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 holiday, bring something unique to the table and give one (or several) of these Thanksgiving desserts a try.
If you’re new to baking, don’t fret. There’s lots of simple, easy-to-make Thanksgiving desserts on the list, a few don’t even require an oven at all. Enjoy!
The Best Baked Apples
Apples filled with cinnamon and coconut – what could be better?
Recipe: PaleoHacks | The Best Baked Apples
No-Cook White Chocolate Pumpkin Fudge
The king of Thanksgiving desserts, this fudge is full of pumpkin and white chocolate and is ready in just 5 minutes!
Recipe: Texan Erin | No-Cook White Chocolate Pumpkin Fudge
Chocolate Pecan Truffles
Guests will love these bite-size treats. Cocoa powder, pecans and maple syrup make a powerful trio for your taste buds.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Chocolate Pecan Truffles
No-Bake Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake
It’s ridiculously easy to make healthy Thanksgiving desserts without comprising flavor when you whip up this no-bake surprise. The sweet almond crust pairs perfectly with the creamy pumpkin filling.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Bake Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake Cookies
Soft and chewy pumpkin cookies filled with dark chocolate chips. This recipe will please any and all cookie lovers!
Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake Cookies
Maple Roasted Walnuts
Keep things light and healthy with these simple maple-roasted walnuts.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Maple Roasted Walnuts
Pumpkin Pie Bites
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: Paleo Leap | Pumpkin Pie Bites
Dark Chocolate Bacon Bark
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: PaleoHacks | Dark Chocolate Bacon Bark
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: Deliciously Organic | Apple Pie
Maple Nut-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole
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.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Maple Nut-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole
Paleo Spice Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting
The warm flavors of a spice cake just scream “fall”, so why not enjoy them around the holidays? Try this moist and cakey treat with a sweet coconut glaze.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Spice Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting
Chocolate Avocado Banana Silk Pie
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.
Recipe: Petite Allergy Treats | Chocolate Avocado Banana Silk Pie
Purple Sweet Potato Pie
Wow your guests with this sweet potato pie made with purple potatoes! They’ll love how tasty and pretty it is.
Recipe: The Endless Meal | Purple Sweet Potato Pie
Paleo Cinnamon Rolls
Everyone loves cinnamon, right? These Paleo cinnamon rolls will satisfy your sweet tooth, and the cashew glaze is to die for!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Cinnamon Rolls
Pumpkin Pie Bars with Gingerbread Crust
Two of the greatest fall flavors – pumpkin and gingerbread – combined into one, portion-controlled, delicious bar recipe.
Recipe: That Paleo Couple | Pumpkin Pie Bars with Gingerbread Crust
Apple Butternut Crumble
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: Popular Paleo | Apple Butternut Crumble
Dark Chocolate Applesauce Brownies
Serve these chewy, silky treats after a heavy Thanksgiving meal as a sweet yet light crowd pleaser.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Dark Chocolate Applesauce Brownies
Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts
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: PaleoHacks | Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Chocolate Pumpkin Almond Butter Cups
Chocolate, pumpkin AND almond butter in one?! Yes! These cups are portable and absolutely delicious.
Recipe: Anya’s Eats | Chocolate Pumpkin Almond Butter Cups
Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Scones
We all love a good scone, but what about one that’s also gluten-free, vegan and Paleo?! Enjoy!
Recipe: Unconventional Baker | Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Scones
Paleo Cranberry Pecan Loaf
This loaf is made from almond meal and coconut flour and filled with sweet pecans and cranberries.
Recipe: An Edible Mosaic | Paleo Cranberry Pecan Loaf
Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
These cupcakes have no flour, no refined sugar and can be whipped up in minutes!
Recipe: My Whole Food Life | Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
Enjoy the healthy gingersnaps guilt-free thanks to their almond and coconut flour base.
Recipe: Food Faith Fitness | Paleo Gingersnaps
Cranberry Maple Apple Crisp
This crisp combines some delicious flavors and comes together in just 10 minutes!
Recipe: With Food and Love | Cranberry Maple Apple Crisp
Paleo Strawberry Ginger Crisp
Strawberries on Thanksgiving just became a “thing,” and you’re going to want to enjoy them in this tasty crisp.
Recipe: Running to the Kitchen | Paleo Strawberry Ginger Crisp
Baked Pears with Walnuts and Honey
These stuffed pears couldn’t be simpler and are the prettiest dessert for dinner parties.
Recipe: Skinny Taste | Baked Pears with Walnuts and Honey
Pumpkin Spice Mousse
This healthy mousse is made from pumpkin puree and coconut milk packed full of flavor.
Recipe: The Primalist | Pumpkin Spice Mousse
Carrot Ginger Tart
This tart is super healthy, but with hints of maple syrup and pecan, it’s just sweet enough to please for Thanksgiving.
Recipe: Gourmande in the Kitchen | Carrot Ginger Tart
Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Scones
Made from almond flour and drizzled in dairy-free chocolate, these scones are to die for!
Recipe: Lexi’s Clean Kitchen | Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Scones
Grain-Free Pumpkin Brownies
Everyone loves brownies, right? What about pumpkin brownies made from real ingredients?! I don’t know about you, but sign me up!
Recipe: Fit Foodie Finds | Grain-Free Pumpkin Brownies
Healthier Sautéed Apples
This may just be the healthiest dessert around, but it’s oh-so-good with apples covered in coconut oil, molasses and cinnamon.
Recipe: Texan Erin | Healthier Sautéed Apples
Maple Walnut Cheesecake Truffles
All of the best fall flavors combined into bite-size cheesecake truffles.
Recipe: An Edible Mosaic | Maple Walnut Cheesecake Truffles
Cranberry Cream Tart
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: Seaonal and Savory | Cranberry Cream Tart
Caramel Pecan Apple Nachos
These dessert nachos will quickly become a favorite. Apples drizzled in date caramel, chocolate and pecans – what’s not to love?
Recipe: Feel Great in 8 | Caramel Pecan Apple Nachos
Paleo Pumpkin and Carrot Muffins
Who says muffins aren’t Thanksgiving desserts? They absolutely are when they’re both pumpkin AND carrot flavored.
Recipe: Nom Nom Paleo | Paleo Pumpkin and Carrot Muffins
Healthy Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake
This recipes combines fall and winter flavor – pumpkin and gingerbread – into one delicious cake.
Recipe: True Aim Education | Healthy Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake
Paleo Caramel Apple Pie Bars
Apple pie bars made from almond flour, coconut flour and real apples drizzled in a healthy caramel sauce.
Recipe: Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind | Paleo Caramel Apple Pie Bars
Easy Pumpkin Custard
Enjoy the smooth texture of this pumpkin, AIP-friendly custard!
Recipe: Whole New Mom | Easy Pumpkin Custard
These ideal Thanksgiving desserts are healthy little caramels made from dates and topped with pumpkin seeds.
Recipe: Minimalist Baker | Pumpkin Caramels
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
Enjoy ice cream this holiday season! This pumpkin ice cream requires only three ingredients and can be made in just five minutes!
Recipe: The Paleo Mama | Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
Salted Caramel Maple Pecan Bars
A fun twist on the classic pecan pie recipe!
Recipe: The Foodie Teen | Salted Caramel Maple Pecan Bars
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