Think outside the box this holiday season. There are SO many delicious Paleo Thanksgiving desserts you could make besides pecan pie.
Don’t get us wrong, we love the classic pie but sometimes, white chocolate pumpkin fudge and cranberry maple apple crisp (peek below) just sound better. Don’t you agree?
So, this Thanksgiving, bring something unique to the table and give one (or several) of these ideas a try.
If you’re new to baking, don’t fret. There’s lots of simple, easy-to-make desserts on the list, a few don’t even require an oven at all. Enjoy!
1. The Best Baked Apples
Apples filled with cinnamon and coconut–what could be better?
Recipe: The Best Baked Apples
This fudge is full of pumpkin and white chocolate and is ready in just 5 minutes!
Guests will love these bite-size treats. Cocoa powder, pecans and maple syrup make a powerful trio for your taste buds.
Recipe: Chocolate Pecan Truffles
4. No-Bake Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake
Ridiculously easy to make without comprising flavor. The sweet almond crust pairs perfectly with the creamy pumpkin filling.
Recipe: No-Bake Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake
Soft and chewy pumpkin cookies filled with dark chocolate chips. This recipe will please any and all cookie lovers!
Keep things light and healthy with these simple maple-roasted walnuts.
Recipe: Maple Roasted Walnuts
These portable pie bites topped with coconut whipped cream are a sure fire way to make sure no one gets the “bigger slice” of pie. All equal and all delicious!
Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Bites
Bacon on Thanksgiving? Oh yeah! This chocolate bacon bark couldn’t be simpler and it’s a tasty way to enjoy something that’s both salty AND sweet.
Recipe: Dark Chocolate Bacon Bark
9. Apple Pie
If your guests prefer fruity pie, whip up this grain-free, Paleo apple pie! Made with an almond flour crust and filled with apples galore, it’s sure to please!
Recipe: Apple Pie
Skip the pie and whip up this sweet potato casserole instead. Topped with nuts and maple syrup, it’ll satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth in a healthy way.
The flavors of carrot cake just scream “fall”, so why not enjoy them around the holidays? This carrot cake is no bake, making the prep time minimal at most.
Avocados and bananas make up this healthy, chocolate-filled pie, but you can’t even taste them! Trick your guests and have them enjoy this pie guilt-free.
Wow your guests with this sweet potato pie made with purple potatoes! They’ll love how tasty and pretty it is.
Recipe: Purple Sweet Potato Pie
Everyone loves cinnamon, right? These Paleo cinnamon rolls will satisfy your sweet tooth, and the cashew glaze is to die for!
Recipe: Paleo Cinnamon Rolls
Two of the greatest fall flavors–pumpkin and gingerbread–combined into one, portion-controlled, delicious bar recipe.
A healthy and sweet way to enjoy butternut squash. This crumble is topped with almond flour, coconut sugar and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice for flavor.
Recipe: Apple Butternut Crumble
17. Jungle Pie
Who says you can’t enjoy chocolate and banana on Thanksgiving? These mini pies combine chocolate, banana and coconut into delicious, shareable pies.
Donuts may be considered a breakfast food, but they can also be considered a post-dinner treat when they involve pumpkin, coconut sugar and maple syrup. Yum!
Recipe: Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Chocolate, pumpkin AND almond butter in one?! Yes! These cups are portable and absolutely delicious.
We all love a good scone, but what about one that’s also gluten-free, vegan and Paleo?! Enjoy!
Recipe: Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Scones
This loaf is made from almond meal and coconut flour and filled with sweet pecans and cranberries.
Recipe: Paleo Cranberry Pecan Loaf
These cupcakes have no flour, no refined sugar and can be whipped up in minutes!
Recipe: Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
Enjoy the healthy gingersnaps guilt-free thanks to their almond and coconut flour base.
Recipe: Paleo Gingersnaps
This crisp combines some delicious flavors and comes together in just 10 minutes!
Recipe: Cranberry Maple Apple Crisp
Strawberries on Thanksgiving just became a “thing,” and you’re going to want to enjoy them in this tasty crisp.
Recipe: Paleo Strawberry Ginger Crisp
These stuffed pears couldn’t be simpler and are the prettiest dessert for dinner parties.
27. Pumpkin Spice Mousse / ThePrimalist.com
This healthy mousse is made from pumpkin puree and coconut milk packed full of flavor.
Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Mousse / ThePrimalist.com
This tart is super healthy, but with hints of maple syrup and pecan, it’s just sweet enough to please for Thanksgiving.
Recipe: Carrot Ginger Tart
Made from almond flour and drizzled in dairy-free chocolate, these scones are to die for!
Recipe: Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Scones
Everyone loves brownies, right? What about pumpkin brownies made from real ingredients?! I don’t know about you, but sign me up!
Recipe: Grain-Free Pumpkin Brownies
This may just be the healthiest dessert around, but it’s oh-so-good with apples covered in coconut oil, molasses and cinnamon.
Recipe: Healthier Sautéed Apples
All of the best fall flavors combined into bite-size cheesecake truffles.
Recipe: Maple Walnut Cheesecake Truffles
Bring something fruity to Thanksgiving this year. This cranberry tart is full of fruity flavor and topped with orange zest. Talk about a delicious flavor combination!
Recipe: Cranberry Cream Tart
These dessert nachos will quickly become a favorite. Apples drizzled in date caramel, chocolate and pecans—what’s not to love?
Recipe: Caramel Pecan Apple Nachos
Who says you can’t eat muffins for dessert? You absolutely can when they’re both pumpkin AND carrot flavored.
Recipe: Paleo Pumpkin and Carrot Muffins
This recipes combines fall and winter flavor—pumpkin and gingerbread—into one delicious cake.
Recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake
Apple pie bars made from almond flour, coconut flour and real apples drizzled in a healthy caramel sauce.
Recipe: Paleo Caramel Apple Pie Bars
Enjoy the smooth texture of this pumpkin, AIP-friendly custard!
Recipe: Easy Pumpkin Custard
39. Pumpkin Caramels
Healthy caramels made from dates and topped with pumpkin seeds.
Recipe: Pumpkin Caramels
Enjoy ice cream this holiday season! This pumpkin ice cream requires only three ingredients and can be made in just five minutes!
Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
A fun twist on the classic pecan pie recipe!
Recipe: Salted Caramel Maple Pecan Bars