Vegan S’mores Banana Bread Bars

Vegan S’mores Banana Bread Bars. Need I say more? Banana bread never gets old, but I love creating fun new flavor combinations for it. This one is an ode to the end of summer and the start of Fall! It’s an odd transition time, but nothing that banana bread can’t get us through.

vegan banana bread topped with chocolate and vegan marshmallows for a healthy fun breakfast

Let’s be honest. Banana bread deserves to be doused in chocolate and vegan marshmallows. It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s perfect for sharing with loved ones. Or, it’s even more perfect for eating all yourself!

Do you find yourself in this awkward time period in early September where you’re not ready to say bye to summer but you are ready to welcome Fall? These Vegan S’mores Banana Bread Bars are the best way to get the best of both worlds. With the wonderful summer flavor of s’mores and the cozy fall vibes with banana bread, you can enjoy everything in one.

Vegan Banana Bread Bars are better than regular banana bread.

Banana bread is great, you know? But I like it even more in bar form. It is easier to transport, to snack on, and to have a larger chocolate to banana bread ratio. And let’s be honest, it’s all about the chocolate here! Okay, and the marshmallows. It’s definitely about the marshmallows.

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vegan banana bread topped with chocolate and vegan marshmallows for a healthy fun breakfast

Vegan S'mores Banana Bread Bars

Vegan s'mores banana bread bars are an ode to the end of summer and the beginning of Fall. Make this your new favorite breakfast idea!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 38 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bars

Ingredients
  

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Toppings

  • 2 bars chocolate
  • 1/2 cup mini vegan marshmallows

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  • Grease 8x8 pan.
  • In large bowl, beat together wet ingredients until smooth.
  • Sift in dry ingredients along with that 1/2 cup almond milk and stir until a batter forms.
  • Pour batter into pan. Top with chocolate bars of choice to cover the surface and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Top that with vegan marshmallows and broil or torch them. Let cool COMPLETELY before cutting and serving.
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Vegan Monkey Bread Bites

Vegan Monkey Bread Bites

fingers holding vegan monkey bread muffin bites

Have you ever had or heard of monkey bread? If so, you are going to LOVE these! This vegan treat is childhood wrapped in one sweet little bite.

My aunt always made my cousins and me monkey bread whenever we slept over. It was the best sweet treat to wake up to! Now that it’s just me and my fiance, it’s hard to make an entire bundt pan. This mini vegan version is the perfect solution! You can pop one (or two or five) at a time for a quick sweet treat or pair it with greek yogurt and fruit for a balanced sweet breakfast.

All you need is a muffin tin and muffin liners, and then 4 ingredients to make this beautiful treat! It’s one of those vegan breakfast treats that are easy enough to make for a week day ahead of time, but special enough to be a part of weekend brunch.

What is your favorite part of monkey bread?

Monkey bread is incredible for so many reasons, it can be hard to choose a favorite! First of all, it is so easy. It requires minimal ingredients and is a fairly affordable option for a special brunch recipe. Another reason it is so good is because it makes the house smell like a holiday morning! The vegan butter, cinnamon and sugar form the most beautiful, cozy smell. My final favorite part of monkey bread is eating it like a monkey! There is something so fun about being able to “pick” at your food, and every time you pick off a piece the warm smell grows stronger and stronger.

I would love to know what your favorite part is! Catch the details for this recipe below and be sure to catch all my other fun vegan breakfast recipes on my blog. 

vegan monkey bread bites

Vegan Monkey Bread Bites

These vegan monkey bread bites are sweet bites of happiness! They only require 4 ingredients and are a great easy sweet breakfast idea.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can biscuits Annie's is vegan
  • 4 tbsp melted vegan butter
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar of choice
  • optional maple syrup or honey if not vegan

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line a muffin tin with liners and grease them.
  • Open the can of biscuits and cut each biscuit into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl.
  • Dunk each ball into the melted vegan butter. Then coat in the cinnamon sugar and pile 4-6 pieces into each muffin liner. Repeat process until you have around 12 "muffins".
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes and let cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from muffin liner. Drizzle on syrup or honey if not vegan and enjoy!
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Vegan Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake Bars

Vegan coffee cake is a breakfast and brunch staple. Especially on Mother’s Day! Growing up, Starbucks had some of my favorite coffee cake. I can’t get enough of the crumble topping! Obviously, that recipe is not vegan so I had to do my own healthy vegan take on it.
vegan blueberry coffee cake bars stacked 2 on each other with the rest in a glass pan in the background.

Vegan Coffee Cake is the key to happiness

I’m not wrong, am I? There’s something about eating cake for breakfast that feels so indulgent, but this vegan blueberry coffee cake is a little more wholesome, packed with nutrients from the blueberries, and still tastes just as fabulous. I love the pop of color the blueberries give this vegan breakfast recipe, making it perfect for a special Mother’s Day brunch but easy enough to make as a weekday breakfast meal prep.

I call these coffee cake bars because I prefer my coffee cake in “snackin” form, meaning it is dense enough to eat with your hands. Who has time to use utensils anyways?! Just kidding, we do use utensils around here, but it feels so fun to eat breakfast with your hands! I love the moisture that the bananas bring to this coffee cake without making it too banana-y. Toss in some fresh blueberries, and you’ve got yourself a beautiful yet easy breakfast or brunch recipe.

To me, vegan baking is all about making recipes that many people can enjoy even if they have food allergies or intolerances. What’s a Mother’s Day brunch or summer get-together without having some food that many people can enjoy?! Plus, I bet your family and friends won’t even know this coffee cake is vegan. Be sure to check out my other vegan breakfast recipes on the blog, and as always, be sure to tag me on instagram at maggiebakesgrace if you enjoy this recipe or recreate it!

vegan blueberry coffee cake bars stacked 2 on each other with the rest in a glass pan in the background.

Vegan Blueberry Banana Coffee Cake Bars

These moist vegan coffee cake bars are studded with blueberries and topped with a gorgeous crumble topping. No one will know they are vegan, and they are dense and moist enough to eat with your hands!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people

Ingredients
  

Coffee Cake Batter

  • 2 bananas medium and ripe
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup oil neutral
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder plant-based
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Crumble Topping

  • 6 tbsp melted vegan butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, mash your bananas. Pour in almond milk, oil and vanilla and stir until fully combined. Sift in the flour, sugar, baking powder, protein powder, and salt.
  • Once dry ingredients are almost fully combined in batter, stir in the blueberries. Stir just to combine.
  • Pour batter into greased 13x9inch pan.
  • Create crumble topping by mixing together the melted vegan butter, coconut sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Add this on top of the batter in the pan.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before cutting and enjoying!
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Guide to Healthy Vegan Chia Pudding

Welcome to your guide to making the best vegan chia seed pudding! Chia pudding has been my go-to snack for a long time, and lately I’ve been having loads of fun with different flavors! Move over basic snacks. Creations like Cookies ‘N Cream and PB & Berry make this healthy snack extra fun!

oreo chia seed pudding in a glass layered with yogurt and more oreos

Cookies’N Cream Chia Seed Pudding

vegan chia seed pudding in a mason jar. topped with yogurt and peanut butter and berries

Peanut Butter & Berry Chia Seed Pudding

I mean, how gorgeous are those cups of goodness?! In my opinion, the ideal chia seed pudding is nice and thick yet creamy, almost like tapioca pudding! We don’t fear sugar here, so adding maple syrup or a sweetener of choice is very necessary for it to be an exceptionally enjoyable experience! Once you have a great base recipe, the opportunities are truly endless.

The Best Chia Pudding Base

No secrets needed, I’m sharing it all with you! The best base, in my opinion is 4 parts liquid to 1 part chia. So if you’re batch making this for the week you can do 4 cups liquid and 1 cup chia seeds. Then you can add as much or as little sweetener as your heart desires. I prefer using a liquid sweetener like maple syrup because it mixes in the pudding more evenly. An important step here is to add a touch of vanilla & salt to your base as well. They really elevate the flavor.

That’s it! That’s your base!

Once you create your base recipe, let it refrigerate for 4+ hours or overnight. The longer it sits, the thicker it will become. THEN this is where the fun comes in! Toppings galore! When you have a base recipe, you can add whatever toppings you like.

My viral PB&Berry Chia pudding just adds non-dairy yogurt, melty peanut butter, and warmed berries. I also added powdered peanut butter to the base recipe because yes you can customize! If you are allergic to peanuts, I would highly recommend this recipe but with powdered almond butter and melted almond butter. What a treat!

vegan chia pudding in a mason jar with a caption on the bottom for a Pinterest Pin

My other new favorite flavor take is Cookies ‘N Cream. It’s still vegan and can be gluten-free (with my homemade oreos!) and feels way more indulgent, almost like dessert for breakfast! It could even be served as a healthy dessert. Layered with non-dairy yogurt, chocolate date spread, and more Oreos, this is a recipe for the ages!

oreo chia seed pudding in a glass layered with yogurt and more oreos

Check out the FULL RECIPE for PB&Berry Chia Pudding down below.

Check out the Cookies N’ Cream Chia Pudding on my YouTube!

And as always, if you try out one of these flavor combos, tag me on Instagram at maggiebakesgrace! Much love!

vegan chia seed pudding in a mason jar. topped with yogurt and peanut butter and berries

Peanut Butter & Berry Vegan Chia Pudding

Everything is cuter in a mason jar, including this vegan chia pudding! A beautiful chia pudding base topped with non-dairy yogurt, melted peanut butter, and warmed berries creates a magical breakfast.
Prep Time 5 mins
4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp salt and vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a clean mason jar. Add lid.
  • Shake it all up until combined. Let sit in refrigerator for 4+ hours or overnight.
  • Top with non-dairy yogurt, more peanut butter and warmed berries and enjoy!
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Caramelized Banana Vegan Breakfast Bowl

This Caramelized Banana Vegan Breakfast Bowl is a great way to use up leftover rice. It is a sweet, comforting, hearty breakfast that is easy to customize and easy to keep vegan and gluten-free! Warm creamy rice meets spicy cinnamon, sweet maple syrup, and deep caramelized bananas in a beautiful Coconut Bowl. You could add whatever spices and toppings you want to make this bowl the breakfast of your dreams.hand holds a coconut vegan breakfast bowl filled with warmed rice, non dairy yogurt, and caramelized banana. Brown wooden table and sliced banana are shown in the background

One of my coziest memories from childhood is waking up on an early Winter school morning. My dad would build us a fire in the fireplace, and my mom would heat up rice with butter, cinnamon and sugar for breakfast. If you’ve never had rice this way, you are SERIOUSLY missing out. It is the definition of comfort. In this bowl, I reheat it with a bit of oat milk as well and it is truly a beautiful combination.

Why you need this vegan breakfast bowl

I love my mom’s classic sweet rice, but I also love elevating it a bit for a more nourishing breakfast bowl. Combined with non-dairy yogurt and deep caramelized banana, it feels a little fancier and tastes a little more wholesome while maintaining the same comfort. The best part of this breakfast bowl is that the caramelized banana takes no time at all! By no time I mean less than 5 minutes. You just throw your ingredients into a hot pan for a few minutes and boom, delicious caramelized banana!

Now, I know we all love our oatmeal here, but there’s something about the rice that just adds some nice variety! It has a similar vibe to oatmeal, but honestly is a great way to change it up, and is just as (if not more) cost effective. Be sure to tag me on instagram at maggiebakesgrace if you make your own caramelized banana vegan breakfast bowl!

vegan breakfast bowl served in a coconut bowl filled with warmed rice, non dairy yogurt, and caramelized banana. Brown wooden table and sliced banana are shown in the background

Caramelized Banana Vegan Breakfast Bowl

This cozy vegan breakfast bowl is ideal any time of year. Warm notes of cinnamon and maple syrup combine with caramelized banana over warmed leftover rice for a beautiful meal!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 person

Ingredients
  

Rice Base

  • 1 cup leftover cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup oat milk
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon

Caramelized Banana

  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Build your bowl

  • 1 cup non-dairy yogurt
  • 1 Brazil nut garnish

Instructions
 

Rice base

  • Add all rice base ingredients to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes on High, where some of the oat milk boils off and rice is heated through.

Caramelized Banana

  • Add the vegan butter and maple syrup to a medium high heated pan. Let melt together then add in 1 sliced banana, so each slice has a flat side down.
  • Let the banana cook in the sauce for 2 minutes, flip over to the other side, and sprinkle on cinnamon. Let cook for 2 more minutes then remove from heat.

Build Your Bowl

  • Add the creamy warm rice base to a bowl. Add some non-dairy yogurt of choice.
  • Top with caramelized banana and garnish of choice. Enjoy!
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Vegan Blueberry Skillet Cookie

Have you ever dreamt of eating cookies for breakfast? Well, your dreams are about to come true! This Vegan Blueberry Skillet Cookie is the best way to eat cookies for breakfast. This vegan skillet cookie is packed with plant-based protein, micronutrients from the blueberries, and tons of flavor. The texture is like if a moist blueberry muffin had a baby with a skillet cookie. 

mini skillet with blueberry skillet cookie inside and topped with white non dairy yogurt. white cloth and wooden spoon in background. Another skillet with blueberry cookie is peaking out in the background

Blueberry muffins are the best muffin flavor, yeah? Like, nothing quite beats a Kwik Trip blueberry muffin. But this vegan blueberry skillet cookie is seriously as moist as those muffins but way more nutritious. Plus it’s vegan and gluten-free! I have so many fond memories of eating blueberry muffins on car rides to swim meets,  my dad playing classic Rock music and me jamming out on my iPod shuffle. Now, I prefer to jam out on Spotify on my phone, no Rock music involved, but still all the blueberry muffins! Think of this vegan skillet cookie as the grown-up version of a Kwik Trip muffin. More nutritious, more effort, but also feels way better 2 hours later in your tummy thanks to it being vegan and gluten-free (if you’ve got intolerances like me!)

Now, I’ve posted many cookie recipes at this point on my blog, but no skillet cookies yet. Honestly, what a shame! Skillet cookies are actually one of my favorite things to bake because they are so warm, cozy, and easy to customize. Once you get a good base recipe, it is easy to switch up the flavorings and toppings to create a wonderful treat every time without fail!

The best part about this recipe is it can be dessert or breakfast! Or, it can be dessert for breakfast. Or breakfast for dessert! However you view it, your world is about to be rocked. Be sure to check out the recipe down below and tag me on Instagram if you try it!

mini skillet with blueberry skillet cookie inside and topped with white non dairy yogurt. white cloth and wooden spoon in background. Another skillet with blueberry cookie is peaking out in the background

Vegan Blueberry Skillet Cookie

Imagine if a blueberry muffin and a skillet cookie had a food baby. Now, imagine if you get to eat that for breakfast! This Vegan Blueberry Skillet Cookie is a new family favorite wholesome dessert or breakfast treat.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup nut butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vanilla plant based protein powder
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 egg replacements can use regular eggs if not vegan, otherwise use flax eggs
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries NOT frozen

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 4, 5" skillets or one 10" skillet with oil.
  • Add your vegan butter, peanut butter, sugar, and protein powder to a bowl. Beat together until smooth.
  • Add in the rest of your ingredients (except the blueberries) to the bowl. Beat together until smooth and evenly combined. Softly stir in the blueberries.
  • Pour batter into skillet and bake at 350F for 25 minutes. Cook time may vary based on oven and skillet size. Let cool before enjoying!
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Vegan Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls, meet Spring! Vegan cinnamon rolls don’t get much easier than this. These Vegan Orange Cinnamon Rolls are yeast-free and require no rising or down time. They are one of the tastiest vegan brunch ideas out there and the little extra citrus from the orange makes them transform from a cozy winter treat to a comforting spring delight.

vegan cinnamon rolls in a mini skillet. topped with an orange icing. there are cinnamon sticks and oranges sliced in half in the background. There is also a white ramekin filled with extra icing in the background The slight citrus flavor is truly beautiful with the sweetness of the brown sugar in these vegan orange cinnamon rolls. Can’t you just see the sparkling sugary buttery mixture spilling out and meeting the sweet citrusy icing? It’s a truly beautiful sight. And an even more beautiful smell! In my opinion, cinnamon rolls are one of the only foods that taste as good as they smell.

Why should you try these vegan cinnamon rolls?

Well, that seems like a silly question but the answer is simple: they will bring you comfort and joy in a short amount of time! I always try to make recipes that feel a little fancy but are actually relatively easy and don’t take much time. After all, free time is hard to come by nowadays! I strive to show you that eating vegan doesn’t need to be difficult. It doesn’t need to be hard to find the ingredients or expensive either! Eating vegan food can be fun, delicious, and nutritious. And what better way to show yourself or your family some love than with a fresh batch of vegan cinnamon rolls?!

Every Christmas morning, my family enjoys fresh baked cinnamon rolls. This citrusy twist is a way to bring the comfort of cinnamon rolls to your table year round. I love that there’s no yeast too, because I never have that on hand (inspiration from Creme de la Crumb). Be sure to tag me if you try it for a chance to be featured on my Instagram at maggiebakesgrace!

vegan cinnamon rolls in a mini skillet. topped with an orange icing. there are cinnamon sticks and oranges sliced in half in the background. There is also a brown spoon filled with extra icing in the background

Vegan Orange Cinnamon Rolls

Upgrade your Easter brunch or spring meal with these vegan orange cinnamon rolls. The orange brings a beautiful citrus contrast to the sweet warmth of cinnamon and brown sugar.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 rolls

Ingredients
  

Dough

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice no pulp
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter

Filling

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp vegan butter softened
  • 1 orange zested

Icing

  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp orange juice no pulp
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F and then make your dough.
  • In a large bowl, add your almond milk, orange juice, and vegan butter. Microwave on high for 1 minute, or until mixture is melted together.
  • Add the rest of the dough dry ingredients and then stir together with a spoon just until a dough starts to form. Use your hands to form the dough into a cohesive ball, and then knead dough for 1-2 minutes.
  • Roll dough out in 5x12 rectangle (does not need to be exact).
  • Now create your filling. Add all filling ingredients to a small bowl and beat together until a spread texture forms. Spread the filling evenly on top of the flattened dough.
  • Roll up dough into a giant spiral, using a typewriter motion with your fingers to ensure even rolling. Use dental floss or a sharp knife to cut 12 cinnamon rolls.
  • Place rolls in a circle pattern in greased skillet. Bake rolls at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes then 350 degrees F for 15 more minutes (can do longer if you like a more done roll - I like mine soft).
  • As the rolls are cooking, make your icing by adding all icing ingredients to a large bowl and beating together until a smooth icing forms. Refrigerate icing until the rolls are ready to be served.
  • Top the fresh baked cinnamon rolls with the orange icing, serve, and enjoy!
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