5 EASY VEGAN THANKSGIVING/HOLIDAY RECIPES! Perfect for Christmas time too!

-1 acorn squash (cut in half and deseeded)
-3 tbsp maple syrup
-1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
-1 onion (diced)
-1 cup dry red quinoa
-1.5 cups veg broth
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-1/4 tsp turmeric
-1/4 tsp cayenne
-1/2 tsp cumin
-1/4 cup dried cranberries
-1/2 cup chopped parsley
-1/4 cup chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven to 450F
2. Mix the maple syrup and ACV in a small bowl and baste either side of the squash. Sprinkle with salt & pepper and lay flesh side down on a lined baking sheet.
3. Bake for 20-30 min or until easily poked with a fork.
4. To a large pan heated over medium/high heat, add onions and cook until translucent.
5. Add your spices and quinoa and stir. Then add the veg broth, and bring to a simmer. Cover, turn the heat down to low and cook until all the water is absorbed.
6. Add the dried cranberries, the rest of the maple/ACV, and half of the parsley and pecans.
7. Fill your acorn squashes and top with the rest of the parsley and pecans.

-1 large loaf of bread
-1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp water)
-1/2 cup brown lentils
-1/2 cup diced onion
-2 ribs of celery (diced)
-1 tsp dried parsley
-1/2 tsp garlic powder
-1 tbsp nutritional yeast
-1/2 tsp oregano
-salt & pepper
-3 cups veg broth

1. *THE NIGHT BEFORE* Chop up your bread into about 1/2 inch sized cubes and leave them out on the counter overnight to dry up. (You can use day old bread instead)
2. Preheat oven to 350F
3. Mix your flax egg together and set aside.
4. In a small pan saute celery and onion until translucent
5. To the bowl of bread, add most of the veg broth (don’t use it all. You don’t want your bread to become too mushy. Just use a little at a time).
6. Then add the celery and onions, brown lentils, all the seasonings, and your flax egg. Mix everything together. If too dry, add more broth… if too wet, add more bread.
7. Spread evenly on a lined baking sheet & bake for 45 mins. Then, turn up to 400F and bake for another 10-15 mins.

(to serve 6 people family style)
-8 cups peeled and chopped potatoes
-1/4 cup nutritional yeast
-1/3 cup plant milk of your choice
-1.5 tsp garlic powder
-2 tbsp dried parsley
-salt & pepper

1. Peel, chop, and steam potatoes on the stove until soft.
2. Transfer to a bowl and add the rest of ingredients. Mix until smooth.
3. Add more/less of the ingredients to adjust to your taste!

(to serve 2 …. I doubled this recipe to serve 6)
-1/2 cup dry brown rice + 1.5 cups veg broth
-2 cloves garlic (minced)
-1/2 a large onion (diced)
-4 cups cubed butternut squash
-1/2 cup nutritional yeast
-salt and pepper
-1/4 cup veg broth

1. Cook your rice according to the package directions.
2. In a nonstick pan over medium/high heat, add garlic, onions, and cubed butternut squash. Add water to keep from burning. Cook for about 7-12 mins, or until the squash is soft.
3. Transfer 3/4 of the veggies into a blender, and put the rest of the squash mixture aside. To the blender, add nutritional yeast, salt and pepper, and veg broth. Blend until smooth.
4. Add cooked rice to the pan along with the blended BNS mixture. Stir to combine and heat for 5 mins. Serve with the extra BNS and chopped spinach.

-6 cups peeled & sliced apples
-1/4 cup lemon juice
-1 tbsp tapioca starch (or corn starch)
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-pinch of salt
-2 medjool dates
-1/4 cup maple syrup
-2 cups rolled oats
-1/2 cup oat flour
-2/3 cup coconut sugar
-2 tsp cinnamon
-1/4 cup plant milk

1. Preheat oven to 375F
2. Peel & slice apples and add them to a large bowl. To a blender or food processor add 2 dates and maple syrup. Blend until smooth.
3. To the apples, add the remainder of the filling ingredients as well as the date and maple syrup mixture. Mix to coat the apples evenly. Then place the apple mixture into a baking dish.
4. For the crisp, add all ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine. If the mixture is too dry, add more milk.
5. Evenly spread the crisp mixture across the top of the apples
6. Bake for 45min-1hr.

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24 Responses

  1. Hope you guys enjoyed this video!! Everything I made turned out so delicious even my whole family enjoyed!! RECIPES ARE IN THE DESCRIPTION BOX ABOVE Don't forget to give this video a thumbs up if you enjoyed & let me know what YOU are thankful for in the comments below! 👇🏼 I'm thankful for being able to spend time with loved ones, fill their bellies with delicious plant foods, and for my amazing & supportive family here on YouTube ❤️

  2. You guys are using an 80D for the videos correct? If so what lens are you using it looks great. Keep up the great work on the videos. Thanks, Paul

  3. Serena Ally says:

    I just showed my mom this video! She wants the mashed potatoes and the quinoa recipes to be cooked around thanksgiving so i will let it be! Thank you Maddiee 😌🙏💯💯💖

  4. Thank you!!!❤❤❤ I'm thankful for you always teaching us ideas of what to eat

  5. 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍keep it up

  6. mariabby08 says:

    Totally making these for Thanksgiving !!!

  7. Maddie, I'm a longtime follower and I am inspired by your videos. I decided to start spreading the vegan message through YouTube. Can you watch my first video about dairy? Thank you

  8. Celimene says:

    That food tho…omg! Such great recipes, thank you for sharing and showing that it is absolutely possible and delicious to have an amazing vegan Thanksgiving. I'm so gonna make the mash and the quinoa – squash and the dessert. <3

  9. Your videos are the best ever😘😘💜🍉

  10. Casey Jane says:

    Yay! Thank you! Thanksgiving is going to be on my birthday this year! I'm definitely using these as they seem better than the ones I had last year.

  11. Autumn Olson says:

    Thank you so much for making this. I can't wait to bring some of these dishes and prove to my family that you don't need butter and sugar for things to taste good. 🙂

  12. Stuffing is my favorite part too. Recipes look fantastic Maddie ❤

  13. Looks fantastic definitely gonna make the apple pie

  14. Na Cl says:

    You made my life so much ezier as a vegan. So thx alot

  15. Hani Azman says:

    I dont celebrate thanksgiving but all the recipes look so delicious!! I wanna make the squah, butternut risotto & apple crisp yumm!!

  16. Unicorn Poop says:

    Omg they all look sooooooo good😍😍😍

  17. Keson Nu says:

    Hii maddie yum 😋😋😋😋

  18. I don't mean this to be judgemental or anything but why do Americans and Canadians CELEBRATE thanksgiving due to it being such a negative reminder of the past. I feel that it shouldn't be a day that's celebrates tbh

  19. elisa says:

    that boy with glasses and white t-shirt who was 'in the dark' before you fixed that, oh my, he's so cute! ;__;

  20. i can't wait to make the acorn squash dish for thanksgiving! thank you for posting 🙂

  21. Maddie , can nuts and dates lead to weight gain?? I'm a vegan and I consume a lot of them , please reply

  22. remmirath42 says:

    Nooo! I just ate my last acorn squash the other day. Guess I'll have to try the first recipe next year…

  23. i watched the video, then klicked on another video, realized i forgot to like it and went back to like it HAHAHA ily guys!

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