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Oh, the smell of goodies baking in the kitchen! There are few things that sum up happiness in a smell for me – but fresh baked goods are certainly one of them. Growing up, I always loved baking and cherish my memories huddled around the kitchen counter cutting out sugar cookies and gingerbread men during the holidays! Nowadays, my holiday baking looks much different, but it is still one of my favorite holiday activities and still just as delicious.

Baking can be very intimidating for anyone, let alone people who are adopting a WFPB lifestyle but don’t you worry. You can certainly bake all your favorite treats, WFPB style. We rounded up some of our favorite plant-based holiday dessert recipes for you to try and if you are looking for overall tips on baking plant-based, check out our article: Naturally Sweet – Cooking and Baking Without Added Sugar.

Pumpkin Pecan Oat Cookies

Pumpkin Pecan Oat Cookies

This easy recipe avoids refined sugar or syrup with the natural sweetness of bananas. Pumpkin purée keeps them oil-free while maple extract and pumpkin pie spice mix adds a seasonal flavor.
Vegan Sweet Potato Pie With Chia Oat Crust

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie With Chia Oat Crust

This low fat, delicious, whole food crust is loaded with chia seeds—and it tastes like an oatmeal cookie. The sweet potatoes with a touch of nutmeg really shine through in this plant-based pie recipe.
Lemon Corn Pound Cake & Glaze

Lemon Corn Pound Cake & Glaze

When you crave a deliciously sweet yet tart dessert, this pound cake with its creamy lemon glaze is sure to fit the bill.
Spiced Apple Pudding

Spiced Apple Pudding

This silky, spiced pudding is a healthy, modern twist on a fall classic. The hardest part about this recipe is waiting for it to cool down before eating it.
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Muffin Cups

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Muffin Cups

These fragrant, moist pumpkin muffins are perfect for cooler autumn mornings. Amazingly, they are gluten-free, sweetened only with fruit, and they don’t have a single drop of sugar or oil.
Super Simple Pumpkin Pie Bites

Super Simple Pumpkin Pie Bites

All the flavors of homemade pumpkin pie in a perfect bite-size dessert for a crowd! Even better, all of the ingredients are healthy and plant-based. No dairy, eggs, processed sugar, processed flour, or added oils.
Jammin’ Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Jammin’ Almond Thumbprint Cookies

These melt-in-your mouth cookies can be filled with your favorite jam for a delicious treat.
Vegan Cheesecake

Vegan Cheesecake

This dairy and egg-free creamy cheesecake is melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
Whole Food, Plant-Based Pecan Pie

Whole Food, Plant-Based Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is such a popular holiday dessert that I just had to create a healthy one. This pie is so deliciously decadent, not overly sweet, but definitely sweet enough and made from whole foods.

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