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Healthy Lemon Bars (gluten free, dairy free & paleo!)

Healthy lemon bars that are gluten free, dairy free and paleo! The crust is made with a mix of almond flour and coconut flour and the light lemon filling is made with just 4 simple ingredients: fresh lemon juice, honey, eggs and coconut flour. You're going to LOVE these easy to make bars.
Course Bars, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo
Keyword healthy lemon bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 189 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • For the crust:
  • 1/4 cup melted and cooled coconut oil
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar (or sub 2-3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup)
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup packed fine almond flour (do not use almond meal)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For the filling:
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 2-4 lemons)
  • ½ cup honey
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour, sifted (or sub tapioca flour or arrowroot flour)
  • To garnish:
  • Powdered sugar (sifted)
  • Lemon zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper. (Do not use a glass pan as it will likely cause the bottom of the crust to burn.)
  2. First make the crust: In a medium bowl, add in the coconut oil, coconut sugar, egg and almond extract. Mix together until smooth. Add in almond flour, coconut flour and salt. Mix again until a dough forms. Press dough evenly into prepared pan with your hands. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven and allow to cool for two minutes before adding your filling.
  3. While your crust bakes, you can make the filling: In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, eggs, egg yolk and coconut flour. Pour over crust. Bake for 18-25 minutes or until filling is set and no longer jiggles. Cool completely on a wire rack then refrigerate for at least 4 hours to firm up bars. Once ready to serve, use a sharp knife to cut into 12 bars. I recommend garnishing them with powdered sugar and a little lemon zest before serving. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Lemon Bars (gluten free, dairy free & paleo!)
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.5g18%
Saturated Fat 4.9g31%
Carbohydrates 18.9g6%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 15.2g17%
Protein 4.9g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.