Most of Science & Crumb's audience comes from the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands; therefore, I decided to thank you all by giving you a list of the top 12 gluten-free thanksgiving desserts you can make this thanksgiving. What's better than having a gluten-free dessert that everyone can enjoy after a thanksgiving feast?
Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
Nothing can beat the classic pumpkin pie for thanksgiving. This pumpkin pie recipe is vegan and gluten-free! It can't get any better. Since most of those with celiac disease have issues with dairy, this pumpkin pie is perfect for a holiday feast. The filling is creamy and smooth, that everyone will enjoy it. You can make this pie using a store-bought unbaked gluten-free pie crust or use a gluten-free pie crust mix. Moreover, this pie can be made the day before, so you don't have to stress yourself on thanksgiving.
Mini Pumpkin Pies
Does the idea of making a whole pie intimidates you? Then these vegan and gluten-free mini pumpkin pies are the right fit for you. I love the idea of just grabbing a mini pie instead of slicing a whole pie. The mini pies are made in a regular cupcake tin. The crust is simple and made of walnut, rolled oats, and raisins. The filling is made with pumpkin puree and all the festive spices you can think of! Host a stress-free thanksgiving with these mini pumpkin pies.
Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie
Are you looking for a less traditional gluten-free thanksgiving dessert that is mind-blowing? Try this gluten-free butterscotch cinnamon pie filled with apples, walnuts, ground cinnamon, and butterscotch chocolate chips. This pie will wow your guests, and they won't believe it is gluten-free!
Gluten-Free Carrot Cake
Moist and fluffy gluten-free carrot cake made with almond flour and topped with cream cheese frosting. If you have made cream cheese frosting before, you know that it contains a lot of butter. However, this recipe offers a healthy cream cheese frosting that requires little butter. Why not enjoy a soft and fluffy carrot cake with little to no guilt at thanksgiving?
Gluten-Free Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts
What's better than a gluten-free baked pumpkin doughnut for a healthy thanksgiving dessert? These donuts are healthy and versatile. You don't have a doughnut pan? No worries, you can make these doughnuts in a muffin tin instead. I love these doughnuts because you can store the leftovers and pack them for work or school.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake
Let's admit it, making a pie can be too intimidating and time-consuming! So here is an alternative, a gluten-free pumpkin cheesecake. You can make the cheesecake crust with gluten-free gingersnaps or graham crackers. However, I highly suggest using a 50/50 ratio of gluten-free gingersnaps and graham crackers for a rich flavor crust. You can use pumpkin puree to make the cheesecake or choose to roast your own pumpkin and make a homemade puree. The sky is the limit with this cheesecake!
Healthy Apple Crisp
Did you think I forgot about Apples? No way! This easy apple crisp recipe is gluten-free, vegan, and healthy! Serve it with ice cream and enjoy the flavor of caramelized apples and crispy oats. To make the oat crisp crumble, you can use oat flour, gluten-free flour, or almond flour for a richer flavor.
Pecan Pie Bars
These pecan pie bars are a great alternative to the classic pecan pie. They are easy to make and have all the flavors a pecan pie has. The dessert consists of two layers: the shortbread layer made of almond flour (yum!). Then you have the delicious pecan pie filling.
Pumpkin Bundt Cake
You know I love Bundt cakes; therefore, I had to include this gluten-free pumpkin bundt cake on this list. If you are the one hosting the thanksgiving dinner, then you know it can get stressful. Therefore, instead of making a pie or a layered cake, I highly suggest making this bundt cake to save yourself some time. The bundt cake hides a cream cheese filling inside and is topped with a delicious brown sugar glaze that takes this cake to a whole new level.
These gluten-free pumpkin cookies only require 7 ingredients and are full of flavor. The cookies are made of almond flour and sweetened with brown sugar. The brown sugar makes them moist and provides them with their beautiful golden color.
This cranberry pie is filled with walnuts and fresh cranberries. The tartness of the cranberries is perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the pie, making it irresistible. You can prepare the filling the day before and bake the pie the day after for a fresh homemade pie.
Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
This list of gluten-free thanksgiving desserts cannot be complete without a sweet potato casserole recipe. I know there is a debate on whether sweet potato casserole is a dessert or a side dish, but I'm going to assume it is a dessert for the sake of this list and because it has marshmallows! Nevertheless, this is one of those dishes that has mass appeal. I guarantee you that someone at thanksgiving will be looking for this!