These 9 delectable vegan Thanksgiving desserts are sure to please any crowd vegan or not! They are undeniably delicious in every way and use healthy plant-based ingredients, yet nobody at your table will even know they’re vegan!
If you’re in a similar situation as I am each year at Thanksgiving, you may find yourself the only vegan at the table.
I am also the one who does most of the cooking on Thanksgiving day. I’ve got some excellent vegan turkey alternatives.
However, Plant-Based desserts are my favorite part of every meal, and most definitely my favorite part of Thanksgiving.
From pies to cakes, tarts to cookies, and everything in between, I’m always ready to give any vegan Thanksgiving dessert a taste test.
If this year, it’s your task to bring dessert, and you’d like to wow your friends and family with a vegan recipe, then you’ve come to the right place!
These vegan Thanksgiving dessert recipes are sure to please anyone and everyone at your table. You don’t even need to tell them it’s vegan. See if they even notice!
These simple bakes are spot-on with flavor! Your Thanksgiving dinner will not be complete without one of these show-stopper desserts!
What do vegans eat on Thanksgiving?
If made the traditional way it is a challenge for vegans to be able to partake with their non-vegan family and friends on Thanksgiving.
Recipes such as stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce while usually made with animal-derived ingredients, can be made vegan and nobody will be able to tell the difference!
With a few simple modifications and ingredients swaps, you can easily make your vegan guests feel welcome and included at your Thanksgiving meal.
Swap dairy-free milk for regular milk or cream in your recipes.
Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
Use a vegan butter such as Earth Balance where butter is called for in a recipe.
But don’t allow your vegan guests to feel left out when it comes to the turkey! Vegan Stuffed butternut squash or vegan stuffed acorn squash make for an elegant main dish for both your vegetarian and vegan guests.
9 Delectable Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts
Vegan Pecan Pie
A sweet and nutty vegan pecan pie that is simple to make with a caramel-like consistency! Your guests will never know it’s vegan, and made with a gluten-free crust!
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies
These oatmeal pumpkin cookies are made with oats, sweetened with banana and maple syrup, and dotted with chocolate chips in a pumpkin-flavored dough. Frost the cookies with a vegan buttercream for the ultimate treat! They’re a healthy cookie that’s also vegan and gluten-free!
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars
These easy vegan gluten-free pumpkin pie bars are made with an oat and almond flour crust, and a pumpkin coconut milk filling, topped with a decadent coconut whipped cream and sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice. It’s a must-have on your Thanksgiving table this year!
Vegan Apple Cake
This Dutch Vegan Apple Cake is a simple bake with a light and fluffy texture and moist crumb. It’s topped with fresh sliced apples and cinnamon sugar for a beautiful, yet easy-to-make cake!
Vegan Baked Apples with Coconut Ice Cream
These Vegan Baked Apples are a simple and healthy dessert perfect for Thanksgiving! The apples are cored and dusted with cinnamon. Then they are baked until soft then served with a scoop of dairy-free coconut vanilla ice cream on top!
Vegan Pumpkin Brownies
These are the ultimate vegan pumpkin brownies with a fudg-y chocolate base and topped with a pumpkin pie filling. They are a healthy oil-free plant-based dessert perfect for Thanksgiving.
Vegan Pumpkin Dip
This creamy pumpkin fluff is a vegan pumpkin dip that has only 4 simple ingredients. It whips up in under 5 minutes. It’s tastes like a light and creamy pumpkin pie filling. It’s perfect for dipping fruit, graham crackers, or my favorite, gingersnap cookies!
Best Ever Healthy Sugar Free Apple Crisp
Refined sugar-free apple crisp is loaded with cinnamon, ginger, and dried cranberries. The oatmeal topping is made with a blend of pecans, walnuts, almond butter, and maple syrup. It’s vegan and gluten-free. Top it with coconut milk ice cream for the ultimate guilt-free dessert.
These super easy homemade vegan turnovers have a strawberry filling, but any fruit filling you desire works too! They are made with puff pastry and drizzled with vanilla icing.
More vegan Thanksgiving recipes!
If you’ve tried any of these vegan Thanksgiving desserts, please let me know how they turned out. You can also follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for more plant-based family recipes your whole family will enjoy!
I love these recipe ideas! They look delicious and most importantly, they are vegan! Yum!
Wow all of your Thanksgiving recipes look so delicious! I especially love the Pumpkin Brownies and Baked Apples! YUM!!! 🙂
I love the name of this post. I sucked me in right away. Some really great recipes here.
There’s so many great dessert options to choose from here! Loving the baked apples with coconut ice cream!
Yummy! These look so delicious and I can’t wait to give these a try! My family is going to love them!