Easy-To-Make and Delicious Paleo Lemon Bars

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Come summer I am a sucker for all things lemon (even lime). I love tart desserts. Many of my friends are on paleo and/or gluten-free diets. I wanted to come up with a lemon bar recipe that makes everyone happy. Normally that is a tall order. Typically mere mortals do not care for gluten-free lemon bars, but I think this Paleo lemon bar recipe checks all the boxes.

Paleo Diet vs Gluten-Free

So you might be wondering, what is a paleo diet anyway? It’s a diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting mostly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit. It excludes dairy or grain products and processed food. Now you might be wondering are paleo items gluten-free? Everything that is paleo is acceptable on a gluten-free diet. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale. While only about 1% of the population really needs diets that are totally gluten free (those with celiac disease where gluten can cause damage the lining of the small intestines.) going gluten-free has become trendy and many do claim to feel better not eating gluten. 

Easy Paleo Lemon Bars

Back to the lemon bars. These paleo lemon bars are so delicious I promise everyone will love them. In fact, if you take them to a summer BBQ (as I intend to do again) and not tell anyone they are a nut-free, sugar free, low-carb dessert, nobody will even notice. These paleo bars will become a hit and everyone will ask you to make them. It’s also an easy paleo dessert so that’s a win win for all. Besides, we could all do with with a lot less sugar and carbs, don’t you think?

Paleo Lemon Bars Recipe (Nut Free)

Yields: 12 servings

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 40 minutes | Total: 55 minutes + chill time

Ingredients:

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Crust:

⅓ cup ghee

¼ cup honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg, room temperature

1 cup cassava flour

⅛ teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

Grated zest of 1 lemon

Filling:

1 ½ tablespoons cassava flour

½ cup fresh lemon juice

Zest of 2 lemons

⅓ cup honey

3 large eggs + 1 egg white

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place a large enough piece of parchment paper in an 8×8 baking dish to create handles up the sides of the dish.
  2. To make crust, place ghee, honey, vanilla and egg in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on medium setting until combined. Add in cassava flour, salt and zest. Mix once more until just incorporated.
  3. Press crust mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  5. While crust is baking, add filling ingredients to the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix until combined. Pour filling ingredients over the baked crust and place it back in the oven for 25 minutes or until baked through.
  6. Place lemon bars on a cooling rack until completely cooled, then transfer to the refrigerator to chill overnight.

Notes:

*Garnish with paleo powdered sugar option if desired

*Store lemon bars in refrigerator for 1-2 days

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Making the crust.

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Add in cassava flour, salt and zest. Mix once more.

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Crust mixture

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Making the filling.

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Garnish with paleo powdered sugar.

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Paleo Lemon Bars serving suggestion.

Yield: 12 servings

Paleo Lemon Bars

Paleo Lemon Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

Crust:

  • ⅓ cup ghee
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon himalayan sea salt
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon

Filling:

  • 1 ½ tablespoons cassava flour
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 3 large eggs + 1 egg white

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place a large enough piece of parchment paper in an 8x8 baking dish to create handles up the sides of the dish.
  2. To make crust, place ghee, honey, vanilla and egg in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on medium setting until combined. Add in cassava flour, salt and zest. Mix once more until just incorporated.
  3. Press crust mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  5. While crust is baking, add filling ingredients to the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix until combined. Pour filling ingredients over the baked crust and place it back in the oven for 25 minutes or until baked through.
  6. Place lemon bars on a cooling rack until completely cooled, then transfer to the refrigerator to chill overnight.

Notes

*Garnish with paleo powdered sugar option if desired

*Store lemon bars in refrigerator for 1-2 days

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 3g

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Here are some other recipes you might want to check out: Easy to Make Keto Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Recipe and Amazing Low Carb Cauliflower “Potato” Salad.

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