10 Paleo Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

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Since I started this blog in 2006 I’ve created tons of easy dessert recipes. Dessert is my favorite part of any meal. Since Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, I figured what could be better than dessert recipes for Thanksgiving? Only one thing –Paleo Thanksgiving dessert recipes!

These Paleo dessert recipes are perfect for after Thanksgiving dinner and will round out your Thanksgiving menu because while they look stunning and impressive on your table, they are actually easy recipes. The superstar dessert of the ones below has to be my Chocolate Pecan Pie –people have told me that it is better than regular (i.e., wheat-filled) pie!

If you need festive, healthy, easy Thanksgiving recipes look no further, I’ve got you covered here with my 10 Paleo Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes which will help you make this glorious holiday just a little sweeter.

When I think of Thanksgiving I can hardly contain myself. A holiday dedicated to giving thanks? That is amazing! Fantastic that we get to spend a day with family and friends in the kitchen contemplating that which we are thankful for, that which makes us happy? What an incredible day.

This year, I’m happy and thankful for more than ever. I hope that while you take a look at my 10 Paleo Dessert Recipes for Thanksgiving and ponder which one(s) you’ll make, that you’ll also take a moment to leave a comment letting me know what you’re thankful for this year. If you’re so thankful that you are moved to help others that are not as fortunate, take a look at one of my favorite books that is an incredible guide to giving –Half the Sky. Happy Thanksgiving!

How to Grate Nutmeg

How to Grate Nutmeg

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Paleo Pumpkin Cranberry Granola

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Pumpkin Cranberry Granola makes a great grain-free breakfast or healthy snack. This festive fall granola recipe is made with almonds, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and a touch of honey, and it is darn delicious!

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I drink homemade Dandelion Root Coffee many times per week. Every time I happen to mention this, or post a photo of my morning joe on Instagram I get the same questions, “Why give up coffee? What’s wrong with coffee? Why do you use a coffee substitute?”

Of course, giving up coffee is not for everyone. It’s what works best for me and my nervous system. If coffee agrees with you I see no reason to give it up. But take […]