Updated: May 10, 2021
Planning a Christmas dinner with Vegan family and friends?
Then this is the perfect place for you.
What’s a Christmas dinner without the ham some may expressively utter. The truth is that vegans are not missing out this Christmas because of the variety of substitute vegan meats that are available including varying vegan hams – what’s there to miss! The flavors are just as good, and the nutrients are even better. With so many vegan Christmas menu options to choose from, this is a good place to start.
Now, lets keep in mind this is not a post about recipes, rather it is a collection of dishes put together and organised to help plan your Christmas.
These have been collected from Pinterest and a quick google search. Full credit and a link to the original recipe has been provided where due.
Although I am not a big breakfast eater as mentioned in my previous post, I try and provide content for all my viewers.
Here are some creative breakfast ideas for Christmas Day!
Chia Seed Pudding Cinnamon Rolls
For the Chia Pudding: Use chopped or whole nuts and seeds, blueberries, Mango, with vegan yogurt.
For the Cinnamon Rolls: Use vegan cashew cream cheese
Some other ideas for Christmas Day breakfast are a Tofu scramble (Seasoned with an all-purpose seasoning, diced onions, and nutritional yeast) and
Bagels (gluten or gluten -free) with vegan cream cheese.
Now we are getting into cooking the main meals of the day. We eat lunch fairly early so that we can gorge on our yummy Christmas dinner.
All the three meals below are filling but just enough to keep you in mode for a hearty dinner.
Vegan Burger Vegan Nuggets Black beans & tortilla
For the vegan burger: use Tomatoes, avocados, cashew cheese and burgers made from vegan 'meat' or lentil patty.
For Vegan nuggets: use Vegan 'meat' or mashed potatoes or mixed lentil patty.
For the Black beans with Tortilla chips: use Vegan cheese or cashew cheese instead of regular cheese.
After a day preparing yummy meals it's time to reward yourself with the star of the show - Christmas dinner!
Here is a recipe for Maple Glazed Vegan Ham which is made from seitan- a vital wheat gluten.
Maple Glazed Vegan Ham
For the Vegan Ham
1 1/2 cups vital wheat gluten
1/3 cup chickpea flour
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp ground cloves important!
2 tbsp tahini or smooth peanut butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup tomato paste
4 drops liquid smoke
Smokey Sweet Maple Glaze
4 tbsp maple syrup
4 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp tomato paste
6 drops liquid smoke
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4-1/3 cup apricot jam depending on how sweet you like it
Caramelized Pineapple and Orange slices, optional
1 pineapple cored and sliced into rings
2 navel oranges sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
1/3 cup cloves for garnish, optional
This is the original recipe as authored by Hanne who authors her Blog Sunnyside Hanne.
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Finally, we arrive at dessert.
If you are deciding to make the cakes, I strongly advise making it the night before.
Usually, If I spend a lot of time prepping the meals, I tend to go with a very simple dessert such as Vanilla ice cream.
Not every meal has to be grand and labour intensive. The aim after all is family and the moments we enjoy spending with them.
Vanilla Ice Cream Red velvet Cake
For the Red Velvet Cake: use vegan cream cheese frosting.
With that I wish my readers a very Merry Christmas!
I hope you found the information here helpful in making your Christmas special.
Stay tuned for more posts coming up in a couple of days!
Until then, don't forget to check out the other recipes on the blog for inspiration.
Happy Vegan Christmas!