There are so many helpful and interesting videos on Youtube that act as excellent tools to learn new vegan recipes. From long explanations to short how-tos, these videos are sure to help you become a better plant-based cook.
Since the holidays are coming up, watching a recipe video might help take some of the stress out of your dinner preparations. Seeing someone cook on screen will help reinforce that you’re doing the proper steps and preparing the food the correct way.
Woo everyone at your holiday gathering with dairy-free, meat-free goodies that they won’t believe are vegan. Here are 10 amazing vegan recipe videos that are perfect for Christmas. Check them out for step-by-step visual guides on how to make vegan pastas, cookies, salads, and more.
1. Chef Chloe Coscarelli’s Vegan Holiday Feast on TV
Learn how to make a vegan holiday feast in just a few minutes with TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. One star of this vegan meal is cashew cream, which Coscarelli demonstrates how easy it is to prepare. She also shows you how to make a Penne alla vodka pasta dish with classic roasted vegetables. For dessert, learn how to make vegan hot fudge sundae with vanilla ice cream.
2. Vegan Raw Almond Cranberry Christmas Cookies
In this video by Inhabitat, an adorable three-year old child shows you how to make Raw Almond Cranberry Christmas Cookies. You’ll see how easy they are to make using only medjool dates, coconut, cranberries, almonds, and vanilla. Since they’re easy to prepare, try making these with the kids at your holiday party this season.
3. Vegan Stuffing from The Edgy Veg
This girl, the EdgyVeg, is a vegan lifestyle blogger with fun, to-the-point recipe videos. She uses gluten-free bread in this video to make a vegetarian stuffing that’s perfect for Christmas dinner.
4. Christmas Pie from The Vegetarian Society
There isn’t a chef narrating the cooking instructions, which makes this video a refreshing change from others. Learn to make a savory Christmas Pie with beautiful camera work that focuses on the prep and cooking work, not the chef’s comments.
5. Vegan Black Metal Chef Holiday Hell Roast
The Vegan Black Metal Chef, Brian Manowitz, may not suit all music tastes, but his cooking skills seem great for all. Boasting a large following, he knows how to make vegan food, and his videos are accompanied by heavy metal music.
6. The Sweetest Vegan Sugar Cookies
Tasha Bell is the Sweetest Vegan, and she’ll show you how to make delicious, traditional sugar cookies sans the milk and eggs. Using vegan butter, raw sugar, egg replacer mixture, water, vanilla extract, salt, baking powder, and flour, you can make sugar cookies into any shape you can cut.
7. The Sweetest Vegan Eggnog
Here’s another video from Tasha Edwards, the Sweetest Vegan. It may be hard to believe that an eggnog can taste like eggnog without dairy, but Miss Edwards seems to have hit the sweet spot with this recipe, which calls for coconut milk, avocado, almond milk, sugar, and a few other ingredients.
8. Christmas Salad
Heather Nicholds is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who speaks for a bit on camera about what she’s making before she explains how to make the recipe. Along the way, she provides a thorough explanation of how to prepare the food for each step. This Christmas Salad makes for a perfect addition to your Christmas meal.
9. Easy Food Art: How to make Rudolph the Red-nosed Rice Cake Reindeer
This easy food art is kid-friendly, vegan, and tastebud approved. Cut the rice cakes and bananas for the little people and they can put the rest of this festive vegan snack together…easy peasy.
10. Vegan Royal Icing for Christmas Cookies
In this fun video, the EdgyVeg shows you how to make a Vegan Royal Icing, which is perfect to use on many Christmas cookies and desserts. Her take on vegan icing uses confecitioner’s sugar, almond milk, agave, and almond extract. You can add a drop of food coloring to switch up the decorating possibilities.