If you’re trying to steer away from sugar, Thanksgiving can be difficult. There are desserts everywhere, as far as the eye can see, and most of them are packed full of lots of sugar. Enough to make your teeth hurt!

Don’t worry, though – with these recipes, you can bring along a delicious, tasty, refined sugar-free dessert! Chances are nobody will believe you if you tell them that they’re not sweetened with tons of refined sugar.

For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  – with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy!

Also, don’t forget to check out our ultimate guide to plant-based recipes for Thanksgiving!

Now, Check them out:

1. Chewy Caramel Fudge Brownies

Chewy Caramel Fudge Brownies

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These deliciously ooey-gooey Chewy Caramel Fudge Brownies from Priscilla Soler are decadent, and made with no refined sugar. They’re an absolutely delicious treat for whenever you need that little extra pick-me-up.

2. Macadamia and Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles 

Macadamia and Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles

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It takes a few simple ingredients to put together these Macadamia and Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles from Marta Ansaldo and Mimma Sangiorgio, with a creamy inside and a crisp outside. Because if you want to celebrate, you have to do it with all the love you can!

3. Healthy Copycat Snickers Bar

Healthy Copycat Snickers Bars

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These Healthy Copycat Snickers Bars from Mitra Shirmohammadi are so good, all without the processed sugar and unhealthy additives! These are great for your next sweet-treat emergency. Coconut flour creates a delicious gluten-free base, with dates and almond butter serving as the gooey caramel!

4. Chocolate Orange Cookies 

Chocolate Orange Cookies

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These sweet Chocolate Orange Cookies from Lenia Patsi have a surprisingly tangy bite of orange!

5. Rustic Apple Pie 

Rustic Apple Pie

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The autumn can’t go by without trying this gluten-free vegan Rustic Apple Pie from Nele Liivlaid that will fill your kitchen with heavenly fall flavors. It’s an easy-to-make vegan pie recipe that even beginners can add to their repertoire!

6. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The best part about these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Larice Feuerstein is that the recipe couldn’t be simpler. Just 8 everyday ingredients, one bowl, and 20 minutes are all you need to whip up a batch of these easy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies. We hope you love them as much as we do!

7. Pecan Pie

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The filling of this amazing Pecan Pie from Maryke Wylde tastes like silky caramel – hard to believe there is no sugar in it! This is a no bake, raw vegan dessert.

8. Cinnamon and Raisin Cookies 

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These gluten free Cinnamon and Raisin Cookies from Natalie Yonan are soft, chewy, and don’t have any refined sugar in them. Filled with delicious cinnamon and raisin, they’re basically like a taste of heaven.

9. Salted Chocolate Caramels 

Salted Chocolate Caramels

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Hope you enjoy these chewy and delicious Salted Chocolate Caramels from Mitra Shirmohammadi as much as we did! Just be warned that they’re quite addictive! They taste better because they’re made with love, using pure wholesome ingredients, without any additives, oils, or refined sugar. They consist of only 8 ingredients, are no-bake, dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan of course!

10. Personal-Sized Apple Pie 

Personal-Sized Apple Pie [Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Refined Sugar]

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Who wouldn’t love a Personal-Sized Apple Pie from Danielle Dewar? The pastry is low in fat – yet buttery tasting, the filling is lightly sweetened with natural sweeteners!

11. Carrot Cake Muffins

Carrot Cake Muffins

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With this vegan, no refined sugar and gluten-free muffin version of a classic carrot cake, you won’t be able to get enough! These Carrot Cake Muffins from Patricia Idus are moist and light and filling at the same time, and with all the spices this recipe is perfect for fall!

12. Sugar-Free Cinnamon Almond Ring Cake

Sugar-Free Cinnamon Almond Ring Cake [Vegan]

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This Sugar-Free Cinnamon Almond Ring Cake from Sara Oliveira looks complex, but it’s so easy to make, it’ll make you feel like a professional. It’s made from wholesome ingredients like spelt flour and completely sugar-free, thanks to the addition of xylitol. You can choose from two fillings: one is made with coconut oil and has a rich, buttery coconut flavor that complements the cinnamon while the other is made with almond butter, which enhances the flavor of the crunchy almonds in the filling!

13. Caramel Sauce

Vegan Caramel Sauce

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This Caramel Sauce from Nele Liivlaid is perfect for freshly baked cinnamon buns! It also has a secret ingredient to get the caramel taste.

14. Sweet Potato and Plantain Truffles

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These Sweet Potato and Plantain Truffles from Amy Height are like little cakey balls of batter with all of the yumminess and none of the baking. They’re great for summer (no turning on the oven!) and easy to whip up if you need something quick for a party. In fact, I’d challenge you to make these for the next social event you attend and avoid telling anyone they’re vegan, sugar free and gluten free. Everyone who has tried these so far has been shocked to learn they’re free of anything refined. Aren’t whole foods magical?!

15. Plantain Brownies


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The most perfect Plantain Brownies from Claire Ragozzino recipe that’s gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and doesn’t taste like cardboard or strange hippie healthy takes on dessert. Plus, it’s under 10 ingredients! It’s also a recipe that’s versatile in texture and flavor possibilities. If you like fudgy, dense brownies, then increase the oil to 1/3 cup. If you like them fluffy, then use less oil. The majority of the sweetness comes from the ripe plantains, but the maple rounds it out with a touch of smoky richness. You can also play around with adding mint instead of cinnamon or a swirl of nut butter, the base is pretty solid and can be tweaked for different flavor cravings as your heart desires. So without further adieu, the easiest healthy brownie recipe ever!

Still need more Thanksgiving ideas? We’ve got plenty! Check out our Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide for all the plant-based Thanksgiving recipes you could hope for, from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. 

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