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10 Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts

Since Thanksgiving is only a few days away, I wanted to compile some healthy options to make for your Thanksgiving gathering. All these recipes are refined sugar free, gluten free and dairy free and so good you won’t believe they are actually healthy.



Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Rachel from Bakerita is one of my go to sources for great tasting refined sugar free and gluten free desserts. It has an almond flour crust with a spiced pumpkin custard filling.


Paleo Coconut Cream Pie

I don’t know how traditional this is, but its one of my favorite pies. Adriana from Living Healthy with Chocolate created this recipe and I’m seriously debating making two pies so I can bring this one too. It has an almond flour crust topped with layers of chocolate, coconut cream and whipped cream.


Pecan Pie Ice Cream

Liberty from Homespun Capers created this delicious recipe. I’m generally not a huge fan of Pecan Pie, but this ice cream is another story. If you are looking for a different twist on a Thanksgiving classic, try this one.


Chocolate Pudding Pie with Chocolate Cookie Crust

This one is pure decadence. There is no way you would feel like you were missing out eating this healthier pie. Danielle from Against all Grain is another source of consistently great recipes. This one has a chocolate almond crust filled with a creamy chocolate filling and topped with whipped coconut cream.


Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake

This is one of my recipes and its a little twist on the classic pumpkin pie. It has a pumpkin custardy cake base with a cinnamon crumble streusel like topping. This one is even egg free for those of you who can’t have eggs.


Paleo Apple Pie

Another one from Rachel at Bakerita with a great apple pie recipe for those of you that aren’t pumpkin pie fans but still want something traditional. It has a almond tapioca crust filled with naturally sweetened spiced apples.


Apple Cider Muffins

This is another one of my recipes. These have the best texture I’ve found in gluten free muffins, which can often be crumbly or taste too eggy. These don’t. They are simple to make and pack in tons of apple cider flavor. They are perfect for an easy Thanksgiving dessert.


Carrot + Zucchini Spice Cake

If you aren’t a huge pie fan, this is a great cake recipe with the perfect blend of Autumn spices. It also has a few hidden veggies to make it even healthier. If you need it to be gluten free, just substitute the flour with a all purpose gluten free flour blend.


Paleo Pumpkin Bars

For some more pumpkin goodness, try these bars from What Molly Made. They taste just like pumpkin pie with less effort and they are topped with a delicious maple frosting.


Banoffee Pie

I have to share a favorite pie my Scottish husband shared with me when we first dated (though his version wasn’t so healthy). Angela from Oh She Glows┬áhas a great healthier version of this traditional British pie. This pie has an almond oat crust layered with date caramel, banana slices, whipped coconut cream topped with shaved dark chocolate.


What is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert?


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