These Thanksgiving dessert ideas gluten free have the typical favorite fall flavors that the whole family will love. They are amazing recipes that will accommodate those with food allergies.
I was diagnosed with celiac disease back in 2008. It was hard to adjust to a gluten-free diet, but it helped that my mom had also just been diagnosed. We worked together to come up with delicious gluten-free recipes.
When I was a kid, my mom and I would bake amazing recipes during the holiday season. Now we make the same recipes (but the gluten-free version) with my kids. It warms my heart that we can continue this tradition.
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Once Thanksgiving dinner is done, it is time for dessert (which is the best part of the holiday meal, in my opinion). There are all the yummy treats like apple crisp, chocolate cream pie, pumpkin cheesecake, and plenty of other tasty desserts.
But what about your gluten-free guests? That is where we come in. We have many easy dessert recipes that are gluten-free, which are perfect for Thanksgiving. They go great with our fall charcuterie board.
Why you should make these recipes
- They are the best gluten-free Thanksgiving desserts.
- All of these desserts will look great on the dessert table.
- Most of these recipes call for simple ingredients, making gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes easy.
- They are so tasty, and no one will be able to tell they are eating a gluten-free dessert.
- Everyone will feel included because there is something that everyone can eat.
Here are some of our favorite gluten-free Thanksgiving desserts. We know you are going to love them.
Tips for success
- Top with vanilla ice cream - Most of these gluten-free Thanksgiving dessert recipes are even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
- Get creative - Go all out when you are decorating your Thanksgiving table. Get some fun decorations and design your table to look like a masterpiece. You can also set out your kids' Thanksgiving art, because why not show it off?
- Have your kids help - Your kiddos would love to help you make these recipes. You are making these recipes anyway, so you may as well make an event out of it. Those memories of you baking together are priceless.
- Keep the gluten-free things separate - Always err on the side of caution regarding food allergies. Have a dedicated gluten-free table, label things, and use different utensils. Anything to ensure there is no gluten exposure.
- Have fun - Putting together a Thanksgiving feast does not have to be stressful. I love to turn on my favorite music and sing while baking. Take a deep breath and enjoy it!
Is pumpkin pie gluten-free?
Because of the pie crust, no pumpkin pie is not gluten-free. Some pumpkin filling is not gluten-free, either. You can still make a flaky pie crust that is gluten-free from one of the recipes above.
All you need to do for the pumpkin pie filling is check the ingredient list on the can. Most will say "gluten-free" on the front label, but sometimes you must search. If you do not see wheat in the ingredients, usually that is safe.
Are gluten-free desserts healthier?
Gluten-free desserts are still desserts, but there are pros to choosing them over a typical dessert. Typically gluten-free products contain more fiber, which helps with a healthier digestive system and gut health.
Even though there is more fiber, gluten-free desserts still have sugar, making them not the healthiest choice. In the end, it is all about eating in moderation. Having a sweet or two now and then is completely fine, especially around a holiday.
What can a person on a gluten-free diet eat on Thanksgiving?
There are many things those with a gluten intolerance or allergy can eat for Thanksgiving. Turkey is gluten-free, but you need to check what has been added to it because stuffing and gravy sometimes have gluten.
Potatoes (again, check on the gravy), cranberry sauce, and vegetables are also safe for those with allergies. Rolls, gravy, and desserts can be made gluten-free with gluten-free flour, almond flour, coconut flour, and other alternatives.
Ways to enjoy
These fantastic gluten-free desserts will pair well with our gluten free turkey. What is Thanksgiving without a turkey? When you have turkey, you need gravy, so you will want to try out our gluten free gravy.
We love our creamy mashed potatoes with our turkey and gravy paired with our gluten free crescent rolls. Just because you can't have gluten does not mean you should not be able to enjoy Thanksgiving foods.
If you are in charge of bringing an appetizer for Thanksgiving, try out this Thanksgiving charcuterie board. We love charcuterie boards because they are easy to assemble and look fancy.
We also love serving mocktails because they make an event feel even fancier. Plus the kiddos can have them as well. A non alcoholic mulled wine is perfect for the occasion because it has that wonderful fall flavor.
Hopefully, you have found a gluten-free Thanksgiving dessert or two that will be on your Thanksgiving menu this year. We hope you love these recipes as much as we do. Happy Thanksgiving!