Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays of the year (if not the best holiday). You don’t have to stress about getting gifts and you can eat all that your heart desires. The only struggle that comes with Thanksgiving is not gorging yourself on all the desserts without feeling it for the next week. Fear not, for there are some healthy Thanksgiving dessert recipes that not only you will love, but everyone else will too.
1. Pumpkin Donuts with Pecan Frosting
If you think doughnuts cannot be healthy, think again. These doughnuts are low on sugar but packed with flavor. Feel guilt free and know that you came bearing a healthy Thanksgiving dessert when you bring these to your boyfriend’s parents’ house this year!
2. Cinnamon Apple Crisp
When you think of Fall, you think of apples and who doesn’t love apple crisp? Thanks to one of my favorite food blogs, Skinnytaste, this Cinnamon Apple Crisp is not only delicious but kind to your waist. Each serving comes in at only 200 calories, allowing you to leave room for the rest of the healthy Thanksgiving desserts you will be making. This is one of the best healthy Thanksgiving dessert recipes!
3. Pumpkin Spice No Bake Cheesecake
What’s better than dessert? A dessert that you don’t have to bake. This easy cheesecake has all the elements of fall: pumpkin, cinnamon, and did I say pumpkin? This dessert takes 10 minutes to make ensuring you more time for all the other baking you are going to be doing.
4. Mini Sweet Potato Meringue Pies
If you are feeling fancy, whip up these Mini Sweet Potato Meringue Pies. Each guest will get their own and they won’t feel the guilt of eating a whole pie to themselves. Instead of using flour for the foundation of the crust, you use banana making this a sneaky healthy Thanksgiving dessert. Each meringue pie comes in at only 136 calories each. This is one of our favorite healthy Thanksgiving dessert recipes!
5. Healthy Chocolate Pecan Pie
If you are a pie lover like me and you are over the abundance of pumpkin flavored everything, try this recipe for a Healthy Chocolate Pecan Pie. This recipe is vegan and does not include corn syrup.
6. Pecan Pie Cookie Dough Balls
Another pecan pie recipe that is a little less involved than the one previously mentioned are these Pecan Pie Cookie Dough Balls. An opportunity to eat raw cookie dough is one that everyone should take, especially if it is healthy-ish.
7. Iced Mini Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon rolls are a classic breakfast or dessert. This diverse dish is loved by everyone in the United States. This recipe is a healthy rendition of the beloved pastry because, with only a few tablespoons of sugar, these mini cinnamon rolls are coming in at only 42 calories and 2 grams of sugar per roll. Bring these to your Thanksgiving brunch or dinner to add variety to your spread.
8. Skinny Pumpkin Spiced Snickerdoodles
Another beloved dessert is the Snickerdoodle. The delicious and spicy cookie that has become the holiday cookie to make. For this recipe, each cookie comes in at only 51 calories, making it easy to have more than just one.
9. Skinny No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie
An underrated pie in my book, the Peanut Butter Pie always goes down easy but later on the guilt sets in that you have definitely ruined your diet. With this recipe, you can shovel as much into your belly without the sadness of a vanquished healthy meal plan. It’s also a no-bake recipe which is a bonus every time.
10. Skinny Frozen Hot Chocolate
If you are looking to really wow the crowd, make these Skinny Frozen Hot Chocolates. You will make everyone think you are a culinary genius and the MVP of Thanksgiving with these dessert drinks. By swapping whole milk for skim and adding unsweetened cocoa, you can achieve a low-calorie beverage without sacrificing delicious taste.