It's Thanksgiving a.k.a. Turkey Day!
That means delicious food, lots of friends and family, and mouth-watering desserts!
And for your vegan guests there are plenty of decadent desserts available that are free of animal-based ingredients.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving staple but traditional pumpkin pie uses lots of ingredients that aren't vegan-based, such as eggs, milk, butter, and lard.
So, to veganize your pumpkin pie, swap out eggs for gelatin or chia, and use coconut oil in place of butter.
Pineapple may not be your immediate go-to when you think of Thanksgiving, but this juicy treat will save you lots of time and is sure to be a hit.
Pineapple's natural sweetness and tartness is perfect dessert after a heavy Thanksgiving meal with the caramelization on the grill adding an extra level of deliciousness.
To make this dish vegan, just swap out honey for maple syrup or agave and top it up with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream.
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are a true American tradition, and are just as tasty with vegan ingredients. The best part: most of the substitutes are pantry staples that you can whip out at short notice.
Moist, crumbly, and warm, chocolate chip cookies are perfect for sharing with your family and friends, and can even be wrapped up in pretty paper as gifts.
Expert Tip: Store leftover cookie dough in a zip top bag in the freezer to bake a fresh batch of vegan cookies in minutes whenever you have the craving.
This apple crisp is the perfect blend of fruit and crunchy cereal,, as well as tart apples, rich buttery flavor, and warm spices like cinnamon.
Serve this dish like traditional apple crisp or sprinkle some crushed nuts on top for extra protein. This dessert is also great with a dollop of dairy-free whipped cream or ice cream.
You can make this dessert ahead of time, too since the crisping only takes 20 minutes to prepare—just enough time for you to clean up before your guests arrive.
Crunchy almonds and pistachios are the stars of this flavorful dish that will have your taste buds wanting more. There are so many amazing flavors in this vegan treat, but the top layer of dried rose petals is what gives this bjewia its signature taste.
Luckily for you, you don’t have to go down the rabbit hole looking for an easy Bjewia Pistachio recipe. Just order the Vegan Box from Layla’s delicacies and get a fresh delivery in time for your Thanksgiving dinner.
The Vegan Gift Box contains not only the nutty, rose-coated Bjewia but also an assortment of other delectable Tunisian sweets such as:
- Baklava El Bey—crunched pistachio enclosed in almond paste.
- Yasmina—jasmine-flower-shaped mixture of almond and pistachio.
- Pineapple hazelnut—pineapple-shaped mixture of chopped almond and hazelnut topped with pistachio.
Ordering the vegan gift box will free up your dinner prep time and guarantee a tasty dessert that leaves your guests raving, just like some of this happy Layla’s Delicacies customer:
Tahini-Stuffed Dates (a.k.a. Tahini Bombs)
In the spirit of fancy, decadent desserts, try this vegan treat that will have everyone talking.
Tahini bombs are a great dessert to serve for Thanksgiving that are simple to prepare and look impressive when brought out.
This treat consists of fresh dates stuffed with tahini, dipped in DIY 4-ingredient chocolate, and sprinkled with coconut and sesame seeds. Shape them into bite-size balls to serve with forks and cocktails.
Now serve, and wait for the compliments!
Razor-thin filo dough layered with a mixture of chopped almond and pistachio make up the decadent Tunisian pastry dessert, baklava.
If you like flaky pie crust, this vegan dessert is for you. It's the perfect blend of flavors and textures to make it an unforgettable Thanksgiving treat.
This traditional recipe calls for butter in the filo dough, but that can be easily substituted for purely vegan ingredients like olive oil, which gives the same texture.
As for the filling, this dessert boasts a dose of crunchy nuts that are so flavorful that they won’t need extra sweetening.
It tastes as good as it looks, and our customers can’t get enough of it:
“Beautifully made, clearly made with love. It felt too artistic to be eaten! But I did it anyway and it’s like drops of heaven. WOULD RECOMMEND IT FOR ANYONE!”
— Sally Mano, The Bronx, US
Get Unique Vegan Treats from Layla’s Delicacies
So, there you have it: 7 vegan thanksgiving desserts that are sure to impress. Whether you are hosting guests who are vegan, or just want to try something different, any of these desserts would be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table.
Let Layla’s Delicacies fill your spread with love, laughter, and scrumptious desserts. We put our very best into every box we make, so why not take some of the pressure off hosting this year’s Thanksgiving dinner by ordering from us?
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