Get your vegan and gluten-free Christmas desert baking on with these top recipes! These healthy sweet treats will make the holiday season cozy, festive and tasty for even the strictest vegans and gluten-free foodies.
Gluten Vegan Gluten-Free Christmas Desserts
This time of year everyone wants desserts. Nothing gets people people into the holiday spirt then Christmas desserts! Everything from yule log cakes, Linzer tarts, Christmas cookies, candy canes, peppermint patties and cakes are on the menu! If you’re able to eat vegetarian, dairy, and gluten then it’s game on! You can enjoy it all!
But the holidays present a particularly hard dilemma for anyone who follows a vegan and gluten free diet, whether by choice or for health reasons. It stinks to not be able to participate in holiday fun when you can’t eat what everyone else is eating.
Often people who have celiac disease, gluten intolerance or follow a vegan diet are made to feel like a Christmas grinch when they have to constantly decline Christmas desserts
The holidays can be a stressful time for gluten free and vegan people. That’s why if you have vegan or gluten-free friends you would make their holiday by including some recipes that they could enjoy at your holiday parties.
On the other hand if you are a newly vegan & gluten-free eater you’ll find some great recipes that will allow you to jump into the holiday fun of baking.
Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies
This time of year it’s all about Christmas cookies. Friends and family everywhere are a buzz with Christmas cookie exchanges, cookie parties and recipe exchanges. If you’re looking for some healthy Christmas cookies that will blow your friends and family out of the water check out the recipes below.
But first let’s take a quick look at what all the fuss is over. Why are Christmas cookies so popular?
Why Are Gluten Free Christmas Cookies So Popular?
Gluten-free Christmas cookies are popular this time of year because they’re rooted in tradition. For decades it has been a tradition to leave cookies for Santa to eat.
Where Did the Christmas Cookie Tradition Come From?
The tradition of leaving cookies for Santa to eat on Christmas started during the great depression. When people did not have a lot to give one another during the holidays parents thought that leaving cookies for Santa was an affordable way to teach their children generosity. After all the true holiday spirit is about giving.
What Kinds of Cookies Do People Bake on Christmas?
The fun thing about Christmas cookies is that there are so many kinds! If you want to get into cookie baking for the holidays but don’t know where to start, here are a few popular kinds of cookies people commonly bake. See which kinds stick out at you and find a gluten free vegan version. Hopefully in the vegan and gluten free Christmas cookie section below!
- Sugar Cookies
- Gingerbread Men
- Thumbprint Cookies
- Linzer Tarts
What Are Some Gluten Free Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes?
These keto haystack cookies will satisfy your sweet tooth without blowing you out of ketosis. Keto haystacks only use 5 ingredients and take only five minutes to make, using only 1 bowl! Low carb haystacks taste crunchy, chocolaty and almond buttery. They’re so good you won’t believe that they’re good for you too!
Vegan Tahini Christmas Cookies (Gluten Free)
“These vegan peanut butter cookies are from a classic family recipe, now made dairy-free and egg-free simply by using a flax egg! The decadent but simple vegan cookies are beautifully crumbly and will legit melt in your mouth. They are easy to make without applesauce.” – plantpowercouple.com
Vegan Gluten Free Gingersnap Cookie Recipe
These deliciously crisp gingersnaps are full of warm ginger flavor. They’re the perfect holiday treat to pair with a warm drink!
Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies
A minty twist on the holiday crinkle cookie! Christmas won’t be the same with these Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies! Gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-free, a perfect dessert recipe for kids, adults, and Santa too!
More Vegan Gluten Free Christmas Dessert Recipes
Even though cookies take center stage on Christmas they aren’t the only vegan gluten-free Christmas desserts in town! Here you’ll find everything from vegan fudge, pecan pie and even a custard recipe!
Vegan Bourbon Pecan Pie
This vegan pecan pie is delicious with or without a splash of bourbon. And both the gluten-free vegan crust and the filling are a breeze to make!
Vegan and Gluten Free Cranberry Curd Tart
This bright and festive cranberry curd tart is as delightful to eat as it is to look at! It’s cool, creamy, and refreshing and made with just 6 ingredients.
Homemade Vegan Peppermint Bark
That favorite classic holiday treat that’s fun to gift and delicious to eat! Homemade Vegan Peppermint Bark that’s gluten-free and top-8 allergy-free too! All the festive sweet chocolate and mint flavor only takes 4 ingredients for this dairy-free recipe remake!
The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Fruitcake
Whatever your opinion is, it’s not Christmas without the classic traditional fruitcake! However you like your Christmas cake, this is The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Fruitcake to try! This easy recipe is allergy-free (no nuts!), refined sugar-free with natural dried fruit, alcohol-free, kid-friendly, and perfect for gifting or dessert!
Best Chocolate Fudge Recipe
Wonderfully sweet, delightfully gooey, this is without question the best chocolate fudge recipe made without condensed milk (and sugar!) you’re ever going to have! Feel free to indulge yourself with this vegan fudge without any guilt or second guessing
Easy Chocolate Covered Pecans
Chocolate covered pecans are a classic holiday treat that everyone loves. In fact, I think these deliciously sweet and salty snacks are the perfect indulgence any time of the year. And… bonus…they’re vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and keto friendly!
Easy Vegan Custard
This vegan hot creamy custard is absolutely delicious. Gluten free, velvety and warming it is the perfect Christmas accompaniment to your desserts – or just as good on its own!
Vegan Tahini Brownie Batter Dip
This amazing dip can be whipped up in ten minutes! It’s the perfect vegan gluten free Christmas dessert!
GF & Vegan Fudge Recipe
“This recipe is for vegan fudge made the authentic old-fashioned way! Rich, creamy, melt in your mouth chocolate fudge, like the kind that you would find in a fudge shop!” -thehiddenveggies.com