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Christmas Breakfasts

Eggnog Waffles

Eggnog Waffles - Ingredients

To Make the Batter:

  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/2 cup, plus 1 tablespoon aquafaba

  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

  • 2 cups vegan eggnog (recipe follows)

  • Coconut powdered sugar, for serving (optional)

For the Eggnog:

  • 2 cups full-fat coconut milk

  • 2 cups filtered water

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (or a few drops of stevia for sugar-free)

  • 1 cup macadamia nuts or cashews, soaked in filtered water for 4 hours, then drained

  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

  • A pinch of sea salt

Preparation

To Make the Waffles:

  1. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients, then whisk in the wet ingredients.

  2. Pre-heat waffle iron. Once it is heated, add about 1/3 cup waffle batter to the iron and close it.

  3. Cook according to waffle iron package directions.  Keep warm in an oven at low heat (150°F degrees). Dust waffles with coconut powdered sugar, if desired, before serving.

To Make the Eggnog:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.  Serve

Amy Lyons - See My Recipes - Amy Lyons is the blogger and recipe writer behind Fragrant Vanilla Cake, a blog featuring raw and plant-based desserts as well as savory dishes. She is also the author two cookbooks. She graduated from Bethel University in 2007 with a degree in Studio Art and has a passion for creating beautiful things and helping others eat healthier.


Main Dishes

Crispy Baked Tofu With Shredded Veggie Quinoa

Crispy Baked Tofu With Shredded Veggie Quinoa

This is the best. Dinner. Ever. No tofu on hand? Tempeh or white beans or lentils will work great, too! Don’t dig kale or carrots? Use another green and another root-ish veggie of your choice. This Crispy Baked Tofu With Shredded Veggie Quinoa by Amy Height is pretty flexible.


Baked Marinated Tofu With Vegetables

Baked Marinated Tofu With Vegetables

This is the kind of dish that everyone should know — baked tofu with seasonal vegetables. Here, the tofu is marinated in a sauce made from mustard, savory herbs, and olive oil. It is paired with potatoes, carrots, and Brussels sprouts, but they can all easily be swapped out for fresh, seasonal produce. This Baked Marinated Tofu With Vegetables by Alicja Rokicka is easy to master and satisfying every time.


Tofu Lasagna

Tofu Lasagna

This Tofu Lasagna by Jessica Verma is vegan, gluten-free, low fat, and still so delicious! It’s made with a tofu-cauliflower ricotta, veggie strips, and homemade marinara. It makes enough to fill an 8″x8″ pan pretty full, so that’s about 4-6 servings depending on how Garfield-like you’re feeling. This tofu lasagna is truly a delicious, flavorful, and healthy vegan meal


Maple Miso Tofu With Butternut Squash and Broccoli

Maple Miso Tofu With Butternut Squash and Broccoli

Rich and meaty tofu is the star of the show in this boldly flavored Maple Miso Tofu by Cora Matheson. Super easy to prepare with minimal ingredients, yet bursting with textures and sweet tangy taste. The flavor of this dish is pretty unique. The textures between the tofu and the soft and sweet butternut squash pair fantastically together. You really get all of your taste and texture buds tantalized in one single bowl. A tangy, bold marinade using miso that balances out the tang with the sweetness of maple syrup. The marinade is thick so it truly coats the tofu steaks and creates an awesome caramelized finish on all of your vegetables.


Peppered Tofu Steaks

Peppered Tofu Steaks

Unseasoned tofu never draws people over to a gathering. However, nobody can resist these delicious Peppered Tofu Steaks by Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer—that’s a promise. This recipe calls for grilling the tofu but you can easily adapt it to be cooked indoors for the holidays.


Pan-Seared Tofu Scallops

Pan-Seared Tofu Scallops

These stunning Pan-Seared Tofu Scallops by Joanne Lee could be coming out of the kitchen at any five-star restaurant around but tonight – it’s coming out of your kitchen. The is elegant mock scallop is pan seared on each side, garnished in a spicy orange Korean glaze and served in a pool of homemade miso broth. This dish combines the deep salty and umami flavors of the miso broth with the sweet and spicy sauce to run the gambit of flavors in an entree that is truly spectacular.


Cheesy Spinach Tofu Casserole

Cheesy Spinach Tofu Casserole

The Cheesy Spinach Tofu Casserole by Gunjan Dudani uses a plant-based cheese that is somewhere in between parmesan and mozzarella in combination with the subtle flavors of spinach and baked tofu to make a dish that is understated and impressive at the same time. This casserole is easy, healthy, and can serve a crowd.


Braised Tofu and Veggie Cacciatore

Braised Tofu and Veggie Cacciatore

Delicious over pasta or rice. Brown rice would be a perfect complement along with a nice glass (or two…or three…) of red wine. Try this Braised Tofu and Veggie Cacciatore by Adams Media for the holidays.


Aleppo Pepper Pan Seared Tofu With Confetti Corn and Roasted Potatoes

Aleppo Pepper Pan Seared Tofu With Confetti Corn and Roasted Potatoes

This spice of Aleppo Pepper in this Pan Seared Tofu by Lisa Dawn Angerame is bright and fruity but mildly spicy and it works really well in a lot of dishes. It adds just the right amount of flavor and heat, and this basic citrus tofu is the perfect place to start. Paired with fun confetti corn and roasted potatoes, this is a blue plate special sure to please everyone.


Lemon Paprika Tofu Steaks

Lemon Paprika Tofu Steaks

These delectable Lemon Paprika Tofu Steaks by Danya Dhanak are bursting with flavor, simple to prepare, and make the perfect addition to almost any dish you care to serve them with. The tofu is marinated in a simple mint, lemon, and black salt dressing and then fried to perfection in a cast iron skillet to give the steaks a crispy outside while the inside remains tender.


Christmas Breads

With so many savory meals filling the table, you’ll want something to soak up everything from homemade gravy to sweet and tangy cranberry sauce. That’s where bread becomes an important part of your Christmas table. From biscuits to crusty loaves and sweet breads for desserts, we’ve got everything you need! See our Vegan Bread Recipes here!


Stuffing


No holiday meal is complete without a vegan stuffing. Perfect for dinner or hearty breakfast or lunch, stuffing is a must. Don’t know where to start? Try these: See 100’s of our Vegan Stuffing recipes here!


Christmas Sides and Drinks

Sides complement the meal, look beautiful on the table, and many are actually what some of us look forward to the most!  You know that one aunt or grandma that makes a side you look forward to all year … oh yeah, we all have them. Or, maybe you’re the one that makes the sides people love the most. You might just nail the recipe that keeps everyone coming back for more year after year! For more ideas and inspiration on how to fill your table, check out these amazing round-ups.

Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies make the holiday complete and are some of the easiest desserts and snacks to make. Can’t get enough cookies? Neither can we! These lists will help you pick the perfect cookies for your holiday festivities. See 100’s of our Vegan Christmas Cookie recipes here!


Sweet Christmas Pies

Pies make simple, amazing desserts because you can make them with a variety of ingredients that everyone will like! They can be spiced and sweet, like this gluten-free Apple Raspberry Ginger Pie or cool and creamy like this Banana Cream Pie. Or, slice up any one of the pies from these round-ups!

Christmas Cakes

No matter what Christmas celebration you go to, there’s always … cake! Lots and lots of cakes to be exact. Something about a beautiful cake, like this Gingerbread Cheesecake or Apple Pumpkin Cheesecake With Glazed Peanut Butter Popcorn, on the table just symbolizes what Christmas is all about: beauty, and enjoying the very best part of the holiday last (just like dessert!). Ready to get baking? We’re with you!

Christmas Desserts

You can’t have a Christmas dinner, party, (or any celebration for that matter) without dessert! We’ve got you completely covered with these delicious Christmas desserts, all simple to make and sure to satisfy even Santa!

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