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Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts ~ Cupcakes, Crisps, and Pie Of Course!

Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts ~ Cupcakes, Crisps, and Pie Of Course!

Hi hi cutie pie! Thanksgiving is full of sweetness in so many ways ~ spending time with loved ones, giving back, expressing gratitude, and of course…the amazing desserts!

We love all the classics of course, but we also like to switch it up with some fresh TIU approved sweets. These are some of our all-time favorite healthy Thanksgiving desserts. They’re all made with whole, unprocessed foods and lower in sugar than the usual treats. Plus, they’re SO delicious ~ they are always a hit with the fam! 

They’re simple to prepare, and we’re breaking it down step by step so it’s as easy as, well, pie 😉 

Apple Crisp

Serves 6

Ingredients:

Crust: 

4 medium apples, peeled, thinly sliced, and chopped into 1-inch pieces

3 Tbsp. sugar or coconut sugar

2 tsp. lemon juice

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Topping:

2/3 cup gluten-free oats

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup oat flour

1 tsp. cinnamon

3 Tbsp. coconut oil

coconut oil spray

 dairy-free ice cream (optional)

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, add sliced apples, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Toss to combine.

2. Spray muffin tins with the coconut oil spray. Spoon the apple mixture so that each muffin tin is 3/4 of the way full.

3. In a bowl, combine topping ingredients until coconut oil is crumbly or melted. Top each muffin tin with the mixture. Bake for 20 minutes.

4. Allow to cool before serving. Use a spoon to dish out individual servings. Top with dairy-free ice cream if desired!

3g protein / 41g carbs / 8g fat / 5g fiber / 228 calories

White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Serve 8

Ingredients:

Crust:

1 1/2 cups graham crackers (gluten-free options are available too!), finely ground

6 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Filling:

1 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 cup coconut milk

3 eggs

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup white chocolate chips, melted

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

pinch of salt

coconut oil spray

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine crust ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined. You can also mix in a bowl.

3. Spray a muffin tin with coconut oil spray. Use 1-2 Tbsp. of the graham cracker mixture and add to each muffin tin. Press down firmly.

4. Combine all ingredients for the filling, except for the melted chocolate, in a bowl. Stir until smooth and combined.

5. Pour mixture into the muffin tins until 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven. Add 1 Tbsp. melted chocolate to each muffin tin. You can play around and make pretty designs by piping on the chocolate with a plastic bag! Bake for 5-10 more minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

4g protein / 26g carbs / 16g fat / 2g fiber / 254 calories

Upside Down Apple Cider Cupcake

Serves 12

Ingredients:

1 green apple, peeled and thinly sliced

3/4 cup oat flour

3/4 cup vanilla Tone It Up Protein

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 eggs

3 Tbsp. coconut oil

1/3 cup apple cider

coconut oil spray

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a bowl, combine oat flour, vanilla Tone It Up Protein, baking powder, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine.

3. Create a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add all remaining ingredients except for the apples in the center and whisk to combine.

4. Spray muffin tins with coconut oil spray. Add 1 slice of apple to the bottom of each one. Add batter. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

3g protein / 15g carbs / 5g fat / 2g fiber / 115 calories

 

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