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12 Vegan Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas That Slay

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In some people's minds, remaining vegan throughout the holiday season is a travesty akin to going to a Beyonce concert but then hanging out by the concession stand all night. Yeah, you're missing out on the holiday ham, the Thanksgiving turkey, but more than that -- you're abstaining from desserts, arguably the best part of any holiday meal.

But being vegan doesn't have to suck at all -- in fact, these recipes might even be better than the old standards you remember.

So no need to suffer in silence. Check out these 12 vegan desserts that slay -- we promise, you'll be back for seconds. 


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1Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

Not only are these little cups vegan, they're gluten-free too! But it's important to note that what they don't have in dairy or grain, they make up for in flavor.

Recipe: Minimalist Baker

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2Naturally Sweetened Caramel-Dipped Apples

This ticks all the boxes -- paleo, GF, vegan, refined sugar-free -- but is also ridiculously fun to make.

Recipe: The Kitchen McCabe

Image via Running on Real Food

4Vegan Pecan Pie

Replacing all of that butter with coconut oil isn't just genius, it's delicious.

Recipe: Running on Real Food

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5No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Protein Bites

Because if you're not eating that turkey, you need to get protein somewhere.

Recipe: Hummusapien

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7Vegan Apple Tart

We love this recipe for many reasons, including that it just looks festive. 

Recipe: A House in the Hills

Image via Neurotic Mommy

8Vegan Cranberry Orange Loaf Cake

For those of you who just can't get enough cranberry at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

Recipe: Neurotic Mommy

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10Cinnamon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash

True, not a traditional Thanksgiving dessert, but it will no doubt be your favorite once you try it.

Recipe: Damn Delicious

Image via Wallflower Kitchen

11Blackberry Apple Gingerbread Crumble

For season pushers who can't wait for Christmas, this is the perfect close to Thanksgiving dinner.

Recipe: Wallflower Kitchen

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