Gluten Free Thanksgiving Desserts

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Desserts Diet & Nutrition
November 23, 2022
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When you sit down to enjoy your Thanksgiving feast, you want to ensure everyone has an option. 

That means preparing dishes for the gluten-free bunch of the group. 

Thankfully, there are tons of gluten free Thanksgiving desserts to choose from. 

The best part? 

Your guests won’t have to sacrifice their taste buds to eat them. 

Gluten free fall desserts have come a long way and are just as tasty as their gluten-rich counterparts. 

Stay tuned as we highlight popular Thanksgiving desserts without gluten. 

The Top 15 Best Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Desserts

Many desserts can become gluten-free easily! 

Often, all you need to do is prepare them without the crust. Or better yet, make them with a crust that doesn’t contain gluten. 

1. Crustless pumpkin pie 


A holiday classic with a slight twist, crustless pumpkin pie provides you with the sweet, cinnamon inner filling minus the gluten-containing crust. 

This pie is ideal for anyone cutting back on calories, carbs, or gluten. 

Not to mention, it takes half the time to make with minimum effort.

2. Single-serve crustless apple pies

Less is more with this delectable dessert. Rather than making a traditional pie to share, whole apples are served. 

Each apple is sliced, coated, and baked with crisp whole oats, cinnamon, and sugar. 

For extra richness, you can top your crustless apple pies with ice cream to make the best thanksgiving dessert.

3. Gluten-free pie crust

The more traditional dessert folks in the crowd might miss their pie crust. 

So if you’d like to prepare a Thanksgiving dessert gluten free but want to keep the crust, you’ll love this recipe

You can make it flourless, and we’re sure this golden, flaky, warm crust won’t disappoint. 

4. Gluten-free carrot cake

This sweet treat includes cozy fall flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. 

When combined, the wholesome ingredients create a tender cake you can slather in fluffy cream cheese icing. 

Give yourself about an hour to make this gluten-free carrot cake. Once it’s ready, rest easy, knowing it serves a decent-sized party of about 12. 

5. Low-carb pumpkin cheesecake

This dish brings together the warm, welcoming deliciousness of cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla.

Your guests who avoid carbs and gluten will surely appreciate having this on the table. 

Who knew pumpkin cheesecake could become keto-friendly with a few simple changes and a gluten-free crust?

6. Gluten-free pumpkin mousse

Try this yummy mousse, and you’ll sing, “Tis the season for pumpkin everything.”

The decadent custard-like filling is made with marshmallow cream, pumpkin puree, and nutmeg (and more). 

Its simple recipe takes about ten minutes and serves four people, so repeat as needed. 

For a topper, place fresh whipped cream on each serving.

7. Gluten-free sticky toffee pudding cake

Gluten-free fall desserts aren’t complete without this mouthwatering cake.

Rich date squares are covered in a gooey toffee sauce and are equally loved by kids and grown-ups.

Set aside about 50 minutes to prepare this simple yet show stopping recipe

8. Gluten-free pecan pie

Start with a gluten-free crust, which can be store-bought or homemade, depending on your preference. 

Then add the caramelly pecan filling, and this gluten-free pecan pie is perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Because this dessert needs four hours to chill after it’s been made, you’ll want to get a head start on the prep.

However, the results are worth the wait! 

9. Double chocolate mocha mousse

Double the trouble with this mousse.

It’s made with two types of chocolate: bittersweet and semisweet. 

Chocolate connoisseurs appreciate bittersweet chocolate’s sophisticated taste as it contains the most cacao.

Add heavy cream, instant espresso, and large egg yolks, and a rich mixture will satisfy any sweet tooth. 

Just because you’re making a thanksgiving dessert gluten free doesn’t mean it can’t overwhelm the senses with decadence.  

10. Flourless peanut butter chocolate cake

Classics, like flourless chocolate cake, are a go-to for any occasion, but why not take it to a new level for Thanksgiving and add peanut butter?

The prep for this dessert is just as easy as the original. But you can dress up the dish with fancy PB stripes to add some extra peanut butter and class. 

Your dessert will take an hour and 45 minutes to make, and it should yield enough to serve 12 guests.

11. Gluten-Free Cheesecake

Cheesecake is one of those foods that there’s always room for.

However, the standard graham-cracker crust needs some tweaks to make it gluten-free. 

You can opt for gluten-free graham crackers or make an almond flour crust to achieve a gluten-free crust.

Depending on your recipe, cheesecake is a great end-of-meal treat to enjoy with coffee or tea. 

12. Gluten-free chocolate chip cookies

There’s a reason why real estate agents often bake cookies when showing a house. 

The delicious aroma of baked goods inspires the feeling of comfort. And your Thanksgiving feast can follow suit. 

Use gluten-free flour for this cookie recipe; you’ll also want to stock up on chocolate chips, vanilla, and butter.  

13. Pumpkin dream bars

Did you know that Cheerios are made of naturally gluten-free oats? 

This breakfast meal is part of the magic of these creamy pumpkin bars, as it’s what makes up the crust. 

To begin this recipe, gather gluten-free Honey Nut Cheerios, a can of pumpkin, cinnamon (and more).  

The finished bars have a soft, cheesecake-like texture and are truly dreamy! 

14. Gluten-Free Apple Fritters

It takes about two hours to make this crowd-pleaser, but it’s worth the effort. 

One bite into the soft doughy goodness transports your sense to a fall harvest fair. 

The fresher the apples, the better, so it’s a great reason to go apple-picking. 

The dough is gluten-free (as long as you follow the recipe), the apples lightly cooked, and the fritters deep fried. 

15. Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cake

With the taste and texture of a warm cinnamon roll, this cake is perfectly paired with an after-meal espresso. 

Swirl the cake with cinnamon, then top it with a glaze, turning it into a Thanksgiving dessert everyone will be thankful for. 

The best part is that the recipe is easily made with minimal ingredients. 

Final Thoughts

Enjoy the holiday season with desserts that include gluten-free options. 

The above selections should offer some inspiration to get your meal planning underway. 

And finally, Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, and what’s more meaningful than health? 

Our team at Ravkoo Health would like to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving Holiday. 

Should you need to confer remotely with a physician, therapist, or health & wellness coach, download the Ravkoo Health app

Book an online healthcare appointment today!

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