There are many parts of Thanksgiving you may not look forward to, like being interrogated about your relationship status by Aunt Susan or Uncle Joe’s inevitable political ramblings. But there is one part of Turkey Day pretty much everyone can get excited about: dessert.
Even if you don’t do butter or whipped cream, there are plenty of vegan Thanksgiving desserts that’ll wrap up your night in sweet, sweet
While many traditional desserts (looking at you, pumpkin pie cheesecake) are heavy on the dairy and eggs, you can absolutely enjoy your favorite fall flavors while keeping your eats plant-based. From pumpkin to pecan to spiced apple, nothing is off limits.
Don’t thank me, though; thank all of the ~genius~ vegan recipe creators out there dreaming up plant-based magic by swapping in healthy ingredients like oats, maple syrup, cashews, coconut, flax, and almond milk for non-vegan staples like eggs, honey, and dairy.
Even if you’re vegan AND gluten-free, paleo, raw, or keto, I’ve got you covered. From no-bake cakes and classic pies to crunchy bars and sweet beverages, your soulmate treat is out there just waiting for you–no matter what your dietary restrictions may be.
So, when you need something to distract you from yet another about why you’re still single, take a big bite of one of the following vegan Thanksgiving dessert recipes and let your taste buds bathe in plant-based bliss until the clock strikes Black Friday.
This dairy-free dessert is still super creamy, thanks to cashews and almonds. Plus, it’s refined sugar-free.
Per serving: 501 calories, 37.6 g fat, 37.8 g carbs, 4.3 g fiber, 9.1 g protein
Vegan and gluten-free, these fudgy brownies are made with coconut sugar, chocolate chips, and a shot of espresso (and pack major flavor to boot).
Per serving: 195 calories, 11 g fat, 24 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein
All you need for this decadent dessert? Gooey caramel, sweet bananas, and whipped coconut cream.
Per serving: 193 calories, 7 g fat, 33 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein
Instead of coffee after the main meal, try this vegan masala chai affogato instead.
Per serving: 128 calories, 4.5 g fat, 21.8 g carbs, 1.2 g fiber, 0.5 g protein
This chocolatey, cashew-based vegan ice cream is just as delicious as the milky OG.
Per serving: 432 calories, 26.9 g fat, 45 g carbs, 5.3 g fiber, 9.1 g protein
If you’re kind of done with your oven after preparing a full Thanksgiving meal (who could blame you?), these no-bake bars are sure to please.
Per serving: 171 calories, 5 g fat, 29.2 g carbs, 2.8 g fiber, 4.4 g protein
Super sticky and filled with spices and fruit, this vegan dessert is indulgent and totally Thanksgiving-worthy.
Per serving: 308 calories, 11.8 g fat, 47.3 g carbs, 1.6 g fiber, 3.1 g protein
If you prefer desserts that are a little on the tart side, these key lime bars are for YOU.
Per serving: 242 calories, 21 g fat, 13 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 4 g protein
This moist and fluffy cake is filled with warming spices and topped with cinnamon-y vegan buttercream that’s straight-up irresistible.
Per serving: 794 calories, 29.9 g fat, 133.4 g carbs, 2.6 g fiber, 5.2 g protein
Sweet potato puree adds a healthy dose of fiber to this dessert, so you’ll feel satisfied after a slice.
Per serving: 428 calories, 8.8 g fat, 56.7 g carbs, 4.2 g fiber, 5.9 g protein
This Mexican dessert uses brown rice, coconut milk, raisins, and cinnamon for a healthy, vegan take on rice pudding.
Per serving: 368 calories, 17 g fat, 54 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 4.5 g protein
You literally need just 60 seconds to whip up this vegan, gluten-free, coffee-topped dark chocolate mug cake.
Per serving: 527 calories, 11 g fat, 102 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 62 g sugar, 10 g protein
Full of healthy fat, this creamy chocolate mousse gets its thick, rich texture from avocado. It practically melts in your mouth.
Per serving: 342 calories, 25 g fat, 33 g carbs, 10 g fiber, 10 g sugar, 4 g protein
These vegan, keto-friendly PB cups put Reese’s to shame (and require just four ingredients to make).
Per serving: 95 calories, 9 g fat, 2 g carbs, 0.5 g fiber, 2 g protein
These fancy-sounding buns don’t contain any butter at all, don’t worry.
Per serving: 285 calories, 8 g fat, 48 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 24 g sugar, 4 g protein
These sticky caramel bars are the perfect pop of flavor if you’re looking for an easy vegan Thanksgiving dessert to bring to your festivities.
Per serving: 345 calories, 20.2 g fat, 38 g carbs, 3.8 g fiber, 7 g protein
Coconut yogurt frosting > cream cheese frosting. Trust me.
Per serving: 331 calories, 11.5 g fat, 57.1 g carbs, 5.1 g fiber, 6.1 g protein
Gluten-free oats give this fruit-filled crisp that perfectly crunchy crumble topping.
Per serving: 867 calories, 0.2 g fat, 55.5 g carbs, 2.2 g fiber, 0.7 g protein
This vegan pumpkin bread practically screams Thanksgiving. Seriously, Starbucks should sell this stuff.
Per serving: 285 calories, 14.8 g fat, 38.2 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1.1 g protein
The magically creamy icing on these bad boys will win over even non-vegans, guaranteed.
Per serving: 397 calories, 20.6 g fat, 56.6 g carbs, 11.2 g fiber, 8.2 g protein
Bread pudding is such an interesting take on dessert, and adding pumpkin allows this to truly take on the flavor of the season.
Per serving: 283 calories, 17.8 g fat, 28.3 g carbs, 3.1 g fiber, 6.1 g protein
I mean, why not have donuts in your Thanksgiving dessert spread, right?
Per serving: 123 calories, 3.4 g fat, 21.6 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 2.9 g protein
Fresh plantains, agave, and a coconut whip topping make this unique dessert a crowd-pleaser.
Per serving: 185 calories, 7.6 g fat, 30.8 g carbs, 2.5 g fiber, 1.5 g protein
If you’re the type that likes to try ALL the desserts, these small macaroons make it easy to do so without getting too stuffed.
Per serving: 166 calories, 8.8 g fat, 19.7 g carbs, 1.9 g fiber, 15 g sugar, 2.2 g protein
Thanksgiving isn’t complete without apple pie, and this vegan version makes it happen with a delish coconut oil crust.
Per serving: 520 calories, 28 g fat, 65.6 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 26 g sugar, 5.3 g protein
Because not everyone lives somewhere that gets super chilly for Thanksgiving, these cookie dough pops are a totally valid Turkey Day treat.
Per serving: 239 calories, 15.9 g fat, 21 g carbs, 1.4 g fiber, 5.3 g protein
This chocolate cake is so rich and moist you’d never guess it doesn’t contain eggs, dairy, or gluten.
Per serving: 207 calories, 12.5 g fat, 21.9 g carbs, 2.5 g fiber, 5.7 g protein
Made with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla, allspice, and cloves, these cookies are coziness in dessert form.
Per serving: 128 calories, 4.1 g fat, 21.7 g carbs, 1.3 g fiber, 1.5 g protein
Enjoy the in its purest, most delish form with this fudge.
Per serving: 92 calories, 5.5 g fat, 10.2 g carbs, 0.6 g fiber, 1 g protein
This pie-inspired cheesecake is paleo, vegan, and doesn’t even require you to turn on the oven.
Per serving: 535 calories, 47 g fat, 28 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 14 g sugar, 9 g protein