35 Gluten Free and Dairy Free Thanksgiving Desserts

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If you are looking for gluten free and dairy free Thanksgiving desserts to enjoy this holiday season you’ve come to the right place! I’ve got a lot of stomach sensitivities and have for the past 20 years, so I have learned how to make and find the best recipes for special diets that taste like the real thing. Today I’ll guide you through 35 phenomenal gluten-free and dairy-free Thanksgiving dessert recipes that will be sure to have your guests going back for seconds.

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Why You Should Serve Gluten Free and Dairy Free Desserts at Thanksgiving

If you are having a very small get-together this Thanksgiving there’s a good chance that you can predict exactly everyone’s dietary restrictions, if there are any at all. But what if you are planning on celebrating with your extended family, or even their extended family?

Thanksgiving is an event celebrating love and gratitude and can quickly grow to include neighbors, friends, and distant family members to become a huge celebration.

If your party is going to be large, having gluten free desserts or desserts free from dairy available covers the most common allergens and sensitivities so that more of your guests can feel free to indulge in one dessert or another.

If you are planning on serving up a social media worthy holiday table you can pick a handful of desserts from this indulgent list to create for the holiday.

Why Lump Up Gluten Free and Dairy Free Dessert Recipes for the Holiday?

Really I just wanted to make an inclusive post covering the two most common food sensitivities. Also, people who avoid one often avoid or limit the other as well. If you have one gluten free and one dairy free dessert option at your Thanksgiving spread there’s a good chance you will cover everyone’s diet.

(Especially if you choose to make the recipes without sugar too.)

Making your healthy dessert options with stevia, monk fruit, or xylitol is an even more surefire way to help your friends and family on healthier or more limited diets to feel included and have the ability to indulge more at your event.

31 Gluten and Dairy Free Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Though this roundup post includes recipes for both sets of dietary restrictions I am splitting them up so you can better find what you need. Most of the recipes are both gluten free and lactose free and you will find those first.

Additionally, I found some great recipes that are just gluten free and some that are just lactose free/vegan and you will find those after in their own categories.

First up, a ton of great gluten free and lactose free Thanksgiving dessert recipes.

Both Dairy and Gluten Free Dessert Recipes

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

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This gluten free and dairy free pumpkin pie recipe is every bit as good as traditional pumpkin pie. You also aren’t getting any refined sugar as it is sweetened with maple syrup. Induge in this one without guilt!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet Recipe

If you are looking for gluten-free recipes that will please adults and children alike, this is it! The whole family will want to dig into this chocolate chip skillet cookie and making it on Thanksgiving each year can become a cherished family tradition.

With healthy and satisfying ingredients like coconut sugar, almond flour, and dark chocolate chunks, you’d never know that this recipe isn’t the real thing.

Gluten-Free Apple Pie with Crumble

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If you are looking for classic gluten-free dessert recipes like crumble apple pie look no further! Did you ever think you’d taste the delicious crumble on top of an apple pie after cutting gluten out of your diet?

People won’t believe this recipe is gluten-free and lactose-free/vegan! This recipe made with oat flour, vegan butter, and flax meal to make a vegan “egg” is begging to be topped with some delicious vegan vanilla ice cream too! (Vegan ice cream recipe coming up!)

Pumpkin Pie Bliss Balls

These delicious little morsels are aptly named. These pumpkin pie bliss balls will quickly become one of your holiday favorites and one of your favorite gluten free, dairy free, and vegan holiday desserts. This covers all common allergens (even eggs) so give this decadent dessert a try!

Pumpkin Pie Vegan Custard

Smooth, creamy, and sweet, this low-fat Pumpkin Pie Vegan Custard is one of the most ridiculously easy vegan Thanksgiving desserts that makes a perfect alternative to classic pumpkin pie. Make it in under 10 minutes and chill it as an easy option for Thanksgiving or just a quick dessert or snack! 

Vegan Snickers Bites

If you are looking for a chocolate candy-like dessert that is a perfect gluten and dairy-free option you’ve got to try this perfect treat! These vegan Snickers bites recipe includes dates, cashew butter, and coconut for a REALLY indulgent but healthy treat.

Low Carb Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

When searching for gluten-free Thanksgiving desserts you are probably imagining recipes that would NORMALLY include gluten (like cakes and breads) but yearning for a gluten-free version of those.

These Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are reminiscent of that swirly cream cheese pumpkin bread but with no sugar, little carbs, no lactose, AND no gluten. Talk about a healthy winning recipe!

Gluten Free Dairy-Free Apple Cake

This simple gluten free French apple cake comes together quickly and is a crowd-pleaser. You won’t be able to tell this one is gluten-free!

Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Chocolate Bundt Cake

Gluten-free Chocolate Bundt Cake that is also dairy-free. A deep, rich, fudgy bundt cake made with gluten-free baking mix. The drizzle of thick ganache is also dairy-free and made with chocolate and coconut cream.

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Peanut Butter

These vegan oatmeal raisin cookies are easy to make and have a delicious peanut-buttery flavor. They’re also so packed with nutrition that they’re healthy enough to eat as a snack throughout the day… like while slaving away on the rest of the Thanksgiving meal!

They’re packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats, making them the perfect little power cookies to help keep your energy up during the day. Both tasty and nutritious!

Vegan Chocolate Fudge

This easy chocolate fudge recipe is vegan, Paleo, gluten-free, and… wait for it… it takes just 10 minutes to make. How great does that sound? This is a super easy dessert, perfect for any occasion whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just a simple family get-together.

Apple Cranberry Crisp

Apple Cranberry Crisp is a healthy version of a classic apple crisp with the addition of tart cranberries and juicy pomegranate. It’s also gluten-free and dairy-free and comes together quickly with just a few simple ingredients!

Vegan Almond Flour Carrot Cake

This Almond Flour Carrot Cake is a super moist and warmly spiced single-layer carrot cake. It’s naturally gluten-free, easy to make, and topped with a dairy-free cream cheese frosting!

Healthy Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Bars

Healthy Pecan Pie Bars layered with a sweet cinnamon and maple flavored crispy base and then topped with an ooey-gooey soft pecan pie filling. This easy, gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free recipe will be your new favorite way to enjoy pecan pie!

Gluten Free and Vegan Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Need a delicious dairy-free dessert to show off at your next family gathering? Have we got a surprise for you then! This vegan caramel apple cheesecake is about to turn heads.

Gluten-Free Vegan No Bake Pecan Pie Tarts

Serve these no-bake vegan pecan pie tarts with whipped cream for a crowd-pleasing dessert perfect for holidays and special occasions. No one will guess they’re made with just 7 simple ingredients!

Vegan Sweet Potato Ice Cream

This Sweet Potato Ice Cream recipe is the ultimate vegan fall dessert. It’s sweet and full of flavor, and of course, it’s healthy. It’s made with whole foods plant based ingredients, and is naturally sweetened. This recipe is: vegan, lactose free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and gluten-free!

Sugar Free Vegan Caramel Apples

If you love caramel apples but don’t love all the sugar, you are going to love these Gourmet Healthy Sugar free Vegan Caramel Apples. And they’re not just sugar free, they’re easy and allergy-friendly and made with whole food ingredients you likely have in your pantry, with a low-carb option.  What’s not to love?

​Keto Gluten/Lactose/Sugar Free Pumpkin Bread

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This is my family’s favorite pumpkin bread recipe. In fact, as I was putting together this post I was remembering how I’ve still got over 2 lbs of fresh pumpkin in our deep freezer from last fall I need to use up… and creating this gluten free, sugar free, and lactose free pumpkin bread recipe will use up a ton of it!

Keto Gluten/Lactose/Sugar Free Cranberry Lime Bread

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Looking for more ways to bring the festive fall flavor of cranberry’s to your Thanksgiving table? This gluten free, lactose free, and sugar free low carb cranberry lime bread is a perfect healthy dessert way to do so!

Keto Gluten/Lactose/Sugar Free Blackberry Bread

low carb blackberry bread done sliced on a wooden cutting board

Depoending on where you like you might have had an abundance of blackberries the past two months. This late summer fruit is perfectly tied into this delicious healthy low carb blackberry dessert bread that has no gluten, lactose, OR sugar!

Healthy Gluten Free Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

easy healthy pumpkin oatmeal cookies

I created this healthy gluten free lactose free and sugar free pumpkin oatmeal cookie recipe after spending almost an hour searching Google and Pinterest for a recipe like this and finding nothing! This recipe is perfect to enjoy all fall long.

Gluten Free Apple Fritter Bread

Easy Gluten-Free Apple Fritter Bread! This mouthwatering, soft, and moist Amish apple fritter bread is vegan and allergy-free. Filled and topped with layers of freshly chopped apples and sweet cinnamon brown sugar, and drizzled with a simple dairy-free glaze! This delicious tender baked loaf is a perfect seasonal fall treat recipe for breakfast, brunch, or dessert!

Gluten-Free Apple Crumb Muffins

These delicious gluten-free apple crumb muffins are the perfect cross between a muffin and an apple crumble. They have diced apples, almond flour, a crumble made with a gluten-free flour blend, and lots of spices.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spiced Muffins

These really are the BEST Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins. Fluffy, soft, perfectly caramelized on top, with crunchy pumpkin seeds. Serve these as is or with some coconut yogurt and fresh fruit.

Gluten-Free Fluffy Angelfood Cake

This easy Gluten-free Angel Food Cake bakes up fluffy, tall, and so light and airy; it’s the perfect base to enjoy on its own or topped with your favorite berries and whipped cream.

Orange Spiced Bundt Cake

This is one of the best gluten free dessert recipes featuring that festive flavor of orange and spice. This delicious gluten free orange spiced bundt cake is sure to please your guests. It features simple ingredients with oat milk and gluten free flour.

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Desserts

These three dessert recipes are fully gluten-free with dairy-free options. 😀

Gluten Free Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

These oatmeal pumpkin cookies use naturally gluten-free flour (oat), maple syrup, and does call for milk to make a perfect holiday dessert.

This is a great dish to play around with different milk options because it does state you can swap out the dairy milk for coconut milk, oat milk, or even almond milk depending on your preference. This easy gluten free cookie is sweet and tasty.

Cinnamon Baked Pears with Crunchy Walnuts

This is a simple and so delicious autumn dessert that you will fall in love with! Pun intended 😉 These cinnamon pears with crunchy walnuts are of course gluten free with a lactose free alternative too. The original recipe calls for no yogurt but there is an option to create with it.

Truly Easy Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread Roll with Lactose Free Option

This is one recipe I bet you were hoping to find here! This super easy gluten-free sugar-free pumpkin bread roll has vegan and keto options as well.

Dairy Free Thanksgiving Desserts

These recipes are only dairy free but you can always switch around the flours to turn them gluten free too if need be.

Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Muffins

This dairy-free chocolate pumpkin swirl muffin dessert is vegan but so ooey gooey delicious that you would never know it’s lactose free. This easy recipe can be enjoyed on Thanksgiving day or all fall long.

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Craving some extra comfort with a vegan/dairy free option? These warm, buttery, utterly divine Vegan Cinnamon Rolls will do just the trick! You can make these in a pinch and with plenty to share!

Cinnamon Apple Pie

This perfect dessert has a flaky crust that your guests will love! It does contain gluten but is lactose free. This cinnamon apple pie blends together so many tasty flavors of fall you will love it.

Vegan Blueberry Cobbler

This easy-to-make Vegan Gluten-free Blueberry Cobbler is bursting with fresh juicy blueberries and has a buttery biscuit topping. This delicious dessert comes together in less than an hour. Top this sweet treat with your favorite non-dairy ice cream or whipped coconut cream.

Vegan Pecan Pie

This vegan pecan pie recipe is perfect for the holiday season. It’s made with healthier ingredients, and tastes so delicious! It’s great to have at least one vegan option of pie available at your gathering.

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