4 Holiday Treats to share with your friends & family this holiday season!
It's the most wonderful time of year for cooking and baking :)
Have you ever wanted to surprise your friends with some actually tasty vegan food?!
Well this is your time girlfriend!
I put together a few delicious VEGAN festive treats, that you can whip up fast - so you can enjoy the holidays without spending hours in the kitchen.
Check out these recipes below.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
(makes 2 servings)
- 1 frozen banana
- 4-5 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp clove
Add all ingredients into a blender and mix until desired texture!
Sweet Potato Cranberry Hash
(makes 4 servings)
- 2 sweet potatoes, diced
- 1/4 cup sweet onion, diced
- 1/2 clove garlic, minced
- 1 fuji apple
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries, unsweetened
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- salt and pepper
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp all spice
In a large pan heat the sweet potato until soft with olive oil. Add some salt and pepper.
Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3-5 minutes.
Sprinkle the cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice and mix until fully combined.
Add the apple and cranberries - cook for another 3-5 minutes.
Top with pumpkin seeds and add more spices if desired.
A perfect side dish for your Christmas dinner!
Vegan Keto Festive Fudge
This is a ketogenic recipe! Meaning full of healthy fats.
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup peanut butter or almond butter
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
Start by adding all of the ingredients *except the cacao powder* into a food processor or blender. Blend until fully combined.
Then using a thin strainer, sift in the cacao power carefully to avoid clumping! Blend again.
To keep the sides of the fudge squares smooth and clean, line only the bottom of a baking sheet with wax paper and spray on some vegetable oil/coconut oil to prevent the fudge from sticking.
Pour in the fudge mixture and chill in the freezer for 20 minutes, then transfer to the fridge to store!
I topped mine with crushed candy cane, hazelnuts and sea salt!
Vegan Superfood Gingerbread Bites
- 2-4 tbsp. nut butter (peanut, almond) - 5 tbsp. oats or oat bran (I used oat bran for this recipe) - 3 tbsp. molasses
- 1 tbsp. pure honey - 1 tbsp. cinnamon - 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp allspice - 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 tbsp. flax seeds
Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix with your hands. Roll into bite size balls.
I divided the batch and rolled them into hazelnuts, crushed candy cane and cacao powder.
Put 1-2 tbsp of desired topping on a clean plate. Roll reach individual ball into the topping and let them chill in the fridge on a plate with wax paper! (keep them stored in the fridge) Add more wet or dry ingredients if need.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!