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10 Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts That Are NOT Pumpkin

America runs on Dunkin Pumpkin.

As soon as the very first orange leaf appears to let us know Fall has arrived, the pumpkin obsession begins. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ale, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin Pringles (yes, really); we cannot get enough pumpkin. But, contrary to popular belief, there are other Fall flavors that deserve a place in the spotlight… and in your hearts. Since I’ve already published a blog post devoted to America’s favorite orange vegetable, here are 10 healthy Thanksgiving desserts that have absolutely nothing to do with pumpkin!

1. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars {with an oil-free option}

zucchini blondies

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars

 

2. Apple Crumble Bars

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Recipe: Apple Crumble Bars

 

3. Cappuccino Cloud Cheesecake

cappuccino cheesecake

Recipe: Cappuccino Cloud Cheesecake

 

4. Healthy Chocolate Pecan Pie

chocolate pecan pie

Recipe: Healthy Chocolate Pecan Pie

 

5. Single-Serving Apple Crumble

Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts

Recipe: Healthy Apple Crumble

 

6. Sweet Potato Cupcakes – With Marshmallow Frosting

Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Recipe: Sweet Potato Cupcakes + Marshmallow Frosting

 

7. No-Bake Pecan Cookie Dough Balls

pecan pie cookie dough balls

Recipe: Pecan Pie Cookie Dough Balls

 

8. Iced Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Thanksgiving Breakfast

Recipe: Mini Cinnamon Rolls

 

9. Cranberry Oatmeal Blender Pancakes

Cranberry Pancakes

Recipe: Cranberry Oatmeal Blender Pancakes

 

10. Caramel Yogurt Dip {5 minute recipe}

Caramel Yogurt Dip

Recipe: Caramel Yogurt Dip

 

And if you’re still craving pumpkin after all of this…

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Pumpkin Desserts – 17 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

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Published on November 24, 2014

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  1. Hollie says

    I feel like there are so many Thanksgiving recipes that are centered around Pumpkin. It makes sense obviously, my cousin is actually allergic to pumpkin so these would be great to just send her.

  2. Maria G. says

    No, pumpkin is definitely not all (most pumpkin pies – yuck!). But these desserts made me so dessert hungry! May I please have a slice of pecan pie and an apple crumble bar and a piece of cheesecake? Please top it all with a huge scoop of ice cream. 😛

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