Skinny Lemon Bars

Skinny Lemon Bars are creamy and delicately sweet.

My entire life is patched together by a series of lists.

There’s the work to-do lists that clutter my desk in piles, dark lines slashing through the completed items.

There’s the on-going grocery list in my iphone notes, constantly being added to, erased, and then restarted as soon as I leave the store parking lot.

There’s my recipe ingredient lists, filling notebooks that clutter the counters of the kitchen, within arm’s reach for when inspiration strikes and marked with spills and stains of every assortment.

Then there’s the secret lists of things that I imagine accomplishing one day. Dreams that refuse to leave me alone, no matter how hard I try to ignore them.

These lists keep my hours productive and my life on track, and for that I’m grateful.

There are times, however, when I’d like to gather all my lists into a great big pile and drop a fiery match onto it, in order to re-live the carefree oblivion of my youth.

Biting into a Skinny Lemon Bar is like turning back the hands of time to revisit what it felt like to not care how productive a day would be, but to simply care about enjoying the moment.

With no refined sugar or flour, you can enjoy the delicately sweet treat without worrying about adding an extra workout to your list.

Just close your eyes, take a lazy bite, and allow time to stand still.

Skinny Lemon Bars
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
5.0 from 1 reviews

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INGREDIENTS
Serves 30

For the Crust:
  • 3 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted over low heat
  • 2 Tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon rind
For the Lemon Layer:
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted over low heat
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • 6 omega-3, free range eggs
  • ⅔ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon rind
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut flour
INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease a 13″x9″ baking pan with coconut oil and lightly dust with coconut flour. Set aside.
For the crust:
  1. In a medium bowl combine the almond flour and salt. In another bowl combine the coconut oil, raw honey, extracts and lemon rind. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together until well combined. Press the dough into the bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden.
For the Lemon Layer:
  1. In a blender combine all of the lemon layer ingredients on high until smooth. Pour over the baked crust. Bake for another 15-20 minutes until golden. Allow to cool for 30 minutes then refrigerate for 2 hours until set. Cut into bars and serve.
NUTRITION

Calories: 151     Fat: 12 g     Carbohydrates: 8 g     Sodium: 60 mg     Fiber: 2 g     Protein: 4 g    

 

Comments

  • Mack March 8, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Diana, another winner!
    I’ve tried two other lemon bar recipes from two other ‘paleo’ websites, and while not too shabby in taste, both of these other recipes baked up with the lemon custard and foundation crust mixing together into a kind of ‘coffee cake’.
    I’ve made your recipe three times now…can’t help myself…lemon to me is one of the flavors that makes life worth living! Both first two came out just as clean and separate as your photo shows…and delicious, too!
    Third batch, two days ago. The lemon lover in me said, ‘hey, why don’t you DOUBLE the amount of topping this time, and instead of the vanilla extract in the crust, use your lemon extract!’ Had to do it! Absolutely delicious, still nice, clean separate presentation, and double the good stuff too.
    Now that I’ve got all these lemon bars in the fridge, I was wondering what you think about me wrapping and freezing them?

    • Diana March 10, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Hi Mack, so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Thanks for the feedback 🙂 I believe that wrapping and freezing the bars is a great idea and I wish my freezer was full of them right now…

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