30 Christmas Recipes for the Whole Day

30 Christmas recipes for the whole day is here to help you plan out what to make on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day! This year may be a little different since we can’t celebrate with our families, but this blog post gives you recipe ideas that are suitable for 2 people, up to 6! If you want to make something just for you or the people in your home only, I’ve got recipes ideas for that! If you want to cook a little more so you can hand deliver it to your family members so you can eat and talk through Zoom, I’ve got some recipes for that too (or if you love leftovers) ! Whether you celebrate Christmas with Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, I’ve got breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner, side dishes, and dessert recipes to help you!

Breakfast Recipe Ideas

I know some people love preparing and enjoying Christmas breakfast. So I gathered 5 easy, quick, and delicious breakfast ideas you can whip up for yourself or your family.

1. Pumpkin Spice Vegan French Toast

Vegan pumpkin french toast 2 slices on plate

This pumpkin spice vegan french toast can be made for 1-2 people and takes only 10 minutes to cook! You can top it with whatever fruits or nut butter you’d like. Makes for the perfect breakfast to enjoy on Christmas morning!

2. Vegan Coffee Banana Bread

Vegan coffee banana bread sliced on cutting board

This vegan coffee banana bread is so easy to make ahead! Simply heat up a slice Christmas morning, and top with some peanut butter, maple syrup, or fruit!

3. Stovetop Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Stovetop pumpkin pie oatmeal in a bowl topped with bananas and peanut butter

This pumpkin pie oatmeal is such a warming breakfast meal to make on Christmas morning, or any day during the winter. You can top this oatmeal with fruits, nut butter, or maple syrup! This recipe serves 1 person, but you can double it!

4. Banana Chocolate Muffins

Banana chocolate vegan muffins topped with sliced banana

These banana chocolate muffins are the perfect breakfast if you have kids or love having something quick to eat. They are naturally sweetened with dates and bananas, and can be made ahead! Plus, you’ll have extra for breakfast the next day!

5. Fluffy Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes

Fluffy vegan pumpkin pancakes stack with bananas

If you love pancakes as much as I do, you need to make these pancakes! They are insanely fluffy and take only 20 minutes to cook. Something about pancakes seems so festive and fun, which is why these are a must if you celebrate Christmas with breakfast!

Lunch Recipes

1. Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Vegan sweet potato shepherd's pie on a plate

This vegan sweet potato shepherd’s pie is the perfect lunch recipe to whip up for you and your family. You can easily double the recipe to make a bigger batch to give your your family members! It’s such a warm and cozy dish to enjoy for lunch on Christmas.

2. Walnut Lentil Meatloaf

vegan gluten-free walnut lentil meatloaf

This walnut lentil meatloaf is a super easy and filling recipe to make for lunch on Christmas. All made in the food processor and under one hour, it pairs perfectly with some veggies and grains.

3. Cozy Quinoa Veggie Stir Fry

Cozy quinoa veggie stir fry in a bowl

This cozy quinoa veggie stir fry is such an easy, nutritious, and delicious meal to make for lunch! Packed with protein and veggies, and takes only 40 minutes to make. You can top this with your favourite dressing like this spicy spinach avocado dressing.

4. Vegan Mac and Cheese

Easy vegan mac and cheese in a bowl

Mac and cheese is a staple recipe to make! It’s kid-friendly, and basically loved by everyone who loves pasta and cheese. I love adding in some spinach and broccoli for an extra veggie boost, but you can keep it simple with just cheese and spinach.

5. Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Black bean quinoa burgers on a cooking tray

Who doesn’t look a good vegan burger packed with protein? These burgers are made in the oven and take only 20 minutes to cook! Place this burger patty between some bread and add some condiments and cheese, and you’ve got an easy, nutritious Christmas lunch!

Christmas Appetizers

We all need appetizers before we dig in to our main meal. They make it feel like we’re at a restaurant, don’t you find? Or maybe it’s just me. Regardless, you won’t want to skip these delicious appetizers that are either no bake or take less than 30 minutes to make.

1. Avocado Hummus

Avocado hummus surrounded by crackers, cucumbers, and cheese

My famous avocado hummus is a must-make appetizer! It was featured on Well + Good website, so you know it’s good. Make it – that’s all I have to say.

2. Tofu Meatballs

vegan gluten free tofu meatballs on a plate

These vegan gluten-free tofu meatballs are the perfect appetizer to add to a charcuterie board with some crackers, grapes, hummus, etc. Or, you can eat them as is with some hummus or dipping sauce of your choice.

3. Beet Hummus

Beet hummus spread on piece of walnut bread

Because we can never have too much hummus! If you decide to make a huge charcuterie/appetizer platter, I would suggest having multiple types of dips/hummus. It’s always great to have options! This beet hummus is delicious with some walnut bread, crackers, or veggies.

4. Lentil Mushroom Meatballs

Vegan gluten free oil free lentil mushroom meatballs

These vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free lentil mushroom meatballs make the perfect appetizer to add to a platter with veggies, crackers, and dips. Pair these with some hummus (my avocado or beet hummus!) or some plain hummus.

Christmas Dinner Recipes

I personally celebrate Christmas dinner with my family, so I love enjoying these savoury meals with my loved ones.

1. Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash

Vegan stuffed acorn squash topped with nutritional yeast

Since this year is particularly different, most of us will be celebrating Christmas with the people in our households. That’s why this stuffed acorn squash is the perfect dinner recipe. Each half is a serving for one person, and two squashes can serve a family of four!

2. Creamy Squash Soup Recipe

Creamy squash soup in a bowl

This creamy squash soup recipe is the coziest most comforting soup ever! This soup is great to incorporate in your Christmas dinner to get a boost of vitamins from the veggies. And of course, this soup is made purely of vegetables – no heavy cream needed!

3. One-Pot Veggie, Bean, and Barley Recipe

one pot veggie bean and barley recipe in a plate

This one-pot veggie, bean, and barley is another cozy comfort meal to make for Christmas dinner if you’re looking for a hearty vegan recipe. Filled with tons of veggies, beans, and vegan ground meat, it’s sure to keep you full and warm!

4. Easy Vegan Rice and Vegetables Recipe

easy vegan rice and vegetables recipe in serving bowl

This easy vegan rice and vegetables recipe is really easy and delicious to make! I know most people may not be in the mood to cook very extravagant meals this year, but still want to cook a home made meal. This rice and veggies recipe is the perfect middle ground! Filled with grains, vegetables, and vegan ground meat.

Christmas Side Dishes

What dinner or lunch could be complete without a side dish? I’ve got 5 delicious sides for you to choose from!

1. Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy smashed potatoes in baking tray

These crispy smashed potatoes are one of my favourite side dishes! They are different than regular mashed or boiled potatoes, and can be seasoned to your liking. I love topping mine with some olive oil, vegan shredded cheese, or pesto!

2. Oven-Roasted Cubed Buttercup Squash

oven roasted cubed buttercup squash in serving bowl

I adore squash during the colder months! I especially love oven-roasted vegetables, and this buttercup squash is the best of both worlds. This squash becomes so crispy on the outside, yet soft on the inside, making it a must side dish.

3. Oven-Roasted Sage Sweet Potatoes

oven roasted sage sweet potatoes in baking tray

These oven-roasted sage sweet potatoes have so much flavour and make the perfect side dish! I love all types of potatoes, but these sweet potatoes are definitely in my top favourites. So crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, you NEED to make these for Christmas as a side dish!

4. Vegan Cauliflower Stuffing

vegan cauliflower stuffing in serving dish

This vegan cauliflower stuffing is so savoury, warm, and delicious! This stuffing is full of veggies, vegan ground meat, and lots of spices that season this dish to perfection! I like to top mine with some breadcrumbs to give it some added flavour.

5. Oven-Roasted Acorn Squash

oven roasted acorn squash in baking tray

This oven-roasted acorn squash is so crispy and delicious, making it the perfect side dish. This roasted acorn squash resembles breakfast potatoes, and even taste similar to them! The mix of spices gives them a delicious flavour when you bite into it – so good!

Christmas Dessert Recipes

The best course, in my opinion. I’m giving you 6 delicious and easy dessert recipes that are super quick to make. Some are even no-bake, so you can make them Christmas morning as a fun activity!

1. Chewy Vegan Sugar Cookies

Chewy Vegan sugar cookies topped with crushed candy canes

Sugar cookies are a classic Christmas cookie, so this blog post would not be complete without them! They’re made with only 4 major ingredients, and can be decorated with candy canes, or however you’d like!

2. Healthy Peanut Butter Truffles

Healthy peanut butter truffles on a pink plate

These healthy peanut butter truffles are no bake (!!!) and made with 5 simple ingredients. They are so creamy and have a delicious peanut butter chocolate flavour, I can’t guarantee these will last longer than one day!

3. Chewy Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

chewy vegan gingerbread cookie iced with bowtie

How could Christmas be complete without a gingerbread cookie? These gingerbreads are vegan and nut-free, perfect for kids or adults with a nut allergy. These cookies are so soft and chewy, they won’t make it to the next day!

4. Fluffy Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Fluffy vegan pumpkin bread on cutting board

This fluffy vegan pumpkin bread is next level fluff! It’s all made in one bowl and takes only 25 minutes to prep, and 0 minutes to devour. It’s lightly sweetened and has a delicious crunch from the walnuts. It can also easily become nut-free by not adding the walnuts!

5. Healthy Homemade Raw Twix Bars

healthy homemade raw twix bars

These twix bars and no bake and one of the most delicious desserts I’ve made (besides the peanut butter truffles of course). My family loves these so much, this recipe would be the perfect dessert to make and drop off at a loved ones house!

6. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge

pumpkin peanut butter chocolate fudge in a bowl

This pumpkin peanut butter chocolate fudge is also a family and fan favourite! This fudge is no bake, vegan, takes only 10 minutes to whip up, and can easily be made nut-free! All you have to do is emit the peanut butter, and you’ve got some delicious pumpkin chocolate fudge!

I hope these recipes for the whole day helped you plan out exactly what you will be cooking to celebrate this holiday!

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