30 Vegan & Gluten-Free Holiday Dessert Recipes

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30 vegan & gluten-free dessert recipes to share with family and friends this holiday season. There’s cookies, pies, bars, brownies, and more! 

Looking for some holiday cheer? We’ve got you covered with 30 plant-based & gluten-free dessert recipes! Whether you’re a cookie guy, brownie lover, pie-obsessed, or somewhere in between, these simple and delicious recipes will leave you feeling merry and bright.

collage of sweet potato pie bars, peanut butter cookies, candy cane cookies, maple pecan fudge, apple pie, and gingerbread loaf

ALL THE COOKIES, PLEASE!

Is it really the holidays without a tray of freshly baked cookies and tall glass of (non-dairy) milk? I don’t think so. Some Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies are a great crowd pleaser, but you also can’t go wrong with some Almond Flour Thumbprint Cookies or Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies.


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Chocolate Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies // Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Cookies // Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies // Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies // Almond Flour Thumbprint Cookies
Flourless Tahini Sugar Cookies // No Bake Chocolate Turtle Cookies // Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vegan Gingerbread Cookies // Cashew Butter Snickerdoodles //
Soft Baked Vegan Funfetti Cookies

FESTIVE PIES & QUICK BREADS

There’s nothing like a warm slice of pie topped with melty vanilla ice cream after a cozy meal. But then again….a drizzle of icing sugar on some warming Gingerbread Loaf sounds just as ideal.


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Vegan Gingerbread Loaf // Apple Crumb Pie Vegan // Vegan Pecan Pie
Salted Caramel Apple Tart // Baked Snickers Cheesecake // Chocolate Raspberry Tart
Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Pie // Cranberry Orange Bread //
Whole Wheat Vegan Monkey Bread

FUSS-FREE BARS & FOOLPROOF FUDGE

Homemade fudge & bars are a great way to entertain a larger number of guests. Simply bake (or freeze), slice, and serve! I’d highly recommend the Sweet Potato Pie Bars, but don’t sleep on the Maple Pecan Fudge either.


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Maple Pecan Fudge // Vegan Lemon Bars // Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
Cranberry Orange Crumble Bars // Fudgy Peanut Butter Brownies //
Candy Cane Brownies Vegan
Sweet Potato Pie Bars // No Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Bars //
Chocolate Donuts

About the Author

Hey there, I’m Caitlin! I make easy-to-follow, wholesome, and budget-friendly vegan recipes that are mostly gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I’m also an avid yogi, love the great outdoors, am chocolate-obsessed, and enjoy eating almond butter straight off of the spoon.

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