15 Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts



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From healthier holiday classics to favorite fall treats here are over 15 easy and healthy Thanksgiving dessert recipes with something for everyone!

I’m all for indulging in your favorite classic Thanksgiving dishes, but if you’re like me and typically crave some healthier dessert options at the dinner table you’re in luck because today I’m sharing my favorite healthy Thanksgiving desserts!

Whether you’re hosting a gathering or bringing a dish to share, these nutritious and delicious desserts are guaranteed to be the star of the show (sorry turkey)! And I bet nobody will even notice that they’re made with better-for-you ingredients, proving that healthier alternatives can be just as delectable as the classics.

Collage of four photos: sweet potato pie, baked pears, dutch apple pie and pumpkin cake.

Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts

From lightened-up holiday classics (think vegan pumpkin pie and healthy sweet potato pie), to brownies and lots of pumpkin and apple recipes I’ve got you covered with plenty of dessert ideas that taste delicious and are made with nutritious ingredients. Enjoy!

Dutch apple pie in a pie pan.
5 from 11 votes

Dutch Apple Pie

This healthier Dutch apple pie combines a sweet cinnamon apple filling with a delicious oat crumble topping. Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate fall dessert.
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Slice of vegan pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream.
4.44 from 46 votes

Vegan Tofu Pumpkin Pie

For this delicious vegan pumpkin pie, silken tofu replaces the eggs and dairy and the filling is put into a flavorful and nutty oatmeal pecan crust.
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A slice of vegan chocolate pie with whipped topping on a plate.
4.70 from 13 votes

Vegan Chocolate Pie

This easy vegan chocolate pie is made with tofu instead of dairy or eggs. Made with just 4 simple ingredients the filling is rich, creamy and absolutely delicious.
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Slice of sweet potato pie topped with whipped cream. A bite is taken out of the pie.
4.73 from 18 votes

Healthy Sweet Potato Pie

This easy and healthy sweet potato pie is made with coconut sugar, coconut cream and fresh sweet potatoes. It’s dairy-free, vegan and can easily be made gluten-free as well.
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Pecan pie brownies on a table surrounded by pecans.
4.04 from 56 votes

Pecan Pie Brownies

Combine two amazing desserts into one with these fudgy pecan pie brownies! They’re made with almond flour so they’re gluten-free, grain-free and absolutely delicious.
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A healthy apple crisp topped with three scoops of ice cream.
4.74 from 106 votes

Healthy Apple Crisp

This healthy apple crisp is lightly sweetened with maple syrup and features a crunchy oatmeal topping. This recipe is sure to be a fall family favorite!
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Pumpkin pie bar with a bite taken out of it on a white plate.
3.93 from 27 votes

No Bake Pumpkin Pie Bars

These decadent no bake pumpkin pie bars pair a crunchy granola crust with a creamy, thick pumpkin filling with coconut oil and cashew butter. Vegan & gluten-free.
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Baked pears on a serving platter.
5 from 3 votes

Baked Pears

These cozy baked pears combine tender roasted pears with a coconut sugar oat pecan crumble for a quick and easy dessert that's sure to impress! Serve warm with ice cream for the ultimate dessert!
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An overhead shot of a baked apple sliced in half with a scoop of ice cream and a caramel drizzle in a shallow bowl with a silver spoon.
3.69 from 47 votes

Baked Apples

These cozy baked apples are filled with a buttery cinnamon sugar oat crumble and super easy to make. Enjoy warm with ice cream and a drizzle of date caramel sauce for the ultimate fall dessert!
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Mini raw apple pies on a plate. A napkin and apple slices are also on the table.
4.84 from 6 votes

Mini Raw Apple Pies

These raw mini apple pies are made with all whole foods and no processed sugar, flour, dairy, etc. They're raw, vegan, gluten-free and packed with nutrients. These mini apple pies are perfect to satisfy your fall sweet tooth!
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Hand holding an apple crumble bar.
4.39 from 39 votes

Healthy Apple Crumble Bars

These healthy apple crumble bars are vegan, gluten-free, and made with wholesome ingredients and fresh apples. You’ll love the cinnamon apple filling paired with the oatmeal crumble crust and topping!
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Sweet potato brownies on parchment paper topped with a chocolate ganache and chopped almonds.
4.71 from 37 votes

Sweet Potato Brownies

You’ll never know there are vegetables hidden in these sweet potato brownies! Top with chocolate ganache for the ultimate sweet treat.
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Overhead view of pumpkin brownie squares scattered around a cutting board.
4.92 from 119 votes

Pumpkin Brownies

These pumpkin brownies are made with almond flour, coconut sugar and pumpkin puree instead of any oil. They're rich, fudgy, super moist and absolutely delicious! Gluten-free + dairy-free.
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Stacked slices of apple cake.
5 from 24 votes

Apple Cake

This delicious gluten-free apple cake is made with a blend of almond and oat flour, studded with fresh apples and has a delicious cinnamon pecan crumb topping. It’s moist, tender and the perfect fall dessert!
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Nine pumpkin coffee cake squares on a sheet of parchment paper.
5 from 11 votes

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

This pumpkin coffee cake with a cinnamon streusel topping is the ultimate fall breakfast or dessert! It's moist, soft and made with healthier ingredients like Greek yogurt, whole wheat flour and coconut sugar.
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Two pieces of pumpkin cake stacked on one another.
5 from 6 votes

Healthy Pumpkin Cake

This healthy pumpkin cake is gluten-free, naturally sweetened and perfectly moist. It's packed with fall flavors and topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting.
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5 from 1 vote

Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts

From healthier holiday classics to favorite fall treats here are over 15 easy and healthy Thanksgiving dessert ideas with something for everyone!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 9” store-bought or homemade pie crust


  • 8 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour, whole wheat pastry flour, or gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, softened or coconut oil
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF and grease a 9-inch pie pan.
  • Fit pie crust in pie plate, crimping the edges. Set aside.
    Pie crust fitted to pie plate, being crimped by hand.
  • In a large bowl toss apple slices with lemon juice, coconut sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch (or arrowroot flour) and salt until evenly coated.
    Apple slices tossed in cinnamon mixture.
  • In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, rolled oats, coconut sugar and cinnamon. Add softened butter and use your hands or a fork to mix together until a crumble consistency forms.
    Oat crumble topping in a bowl.
  • Pour apples into the pie crust, mounding them towards the center.
    Apple slices in pie plate.
  • Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over apples.
    Oat crumble topping added to apples in pie plate.
  • Place pie pan on a baking sheet to help prevent any spillage that may happen. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until crust is browned and apples are bubbling. Check the pie a few times while baking to make sure that the crust and topping aren’t browning too much. If that happens cover with tin foil.
    Healthier dutch apple pie in a pie plate.
  • Remove from oven and let pie cool to room temperature before cutting so the filling has time to set.
  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or dollop of whipped cream and enjoy!



  • Vegan: Use vegan butter or coconut oil if you need this pie to be vegan.
  • Gluten-free: Use a gluten-free pie crust and gluten-free all-purpose flour if you need this recipe to be gluten-free. 


Serving: 1/8 slice | Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 29g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dutch apple pie
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Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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