For some, the Thanksgiving meal is more like a warmup for dessert. With so many plant-based and gluten free options available for the main dishes, we can often forget to prepare the desserts in the same way. Luckily, you don’t have to miss bubbling marshmallows or gooey pie filling this year, thanks to these products, currently available on Amazon.com!
1. Dandies Vegan Marshmallows
Source: Dandies Vegan Marshmallows
J. Says: “A bit more sugar-grainy than I expected, but the flavor is excellent and they toast up like conventional marshmallows.
Also, they have a much shorter shelf life than conventional marshmallows. They will start to turn brown and melt into each other if not used in a timely manner. However, they’re tasty enough that it shouldn’t be a problem!”
2. Simply Delish Chocolate Pudding and Pie Filling
Helen says: “I like this a lot. It’s soft rather than solid, which is fine with me. Very good flavor, and very easy to make. The package says it makes 4 servings, which is funny. It makes 2. The fact that it’s vegan (if made with non-dairy milk) is important to me. Happy with the purchase”
3. Trader Joe’s Pack Of 2 Jumbo Vegan, Gluten Free Marshmallows
Trader Joe’s Pack Of 2 Jumbo Vegan, Gluten Free Marshmallows are gluten free. $19.49 for a jumbo pack of two.
One user says: “Excellent but only 2.99 at trader joes store!”
4. Simply Delish Sugar-Free Raspberry Jel Dessert
Katie says: “For taste and for enjoyment, I would give this 5 stars. (I’m on keto eating plan, and this makes a great dessert when whirred for just a couple of seconds with some full-fat coconut milk in my mini food processor. It uses erythritol and stevia for sweetening, which is okay for me.) But the vegan substance that makes it firm up like jello is carrageenan, which has some controversy around it. Many scientists say that carrageenan injures the gut. SO: I only eat this occasionally as a special treat.”
5. Keebler Ready Crust Pie Crust
Source: Keebler Ready Crust Pie Crust
6. Shadow River Pie Filling
Source: Shadow River Pie Filling
7. Huckleberry Haven Wild Huckleberry Pie Filling
One user says: “Good but sweeter than expected.”
8. Dandies All Natural Pumpkin Marshmallows
One user says: “We expected these to be much different than regular marshmallows but we used them for fudge, Rice Krispie treats, putting in hot chocolate, s’mores, and all were great. These are spendy enough though that I’m going to try making my own marshmallows. Too bad because these are good to snack on as well. Price is the only reason why I gave 4 stars instead of 5.”
9. Apple Pie Oreos
Source: Apple Pie Oreos
10. Yes Salted Maple Pecans
Source: Yes Salted Maple Pecan Cookies
One user says: “Wow this is proof not to judge a cookie by its appearance. They have the appearance of a cookie that might not taste too good but boy oh boy are they ever delicious. They seem to have spots in the cookie that have a concentration of salt — all of a sudden you’ll get the sensation that you bit into a something very salty, but I’ve found that I kind of like that.”
Your Own Plant-bases Thanksgiving Desserts!
Of course you can create all your Thanksgiving desserts yourself! Check out these three recipes, courtesy of the Food Monster App.
Pumpkin Pie Parfait With Cranberry-Orange Coulis and Coconut Whip [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]
This delightful Pumpkin Pie Parfait With Cranberry-Orange Coulis and Coconut by Crystal Bonnet is a great raw addition to your holiday party menu. Sweet and festive layers combined with a beautiful presentation, it’s a match made in the tree lights.
Date Caramel Stuffed Pumpkin Cookies [Vegan]
Meet the perfect fall cookie. A delicious, soft chocolate chip pumpkin cookie surrounds a sweet natural date caramel filling. These Date Caramel Stuffed Pumpkin Cookies by Katarina Hawk look like they’re from a bakery, but they’re surprisingly easy to make!
Maple Pumpkin Pie [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
Image Source: Maple Pumpkin Pie [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
Have you ever wished that a pumpkin pie existed that would allow you to indulge without completely ruining your healthy eating regimen? Well, your dreams may just be coming true! This no-bake Maple Pumpkin Pie from Sirke Reivo has a gluten-free crust made with almond flour, coconut flour, and coconut oil, and has a deliciously creamy filling made with cashews, pumpkin purée, vegan cream cheese, and thick coconut cream. Even the sweeteners used – maple syrup, vanilla bean, cinnamon, pumpkin spice – are wholesome. This pie is just overall amazing.
If you’re looking for tips and tricks on how to make it through Thanksgiving, check out 7 Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving When You Don’t Eat Meat, 25 Meatless Thanksgiving Main Courses, 30 Vegan Thanksgiving Sides and Soups That Will Dazzle Your Guests, and Green Beans Galore! 12 Thanksgiving Dishes Using the Lovable Legume.
We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!
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