Gluten Free Lemon & Coconut Bars Recipe

This recipe is already on the healthier side because it is grain-free and uses both almond flour and coconut. To make it slightly healthier, reduce the amount of maple syrup. This will make the filling a little tarter than a standard lemon bar.

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Gluten Free Lemon & Coconut Bars Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40 Bars
Calories: 92kcal
Author: Kim Maes

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup healthier option: use only 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 egg whites keep the yolks for the filling

For the filling:

  • 3 large eggs plus 2 egg yolks
  • cup maple syrup healthier option: use only 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest from about 2 lemons
  • cup almond flour
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (healthier option: coconut flour)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Melt coconut oil in a saucepan on medium-low heat. Add maple syrup, coconut, almond flour, and salt. Stir until everything is combined. Remove from heat. Add egg whites to the saucepan while stirring. Keep stirring for about 1 minute. The mixture should be quite sticky. Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with lightly greased parchment paper and pour in the mixture. Use your hands or a spatula to press down firmly. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • While the crust is baking, beat the eggs and 2 egg yolks in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until frothy. Add the syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest, and almond flour. Beat for 2 minutes. Pour the mixture over the baked crust in the baking dish. Bake for about 16-19 minutes or until edges are light brown and the center is set. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing. Cut into 2-inch squares. Dust with powdered sugar or coconut flour.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Lemon & Coconut Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Almond Flour Coconut Dairy Free Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Healthy Kim Maes Lemon Magazine Maple Syrup Optionally Refined Sugar Free
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