20 Overnight Vegan Desserts for Thanksgiving

With a little planning you can wake up to sumptuous sweets on Thanksgiving Day

Marla Rose


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So far this November, I have explored 50 vegan main dishes and 50 side dishes for Thanksgiving — all vegan, because that’s how I roll — just as I did last year. Instead of 50 desserts for Thanksgiving (as I did last year, too), this year I thought it’d be a fun and helpful challenge to find recipes that can be created overnight, meaning you wake up in the morning to your Thanksgiving dessert, all delicious and ready to go! Let’s face it, 2020 has basically chewed us up and spit us out: Why not make it easy by planning ahead and utilizing a slow cooker (also known by the brand name that made them popular, Crockpot) or refrigerator to cross one thing off our lists on Thanksgiving Day?

I’m in!

10 Assorted Slow Cooker Desserts

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Apple Cobbler (Go Dairy Free)
Banana Brown Betty (Robin Roberson via Pickles & Honey)
Cherry Cobbler (use vegan butter) (Eating Well)
Apple Pie Cake (Vegan in the Freezer)
Chocolate Pudding Cake (Six Vegan Sisters)
Fudgy Pudding Cake (Que Rica Vida)
Carrot Cake (Kroger)
Cinnamon Roll Casserole (Brit + Co.)
Sweet Potato Casserole (Allergy Awesomeness)
Maple Brown Sugar Bread Pudding (Yup, It’s Vegan)

Ten No-Bake Cheesecakes and Refrigerator Pies

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Healthy Cherry Cheesecake (A Sweet Pea Chef)
Raspberry Layered Cheesecake (Nora Cooks)
Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake (The Movement Menu)
The Best Chocolate Cheesecake (The Vegan 8)
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache (Bakerita)
Lemon Pie with Ginger Cookie Crust (Loving It Vegan)
Pecan Pie (Nutriholist)
Pumpkin Pie with Gluten-Free Gingerbread Crust (Vegan Richa)
Coconut Cream Pie (The Big Man’s World)
No-Bake Chocolate Pie (Vegan in the Freezer)

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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