This vegan Snickerdoodle Smoothie recipe has all of the flavors from your favorite cooking in the form of a healthy drink. This easy-to-make shake is the perfect afternoon snack! It’s a fantastic pick-me-up on warm summer days.
Would you believe that I grew up without ever eating a snickerdoodle cookie? I didn’t even know that snickerdoodles were a thing until I was in high school and a family member mentioned them. I laughed thinking it was something she made up. But then she baked a batch, and I was hooked.
According to The Joy of Cooking, the word “snickerdoodle” comes from the German word “Schneckennudel.” It’s also possible that it’s just a nonsense word with no real meaning, coming from a New England tradition of giving cookies whimsical names.
I made this Vegan Snickerdoodle Smoothie with the flavors of the cookie, but without the white sugar and butter. It’s made with non-dairy milk, dates, rolled oats, nut butter, cinnamon, and vanilla extract, with a banana thrown in to ensure creaminess.
It couldn’t be easier to make this smoothie. Just throw everything together in a blender and mix until smooth and creamy! It whips up in seconds in my Blendtec!
Medjool dates are used in this smoothie because they’re softer than other types of dates. If your dates are a little on the hard side, you can soak them in water for about half an hour to soften them. Make sure you remove the pits! I’ve made the mistake of throwing unpitted dates in the blender before, and it made a terrible grinding noise.
I’ve used rolled oats in this smoothie recipe to thicken it up. They will cause the smoothie to thicken as it sits, so if you’re not going to drink your smoothie right away, you might want to add more non-dairy milk. If you follow a gluten-free diet, make sure your oats are certified gluten-free. Bob’s Red Mill has gluten-free oats.
I like to use almond milk in my smoothies, but any dairy-free milk works fine. Almond butter adds a little bit of lushness to the smoothie. Cashew butter is super yummy, too. If you follow a nut-free diet, you can use sunbutter.
Vegan Snickerdoodle Smoothie
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or your favorite non-dairy milk
- 1 banana sliced
- ½ cup ice cubes (3 or 4 cubes)
- 4 medjool dates pitted
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons almond or cashew butter
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Mix all of the ingredients together in a blender until smooth and creamy. Serve cold.
Note: The rolled oats will cause the smoothie to thicken as it sits, so if you’re not going to drink your smoothie right away, you might want to add more milk.