Best Diabetic Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe Ideas

Best Diabetic Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe Ideas
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Thanksgiving is a special time of the year. It’s a time to gather with family, friends, and loved ones to express appreciation for all that we have. But it can also be a difficult time for those with diabetes, as traditional holiday desserts can be loaded with sugar and unhealthy ingredients. This Thanksgiving, diabetics don’t have to feel left out! With so many delicious desserts for diabetics available, everyone can enjoy something sweet this holiday season. 

Vegan pumpkin pie

One of the best vegan diabetic Thanksgiving dessert recipes is a vegan pumpkin pie. Traditional pumpkin pie recipes use eggs or dairy products to create their creamy texture, but there are plenty of vegan pumpkin pie recipes that are just as delicious without them. Instead of using eggs or dairy in the recipe, you could use coconut milk and cornstarch for creaminess and tapioca starch instead of flour for thickening the filling. You’ll end up with a rich and creamy pumpkin pie that will still taste like your favorite holiday classic without any added sugar! 

Apple Crisp

Another great diabetic Thanksgiving dessert is apple crisp. Apples are naturally low in sugar and full of fiber which makes them an ideal ingredient for diabetic-friendly desserts. To make this delicious vegan version of an apple crisp, simply combine fresh apples with oats, almond flour, coconut oil, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl until everything is well combined. Spread the mixture into an oven-safe dish and bake at 350 degrees F until golden brown on top. Serve your crisp warm with some homemade coconut whipped cream or non-dairy ice cream for a decadent treat that everyone can enjoy! 

Blueberry Muffins

Muffins are another great option for diabetic Thanksgiving desserts because they’re so easy to make yet still packed full of flavor. Try making these delicious Blueberry Muffins by combining almond meal, baking powder, sugar-free soy yogurt, blueberries and some other simple ingredients in one bowl before baking in the oven until golden brown on top. These muffins are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth while providing essential nutrients like vitamin C from the blueberries along with protein from the almond meal and soy yogurt. 

Cranberry Orange Mini Cheesecakes

If you’re looking for something even more unique for your diabetic Thanksgiving menu, then try making these Cranberry Orange Mini Cheesecakes! Start by making the crust by combining almond flour, melted coconut oil, and raw honey together before pressing into mini cupcake tins lined with cupcake liners. For the cheesecake filling, you’ll need soft tofu blended together with orange juice concentrate and cranberries before spooning onto each crust layer. Bake in the oven at 350°F until set throughout. Serve these bite-sized treats cold, topped with extra fresh cranberries or a dollop of whipped cream! 

Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin is a Thanksgiving staple, and this mousse is a great way to enjoy it in a healthier way. Instead of using heavy cream, this recipe calls for low-fat milk and Greek yogurt. This swaps out unhealthy fats for good-for-you probiotics and calcium. To sweeten the mousse, use natural sweeteners like stevia or honey. Serve it with a sprinkle of cinnamon for added flavor and antioxidants.

Strawberry Cheesecake Fluff

In a medium bowl, beat 4 ounces of softened cream cheese until smooth. Add 1 cup of Greek yogurt and mix until creamy. In a separate bowl, mix together 1 package of sugar-free vanilla pudding mix and 1 cup of skim milk. Add the pudding mixture to the cream cheese mixture and mix until combined. Fold in 1/2 cup of diced strawberries and 1/2 cup of sugar-free whipped topping. Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate and refrigerate for 2 hours. Top with remaining diced strawberries before serving.

No-Bake Cheesecake

This light and creamy cheesecake is a great way to end a Thanksgiving meal. Instead of using cream cheese, this recipe calls for ricotta cheese. This swap cuts down on fat and calories, while still giving you a creamy texture. To sweeten it, use natural sweeteners like honey. Serve it with a dollop of fresh whipped cream for a delicious and diabetes-friendly dessert.


No matter what kind of sweets you choose to serve this Thanksgiving, make sure they’re appropriate for diabetics by avoiding added sugars or high glycemic index foods like white bread or processed pastries whenever possible. Opt instead for natural sweeteners like honey or pure maple syrup, which won’t cause spikes in blood glucose levels like regular granulated sugar does. With just a few simple swaps, you can create deliciously sweet treats that everyone can enjoy without worrying about their health implications!


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