Try these delicious vegan Christmas breakfast recipes for the whole family! From spiced waffles to cakes, crunchy gingerbread granola or skillet cookies, these treats are sure to be a success.
What’s more magical than Christmas morning? Let’s make it even more special by creating a wonderful breakfast or brunch spread full of vegan-friendly goodness.
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No matter if you just want humble gingerbread oatmeal or an apple pie smoothie, this list of crowd-pleasing vegan Christmas breakfast recipes is perfect for all taste preferences and can even be used to create an elaborate holiday spread!
Warm, fluffy and incredibly fragrant, these vegan pancakes take this traditional breakfast or brunch choice to the next level.
They are made with whole wheat flour and only slightly sweetened with some maple syrup – and if you have any leftover cranberry-orange sauce from Christmas dinner, this breakfast choice couldn’t be any easier.
This classic baked crumble is a must during the holidays! Made with apples, banana and warming spices, the filling is warm, soft and gooey – and not at all overpowered by the delicious gluten-free crunchy oat topping.
While tasting fantastic, it’s secretly good for you and easy on the waistline. Serve it with some vegan ice cream or caramel sauce!
Perfect for chilly winter mornings, this easily adaptable baked gingerbread porridge makes for a comforting, healthy and very flavorful addition to your Christmas breakfast spread.
It’s gluten-free and oil-free, featuring wholesome staple ingredients such as oats, raisins, apples, nuts, seeds, and plant-based milk of your choice. Don’t forget a good heap of all the tasty winter spices!
You’re only 11 healthy plant-based ingredients away from this fluffy and flavorful holiday breakfast treat! If you’re not feeling the chocolate vibes for every single festive occasion (totally fine!), why not make this fruity and moist cranberry orange bread?
Made with ground oats, applesauce and creamy coconut milk, it features seasonal fruit and can be topped with a sweet homemade glaze for extra yumminess.
This popular plant-based breakfast choice can totally be prepared to become a festive, fancy version of a simple chia pudding!
The little seeds pack quite a bit of protein and fiber, and when soaked in liquid, it thickens up nicely to create a pudding. Top with homemade vegan caramel sauce, nuts and apples for a healthy holiday experience.
How could you possibly put more comforting Christmas breakfast choices into one dish? This vegan eggnog french toast casserole really makes for the perfect holiday brunch – hearty cubes of french bread soaked overnight in a rich texture of coconut milk, applesauce, almond milk, maple syrup and some spices.
Bake for 45 minutes in the morning and have the whole family enjoy this rich yet healthy dish!
Speaking of popular vegan breakfast choices, let’s not forget about the mighty granola!
This easy pumpkin-spice version makes for a great Christmas morning addition for anyone wanting to top their smoothie bowls, coconut yogurts or overnight oats with some crunchy goodness – or just enjoy it by the spoonful, we won’t judge.
Feeling a bit under the weather between stressful holiday gatherings? Why not offer an immune-boosting and delicious winter citrus smoothie!
This colorful fruity drink can crush any cold that might be coming up with the help of frozen mango chunks, orange juice, red beet, raspberries, turmeric, ginger and pomegranate juice — possibly meeting 1000% of your vitamin C needs with just one sip.
If you’re familiar with vegan recipes, you’ve probably heard of the homemade fruity sister of dairy ice cream: banana (n)ice cream. This next-level version doesn’t just call for frozen bananas but includes some slow-releasing carbs in the form of sweet potato purée as well as a tablespoon of sunflower butter for extra creaminess.
We love this twist and the easy cinnamon-sunflower crumble makes for the most irresistible topping! 5/5 delicious and healthy.
How about making this impressive centerpiece for your Christmas brunch table? This vegan Christmas wreath tastes just like a fruit mince pie, featuring all the cozy spices from cinnamon and nutmeg to ginger, orange and cloves.
Craving a healthier plant-based meal during the holidays? No need to compromise on Christmas flavors. This creamy and easy apple pie chia smoothie actually tastes like pie but is at the same time packed with nutrients.
Just five simple ingredients and five minutes of preparation are required for this healthy winter beverage, and it will make a perfect addition to any festive bread, muffin or pancakes.
Are you on the hunt for an elaborate and rich vegan Christmas breakfast recipe? Look no further. These scrumptious baked pumpkin cheesecake bars will make your creamiest dreams come true.
This certainly isn’t your “only 5 easy ingredients and 5 minutes prep time” recipe, but it’s certainly worth it. If you want to wow any vegan critic, this is the rich and sweet treat to win their heart!
Another fancier vegan holiday recipe to serve during a more elaborate breakfast or brunch is this quiche with a pumpkin crust. It’s one of those dishes you might think are impossible when choosing a vegan lifestyle, but that’s really not the case!
This vibrant pumpkin and spinach tart-cross-quiche is gluten-free and packed with protein, featuring a naturally sweet pumpkin pastry and tofu ricotta filling. Overall, the ingredients aren’t too hard to find at the store and the quiche only requires 15 minutes of prep time!
A festive addition to any holiday spread, this spiced spelt pumpkin loaf is dotted with crunchy pecans and chewy cranberries – all the things that make winter recipes so delicious.
The orange-hued pecan bread comes together in a flash and requires only a short list of easy-to-find ingredients. Perfected with any easy sugar-cinnamon glaze, this might not be your 100% whole food plant-based choice but a delicious vegan option everyone will love!
This simple baked apple recipe can be enjoyed at any time of the day – and makes for a festive vegan Christmas breakfast or brunch addition.
It features seasonal Gala apples baked until soft and fragrant with a comforting and crumbly oat, spelt, cinnamon and brown sugar filling. There are a few tweaks to make this recipe healthier if you wish, but otherwise, it’s the perfect classic fall and winter treat.
Try these delicious vegan Christmas breakfast and brunch recipes for the whole family! From spiced waffles to cakes, crunchy gingerbread granola or skillet cookies, these treats are sure to be a success. The following Christmas cookie balls are made within only 15 minutes, easily customizable and perfect to enjoy all throughout the holiday season.
Christmas Cookie Balls
2 cups pecans, walnuts or almonds (220 g)
1 cup dates, pitted and chopped (120 g)
½ cup dried apples (100 g)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 teaspoons gingerbread spices
1 tablespoon orange zest
2-3 tablespoons dairy-free milk
½ cup shredded coconut (40 g), more for coating
Place your nuts of choice into a food processor and pulse until they are all broken down.
Add the rest of the ingredients and process until the mixture comes together nicely.
Stop and scrape down the sides when needed and add more water until you have a homogenous and slightly sticky mixture.
Using your wetted hands, form little balls and, if desired, roll them in some more shredded coconut for a “snowflake” look.
Enjoy right away or store them in an airtight container in the fridge until serving them.
If you have vegan Christmas candies or candy cane, you can add chopped pieces of it to these cookie balls.
Add more maple syrup or spices to suit your taste preference!
This recipe works well for meal prep and can be made days ahead of Christmas morning.
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Alena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.