Following a gluten-free diet can be difficult around the holidays. It’s hard to watch your friends and family enjoying pumpkin pie and other seasonal treats when you can’t partake. Luckily, there are hundreds of gluten-free Thanksgiving dessert recipes to try making on your own. With options from donuts to cookies to brownies and, of course, pumpkin pie, you’ll be thankful for a dessert you can enjoy worry-free.


1. No-Bake Vegan Pumpkin Pie: Roast your own pumpkin to take this allergy-friendly pie to the next level. This is also a pie for your table if you follow a Paleo diet. (via 84th and 3rd)


2. No-Bake Maple Pumpkin Coconut Macaroons: No oven required for this recipe. It’s kind of a life-safer for an already-crowded stove. (via The Colorful Kitchen)


3. Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake: This healthy(er) cheesecake is vegan, gluten-free and grain-free, so it can be enjoyed by all of your guests — no cooking required. (via My Whole Food Life)

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4. Perfect Gluten-Free Pumpkin Roll: Forgo the store-bought version this year for a DIY that is so much better. (via Meaningful Eats)

5. Flourless Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies: Because pumpkin and chocolate are *made* for each other, even when you (gasp!) don’t *love* pumpkin. (via The Recipe Rebel)

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6. Crustless Pumpkin Pie: Creamy, perfectly spiced and made with fresh roasted pumpkin, these individual servings are almost too pretty to eat. (via Sagely Sweet)


7. No-Bake Caramel Cheesecake Mousse: Desserts in mason jars are *so* in right now. These individually portioned desserts are no-bake, too — which leaves room in your oven for another pie. (via Snixy Kitchen)


8. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Funfetti Cookies: Try this DIY version of the grocery store staple. You won’t even miss the original. (via Tea & Biscuits)


9. Apple Cider Donuts With Apple Cider Cardamom Glaze and Candied Pecans: Fall doesn’t get much more definitive than apple cider donuts. Make your own version for a hands-off and utensil-free dessert. (via Kitchen Tested)


10. Vegan Purple Sweet Potato Pie With Coconut Almond Crust: Beautiful purple sweet potatoes sit atop a crust made with nothing but healthy, good-for-you ingredients. You won’t miss the traditional crust one bit with this coconut almond alternative. (via The Endless Meal)


11. Paleo Chocolate Pecan Tart: The only thing that can make pecan pie better is chocolate. Can’t argue that. (via Cook Eat Paleo)


12. Gluten-Free Honey Pumpkin Pie: Free of refined sugar, this has all the classic taste with just a hint of honey. (via Flippin’ Delicious)


13. Toasted Marshmallow Sweet Potato Ice Cream: Everyone’s favorite side dish just became dessert. Leave room for seconds. (via Ari’s Menu)


14. Maple Glazed Pumpkin Seed Clusters: Need a more casual dessert than traditional pie? This seedy recipe packs a nutritional punch with protein, fiber, healthy fats and zinc! In the morning, you can even top your yogurt with it and eat it for breakfast. (via Queen of My Kitchen)


15. Pumpkin Cream Pie With Coconut-Pecan Crust: The pie filling takes most of its prep time in the fridge, so make this the night before Thanksgiving to relax after dinner. (via Salted Plains)


16. Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Pudding: From start to finish, this impressive dessert takes only forty minutes, and only requires a few pantry ingredients you’re sure to have on hand. (via Radiant Rachels)

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17. Paleo Pumpkin Coffee Cake: Make this for your Thanksgiving dessert table — it’s so much healthier than traditional desserts (and no one will miss the pie). (via Jay’s Baking Me Crazy)

What gluten-free desserts will you be serving at your Thanksgiving this year? Let us know in the comments.