18 Easy Vegan Cranberry Recipes

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Enjoy lots of seasonal goodness with these hand-selected vegan cranberry recipes! Find simple sides, tasty desserts, and hearty mains.

What do you think of when you hear “cranberries?” Apart from the popular band, it’s probably Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Whether you prefer fresh, dried, or cranberry juice, there are so many delicious ideas you can add to your personal Holiday menu!

Check out our favorite sweet and savory recipes featuring cranberries, and be sure to see what to make with apples and pumpkin next.

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Vegan Cranberry Recipes

Glazed Cranberry Orange Scones
Few things warm a kitchen on a crisp fall morning like a batch of buttery fresh baked scones. Tangy and sweet cranberry scones with citrus glaze pair perfectly with a cup of tea, hot cocoa, or morning coffee — so yummy!
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Macadamia Cranberry Snickerdoodle Cookies
Try this seasonal twist on an American classic, the snickerdoodle. The dough is packed with cranberries, nuts, and white chocolate chunks. Once baked, the cookie is both chewy and crunchy, making it, in our opinion, cookie perfection!
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white chocolate macadamia cranberry snickerdoodle cookies
Cranberry Cream Cheese Bites
Bring an appetizer to the neighborhood holiday party that no one has ever tried. These vegan cranberry cream cheese bites are a perfect pairing of sweet, savory, and finger-friendly. One bite and your taste buds will be front row at the nutcracker ballet!
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08 app dip Cranberry Bites
Vegan Cranberry Orange Muffins
This muffin is the perfect flavor marriage bonded by balancing tart citrus and rich buttery pecans. Brighten any morning with a freshly baked cranberry orange muffin. The zingy pastry is topped with earthy sweet pecans, making it great for breakfast or dessert!
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cranberry orange muffin vegan gluten free with pecan streusel topping
Mushroom Cranberry Strudel
Who said strudels have to be sweet? Paper-thin vegan phyllo dough is filled with cranberry-dotted mushroom stuffing and baked until golden and flakey. One slice will warm your tummy and heart this winter!
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mushroom hazelnut and cranberry strudel
Vegan Cranberry Crumble Bars
With layers of oatmeal, cranberry, and crumble topping, these bars are great for breakfast, dessert, or snack! Make them ahead of time and enjoy them all winter long – freeze for up to 3 months.
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vegan cranberry crumble bars
Cranberry Pumpkin Mini Bundt Cakes
Have your cake and eat it too, for breakfast! These fun mini bundt cakes are the perfect way to enjoy your personal cake guilt-free. Sweetened with dates and loaded with fiber and protein, these bundt cakes are super nutritious and an ideal rotation for a fall morning.
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Mini Bundt Cakes
Cranberry Orange Bread
Dirty only one mixing bowl, and enjoy this cranberry orange loaf all week long. The aroma will fill your house with the delicious scent of citrus and spice! You will have freshly baked bread in under an hour from start to finish.
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cranberry orange bread
Cranberry Orange Smoothie Bowl
Smoothie bowls are great any time of the year. This hot pink cranberry-based bowl is a fun and tasty way to amp up your vitamin C this winter!
Frozen cranberries, bananas, nut butter, and orange juice blend to create a creamy, tangy bowl. It’s easy to customize with various toppings, including fruit, hemp seeds, or your favorite granola.
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Gingerbread Scones with Cranberry Glaze
There is just something about gingerbread that puts us in the holiday spirit. This hearty scone is full of warming spices and drizzled with a vibrant fuchsia cranberry glaze – freezer-friendly!
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Vegan Gingerbread Scones
Cranberry Chickpea Salad Sandwich
The “holiday leftover” sandwich is as traditional as the garland and tinsel dripping from the tree. Wow all your family and friends with this delicious vegan chickpea sandwich! Holiday flavors are packed into every tasty bite, and the crunch from the fresh apple and walnut is an unexpected delight.
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vegan apple cranberry chickpea salad sandwich
Vegan Cranberry Cake
This pretty olive oil bundt cake is a charming centerpiece for a fall tea party. With a spongy crumble texture, the cake is a beautiful balance of decadent and straightforwardness. This recipe is a must-add to your seasonal baking rotation!
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Cranberry Orange Cake
Vegan Cranberry Meringue Pie
If you are looking for a dessert that is ambrosial, this cranberry meringue is right for you. A flaky pie crust supports layers of rich cranberry filling and whipped, airy vegan meringue!
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vegan cranberry pie
Spiced-Brandied Cranberry Sauce
The most important dish on the holiday table just got even better this year. This show-stopping, boozy cranberry sauce is bursting with flavor. Smooth brandy and warm brown sugar pair perfectly with the tart cranberry – meal-prep friendly!
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brandy cranberry sauce
Vegan Cranberry Orange Sticky Buns
Swap your standard weekend cinnamon bun for this fun cranberry-orange sticky bun. Layers of rolled orange pastry filled with sticky and sweet cranberry compote bake together to form lovely little buns. You will be licking your fingers all morning!
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cranberry orange rolls
Vegan Cranberry Meatballs
Bring something savory to the table with these cranberry meatballs. Mushrooms and grains form savory vegan balls that are coated with a sweet and spicy cranberry sauce. Holiday fusion at its finest!
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Vegan Cranberry Meatballs
Cranberry Fizz Mocktail
Clink your glasses and ring in the holidays with this versatile mocktail recipe. Easily adjusted to suit a sweet or less sweet pallet. Each glass is adorned with a festive slice of orange, making every guest feel special. This drink is beaming with holiday cheer!
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Cranberry Fizz Mocktail
Apple Cranberry Baked Oatmeal
Enjoy an effortless morning with this easy-to-prep baked oatmeal! Chopped apples and fresh cranberries bake into the dish for a fruity morning breakfast. With easy assembly the night before, all you need to do is warm your oven in the morning – so simple!
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Apple Cranberry Baked Oatmeal
Cranberry Ice Cream
Ice cream is always a good idea! This two-ingredient recipe pairs homemade ice cream with a sinful chocolate rum sauce. A holiday combination that is so good it’s a Christmas miracle!
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Ice cream with butter rum sauce

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18 Easy Vegan Cranberry Recipes (Sweet & Savory)

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Enjoy lots of seasonal goodness with these hand-selected vegan cranberry recipes! Find simple sides, tasty desserts, and hearty mains. Definitely try the following easy and delicious cranberry crostini for a festive appetizer!
Serves 15 crostini

Ingredients

Cranberry Crostini

  • 1 baguette sliced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup Vegan Ricotta
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • Fresh rosemary

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 °F (175 °C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Arrange baguette slices in a single layer and brush both sides with olive oil.
  • Place in the oven to bake until golden, for 15-20 minutes. Rotate once halfway through.
  • Once done, remove from the oven and let the crostini cool.
  • To with vegan ricotta ad cranberry sauce. Decorate with fresh rosemary and serve!

Notes

  • You can use vegan cream cheese or vegan goat cheese instead of ricotta!
  • Find 18 more vegan cranberry recipes in the article above.
Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
18 Easy Vegan Cranberry Recipes (Sweet & Savory)
Serving Size
 
1 crostini
Amount per Serving
Calories
113
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
2
g
3
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
5
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
147
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
20
g
7
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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