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6 Scrumptious Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes


Thanksgiving is a celebration of family, harvest, and abundance. A beautiful meal with family and friends is the perfect opportunity to be loving and inclusive. A table that leaves no one out should include at least one dairy-free dessert.

Wondering what kind of dairy-free dessert to make? We’ve got you covered. From classic pumpkin flavors to fruity baked goods, these six scrumptious, divine dairy-free Thanksgiving dessert recipes offer many pleasing palate possibilities.

1. Mini Maple Pumpkin Pies

The key to making a dairy-free pumpkin pie is Pacific Foods Coconut Unsweetened Plant-Based Beverage. Though not your traditional pumpkin pie, these little treats have so much creamy sweetness, they’re sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Plus they have a charming aesthetic to perfectly decorate your Thanksgiving table.

This recipe embraces the Thanksgiving spirit using organic pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup. We especially love the idea of bite-sized pies for gatherings that usually end with take-home leftovers.

View the Recipe: Mini Maple Pumpkin Pies

2. Dairy-Free Berry Cobbler

This is a delicious take on a very traditional cobbler, with an array of delicate berries to give your dinner table some extra color. Made with Pacific Foods Organic Oat Original Plant-Based Beverage, you can create this delicate dairy-free Thanksgiving dessert in under an hour.

Try it with blackberries, strawberries, blueberries or raspberries, or use your favorite combination. A spritz of tangy lemon juice enhances all the beautiful flavors found in this dish. Sprinkle some turbinado sugar on top or a handful of berries. Serve with a dairy-free whipped topping or even a splash of dairy-free sweetened condensed milk.

View the Recipe: Dairy-Free Berry Cobbler

3. Dairy-Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Easy-to-grab desserts are perfect for the holidays, especially for kids present. These dairy-free apple cinnamon muffins evoke the aromas and tastes of the Thanksgiving season. Plus, these dairy-free desserts have a gratifying, rich texture and can make an excellent breakfast.

Ingredients include Pacific Foods Organic Almond Original Plant-Based Beverage, apples, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon to fill your kitchen with a heavenly aroma. You can create these dainty muffins in less than an hour, with a short baking time of 18 minutes. Just be sure to make enough for people to take some leftovers home, as they’ll surely be demanding it.

View the Recipe: Dairy-Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins

4. Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

This light and sophisticated lemon poppy seed loaf with vanilla lemon glaze will be a welcome surprise at your Thanksgiving table. Plus, you can whip it up in only 45 minutes or less.

Unsweetened apple sauce and maple syrup come together to create a layer of satisfying comfort. The combination of almond and coconut flour makes it both hearty and fluffy. Whisk together Pacific Foods Organic Almond Original Plant-Based Beverage, coconut oil and eggs to make a light, shining glaze.

After a big meal, those looking for a little taste of sweetness will be delighted by the exquisite flavor and texture of this dairy-free dessert.

View the Recipe: Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

5. Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Are you a fan of cinnamon raisin bread? Then you’ll love this dairy-free twist on classic bread pudding that’s a nice departure from Thanksgiving pies, cakes, cobblers, and bars. For a large group, we recommended making a big batch.

This dairy-free dessert calls for Pacific Foods Unsweetened Original Hemp Plant-Based Beverage, eggs, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, giving it a divine combination of seasonal flavor. Garnish it with creamy pumpkin puree or your favorite topping.

If you’re gluten-free, use gluten-free bread and add some raisins or chopped cranberries for a tangy flavor.

View the Recipe: Pumpkin Bread Pudding

6. Chocolate Mini Cakes with Hazelnut Cream

If you’re looking for a dairy-free Thanksgiving dessert that’s quick, easy, and loved by all, this is the recipe for you. Taking only 15 minutes to bake, these chocolate mini cakes with hazelnut cream are rich, dense, and melt in your mouth. Best of all, these little cakes are the perfect size at the end of a meal when you don’t want to feel overstuffed.

Cocoa powder and melted chocolate chips make this a winning triumph for chocolate lovers everywhere. Make sure you substitute dairy-free chocolate chips for the semi-sweet ones listed in the ingredients! Add a subtle, nutty layer with hazelnut cream and a satisfying crunch with some chopped hazelnuts. For sweetener, you can use honey or coconut sugar.

View the Recipe: Chocolate Mini Cakes with Hazelnut Cream

Enjoy More Than Dessert With Pacific Foods

Now that you’ve got six great ideas for dairy-free desserts this Thanksgiving, check out all the other things Pacific Foods is known for. From our versatile plant-based products to our treasure trove of recipes, we have something for everyone. Make the Pacific Foods blog a frequent stop this holiday season for more wholesome recipes!