Vegan Christmas Desserts Round Up | Vegmas Day 5

Categories 12 Days of Vegmas, Featured, Food, Sweet Treats, Uncategorized
vegan christmas desserts

Hi guys, today’s post is another round up of recipes created by other people to help you plan your Christmas. Today, we’re talking about vegan Christmas desserts. Only this one is going to be a little bit different. Today, I’m not doing a round up of recipes I’ve tried and would recommend. The recipes in this post are all things I’m telling you to try because it’s not something you’re ever going to see here.  

Let me explain 

I think for most people, creating desserts is a little less daunting than creating something like your first nut roast. If any of you are vegan can you please tell me down below if you agree with that? And for most people, Christmas won’t be the first time you’re making cakes etc, but it might be the first time you’re making that kind of main dish.  

My goal in the mains and sides posts, similar to this one, was to try and help people navigate a new situation, providing as much information as possible. I don’t think the same rules apply to desserts.  

vegan christmas mains

Blogger Authenticity  

I’m going to be sharing three Christmas dessert recipes of my own next week. But the four in this post are all traditional dishes you won’t be seeing me make. When it comes to Christmas, I’m the oddball. The foods everyone seems to like are the ones I hate. I’ve made decisions before as a food blogger/ recipe developer to create recipes with ingredients I don’t like purely because I think it’s something people will want to see. For reference, that’s anything with coconut or banana. I made a decision a few months ago to stop doing that. Even though I know the recipes are good, and people like them, it doesn’t feel authentic promoting something I would never willingly choose myself. I’d love to know if any other food bloggers have had similar thoughts.  

How this applies to Christmas desserts 

Basically, I hate most of them. I don’t like mince pies or mincemeat of any kind. Both Christmas cake and Christmas pudding are revolting in my opinion. But I know people want to see that kind of thing at this time of year. And I don’t think this will be any kind of adequate vegan Christmas guide if I don’t deliver those recipes. So, that’s exactly what I’m going to do, give you the recipes. They’re just not mine.  

I’m also aware that despite what I just said, this is me choosing to promote something I would never make. I see the irony here.

I’ve selected a bunch of festive favourites and have gathered them here in this post for you. Obviously, I don’t know how good they are because they’re not things I like. But I’ve only selected recipes from sites I consider to be good ones.  

The recipes  

Finally…

Vegan Gluten Free Christmas Cake 

BBC Good Food

Christmas classic, I don’t think I need to say anything else. 

Mince Pies 

Vegan Food and Living

Obviously, mice pies are another festive classic

Gluten Free Mince Pies 

Doves Farm

I know, more mince pies. But I’m sure most of you are aware that I try and make things as allergy friendly as possible and this post is lacking in that department. So, another mince pie recipe. But this one is gluten free.

Black Forest Trifle

Crazy Vegan Kitchen

This trifle is the exception to the rule. I don’t actually dislike trifle, and I would probably make something like this and like it. But there are no trifle related things coming in the rest of my festive content (there may or may not be something else black forest) and thought this one deserved a share. If you can spare the time, look at the photos in the original post, they’re amazing.

Are you a fan of traditional recipes like these? If you’re not, come back next week for my festive desserts instead. Those ones involve chocolate. If you are a fan of this kind of thing, which one would you pick? Tomorrow I’ll be sharing my favourite vegan chocolate brands and bars, perfect for hampers and stocking fillers. 

Until then, 

Sophie 

13 thoughts on “Vegan Christmas Desserts Round Up | Vegmas Day 5

  1. Although I don’t like Black Forest desserts, they look so pretty and so yummy these are so more really great options. I never realised how many things you can make gluten free so you don’t miss out. I love the name vegmas, that’s so catchy too! Thank you for sharing these great ideas.

    Lauren xx

  2. These look delicious! I’m a big dessert girl and these look really tasty. I’ve been looking for vegan desserts to try and these look like a good choice. I’m loving your vegmas series.

  3. i think it’s great that you are catering to your readers while also not making it come off like you enjoy these desserts. i think it’s realy easy to tell when someone is faking it, especially when it comes to food. you did a great job with balance in this post. xxx

    mich / simplymich.com

  4. Love your perspective of being authentic and true to yourself as a blogger. That said, I’d love to see some recipes of dessert you would typically make and enjoy yourself at Christmas!

  5. I’m not a fan of mincemeat but I am a chocolate and would probably try the Black Forest trifle. I’m not a vegan but I’ve found a few dishes I’ve liked. The concern I would have with the trifle is whether it would be sweet enough for my taste.

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