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Gluten Free and Vegan Gingerbread Bars

These moist and delicious gluten free vegan Gingerbread Bars are the perfect holiday treat to share.

Course Dessert
Keyword gluten free gingerbread, gluten free vegan gingerbread recipe
Servings 20
Calories 111 kcal


  • 1 flax egg or 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter regular butter is fine too if you are not vegan
  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp guar gum
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free all purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. In a stand mixer add the brown sugar, flax egg, and vegan butter. With the paddle attachment mix on low for 2 minutes.

  2. On low speed add the molasses and mix for 30 seconds, scrape down the sides and mix for another 30 seconds.
  3. With the mixer still on add the boiling water, mix on low for 1 minute.

  4. Add the ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Allow it blend then add the guar gum and baking soda.

  5. Add the flour and then increase the speed to medium and mix for 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl halfway through.
  6. Pour into a greased 8x8 baking dish. Bake 15-22 minutes or until a butter knife comes out of the center clean.

  7. Allow it to sit and cool for about 15 minutes and then you can transfer it to a serving plate if desired. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

Recipe Notes

The powdered sugar will settle overnight, so if you plan to make the gingerbread ahead, sprinkle the powdered sugar on just right before serving. This will last about 2-3 days on the kitchen counter covered. 

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free and Vegan Gingerbread Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 117mg5%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 108IU2%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.