Holiday food is delicious, but it can be hard to navigate the classics if you have dietary restrictions. And since baked goods, such as pie and cookies, reign supreme (and baked goods like pie and cookies are almost always filled with eggs and butter), it can be an especially hard time of the year for vegans.
Thankfully, we've come a long way in terms of vegan substitutes. Nowadays you can walk into almost any supermarket and find ingredients that will help you make egg-free, dairy-free holiday treats just as good as the originals—great news whether you're a vegan yourself, or you know you'll be hosting some. (If you're thinking about becoming a vegan, here's what you need to know.) Thanks to ingredients like coconut cream, nut milks, coconut oil, flax, and dates, classics like gingerbread cookies, sticky toffee pudding, and rich chocolate truffles are all completely within reach. Not convinced? Leave them out for Santa—we bet he won't now the difference.!
This holiday season, add one of these 17 recipes to your holiday baking repertoire. They're vegan, but they're just as delicious as the classics you know and love. So even if the guests you're baking for aren't vegan, odds are they'll still be begging you to give them your recipes.