Vegan Snickerdoodle Bars

Rich, gooey vegan snickerdoodle bars have all the sweet, cinnamon flavors of the traditional cookie, in easy to make bar form! Healthy, gluten free and naturally sweetened.

Vegan Snickerdoodle Bars

Are you sick of hearing me freak out about how much I love Christmas every time I post a recipe?

I sure hope not.

Vegan Snickerdoodle Bars

When I think snickerdoodles, I immediately think holidays. Is this a thing? I feel like I might have made it up and people enjoy snickerdoodles year round, but do me a favor and pretend it’s a Christmas only thing.

These vegan snickerdoodle bars are everything wonderful about snickerdoodle cookies, only better because they’re bars! Which means they’re super simple to bake, and oh so rich and gooey. Who doesn’t love gooey when it comes to dessert? Not anybody I’d like to know, that’s for damn sure.

Vegan Snickerdoodle Bars

I’m kind of obsessed with brownies/bars. They’re one of my favorite things to bake, because as I mentioned, their incredible gooey texture is unmatched by most other sweets, but mostly for the ease and simplicity of bar recipes.

How much do I love brownies/bars?! I’ll run you through my faves.

  1. I vividly remember tasting these vegan chocolate chip cookie gooey bars and literally moaning with bliss. SO FREAKING GOOEY AND GOOD, I CANNOT DEAL.
  2. Classic brownies. Rich, fudgy, perfection.
  3. As if brownies weren’t good enough, swirl them with date caramel and you’ve got vegan caramel brownies. Thank me later.
  4. If you’re feeling fancy (or crunchy?) add a crunchy layer of chocolate on top of your already perfect brownies.
  5. Banana chocolate chip bars, because the only thing better than chocolate or banana by themselves is combining the two.
  6. Peanut butter chocolate chip bars, because there’s never a bad time for peanut butter + chocolate.
  7. Vegan almond butter swirl brownies – in my top 3 favorite recipes of all time, because I have an undying obsession with almond butter (and chocolate, obvi).
  8. Raspberry banana bars, because chocolate can’t be in every recipe, sadly. But these hold their own, because I love fruit, and banana and raspberries is a perfect sweet + tart flavor combo!
  9. Pumpkin chocolate chip bars for when it’s September-December and you’re cramming as much pumpkin in your face as long as it’s socially acceptable to do so.

I feel like instead of Christmas cookies, we should make Christmas bars a thing. Doesn’t have the pleasing alliteration, but they’re too good to leave out of the fun with all these Christmasy flavors!

Vegan Snickerdoodle Bars

These vegan snickerdoodle bars start with blending chickpeas and almond milk until totally smooth. Sounds delish, right? Trust me on this, I start all of my bars/brownies with this base. This is what gives the incredible gooey texture!

We’ll mix that with some date paste, oat flour, and lots of cinnamon, for the snickerdoodle-y flavor.

Vegan Snickerdoodle Bars

Pour the batter into a square pan that’s either nonstick or lined with parchment paper, and sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and stevia. I didn’t really measure this part, just mixed a small amount of each and sprinkled until I thought it looked pretty. Leave it to me to be precise when it comes to things like this.

Vegan Snickerdoodle Bars

These bars take about an hour to make – I know, feels like forever! Pass the time watching a Christmas movie, decorating your tree, or dancing around your kitchen to Christmas music.

Vegan Snickerdoodle Bars

Vegan snickerdoodle bars are an easy treat to bake up for a night of Christmas movie binging. With just a few healthy ingredients, these sweet, gooey bars will bring your belly total holiday happiness.

Have a happy, healthy day, friends!

Vegan Snickerdoodle Bars

If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!

Vegan Snickerdoodle Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 9 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 c almond milk
  • 1 c date paste - I use about 15 medjool dates blended with 1 c hot water, then measure out 1 c paste
  • 1/2 c whole grain rolled oats, ground into flour
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • Stevia + cinnamon mixture to sprinkle over bars before baking

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend the chickpeas and almond milk until totally smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the chickpea puree, date paste, oat flour, and cinnamon, until thoroughly combined.
  4. Pour the batter into a square pan that is nonstick or lined with parchment paper.
  5. Sprinkle the cinnamon stevia mixture over the top of the batter, then bake for 1 hour.
  6. Let the bars cool for 30 minutes before cutting.
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Vegan Snickerdoodle Bars