Vegan Chickpea Salad

Hear me out. VEGAN. CHICKPEA. SALAD. It seriously tastes like chicken, yet there’s no meat at all! This vegan chickpea salad is so refreshing and perfect for summer. It’s a great option to serve to your vegan or vegetarian friends at the next neighborhood BBQ, or make for yourself for a work lunch!

vegan "chicken" salad on a bun with red onion and cucumber and the salad layered between the two pieces of bread.

Chicken salad sandwiches were my favorite as a child. There’s something about the combination of creamy sauce, savory spices, sweet grapes and crunchy celery that are just fantastic on a beautiful roll. This chickpea salad sandwich gives me the exact same vibes as my childhood but without the meat! I’m talking lunchbox with an ice pack and a note from mom vibes.

You might be asking, why should I try vegan chickpea salad?

Well, if you are vegetarian or vegan, this is a new brainer. It’s a delicious cooling lunch or dinner, and if you ever did enjoy chicken salad, you will feel the comfort in this new meal! If you aren’t vegan but are dabbling in adding plant-based protein to your lifestyle, chickpea salad is a great way to keep familiarity while trying something new.

I love that this recipe is easy, affordable, and SO TASTY! I cannot rave on enough. You can customize the seasonings to your liking, add more or less, or different ones. If you like grapes in your chicken salad, you will LOVE grapes in your vegan chickpea salad! And if you don’t, then don’t add them. My favorite part of savory dinner recipes like these are that it isn’t as much of a “science” as baking is, so you can customize the recipe a lot more.

If salads and sandwiches aren’t your vibe, I have a great vegan pasta recipe. Be sure to check it out with my dinner recipes on the blog. And as always, if you are inspired by this recipe or make it, be sure to tag me on Instagram @maggiebakesgrace for a chance to be featured on my stories!

vegan "chicken" salad on a bun with red onion and cucumber and the salad layered between the two pieces of bread.

Vegan Chickpea Salad

Vegan chickpea salad is going to be your new go-to meatless lunch. It is very easy, and tastes very similar to its meaty counterpart!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 15 oz canned chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbsp vegan mayo of choice
  • 2 tbsp non-dairy plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp brown mustard
  • 1 stalk celery chopped thin
  • 1/4 cup sliced grapes
  • 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, slightly mash the chickpeas with a fork.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the chickpeas and mix well until they are evenly coated with the "dressing".
  • Taste the chickpea salad and adjust any of the seasonings to your liking.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. I suggest serving on a roll or with crackers! Enjoy!
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Vegan Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

Looking for an easy, comforting dessert or breakfast idea? Look no further than these Vegan Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies! These vegan blondies are perfect for snacking, adding to yogurt bowls, and eating for breakfast or dessert! They are warm and comforting but also packed with plant-based protein. It’s a new household favorite, and my fiance can’t even tell they’re vegan!

Chocolate chip chickpea blondies in a glass pan with one of the blondies on a spatula.

There are a few reasons why I love these chocolate chip chickpea blondies. First of all, they only require a pan and a blender or food processor (shop my blender here!). You don’t even have to dirty a bowl if your blender is big enough! The less mess the better in this household. Secondly, they don’t taste “healthy” at all, yet they are very wholesome! Packed with plant-based protein from the chickpeas, these blondies make for a great fueling snack or dessert.

The best part of all? You can’t tell these chocolate chip chickpea blondies are vegan!

Seriously, when I made these for my fiance, he had no suspicion that there was plant-based butter and no eggs! Eggs tend to add such a lovely rich texture to baked goods, so it is crucial to add enough fats and other flavor to make up for it. The combination of peanut butter and vegan butter in this recipe is perfection, and you can shop my favorite brands at my Amazon store as well! If you can’t have peanut butter or don’t like it, get out of here. Just kidding. You can sub in whatever “butter” pleases you! I would recommend almond or sunflower seed butter then.

If you leave this post with anything, let it be a reminder that vegan food can be fun and easy!! It does not need to be expensive, scary, or time consuming. And, if chocolate isn’t your thing, be sure to check out my other blondies recipes on the blog!

chocolate chip chickpea blondies in a glass pan

Vegan Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

These chocolate chip chickpea blondies are going to be your new favorite healthy dessert. They double as a protein packed breakfast and you won't even know they're vegan!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

Wet Ingredients

  • 15 ounces canned chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup melted peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup melted vegan butter
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk of choice

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Grease an 8x8 pan with vegan butter.
  • Blend together all the wet ingredients in a food processor or heavy duty blender until completely smooth. Stir in the dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) until a consistent batter is formed.
  • Pour batter into your greased baking pan. Top with the chocolate chips.
  • Bake at 350 Degrees F for 40-45 minutes. LET COOL COMPLETELY before cutting and enjoying!
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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 Crumbl Sugar Cookies Copycat

Do you remember those iconic grocery store cookies with the pink frosting? Or better yet, do you have a Crumbl near you? These vegan sugar cookies are exactly like those! Welcome to today’s recipe: Vegan Crumbl Chilled Sugar Cookie Copycat!

vegan sugar cookies topped with bright pink frosting. 3 cookies stacked with top cookie broken in half to show inside texture. a hand is picking up the top vegan cookie

If you haven’t ever had the grocery store lofthouse cookies or Crumbl sugar cookies, you are missing out. They’re good in the weird way. Like, you don’t know why you like them, but you can’t stop eating them. They kind of smell like playdoh, but they taste like heaven? THAT IS THESE!!!! And they are seriously so good. We downed the batch in 24 hours. It makes 6 giant cookies so you can double the recipe if you need more, and trust me, you’ll need more.

Vegan Sugar Cookies of your dreams!

I found inspiration from  Cooking with Karli’s take on the Crumbl Cookie.  She did a great job remaking the Crumbl cookie and so I just had to veganize it! There is something so simple about vegan sugar cookies, yet so indulgent at the same time. I love when baked goods bring up happy childhood memories, like my dad letting me get a treat from the grocery store, or someone’s mom bringing in these cookies at every school function.

Now, I get to relive those experiences when we go to a Crumbl store – but it upsets my tummy thanks to my lovely lactose intolerance. So, a vegan sugar cookie is the natural solution! Now I really get to relive those experiences without having to worry about the harm to my intestines. Instead, with these Vegan Crumbl Sugar Cookies Copycat, you get to live in the moment filled with good food and great memories! Check out my other copycat recipes on the blog.

Be sure to tag me on Instagram or TikTok at maggiebakesgrace if you try to recipe for a chance to be featured!

vegan sugar cookies topped with bright pink frosting. 3 cookies stacked with top cookie broken in half to show inside texture

Vegan Crumbl Chilled Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

Sugar Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter country crock is a good brand
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar of choice
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp almond milk add more if dough is too dry
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Frosting

  • 1/4 cup unsalted vegan butter room temp
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 drops vegan red or pink food coloring

Instructions
 

Sugar Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add vegan butter and sugar to a large bowl. Beat until combined and fluffy. Add in cornstarch, almond milk, and extracts. Beat until fully combined.
  • Sift in flour and baking powder and stir to combine. Add more almond milk if dough is too dry to bring together into balls.
  • Form 6 even size dough balls out of the dough by rolling dough in hands. Place on baking sheet and press flat with a cup.
  • Bake for 10 minutes then let cool on baking sheet.

Pink frosting

  • Add all frosting ingredients to a medium bowl. Beat together until nice fluffy and smooth!

Assembly

  • Frost the cookies with lots of frosting using a mini spatula. Smooth out tops if desired. Store cookies in fridge for at least an hour to get the chilled vibe! Enjoy!
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4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Are you looking for your new favorite easy, healthy, high-protein vegan snack? Then look no further! These 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Protein bars are a great protein snack that are no-bake and take no time at all. They’re indulgent enough for a no-bake dessert. And they’re packed with enough nutrients to make it a great post-workout snack!

vegan peanut butter protein bars coated in chocolate and spread on a ceramic plate with chocolate chips in the background. hand holding a protein bar with a bite out of it

If you know me at all, you know I am utterly obsessed with peanut butter. I love that it is a great plant-based source of healthy fats and protein. But I love the flavor even more. Combine it with chocolate, and you’ve got a combination that simply can’t be beat! These peanut butter protein bars are definitely for my fellow pb lovers.

Why You Need These Peanut Butter Protein Bars

If you ever browse the protein bar section of a grocery store, you know just how expensive protein bars are! Like, I know the flavor options are incredible, but I simply cannot justify spending $2-$4 dollars PER BAR! Especially when they are NEVER a meal for me, and are only a healthy snack / dessert. These homemade peanut butter protein bars are much more affordable and even quicker to make!

At the end of the day, there is nothing better than having a prepared snack or dessert that makes you feel good and tastes fantastic. These bars store great in the fridge or freezer, making them ideal for meal prep for my fellow busy plant-based athletes and humans! As always be sure to tag me on Instagram at maggiebakesgrace if you are inspired by this recipe or make it for a chance to be featured on my stories!

vegan peanut butter protein bars coated in chocolate and spread on a ceramic plate with chocolate chips in the background. hand holding a protein bar with a bite out of it

4 Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Homemade peanut butter protein bars are an easy, no-bake, and affordable snack. With only 4-ingredients, this is sure to be your new go to!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 bars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vanilla plant-based protein powder
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sugar maple syrup can add more or less to taste
  • 1/4 cup melted vegan chocolate of choice

Instructions
 

  • Add the peanut butter, protein powder, and maple syrup to a bowl. Beat it together until smooth.
  • Press dough into greased 4x6 baking dish and freeze for 30 minutes. Top with melted chocolate and let set in freezer for 5 more minutes before slicing and enjoying!
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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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Vegan Protein S’mores Skillet Cookie

What’s not to love about a Vegan Protein S’mores Skillet Cookie?

Answer: nothing! Everything about this vegan protein skillet cookie is impeccable. From the crispy golden edges to the chewy gooey warm interior to the vegan marshmallow and chocolate toppings, this vegan dessert will rock your world.

Two mini skillets filled with vegan protein smores cookie. Protein container in the background along with extra mini marshmallows and graham crackers poking out

The only thing that makes this skillet cookie EVEN BETTER is that it is packed with plant-based protein thanks to vegan Designer Protein! This protein powder works wonders in smoothies, pancakes, and most importantly baked goods! I definitely struggle to get enough protein in my diet sometimes. Thankfully I can sneak it into my diet through cookies when I use Designer Protein! PS code MAGGIE20 can get you 20% off your order!!

Honestly, everything tastes better in a skillet. There is just something so fun and freeing about using a spoon and digging right into the dish to enjoy dessert. This skillet cookie would be fabulous topped with frozen yogurt or ice cream. But it is also incredible on it’s own! I remember the first time I had a cookie skillet… I literally thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. And truthfully, that sentiment hasn’t changed one bit! Once you find a good base recipe, it is really easy to customize the skillet cookie into whatever flavor you want.

S’mores flavored desserts are a top 5 flavor for me from April -September. The instant it hits 50 degrees again, all I want is campfires and toasted marshmallows with warm melty chocolate. This skillet cookie gives all those vibes but without the effort of building a fire! Cookies are one of my favorite things to bake, and I hope they become one of yours too. I have plenty of recipes for cookies on the blog, but this is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Be sure to tag me on Instagram at maggiebakesgrace if you recreate or get inspiration from this recipe!

Two mini skillets filled with vegan protein smores cookie. Protein container in the background along with extra mini marshmallows and graham crackers poking out

Vegan Protein S'mores Skillet Cookie

This vegan skillet cookie is packed with plant-based protein. It has the perfect combination of crispy edges and gooey inside and is topped with all the s'mores goodies.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup Vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup Peanut butter creamy / smooth
  • 1 scoop Vanilla protein powder Plant-Based Designer Protein
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Nut milk
  • 1 tbsp Corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Almond flour
  • 1/4 cup Vegan marshmallows mini
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp Graham crackers crushed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 Degress Fahrenheit.
  • In a large microwave safe bowl, add the vegan butter and peanut butter. Microwave in 30 second increments until melted. Stir in protein powder, maple syrup, and non-dairy milk until everything is fully combined and smooth.
  • Add in the baking soda, salt, and almond flour to the batter and stir until fully combined. Stir in vegan marshmallows and chocolate chips.
  • Add batter to 2 mini 5" skillets or one medium sized skillet. Top off with the graham crackers. Bake for 20-25 minutes depending on skillet size. 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 No Bake Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Vegan No Bake Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars. The name speaks for itself, right? These bars are honestly life-changing. Cheesecake and cookie dough are two of my favorite foods, so I just had to combine them into one glorious treat! You can’t even tell they’re vegan and gluten-free. Take that, food allergies!three vegan cheesecake bars stacked on eachother with a cookie dough base. Chocolate chips and more cheesecake bars are shown in the background.

Anyone else actually obsessed with cheesecake?? When I first realized I was lactose intolerant, I immediately was sad because it meant no more cheesecake. Seriously, I went to Cheesecake Factory for my birthday like every year growing up. Add to that a coconut allergy, and I usually can’t even have the non-dairy kinds! So, naturally I had to make my own cheesecake. Thankfully, Kite Hill Creamery makes a cream cheese with no dairy and no coconut. And honestly, this is a trillion times better than any store-bought vegan cheesecake! More of my favorite vegan goods are can be shopped at my favorites on the blog.

No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake Is EASY!

I feel like people often think cheesecake is a “difficult” dessert. Understandably so, because a traditional cheesecake can be hard to make not split at the top. But these vegan cheesecake bars are really hard to mess up. I mean, you can’t really go wrong with peanut butter, vegan butter, vegan cream cheese, and sugar! The fact that they are no-bake is just a cherry on top because they are perfect for the warmer weather when you don’t want to turn your oven on.

I hope some of you out there love cookie dough as much as I do. As much as I love cheesecake, I think I may love cookie dough even more. It really is a match made in heaven! Let me know if you want me to make more cookie dough treats in the comments below! And be sure to tag me on Instagram at maggiebakesgrace if you make this for a chance to be featured on my feed!

Hand holds up one vegan cookie dough cheesecake bar. The rest are in the background on a wooden cutting board.

Vegan No Bake Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake and cookie dough come together in this beautiful vegan dessert. Soft cookie dough base gets topped with sweet creamy vegan cheesecake and you can't even tell it's vegan and gluten-free!
Prep Time 20 mins
4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bars

Ingredients
  

Cookie Dough Base

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter 1
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar of choice
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup oat flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips

Vegan Cheesecake Mixture

  • 8 ounces vegan cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain non-dairy yogurt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions
 

Cookie Dough Base

  • Add all cookie dough ingredients to a medium bowl. Beat until smooth.
  • Line 8x8 pan with parchment paper. Pour cookie dough mixture on top. Press firmly to form even layer in pan.
  • Refrigerate while making cheesecake mixture.

Cheesecake Mixture

  • Beat together all cheesecake ingredients until smooth. Pour over cookie dough layer.
  • Top with optional more chocolate chips and nut butter drizzle.
  • Freeze for 4+ hours until firm! Cut with warmed knife and enjoy.
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Vegan Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Sandwiches

Nothing beats a classic pb&j. Okay, except these vegan peanut butter & jelly cookie sandwiches! Upgrade your usual vegan peanut butter cookies with this sandwich version. This vegan snack (and dessert) is so easy, tasty, and relatively more wholesome than you may initially think. I have downed an entire batch in 2 days because it is an excellent after school snack, pre-workout snack, or dessert!

peanut butter jelly sandwich cookies on a ceramic plate. photo is focused on sandwich cookie in the middle. a broken half cookie is in the back and plain peanut butter cookies surround on the plate.

Peanut butter is a staple in my diet. It has been since I was a kid. Thank goodness out of all my allergies, peanuts aren’t one of them! And I am sorry to anyone allergic to peanuts reading this post – but I welcome you to make these with almond butter! Peanut butter is very cost effective, can form a complete protein when paired with a whole grain, and honestly brings so much happiness. Especially when it’s combined with sugar!

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies are Happiness

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and no not the Uncrustables kind, were my FAV growing up. My mom always layered the peanut butter on nice and thick. I still prefer a 2:1 peanut butter to jelly ratio, and these vegan peanut butter cookie sandwiches match that ratio perfectly! My childhood self thanks me. And yours will too! Go ahead, make these for yourself, don’t feel like you have to share with anyone. After all, I ate the whole first batch myself! But, if you do feel like bringing some extra joy or yumminess to your friends and family, I highly recommend making them these.

I’ve already shared a decent amount of cookie recipes with you all on MaggieBakesGrace but this one is extra special. They are not only vegan but ALSO gluten-free, and they truly remind me of childhood. I feel so at ease when I enjoy one of these vegan peanut butter cookie sandwiches! Be sure to tag me on Instagram at maggiebakesgrace if you try the recipe for the chance to be featured on my feed!

peanut butter jelly sandwich cookies on a ceramic plate. photo is focused on sandwich cookie in the middle. a broken half cookie is in the back and plain peanut butter cookies surround on the plate. Hand is reaching for a cookie

Vegan Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Sandwiches

A childhood favorite gets the vegan dessert remix it needed! These peanut butter cookie sandwiches are filled with a gorgeous chia jam and are the perfect ratio of peanut butter to jelly.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 sandwiches

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp jam of choice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add all ingredients except jam to a medium bowl. Beat on high or fast-paced with a wooden spoon until ingredients fully combine into dough.
  • Take 1 tbsp of dough and roll into a ball. Repeat with all dough. Place dough balls on the prepared baking sheet. Should make 8 cookies, for 4 sandwiches.
  • Use a fork to make a criss cross pattern on each cookie. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes.
  • Let cookies cool for 10 minutes then add approx. 1 tbsp jam on top of 4 cookies then add the tops to each one. Enjoy!