french toast. Crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, it's ready to top with maple syrup or berries and whipped cream!
Fluffy Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes without Oil
Enjoy the wonderful aroma of pumpkin spice filling your home as you cook these Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes! They're oil free and made with whole grains to keep you satisfied until the big feast.
Vegan Eggs Benedict
Vegan Eggs Benedict is a delicious and elegant Christmas brunch dish. Whole wheat english muffins topped with sliced vegan ham and tofu scramble, and drizzled with luscious hollandaise sauce. It's sure to be a hit!
Avocado Toast with Carrot Bacon and Microgreens
With crispy carrot bacon, microgreens, and zesty balsamic, this avocado toast will make your taste buds really happy. Plus, it just takes 10 minutes to make!
Baked Chickpea Flour Frittata | Vegan Frittata Recipe
This baked chickpea flour frittata is the perfect dish for a holiday brunch! It's incredibly filling—high in both protein and fiber.
Vegan Cranberry Orange Muffins
These cranberry orange muffins are perfect for the holiday season! Made with freshly squeezed orange juice, orange zest and fresh cranberries, they’re absolutely scrumptious!
Vegan Christmas Main Dish Recipes
So many options for Christmas Dinner! Whether you're looking for a vegan meat substitute, a pasta recipe, or a vegetable based meal, here are some recipes I know you'll love!
Delicious Glazed Vegan Ham!
Vegan Lentil Loaf
How about a Vegan Lentil Loaf for Christmas dinner? It's hearty, flavorful, and easy to assemble ahead of time. And leftovers make wonderful meatloaf sandwiches the day after Christmas!
Vegan Ravioli with Spinach Tofu Ricotta
Homemade vegan ravioli filled with spinach tofu ricotta is a perfect dish for pasta lovers! These fun to make pasta pillows can be made in advance and stored in the freezer until you're ready to cook them for your holiday meal.
Holiday Chickpea Meatloaf With Wild Rice
This vegan chickpea meatloaf is hearty, wholesome, and full of flavor and texture. With mushrooms, kale, walnuts, and wild rice, it's a beautiful centerpiece for the holiday table and a healthy dinner any time of year
Easy Vegan Lasagna with Spinach Tofu Ricotta
You don't need dairy or meat to create a delicious lasagna! Filled with spinach tofu ricotta, and topped with oil free vegan mozzarella, this dish is a perfect celebratory meal for holidays, or any time you want a wonderful pasta dinner.
Vegan Cauliflower Lentil Loaf
A hearty plant-based Christmas inner idea that will satisfy even
meat-eaters! A Vegan Cauliflower Lentil Loaf that mimics the classic
meatloaf with no meat, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free! Get all your protein and veggies in this healthy recipe!
Vegan Stuffed Shells
These vegan stuffed shells are filled with a delicious creamy vegan ricotta and spinach. It’s an easy meal that’s perfect for casual or fancy dinners, and will be loved by the whole family!
Vegan Cannelloni with Spinach and Ricotta
This Vegan Cannelloni is filled with a blend of spinach, vegan ricotta, and basil for a family-friendly meal that's bursting with Italian flavors! Not only is this dish healthy and oil-free, but it's perfect for the holidays.
Vegan Christmas Side Dishes
Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Fluffy mashed potatoes with roasted garlic! All the decadence with none of the fat!
Easy Vegan Golden Gravy
Enjoy this Easy Golden Gravy on mashed potatoes, vegan turkey roast, or veggie loaf. It’s quick, easy, and so delicious!
Vegan Baked Mac and Cheese
This Vegan Baked Mac & Cheese is the ultimate comfort food! So creamy and delicious, and baked in the oven with a crispy breadcrumb topping! Enjoy as a main or side dish.
Vegan Brussels Sprout Salad with Cranberries and Citrus Dressing
This light and festive vegan Brussels sprouts salad is made with oil-free citrus vinaigrette, orange-infused cranberries, pistachios and fresh mint. A little sweet, and just a bit little tart, citrus and cranberries are natural complements. You’ll love the bright colors and crunch thus dish brings to your Holiday table.
Vegan Scalloped Potatoes
These creamy, cheesy vegan scalloped potatoes are perfect for an Christmas dinner side dish! Easy, oil free, and absolutely delicious!
Vegan Cranberry Sauce with Orange
Healthy Homemade Cranberry Sauce sweetened with maple syrup and orange juice will be a beautiful and tasty accompaniment to your Christmas feast! If you've never made your own cranberry sauce, you really need to give it a try and find out how easy and delicious it it!
Instant Pot Glazed Carrots (No Oil)
These Instant Pot Glazed Carrots are not just beautiful, but they're also delicious! Making them in the Instant Pot frees up space on the stove top or in the oven, and they can be cooked in just minutes - perfect for a busy cooking day!
Sauteed Kale with Garlic and Onions
Sauteed kale with garlic and onions is a quick and easy side dish. Loaded with nutrients, and cooked without oil, it’s an easy side dish for for your holiday table!
Holiday Wild Rice Pilaf with Cranberries and Pecans
This Holiday Wild Rice Pilaf is a perfect dish for your holiday feast. The wild rice blend, studded with pecans and dried cranberries, is an easy, oil free, one pot dish that is sure to be a hit!
Vegan Broccoli Rice Casserole
Creamy, cheesy, and comforting, this Vegan Broccoli Rice Casserole is favorite easy main or side dish the whole family will love! Dairy free, oil free, and made from scratch with plant based ingredients, it’s a great dish to bring to potlucks and gatherings.
Healthy No Oil Crispy Roasted Potatoes
The crispiest roast potatoes made without a single drop of oil thanks to that miracle vegan ingredient, aquafaba!
Warm Lentil & Kale Winter Salad (Vegan)
Make this colorful warm lentil and kale winter salad to enjoy everything this season has to offer in one bowl! This healthy recipe is easy to follow, nutrient-packed and flavorful.
Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Bake (7 Ingredients)
This creamy cauliflower bake not only uses minimal ingredients, but is super delicious too! Done in no time, this bake will win over even the pickiest of eaters.
Spicy Cranberry Salsa
This spicy cranberry salsa is tangy, zippy, sweet, easy to make and
everything you could ask for. You guests will devour it and ask for
Vegan Christmas Desserts
It's not Christmas without those sweet treats! We've got cookies, candy, and more! All are vegan and oil free!
Vegan Gingerbread Cookies (Oil Free!)
What’s your favorite Christmas cookie? How about these gingerbread cutout cookies? They’re oil free, whole grain, and absolutely scrumptious!
Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream
If you're an ice cream lover, try this cool and refreshing Vegan Peppermint Ice Cream!
Vegan Sugar Cookies (Oil Free!)
Enjoy traditional sugar cutout cookies without the butter and eggs! Whole grain, oil free, but still delicious, and so fun to decorate!
Two favorite holiday treats combined into one! This gingerbread popcorn is perfect for snacking on while you're watching holiday movies or playing games with the family. And, it's vegan, oil free, refined sugar free, and so easy to make!
Healthy Brownies With Peppermint Frosting
Delicious, fudgey Healthy Brownies with Peppermint Frosting are so chock full of good-for-you ingredients, you could eat them for breakfast! No oil, gluten, flour—or guilt.
Poached pears in red wine
These delicious make-ahead Poached Pears in Red Wine are an elegant and easy-to-make dessert for Christmas.
Old Fashioned Homemade Vegan Fudge
Enjoy a bite of pure bliss with this traditional melt-in-your-mouth smooth, creamy and lusciously rich chocolate fudge recipe. Just like Grandma’s – but with a vegan twist!
Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake (High Protein)
This healthy vegan chocolate mousse cake comes with an easy homemade cookie crust and uses only whole food ingredients! Easily customizable, this cake recipe is perfect for the holidays and oh-so-chocolatey.
Vegan Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies
These festive and colorful thumbprint cookies are a fun treat to make with the kids. They're gluten-free, lightly sweetened, and filled with your favorite jams.
Festive Vegan Beverages
Enjoy one of these Christmas beverages along with a meal, or enjoy while watching your favorite Christmas movies.
Vegan Christmas Latte
When I think of a vegan Christmas latte I think of a vegan peppermint mocha latte! It’s low cal, festive AF, ready in 8 min, and did we mention delicious!?
Sparkling Fresh Cranberry Orange Mocktail with Ginger
This festive bubbly cranberry orange mocktail is easy to prepare, looks so beautiful and uses fresh cranberries instead of cranberry juice! Also, filled with amazing flavor with the right balance of sweet vs tart. To make it easier to serve for gatherings, make the syrup ahead and combine with sparkling water just before serving!
Slow Cooker Vegan Gingerbread Steamers
Vegan Gingerbread Steamers are the perfect cookie making and cookie eating companion. It tastes just like a gingerbread latte but without the caffeine or added refined sugar. Adults adore it and kids will love that they get to enjoy it, too.
Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Delicious Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate just in time for the holidays! Enjoy this warming cup of creamy hot chocolate this holiday season. It's super easy to make and sweetened with only a touch of maple syrup!