12 Festive Recipes

If you're looking to incorporate some whole grains and pulses into your festive food this holiday season make sure you check out some of these great recipes.

Coconut Lime Chickpea and Flour Shortbread

Coconut Lime Chickpea and Flour Shortbread

Coconut Lime Chickpea and Flour Shortbread from Power Hungry

The cardamom gives this shortbread recipe a festive flavour and the chickpea flour makes them nice and rich.

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Pumpkin Seed Brittle from Edible Northeast Florida

Using pumpkin seeds makes this toffee brittle feel a little more seasonal than a typical sesame seed recipe.

Festive Matcha Red Bean Cake

Festive Matcha Red Bean Cake

Festive Matcha Red Bean Cake from The Little Epicurean

Red bean paste is in all sorts of recipes this time of year and this cake adds another great flavour, Matcha.

Healthy Christmas Sugar Cookies

Healthy Christmas Sugar Cookies

Healthy Christmas Sugar Cookies from Super Healthy Kids

This recipe might be a little healthier than your traditional cookies by using white beans and natural dyes from spinach and beets.

Vegan Christmas Pudding

Vegan Christmas Pudding

Vegan Christmas Pudding from Veggielicious

Ground flax (aka linseed) helps to bind this Christmas pudidng and give it that famous dense texture.

Cauliflower and White Bean Bake

Cauliflower and White Bean Bake

Cauliflower and White Bean Bake from Love Food

Adding cannellini beans to this classic cauliflower bake makes it even more comforting.

Black Bean Meatballs with Cranberries

Black Bean Meatballs with Cranberries

Black Bean Meatballs with Cranberries from A Veg Taste from A to Z

These Swedish-style vegan meatballs are made with black beans and plant-milk.

Sage and Onion Faba Bean Bake

Sage and Onion Faba Bean Bake

Sage and Onion Faba Bean Bake from Hodmedod's

No mashed potato here. Faba bean splits replace potato in this oven bake recipe.

Cinnamon Sugar Chickpeas

Cinnamon Sugar Chickpeas

Cinnamon Sugar Chickpeas from Veggie Inspired

You might have tried savoury roasted chickpeas but this cinnamon sugar is a nice festive treat.

Challah Bread

Challah Bread

Challah Bread from Epicurious

Challah bread is great for celebrations with it's knots, and this one is topped with bakery seeds like sesame and poppy.

Chocolate Energy Balls

Chocolate Energy Balls

Chocolate Energy Balls from Sobody

These festive date balls have hemp seeds and chia seeds to give them a nice texture.

Vegan Red Lentil Nut Roast

Vegan Red Lentil Nut Roast

Vegan Red Lentil Nut Roast from This Vibrant World

Nut loaf is a vegan Christmas classic and this one opts for red lentils as the core ingredient.