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    My Favorite Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

    I am probably the 1% of people who aren’t a fan of Thanksgiving. I’ve never been a meat & potato girl, incase you couldn’t tell by now, I’m much more into the breakfast and dessert scene. Every year on Thanksgiving, we go to my grandparent’s house where they make all the traditional foods for Thanksgiving. For most, this meal is where you break out your favorite stretchy pants that are still somewhat presentable and try not to eat all day before dinner (which is the worst thing EVER for you FYI), so they can gorge themselves later at Thanksgiving dinner.

    Now me on the other hand, I’ll start my day out normally with breakfast (obviously Pumpkin Overnight Oats), snack (a Pumpkin Crumble Muffins), lunch, snack, then head to Thanksgiving dinner where I usually only eat like 4 things that are served for dinner. I’m lucky enough that I usually get grilled salmon made for me (I don’t eat meat), then I like the brussels sprouts, apple sauce, biscuits and that’s pretty much it. So as my Dad goes back for another serving of turkey and mashed potatoes, I’ll be waiting for the magical dessert hour. All of the pumpkin, pecan & apple goodies surround me and that’s where I get to enjoy myself. Everyone else is using complaining about how full they are from dinner and I’m over here like “hey, hi, hello, DESSERT TIME!”.

    Anyways, I do try to only fuel myself with the desserts that are made with whole/organic ingredients (unless it’s some type of cookie or something I have no self control around).

    I gathered some of my favorite Thanksgiving dessert recipes here from some bloggers for your Thanksgiving dessert inspiration.

    Apple Blondies from rachLmansfieldApple Blondies

    Vegan Chocolate Pudding Pie by Emilie EatsChocolate_Pudding_Pie_8_edit

    Chocolate Pecan Pie by Healthful PursuitPaleo-Chocolate-Pecan-Pie-4529

    Dark Chocolate Pear Blondies from Love Me Feed Mevegan-dark-chocolate-pear-blondies1

    Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter Cups by Healthy Nibbles and Bits


    Glazed Protein Pumpkin Donuts from The Blissful BalanceIMG_2183-copy-1024x683

    Pumpkin Cookie Butter Croissants from A Cup of Kellen


    Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes from My Whole Food LifePumpkin-Pie-Cupcakes-My-Whole-Food-Life

    Pumpkin Pie with Crumbled Crust Topping from Jill ConyersPostPhotoImage2_WEB2

    Hope everyone has a wonderful, safe & happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy every moment with your family and friends.

    xx, Rach


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  • Reply rachel @ athletic avocado November 17, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    I don’t know which one to choose for thanksgiving!! Can i just make them all??? 🙂

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  • Reply Kellen November 17, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing my Pumpkin Cookie Butter Croissants! The Glazed Pumpkin Protein Donuts from The Blissful Balance are on my list to make! I need to put my donut baking sheet to good use 🙂

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    • Reply Rachel November 17, 2015 at 5:52 pm

      Of course! My husband wants me to make them now! I can’t wait to try them out. xx

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  • Reply Friday Favorites 11.20.15 - November 20, 2015 at 7:56 am

    […] Desert recipe round up from Rachel of rachlmansfield.com (let’s be honest, desert is most important right? Desert and turkey!) […]

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