A common gripe about the holiday season is that there is just so much food delicious around that we can’t help but to overindulge, but these healthy Thanksgiving desserts will leave you feeling satisfied and light! These yummy treats are full of fall flavors minus excess oil, refined sugars, or white flours. Your guests will love that these healthy Thanksgiving desserts from the Food Monster App are both delicious and good for them. We have pies, muffins, cookies, and even donuts!
1. 6-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Mud Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting
This simple six-ingredient Banana Chocolate Mud Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting by Talida Voinea is awesome for when you have a bunch of ripe bananas, but want to go beyond the usual banana bread. Made from oat flour, almond butter, and mashed bananas, this chocolatey fruit-sweetened dessert has a texture similar to a mud cake. It’s topped with a sweet maple-peanut butter frosting that seeps into the cake and makes it even more indulgent. It pairs beautifully with strawberries, but any fresh berry works, too.
2. Double Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownie-Cookies
There’s no better way to use leftover black beans than brownies! These chunky, fudgy Double Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownie-Cookies by Larice Feuerstein are actually good for you, easy to make, and quick! Chocolate is always the answer, especially when it’s double.
3. Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Doughnuts
Healthy donuts!? Baking doughnuts is so much healthier then the typical method, although they taste just as good! Made from just 10 easy ingredients they are ready in only 15 minutes. These Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Doughnuts by Hayley Canning are naturally gluten free and vegan. Inspired by carrot cake with a cashew, cream-cheese frosting.
4. Easy Pumpkin Carrot Muffins
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These Easy Pumpkin Carrot Muffins by Nicole Dunai are made exclusively with oat flour, filled with fresh carrot, require no oil, and contain all that pumpkin goodness you will love. They’re even topped with pumpkin seeds! Adding in that carrot is just, mmm. Pumpkin carrot anything is so good. These would be the perfect addition to a school or work lunch, or as an accompaniment to a homemade vegan pumpkin spice latte, anyone? YES. This pumpkin season is already shaping up to be a delicious one!
5. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
The best part about these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies by Larice Feuerstein is that the recipe couldn’t be simpler. Just 8 everyday ingredients, one bowl, and 20 minutes is 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!
6. Healthy Dessert Baked Sweet Potato
Turn nutrient-rich sweet potatoes into a satisfyingly sweet dessert! Just bake and stuff with your favorite toppings. This particular Healthy Dessert Baked Sweet Potato by Brittany Mullins is loaded with toasted coconut, coconut butter, cinnamon, almond butter, pecans and dark chocolate. Vegan, gluten-free and paleo-friendly.
7. Healthy Cranberry Apple Crumble Pie
If you are looking for a holiday pie that without all the added sugar and preservatives, look no further because this Healthy Cranberry Apple Crumble Pie by Ciarra Siller is everything you have been searching for and more! This decadent pie is a perfect dessert to end your dinner festivities or heck, it’s even healthy enough to be your post holiday breakfast!
8. Pumpkin Cheesecake With a Gingersnap Crust
The crust of this Pumpkin Cheesecake With a Gingersnap Crust by Spork Foods is so gingery and snappy and the filling is so good, you can eat it on its own. Of course, you can serve this at any holiday gathering with pride. It is especially handy because you create it in advance, giving you time to be social and explain to your friends and family why you don’t need cheese in cheesecake.
9. Chocolate Orange Pumpkin Muffins
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Pumpkin, orange and chocolate – united in a moist and sweet muffin. These vegan Chocolate Orange Pumpkin Muffins by Melanie Jacobs are oil-free and refined sugar-free and make a great snack for this fall season.
10. Fall Crumble with Kaki and Pear
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It’s still fall so enough time left to enjoy those amazing fall fruits like pear and kaki – in a crumble! This deliciousFall Crumble with Kaki and Pear by Melanie Jacobs is sugar- and oil free and also makes a wonderful breakfast on those chilly mornings.
11. Oil-Free Mini Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cookies
When it comes to healthy treats, these Mini Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cookies by Larice Feuerstein are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Not only are they low in sugar and oil-free, they’re also made from oat flour and almond meal, making them gluten-free! They have a crumbly, rustic texture that pairs well with a hot cup of coffee and a sticky-sweet filling. Date paste or another fruit preserve (or even pumpkin butter) would all make yummy filling alternatives.
12. Zucchini Banana Muffins
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These Zucchini Banana Muffins by Robin Runner are so moist, not overly sweet and very filling. Zucchini is a great veggie to sneak into food without kid-detectives seeing or tasting it. It’s virtually flavorless but yet, so hearty! Give these a go!
13. Healthy Pumpkin Pie
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Guests will never know this entire Healthy Pumpkin Pie by Kelly Morisson is only 250 calories! Serve up this version of the classic holiday dessert and they will certainly be pleased. This recipe uses chickpea flour and stevia for a much healthier (but just as tasty!) pumpkin pie.
14. Chocolate Fudge Pine Nut Cookies
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These melt-in-your-mouth Chocolate Fudge Pine Nut Cookies by Helyn Dunn have a secret ingredient. It’s a healthy secret. Shhh… don’t tell anyone and they’ll never know. If you like fudge you’ll love these cookies. Soft and moist without too much sweetness and just the right amount of chocolate. And if you haven’t guessed by now, the secret ingredient is…. beans!
15. Dark Chocolate Banana Bread with Beetroot Coconut Cream Glaze
This Dark Chocolate Banana Bread with Beetroot Coconut Cream Glaze by Teri Macovei is not only colorful with the addition of beetroot glaze. It’s gluten-free, refined sugar free, and also oil-free. It is possible to enjoy a plant-based dessert that can make you happy inside and out!
Enjoying these healthy Thanksgiving desserts? Check out Our Guide to 2018’s Thanksgiving Vegan Desserts That You’ll Want to Finish Before Dinner, or these recipes to Take Thanksgiving Dessert to the Next Level with Apple, Pumpkin and Pecan Desserts That Aren’t Pie!
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