Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Bars

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These vegan gingerbread bars are sweet, sticky, easy to make, and wonderfully festive.

Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 30 minutes | Total Time 40 minutes



  • 1/2 cup vegan butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup fancy molasses
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt 


  1. Add the vegan butter to a large mixing bowl and melt it in the microwave. Set aside to cool.
  2. Make your flax egg and set aside at least 10 minutes to thicken. 
  3. Preheat oven to 350F, move the rack to the middle of the oven, and grease an 8×8 pan (I used cooking spray).
  4. Add the vanilla, sugar, and molasses to the mixing bowl with the butter in it. Using a hand mixer on medium speed, combine until the mixture is smooth (don’t over-mix). 
  5. Mix in the flax egg. 
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl (flour, baking powder, ground spices, and salt), and mix until smooth. 
  7. Pour the batter into your baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 
  8. Let the pan cool on a cooling rack and do not cut the bars until the pan has fully cooled (at least an hour). Store bars in a cool place in an airtight container. 

Recipe Notes

  • If the bars sink in the middle a little bit, don’t worry – that’s quite normal for this type of recipe. 
  • Ground flaxseed is also labeled as flaxseed meal sometimes.
  • Make sure you spoon & level the flour vs. scooping it so you don’t end up with too much.

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