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Healthy Lemon Bars (with No Refined Sugar!)

These are seriously the best lemon bars you’ll ever make — they’re healthy lemon bars that are refined sugar-free and contain no refined flour! The perfect sweet treat!

Categories Clean Eating, Clean Eating. Gluten-Free, Dessert, No Refined Flour, Paleo, Refined Sugar Free, Sweet
Difficulty Easy
Keyword healthy lemon bars, healthy lemon bars recipe, healthy lemon squares
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 9 bars/squares
Calories 298 kcal
Author Lacey Baier

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup almond meal

For the Lemon Topping:

  • 4 eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tbsp. raw honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest, approx. 1 large lemon
  • 3 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 3 tbsp spelt flour
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (approx. 2 1/2 large lemons)

Instructions

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F and greasing a 8x8 or 9x9 square pan with coconut oil, then set aside.
  2. To make the crust, in a large bowl, combine the raw honey, softened coconut oil, and sea salt and blend using a hand mixer, stand mixer or a spoon until creamy.
  3. Slow add in spelt flour and almond meal, and continue to mix until a dough forms.
  4. Press the flour mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish and bake until lightly golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to completely cook, about 20-30 minutes.
  6. Lower the oven temperature 325 degrees F and grab another mixing bowl.
  7. In a separate mixing bowl, add the eggs, raw honey and lemon zest and gently whisk together to create the topping.
  8. Next, slowly add in the arrowroot starch and spelt flour until well mixed so no clumps remain.
  9. Pour the freshly squeezed lemon juice into the egg mixture, and whisk until evenly combined.
  10. Once the crust has completely cooled, carefully pour the lemon-egg mixture over top of the cooled crust and place back in the oven.
  11. Bake until the topping is just set, and the center is just slightly jiggly, about 24-26 minutes.
  12. Remove from the oven and let cool completely at room temperature.
  13. Then, cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, preferably over-night.
  14. Once completely cooked, cut into into squares and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Healthy Lemon Bars (with No Refined Sugar!)
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9.5g 48%
Cholesterol 87.3mg 29%
Sodium 58.2mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 35.2g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 13%
Sugars 22.8g
Protein 7.6g 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.