25+ Gluten-Free Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts
These Gluten-Free Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts will be a hit with the whole family! With everything from vegan cheesecakes to flaky gluten-free pies and simple dessert bars, there’s something for every taste. These delicious holiday dessert recipes are my family’s holiday favorites.
The holidays can be a stressful time of year for people who have food allergies or restrictions. This is my fifth Thanksgiving being strictly gluten-free. It’s my third being primarily plant-based. So, I know that having a gluten-free vegan Thanksgiving can be tricky. But it doesn’t have to be!
That’s why I wanted to make dessert a little easier for you! These 20 Gluten-Free Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts are some of my favorites. Even better, they’re all recipes that will satisfy the whole family. As you may guess, I’m always in charge of desserts for my family’s Thanksgiving. Despite most of my family following a non-restricted diet, no one ever has complaints about these gluten-free vegan desserts.
No one wants to feel left out being the “gluten-free” or “vegan one” at Thanksgiving! I hope you find many desserts here that you and your whole family will love. Have a happy Thanksgiving, friends!
Pumpkin Thanksgiving Desserts
The Best Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pie
This Paleo + Vegan Pumpkin Pie is smooth, creamy, and perfectly spiced, with a flaky crust that you’d never believe is gluten-free, paleo AND vegan. This is allergy-friendly pie will be a holiday dessert staple.
Baked Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
This Baked Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake will wow you with its rich texture, spices, and gluten-free graham cracker-style crust. It’s the perfect vegan Thanksgiving dessert.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Crumb Bars
These Pumpkin Pie Crumb Bars have an oatmeal crust and crumble with a smooth and sweet pumpkin pie filling! You’ll go nuts for this gluten-free, refined sugar-free and vegan portable pumpkin pie.
Soft Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
These Gluten-Free Soft Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies are a cakey and delicious spiced cookie that’s loaded with chocolate! If you like softer cookies, you’ll adore these vegan pumpkin cookies.
Pumpkin Spice Twix Bars
These Pumpkin Spice Twix Bars are a warm, pumpkin-spiced twist on a classic candy favorite! These copycat homemade Twix Bars are gluten-free, paleo, and vegan, and the bold pumpkin spice flavors take them out of this world.
No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake
This No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake has layers of chocolate and pumpkin spice cashew-based cheesecake, on top of a gluten-free chocolate date crust. This make-ahead raw dessert is perfect for the holidays.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chai Cupcakes with Chai Frosting
These Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chai Cupcakes are soft, moist, and bursting with warm chai spices and pumpkin flavor. They’re topped with an irresistible cashew-based vegan chai frosting that you’d never guess is paleo + vegan.
No-Bake Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
This No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake is super creamy with a pecan crust and a spiced pumpkin cheesecake filling that’s made with cashews! This healthier pumpkin cheesecake is gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo + vegan. It’s perfect for making ahead of time, so you have less work to do on the big day!
Vegan Thanksgiving Pies, Tarts, Crisps & Cheesecakes
Vegan Apple Cheesecake with Gluten-Free Oatmeal Crust
This Vegan Apple Cheesecake is a creamy and irresistible baked vegan cheesecake that is perfect for the holidays or for any apple pie lovers! Made with an oatmeal almond flour crust, this gluten-free cheesecake is topped with a scrumptious apple pie filling.
Apple Crumble Pie
This Apple Crumble Pie is so delicious it’s bound to be a holiday dessert staple! This gluten-free, paleo + vegan pie is filled with soft, caramelized apples and topped with a nutty, crunchy paleo crumble topping.
Paleo Pecan Pie
This Paleo Pecan Pie is a healthier version of a holiday favorite! This recipe is a gluten-free & grain-free alternative to traditional pecan pie with the best Paleo pie crust I’ve ever tried. This is the perfect paleo Thanksgiving dessert.
Paleo Apple Pie (with Vegan Option)
Prefer a lattice crust over a crumble topping? This Paleo Apple Pie has a flaky gluten-free lattice crust with a delicious spiced apple filling! This healthier apple pie recipe is the perfect paleo Thanksgiving dessert, and it has a vegan option.
Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie (No Bake, Gluten Free + Paleo)
With a raw cakey chocolate crust and a decadently creamy chocolate filling, this gluten-free and vegan Chocolate Cream Pie will make you swoon!
Caramel Pear Crisp (Gluten Free + Vegan)
This Caramel Pear Crisp is a decadent and deliciously spiced dessert that’s perfect for the holidays. The caramel pear filling is spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and vanilla bean, and topped with a crunchy almond flour and pecan crisp topping. Don’t forget to serve this crisp with some whipped coconut cream!
No-Bake Chocolate Pomegranate Tart (Gluten-Free + Vegan)
This No-Bake Chocolate Pomegranate Tart is made with 8 simple ingredients and is perfect for holiday entertaining! No baking required for this gluten-free, paleo, and vegan tart. Perfect to make ahead!
No-Bake Vegan Pear Cheesecake
This No-Bake Vegan Pear Cheesecake has a simple gluten-free almond flour crust, and a luscious vanilla bean cheesecake, topped off with an easy-to-make caramelized pear topping! It’s delicious, beautiful, and perfect for special occasions.
Cranberry Apple Crisp (Gluten Free + Vegan)
This Cranberry Apple Crisp is spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg & orange zest and topped with a crunchy pecan oatmeal crisp topping. This gluten-free and vegan crisp is the perfect holiday dessert!
Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie
This Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie has a flaky grain-free pie crust and a layer of chocolate ganache! This gluten-free and refined sugar-free pie is gooey, crunchy, and the perfect addition to your holiday dessert line-up.
Vegan Thanksgiving Cookies & Bars
Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Cookies
These Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Cookies are soft, chewy, and bursting with flavor! They’re loaded with cinnamon, orange zest, fresh tart cranberries, and chewy dried cranberries. Perfect for the holidays!
Pecan Pie Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)
These Pecan Pie Bars are thick and caramelly, with a crispy coconut flour shortbread crust and a gooey pecan pie filling on top. These gluten-free, paleo, and vegan bars will be the star of your dessert spread!
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies (with a Vegan Option)
This recipe for Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies is my go-to cookie recipe! My taste testers had no idea these cookies were gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, and refined sugar-free! This is one of my most popular recipes. You can easily make the cookies vegan.
Homemade Healthy Cranberry Bliss Bars
These Homemade Cranberry Bliss Bars are a homemade take on the Starbucks’ holiday favorite! These cakey blondies are chewy and loaded with cranberry, orange, and white chocolate flavors. They’re gluten free, paleo and vegan.
Gluten-Free Vegan Chai Sugar Cookies
Meet your new favorite chewy cookie – these Gluten-Free Vegan Chai Sugar Cookies! These Paleo-friendly cookies have a crispy exterior with a tender, chewy center. They’re the perfect pairing for nut milk, tea, or coffee.
Vanilla Bean Cranberry Swirl Bars
These Vanilla Bean Cranberry Cheesecake Bars are made with cashews for a smooth and creamy “cheesecake” that’s completely paleo, dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free! You can use leftover cranberry sauce for the tart cranberry swirl.
Chewy Gluten-Free Cranberry Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Meet your new favorite cranberry pecan chocolate chip cookies! Perfectly crisp edges mixed with gooey chocolate chips and toasted pecans! The best homemade chocolate chip cookies to make for the holidays. Gluten-free, paleo, and vegan friendly!
Gluten-Free Cranberry Crumb Bars
These Gluten-Free Cranberry Crumb Bars use leftover cranberry sauce to make an irresistible refined sugar-free and vegan dessert. The crumb mixture doubles as the crust and crumb topping! Ready in less than an hour.
If you still need inspiration for the savory side of your feast as well, check out this list of my favorite vegan Thanksgiving recipes!
I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving full of love, family, friends, and of course, great food. I hope that you and your family love these gluten-free vegan Thanksgiving desserts. I’m so thankful for you! xoxox