This recipe is everything. I’m talking e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. One of my personal favorites on the blog ever (and Jord’s too!).
Snickerdoodles are by far my absolute favorite cookie to get when I’m at a bakery. I don’t make them often at home but spoiler alert: there is a snickerdoodle recipe in my cookbook coming out in Spring 2020. But not to worry, you’re not going to need to wait that long for these Healthy Snickerdoodle Cake Bars because they’re here today.
Let’s back up a bit though. There are two things I am excited about in this blog post. The first being the obvious one – the Healthy Snickerdoodle Cake Bars. The other being the brand I have partnered with for this blog post, Brandless.
I first introduced Brandless to you guys over on Instagram last month but now we are going a bit deeper about them here on the blog and I am giddy. Brandless (the name itself is genius) focuses on making better stuff accessible and affordable for more people. They sell high-quality products at fair prices and are a direct-to-consumer brand. The carry all of their own products (no other brands – hence the name). Brandless focuses on building relationships directly with suppliers and customers and this eliminates all the extra costs that can add up.
You’d think their products would be a little iffy then, but no! They carefully source everything. All of their 350+ everyday essentials are high quality and go through vetting and testing to make sure they meet their standards. Brandless offers a variety of organic, Fair Trade, gluten-free, vegan, non-toxic and more products. And they range from pantry items to cooking supplies to cleaning products. Most recently they launched baby products that I have been testing for Ezra and they are awesome.
I’ll stop swooning over Brandless now and get to the recipe but I highly recommend looking into them guys!
For this recipe I sourced Brandless’ coconut sugar, rolled oats, coconut oil and cinnamon (all organic). The oats are not gluten-free so if you do shy away from gluten, please use an alternative oat. I was beyond impressed with the quality of all of these products and especially the coconut sugar. It is the perfect texture and sweetness needed to make these snickerdoodle bars.
I hope you guys fall in love with this recipe as much as we did and also take some time to stalk the Brandless site. I will keep trying out new things and keep you guys in the loop over on Instagram and the blog.
Healthy Snickerdoodle Cake Bars
- 8 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
- 3 pasture-raised eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1.5 cups oat flour (made with Brandless Organic Quick Cook Rolled Oats - see notes below + sub gf oats if needed)
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2/3 cup Brandless Organic Coconut Sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Grease an 8-inch baking dish with coconut oil or line with parchment paper
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut oil and vanilla extract
- Mix in the flours, baking powder and coconut sugar until smooth and well combined
- In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon sugar ingredients and set aside
- In another small bowl, mix together the topping ingredients with a fork to make crumbles of sorts
- Spread half the cake batter into baking dish then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar topping on top
- Spread the rest of the cake batter across then sprinkle the topping evenly across the cake
- Bake in oven for 35 minutes, slice and enjoy!
*To make oat flour: simply add oats to blender or food processor and blend until oats turn into a flour-like consistency. Store leftovers in airtight container in pantry.
Thank you Brandless for sponsoring this post. I love being able to partner with brands I truly love and believe in!