Easy Vegan Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Breakfast, Cake, Recipes, Sweets | October 17, 2017 | By

These easy vegan pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are what October was made for! Perfect for breakfast (or a midnight snack), these vegan pumpkin bars are lightly sweetened with maple syrup.. That means they’re refined-sugar-free, vegan, and delicious for the whole family!

Easy vegan pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting

Sweet Sanderson Sisters, I can’t believe it’s October already!

Almost immediately, white girls everywhere start drooling into their Pumpkin Spice Lattes while dragging their nasty boots all over the sidewalk. (Pick up your feet, BECKY!)

Does that mean the rest of us have to be shamed into pretending we don’t enjoy pumpkin season?

Fuck no!

In fact, basic white girls do not own the season. Let’s take it back in style with these Vegan Pumpkin Bars!

vegan pumpkin bars wet ingredients mixed

vegan pumpkin bar dough mixed

Ohmysweetjesus, these vegan pumpkin bars are everything I needed this week.

Moreover, they’re:

  • Insanely moist
  • Incredibly flavorful
  • Refined Sugar-free
  • Lightly sweetened
  • Gorgeous!

However, I have a confession:
Until now, I had never had cream cheese frosting.

I know, I know!! What have I been doing with my life!?

Instead, this vegan cream cheese frosting was as every bit delicious as the real thing (thanks to my omni family’s comparison!). Best of all, it seriously took 2 minutes to whip it up.


easy vegan pumpkin bars frosted

Pumpkin Bars for Every Part of the Day!

Lastly, I’m sure you’ve heard my bitching about overly-sweet desserts disguised as breakfast.

I hate them, my boyfriend’s stomach hates them, and I can’t stand sugar-rush-withdraws.

That’s not a problem with these babes, though! They’re sweetened to work perfectly as a breakfast or midnight snack.. We don’t discriminate!

Craving More Pumpkin Goodness?

Look no further!

Serves 24 Small Cake Bites

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

30 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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  • 4 flax eggs (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water per each "egg")
  • For the Cake
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup (+2 Tablespoons) maple syrup
  • 1, 15-oz can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie!)
  • For the Frosting
  • 1, 8-oz container vegan cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Start by mixing your flax eggs and leave to set for 5 minutes
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F
  3. Combine all dry ingredients (flours, baking powder, baking soda, and spices) in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until combined evenly
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the oil, milk, maple syrup, and pumpkin until well mixed
  5. Pour wet ingredients (and flax eggs!) into the dry and mix until just combined
  6. Grease a glass baking dish (mine was 9x13) with a bit of oil (or simply line with parchment paper)
  7. Scoop in the batter and spread evenly
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick placed in the middle comes out clean
  9. Allow cake to cool completely before removing from pan
  10. While Cake is Cooling, Whip up the Frosting!
  11. Whisk all frosting ingredients until smooth
  12. Store in the fridge until you are ready to frost
  13. Once Cake is Cooled
  14. Scoop frosting on generously and spread until it's beautiful! I topped with another dash of cinnamon for garnish
  15. Cut, serve, and enjoy!
Cuisine: Vegan | Recipe Type: Breakfast Cake


Store everything sealed in the fridge for maximum life. Although, ours was gone within a week, so I'm not sure how much longer it will stay fresh.

91 cal
3 g
14 g
2 g

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Easy vegan pumpkin bar recipe with cream cheese frosting. Lightly sweetened treat for breakfast or a midnight snack! These babes are vegan, refined sugar-free, easy, and delicious!

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