Vegan Holiday Treats
Ready or not, the holidays are here. We can practically hear the sleigh bells ringing. Celebrations are in full swing, and just in case you’re a little frazzled and looking for last-minute ideas, we’ve rounded up 8 of our favorite vegan holiday treats (including a few beverages) to bring along to any party- whether it be a family gathering or perhaps a New Year’s dinner with friends. All of them are plant-based, some raw and gluten-free as well, and feature cold-season favorites like pumpkin, sweet potato, cinnamon and everything in between.
It’s not too late to go holiday homemade!
Vegan Pumpkin Bread This version is completely dairy-free and packed with complete plant protein. Delicious, moist and decadent, it’s a treat that will be enjoyed by all- and is great for morning-after leftovers! Have fun with it by customizing and adding in whatever additions call to you (chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, cranberries, etc.)
Sweet Potato Caramel Blondies How do you upgrade brownies? With sweet potato of course! Only eight ingredients, including a rich caramel drizzle, these bars are easy to make, tote and eat, and simply impossible to resist.
Vegan Sugar Cookies Coconut sugar, almond flour, vanilla extract and raw cashew butter give these their delicious flavor and perfect texture. Bust out the holiday cookie cutters and red and green sprinkles to make them extra festive! Everything else seems to get a little sparkle around the holidays, so your desserts should too!
Snickerdoodle Protein Bites Out of oven space? Short on ingredients? Feeling lazy AF? These no-bake treats taste just like the real deal, can be whipped up in no time and are loaded with plant protein- a real sweet tooth satisfier that tastes dreamy but isn’t full of garbage.
Cinnamon Coconut NY-Style “Cheesecake” Rich and deep flavors of vanilla and cinnamon marry with coconut butter for a creamy, smooth “cheesecake” that is as beautiful as it is delicious. Topping possibilities are endless, allowing this cake to be dressed up to truly impress should the occasion call for it.
Chai Spice Juice Spicy and delicious with hints of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cardamom, this juice is a fantastic and refreshing nutrient-dense beverage to serve up at holiday parties. Choose your favorite non-dairy milk of choice and feel free to “spike” if you please!
Vegan Hot Chocolate Water, almond milk and a cacao superfood blend make up this plant-based, winter-weather favorite. Check out Peta’s website for some vegan marshmallow options!
Ginger Hot Cacao Another twist on a classic, this version combines ginger tea with raw cacao, cinnamon, coconut and dates. (By the way, ginger tea is awesome for digestion and raw cacao is loaded with antioxidants). The perfect balance of sweet with a kick of zest, prepare to feel extremely blissed out with this one!
Peas, love and joy.