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Recipe Of The Week: Paleo Lemon Bars

Paleo Lemon Bars

The classic lemon bars get a Paleo-friendly makeover! They’re sweet, bright and so easy with only 5 ingredients! You’d never know these are healthy!

 

 

 

Paleo Lemon Bars Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 Bars
Calories 196 kcal

Ingredients

For the crust:
1/4 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil at room temperature it should be the consistency of soft butter
Pinch of salt
1 Cup Coconut Flour sifted (95g)

For the lemon topping:
3 Eggs
1/2 Cup Honey
2 tsps Lemon zest about 1 large lemon
2 tsps Coconut flour sifted
1/2 Cup Fresh* Lemon juice about 3 large lemons

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and generously rub an 8×8 inch pan with coconut oil. Set aside.
In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat together the honey, coconut oil and pinch of salt until creamy and well combined. Stir in the coconut flour until a dough forms.
Press the dough evenly into the prepared pan and bake until just lightly golden brown, about 8 minutes. ** Once cooked, let cool for 30 minutes.
Lower the temperature of your oven to 325 degrees and lower the oven rack to the 2nd from the bottom position.
Once the crust has cooled, gently whisk together the eggs, honey and lemon zest in a large bowl. Do NOT use an electric mixer here or you will over-beat the eggs and the topping with crack once baked. Use a hand whisk.
In a separate, medium bowl, whisk the coconut flour into the lemon juice, 1 tsp at a time, until well mixed. Make sure you continually whisk as you add the flour so that it doesn’t clump up.
Pour the lemon juice mixture into the egg mixture, whisking while you pour, until evenly combined.
Pour the topping over top of the cooled crust and bake until it is just set, and the very center is just slightly jiggly, about 21-23 minutes. Let cool completely at room temperature. Then, cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, best over-night. You need to let the crust completely cool, or it will be soft.
Using a VERY sharp knife (or else you might not cut through the crust) cut the bars into squares and DEVOUR. 

Recipe Notes

Do NOT use lemon juice from a bottle, it tastes completely different than fresh. 
* Make sure you DON’T OVER-BAKE it. It makes the lemon layer bake funny, and makes it almost disappear. You want to to be golden brown on the edges and VERY light brown on the inside.
Store bars in the refrigerator until ready to serve. The first bar is a little difficult to get out, so be gentle! But, once one is out, it’s smooth sailing!

Source: Food Faith Fitness

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