31 Gluten Free Thanksgiving Desserts

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Thanksgiving is a time of celebration, but it might be a little tough to feel like you are joining in the indulgent celebration if you can’t eat gluten. But you no longer have to miss out! What better way to celebrate than with gluten free Thanksgiving desserts? Whether you are gluten-intolerant or just looking for something new to try this holiday season, there’s no shortage of delicious recipes available, and I brought 31 of them here for you today.

31 gluten free thanksgiving desserts

In this article, I’ll share why you should make gluten free desserts at Thanksgiving as well as my top 5 tips for creating amazing gluten-free dishes that everyone will love.

So get ready – let’s dive into the wonderful world of gluten free Thanksgiving desserts!

When I Started Making Gluten Free Thanksgiving Desserts

I first realized that I couldn’t properly process gluten about a dozen years ago. For quite a few years I would “cheat” on being gluten free on the holidays but would always pay the price after a few days.

So whether you suffer from Celiacs Disease, don’t eat gluten due to the bloating and inflammation it causes, if you can’t digest it like me, or if you avoid gluten for any other reason, these recipes are for you!

As someone who has been living gluten free for many years now, I’ve had my fair share of experiences when it comes to trying to create delicious gluten-free Thanksgiving desserts. To be totally honest, there IS a learning curve!

If you are first starting out with using gluten free flours you will find that there are some that you like more than others and some that are way more dense than others.

Safe to say my first two years at least of making gluten free desserts at Thanksgiving were pretty much a flop.

Really dense, and very chalky tasting.

But despite the chance of that happening, there are plenty of reasons why you should make gluten-free desserts at Thanksgiving.

Gluten free desserts can be just as delicious and crowd-pleasing as their wheat counterparts. They’re also healthier and easier to digest. Plus, by including gluten free dishes in your Thanksgiving spread, you’re sure to please any guests who may have dietary restrictions.

RELATED: Gluten free and dairy free Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes (30 more!)

Tips and Tricks to Make Better Gluten Free Desserts this Thanksgiving

If you want to ensure that your gluten-free Thanksgiving desserts turn out perfectly, here are seven tips for making better ones:

1. Blend gluten free flours. There’s a good chance your gluten free dessert recipe will turn out too dense or bland if you don’t blend different types of gluten free flours. Like rice, almond, and chickpea flour mixed for example will be a lot better than plain rice flour.

2. Make sure the recipe calls for certified gluten-free ingredients. All the recipes on this list I’ve already done the double checking for you, but if finding your own gluten free recipe online be SURE it doesn’t include wheat, barley, or rye.

3. Use extra spices and seasonings to enhance the flavor of your desserts. Gluten free baking has come a LONG way in the last decade. In fact MOST often you can’t even tell the difference between their gluten-filled counterparts. But if in doubt, don’t skimp on spices and seasonings! They can cover the bland or just kind of different tasting flour flavors.

4. Consider recipes that are naturally gluten free. If you are nervous about using gluten free flour there are lots of great desserts such as fruit pies or cobblers that are already naturally gluten free you can serve your Thanksgiving guests. I’ll have a section for those too in this post.

5. Consider making the recipe sugar free as well. Whether your guests or yourself prefer gluten free desserts due to the inflammation gluten can cause some people, trying to lessen their carbs, or any other reason there’s a good chance you’ll want to be avoiding added sugars too then. Experiment with swapping cane sugar with different healthy sweeteners like stevia, monk fruit, and xylitol if the recipe doesn’t call for it to make a healthy and tasty gluten free dessert.

31 Gluten Free Thanksgiving Desserts

I’m breaking these desserts into different sections to help you find what you need. You’ll find pie recipes, cookie recipes, naturally gluten free recipes (like those that don’t include any type of flour to begin with, and other gluten free dessert recipes.

Don’t forget to check out my 35 Gluten an Dairy Free Thanksgiving Desserts and Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Recipe posts as well.

Gluten-Free Pie Recipes

gluten free thanksgiving dessert recipes pie
  1. Gluten-Free Apple Pie
  2. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
  3. Gluten-Free Pecan Pie
  4. Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie
  5. Crustless Mini Pumpkin Pies
  6. Raw Key Lime Pie

Naturally Gluten Free Recipes

naturally gluten free Thanksgiving desserts

7. Easy Mint Chocolate Truffles

8. Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Pudding

9. Vegan Sugar Free Caramel Apples

10. Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Peppermint Patty Fat Bombs

11. Chocolate Blueberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs

12. Pumpkin Custard

13. Vegan Fudge

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Cookies

gluten free thanksgiving cookies dessert recipes

14. Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

15. Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

16. Vegan Apple Pie Cookies

17. Healthy Pumpkin Cookies

18. Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies without Added Sugar

19. Vegan Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

20. Maple Pecan Cookies

Other Gluten Free Thanksgiving Desserts

more gluten free Thanksgiving desserts

21. Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Cupcakes

22. Chocolate Almond Butter Bars

23. Healthy Blueberry Peach Crumble

24. Pumpkin Mug Cake

25. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Brownies

26. Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

27. Gluten Free Baked Pumpkin Donuts

28. Apple Cider Layer Cake

29. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Blondies

30. Cranberry Apple Crumble

31. Low Carb Coconut Flour Pumpkin Bread

Wrapping Up 31 Gluten Free Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

I hope you’ve enjoyed my list of 31 gluten-free Thanksgiving desserts and these tips to help make them even better! With a little bit of creativity, anyone can create delicious and crowd-pleasing treats with no gluten in sight without compromising taste or texture.

So this Thanksgiving, don’t let dietary restrictions stop you from enjoying the holiday – just make a few desserts from this list and you won’t be missing out at all. Happy Thanksgiving!

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