4 Healthy Thanksgiving Treats You’ll Be Thankful For

Oct 16, 2021

All the Yummy, Without the Guilt!

Here are some of our favorite, healthy Thanksgiving desserts that we know you’ll love! Thanksgiving is such a great holiday for food – we absolutely love celebrating with all that traditional Thanksgiving dinner recipes.

By the time you reach dessert, it can feel a little overwhelming. So if you’re looking for some healthier Thanksgiving dessert ideas, you’ll find a perfect dessert below…and without all the guilt!

1. Healthier Pumpkin Spice Cookie

These healthy pumpkin spice cookies are full of pumpkin, oatmeal, and spice!

These cookies are fall in dessert form. They’re lower in sugar than other pumpkin spice cookie recipes and can be made with or without the sugar drizzle.

Here’s everything you’ll need to make these healthy pumpkin cookies:

PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, sugar, and spice and stir till mixed.
  3. Add the butter, vanilla, and pumpkin and stir till fully combined.
  4. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of batter and roll to form a ball. Place on cookie sheet and gently pat to flatten and create desired shape (cookies will not spread).
  5. Bake for 11 to 14 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown on top.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  7. If adding sugar drizzle, mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract together in a small bowl until fully combined. Drizzle cookies and allow sugar to set before serving.

2. Healthy Apple Crumble


Without a doubt, this is the BEST classic apple crisp! Sweet and tender apples are topped with spiced oat streusel.

Ingredients

for the streusel

  • ¾ cup (75g) old-fashioned oats (gluten-free if necessary and measured like this)
  • ¼ cup (30g) whole wheat flour or gluten-free* flour (measured like this — and see Notes!)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp (30mL) pure maple syrup, room temperature
  • 1 ½ tbsp (21g) unsalted butter, melted

for the filling

  • 6 cups (767g) diced red apple (see Notes!)
  • 2 tbsp (16g) cornstarch
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F, and coat an 8”-square pan with nonstick cooking spray.
To prepare the streusel topping, whisk together the oats, flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Make a well in the center. Pour in the maple syrup and melted butter. Stir until fully incorporated.
To prepare the filling, toss the apples with the cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl until completely coated.
Transfer the filling to the prepared pan, and gently press down with a spatula. Sprinkle evenly with the topping. (The topping tends to clump a lot, so break it up into really small pieces, about the size of miniature chocolate chips, to ensure it covers the apples.) Bake at 350°F for 50-60 minutes or until the apples are fork tender. Cool completely to room temperature; then refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving to allow the juices to fully thicken.

3. Healthy Dark Chocolate Treats

These healthy dark chocolate treats are a ridiculously simple recipe!

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
ADDITIONAL TIME: 30 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, finely chopped

Instructions

  • 6 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, finely chopped

4.Healthy Rustic Apple & Pear Crisp

Naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup, this healthy fruit crisp is super easy to make and will be ready in under 1 hour! Gluten-free and easily customizable for different diet types.

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 medium apples, cored and chopped (peel if you prefer)
  • 3 medium pears, cored and chopped (peel if you prefer)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (coconut or organic pure cane)
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon

Topping

  • 1 ¾ cup old fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup almond meal or flaxseed meal, optional
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts, optional
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 34 tablespoons coconut oil (at room temp)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon mineral salt
  • cinnamon, to garnish

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Wash apples well. Slice, core and dice apples and pears.

In a large bowl (or right in your baking dish), combine apples, pears, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon. Mix well and layer into a 9 x 9 baking dish.

In a medium size bowl, combine oats, almond meal, walnuts, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and salt, mix well. Spread oat mixture evenly over the apples and sprinkle with a little cinnamon.

Bake for 35 – 40 minutes, or until apples and pears are fork tender. Let cool 5 – 10 minutes before serving.

Serves 6 generously

For More Healthy Thanksgiving Treats, Visit: https://thishealthytable.com/blog/healthy-thanksgiving-desserts/

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