Healthy 5-Ingredient Lemon Bars

Healthy 5-Ingredient Lemon Bars

These lemon bars/squares contain only 5 ingredients in both the crust and the filling, AND they’re gluten-free! Delicious, lightened up and perfect to use those fresh summer lemons! A light dusting of powdered sugar (or stevia powdered sugar) on top will make putting these down a challenge!

Ingredients

crust
  • 1 cup flour (whole-wheat, oat, or all-purpose)
  • 1/8 tsp salt (optional, but recommended)
  • 1/4 cup solid coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup sweetener of choice
  • filling
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup flour (whole-wheat, oat, or all-purpose)
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2-3 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup sweetener of choice
  • Procedure

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine crust ingredients (1 cup flour, 1 cup sweetener, coconut oil, and salt) using a pastry cutter or two forks, until a consistent crumbly texture forms. Make sure your coconut oil is in a solid state.
  • Press the crust into a square baking dish (sprayed with cooking spray) and bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
  • Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  • Combine all filling ingredients (eggs, egg yolk, lemon juice & zest, 1/2 cup sweetener, and 1/3 cup flour), whisking to integrate thoroughly. Pour on top of your slightly cooled crust.
  • Return to the oven for 15–20 minutes, until the filling has gelled and is cooked through.
  • Allow to cool completely before slicing and dusting with powdered sugar.
  • Nutritional Info

    Serving: 1 lemon square,
    yields 16 servings
    Calories: 76

    • 5g Carbs

    • 5g Fat

    • 2g Protein

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