The Best Vegan Christmas Pudding Recipes

vegan christmas pudding

It’s that time of year where you’re starting to plan your (hopefully fully vegan) Christmas day. Nothing says Christmas more than looking at some of the best vegan Christmas pudding recipes!

The Vegan Society

  • 7 oz / 200g vegan margarine
  • 2 tbsp black treacle
  • 3 1/2 oz / 100g breadcrumbs
  • 3 1/2 oz  / 100g wholemeal flour
  • 3 tbsp baking powder
  • 3 1/2 oz / 100g dried apricots, chopped
  • 3 1/2 oz / 100g prunes, chopped
  • 10 1/2 oz / 300g mixture of currants, sultanas & raisins
  • 3 1/2 oz / 100g soft brown sugar
  • 1 cooking apple, grated finely
  • 1 medium carrot, grated finely
  • 3 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Juice and grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp sherry

vegan christmas pudding


  1. Cream the margarine and treacle together.
  2. Add all the other ingredients and mix well to a soft dropping consistency.
  3. Grease a basin well and fill with the mixture leaving about 2 1/2 cm free from the top to allow for rising. Cover with greaseproof paper and aluminium foil and secure with string.Place in a saucepan and pour in boiling water halfway up the sides of the basin. Simmer gently for 5 hours, topping up the water as necessary.
  4. Once cooked the pudding can be kept cold until needed. Steam for a further 2 hours before serving.

Hey these recipes are all well and good, but we get that you might not have the time to make your own from scratch. Here’s a ready-made vegan Christmas pudding that you can buy from the local shops and a kit that helps you cut most the corners.

Waitrose Christmas cake kit

This kit includes everything you need to have a tasty vegan christmas pudding. It even has ready-to-roll icing and marzipan to help you create a gorgeous looking pudding.

vegan christmas pudding

Village Bakery Organic Christmas Pudding

This is a simple rip out of the packet and cook it, kind of thing. Dead easy and still promising a decent vegan taste. These might be slightly harder to find but occasionally pop up for sale on Amazon.

vegan christmas pudding

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