These healthy Thanksgiving desserts are the perfect way to round out your Thanksgiving meal. Recipes include pies, bars, cinnamon rolls, muffins, cookies, and more!
I’ll let you in on a little secret.
I don’t love the traditional Thanksgiving meal. I think that’s why I ended up developing all my own healthy Thanksgiving sides recipes. I wanted to come up with recipes I enjoy. For instance, I love cornbread, so naturally, I think my recipe for cornbread stuffing is so much better than any other type of stuffing.
But, the desserts and the leftovers on the other hand. Now that’s something I can get into. We usually eat an early dinner/late lunch around 12-2ish and wait a few hours to have dessert. While the time spent digesting is helpful so that we can fully enjoy dessert, I always seem to be the one asking, “is it time for dessert yet?”
If you are like me and look forward to dessert, this round-up is PERFECT for you! But first, what does “healthy” Thanksgiving dessert mean?
To me, a healthy Thanksgiving dessert is one made with real food ingredients. All of these recipes do not have any refined flours or refined sugar. That does mean they are devoid of sugar in other forms (fruit, honey, maple syrup, etc.), though. To me, it’s about creating a little bit lighter version of the classics with real food ingredients.
As someone who looks forward to dessert the most, I don’t want to sacrifice dessert by stuffing it full of weird oils and artificial sweeteners sacrificing both taste and quality. Nope! No, thank you! I think you’ll find these healthy thanksgiving desserts made with real food ingredients are delicious while being slightly better for you! Win-win!
And for those of you on #teamleftovers, I’ve got a round-up for you coming soon!
This is my go-to apple crisp recipe filled with tender caramelized apples under a buttery crunchy oatmeal topping that is 100% gluten-free!
These Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Bars have a sweet crunchy topping, with a cinnamon maple filled gooey center, which sits on top of a hearty oatmeal crust! Enjoy!
Pumpkin Pie bars are an irresistible slightly healthier spin on a classic treat. Traditional pumpkin pie baked on top of an almond flour crust and topped with a date caramel sauce.
These Healthy Cinnamon Rolls are made without yeast, refined grains, or refined sugar, and doused with an optional greek yogurt cream cheese frosting!
Sweet Potato Coffee Brownie Cake is fudgy and dense with a delicious coffee cake crumb topping!
Warm paleo pumpkin cookies are bursting with mini chocolate chips in every bite! These cookies are the perfect healthy holiday treat for pumpkin season!
These healthy cranberry orange muffins are buttery, moist, sweet, filling, and bursting with cranberries in each bite.
These Healthy Popcorn Balls are made with just four ingredients: popcorn, honey, peanut butter, and chocolate! Super easy and healthy popcorn ball recipe!
These healthy stuffed baked apples can be made in the toaster/convection oven and are the PERFECT dessert when you want a treat this fall, but want to stay on track!
Cranberry Bliss Bars are shortbread cookie bars with tart dried cranberries & creamy white chocolate chips, topped with a layer of cool frosting.
These No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal cookies are the perfect peanut butter chocolate filled treat for any occasion!