When you eat a vegan diet, the holidays can be tricky business. Thankfully, there are so many vegan gingerbread ideas floating around on the web. Pinterest is your friend, people! These tasty recipes will help you savor the best flavors of the season without ditching your vegan ways. It’s a fool-proof way to survive a holiday with non-vegan relatives, too.
Besides, eating vegan food does not need to be boring or bland. It’s all about smart and clever substitution of animal products like milk and eggs. The recipes on this list prove that it’s totally possible to hold onto the festive notes of spicy gingerbread, cinnamon, and nutmeg — just to name a few. To top it off, these are super healthy recipes. Ingredients like refined white sugar and white flour are often omitted, automatically making them that much more nutritious. Count me in, please.
You might even impress a non-vegan friend or family member while you're it. At the very least, it is an excellent way to share your lifestyle with the people you love. To get you started, check out these 13 vegan gingerbread recipes to make this year. This list covers everything from waffles and smoothies to cake and muffins. Your kitchen is going to smell ah-mazing.
1Gingerbread Spiced Shake
Why eat your gingerbread when you can drink it? Head to Green Kitchen Stories to learn how to make an easy, dairy-free gingerbread shake.
2Vegan Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men
A gingerbread-themed list wouldn't be complete without a gingerbread cookie recipe. And thanks to Minimalist Baker, you can make a vegan (and gluten-free!) version.
For something a little different, try these pepperkakas by Green Kitchen Stories. These are basically the Swedish version of American gingerbread cookies.
4Gingerbread Boy Granola
Thanks to Half Baked Harvest, you can take that gingerbread cookie recipe and use it granola. So smart.
5Whole Wheat Gingerbread Pancakes
This one calls for egg and milk, but Cookie and Kate mentions a few vegan and gluten-free options in the recipe. Christmas morning has never looked so good.
6Vegan Gingerbread Waffles
If you're not crazy about pancakes, try these gingerbread waffles by Minimalist Baker.
7Gingerbread Latte With Salted Caramel
To all my fellow coffee lovers, this one's for you. Half Baked Harvest demonstrates how to make this mouthwatering festive latte.
8Pumpkin Gingerbread With Spiced Buttercream
Fall might be over, but the love for pumpkin lasts all year round. Oh She Glows shares an awesome vegan pumpkin gingerbread recipe, complete with spiced buttercream. Swoon.
9One-Bowl Apple Gingerbread Cake
This Minimalist Baker cake has a vegan cream cheese frosting and calls for just one bowl. Cleaning up (and eating it) will be a breeze.
10Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins
Pumpkin is at it again with this vegan muffin recipe from Oh She Glows. It makes for an excellent gift idea or party favor, too.
11Pumpkin Gingerbread Snack Bars
These super healthy snack bars call for ingredients like cranberries, coconut oil, and pumpkin puree. Find the recipe at Oh She Glows.
Everything always seems better in cake form. Head to The Kitchn to learn how to make this gluten-free and vegan gingerbread cake, just in time for the weekend.
13Iron Woman Gingerbread Smoothie
Who says holiday eating has to be unhealthy? This flavorful gingerbread smoothie recipe by Oh She Glows is jam-packed with iron, making it perfect for a vegan or vegetarian.