The song doesn’t lie, it most certainly is the most wonderful time of the year. We have so much to be appreciative for, so many things to look forward to and people in our lives that love us unconditionally. Nothing brings the Christmas magic to life quite like preparing a delicious meal for friends and family and staying up late drinking cider and sharing stories.
Here are some of my favorite gluten-free and vegan Christmas recipes that I’ve turned to time and time again that are guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit regardless of your allergies or dietary preferences.
Easy apple cider recipe packed with superfoods that will benefit your health, one sip at a time!
Our Christmas eve tradition is to stay up really, really late and build a gigantic gingerbread house. After 4 years of the tradition, I can say that this vegan and gluten-free gingerbread recipe is solid. Literally. You can build any type of gingerbread house you can dream of, even if it includes blueprints as ours did last year.
Frying these grain-free protein pancakes will infuse your home with the smell of gingerbread all morning long and keep your belly full until lunchtime.
Easily my favorite recipe on the blog. Use it as a cracker or vegetable dip on your festive spread and I can just about guarantee that it will change the way you look at almonds.
Serve warm alongside tomato dipping sauce and never crave a meatball again!
Have you committed to making a turkey even though you don’t eat meat? Oh, I’ve been there! Check out my step by step guide on how to roast a turkey if you’re totally clueless as I was the first time. And if you’re looking for an appetizer to serve to the meat eating folks of the family, you have to make these bacon wrapped figs.
A gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo stuffing recipe that’s perfect for the holidays. Made up of homemade flax bread, cranberries, apple juice and a hint of ginger, it’ll surprise you in all the right ways!
There are a lot of great flavors happening with this lentil loaf created by Beth from Tasty Yummies. It’s hearty and satisfying and almost even a little “meaty”.
Grain-free “rice” mixed with roasted butternut squash and dried cranberries. Perfect as a side dish to any meal or make it the main event by adding grilled chicken, chickpeas or smoked tofu.
This gluten-free rice stuffing is a perfect, healthier version of traditional stuffing. The mushrooms and thyme combine so nicely, and the wild rice gives the dish a perfect stuffing-like texture.
Tender roasted garlic Brussels sprouts roasted to perfection and would go great with a side of mashed potatoes!
A lighter alternative to mashed potatoes.
Dairy-free, gluten-free cheesecake made with homemade vegan cream cheese layered between a grain-free base cookie base and a homemade cranberry orange sauce.
The cranberry orange sauce can also be made on it’s own and used as the cranberry sauce for your Christmas dinner table!
Go primal this Christmas with a hearty bark made with simple, sugar-free, whole food ingredients. The bark also makes for a fabulous last-minute gift!
Creamy and just the right amount of sweetness. These cookies are packed with fiber and loaded with nutrients to strengthen your immune system, improve digestion, and nourish your skin.
Sinfully delicious raw + vegan nanaimo bars made with coconut oil, almond butter, and loads of fresh vanilla bean.
These healthy, vegan, grain-free, linzer cookies have a coconut flour base, converting this otherwise heavy dessert into a light and sinfully delicious raspberry cookie sandwich!
These gingersnaps are full of flavor. They’re tender, chewy, moist, and have a crackly top, as any gingersnap should. If you don’t like your gingersnaps chewy, no worries, just bake them a bit longer and they’ll crisp up perfectly!