About this Zesty Lemon Bars With Honey recipe
From casual family gatherings to formal events, lemon bars are one of the best and most popular desserts being served.
Today, we are giving a paleo twist to these traditional lemon bars so you can enjoy them.
The tangy lemon filling perfectly complements the nutty crust, creating a flavorful lemon bar dessert that will leave you wanting more. This recipe will surely be a hit among health-conscious foodies and dessert lovers!
So, let’s start preparing a batch of these zesty gluten-free lemon bars.
For the crust:
- 1 cup gluten-free almond flour
- 1/2 cup organic coconut flour
- 1/4 cup pure honey
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
For the filling:
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup pure honey
- 1 tablespoon gluten-free coconut flour
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat your oven to 350°F or 180°C and line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- Whisk together the organic coconut flour, gluten-free almond flour, pure honey, coconut oil, and salt in a large mixing bowl until a crumbly dough forms.
- Press the dough evenly into the prepared baking pan.
- Bake the crust for about 10 to 12 minutes or until it turns light golden brown.
- While the crust is baking, prepare the lemon filling. Combine the fresh lemon juice, eggs, pure honey, organic coconut flour, and baking powder in a medium mixing bowl. Blend it well until it has a smooth texture.
- Pour the lemon filling over the baked crust, spreading it into an even layer.
- Return the pan to the oven and bake for another 20 to 25 minutes until the filling is set and the edges are lightly golden brown.
- Let the zesty lemon bars cool completely in the pan. After that, lift them out using the parchment paper and slice them into squares.
- Serve the lemon bars chilled and top them with fresh lemon zest.
With only eight ingredients and less than an hour of active prep time, these lemon bars are the perfect quick fix for busy days. So give our recipe a try and discover your new favorite!
If you want something as quick and easy for breakfast, you can also try the potato and bacon crusted egg cups by Kailen Brant.
Why Is It Good To Drink And Add Lemons To Your Recipes?
Lemons (Citrus Limon) are a popular citrus fruit that grows on trees and is a hybrid of citron and lime. They taste sour and are not typically eaten alone. You can use them as a garnish and in your recipes to add a little bit of sour flavor.
Aside from being rich in vitamins and minerals, lemons have several health benefits too. And here’s why its good to drink and add lemons to your recipes:
- Rich in vitamin C: Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C that boosts your immune system and keeps the doctor away. Drinking lemon juice can also help if you have a wound because it promotes faster wound healing.
- Digestive health: Lemons contain citric acid that stimulates the production of digestive juices, making it easier for you to digest food and reduce constipation.
- Weight management: If you want to lose or maintain weight, adding lemons to your diet is good because they’re low in calories. Lemons are also a natural way to add flavor to your food.
- Hydration: Lemons are also a great source of water and electrolytes that keep your body hydrated and maintain a healthy fluid balance.
- Heart health: The flavonoids in lemons are good for your heart because they lower your blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Cancer-growth prevention: According to studies, the compounds in lemons can help prevent the growth of cancer cells.
- Skin health: If you want glowing and younger-looking skin, the vitamin C in lemons can help reduce signs of aging and stimulate collagen production.
How To Select The Best Lemons?
Selecting the best lemons when you’re at the supermarket is tricky. You should remember several factors to ensure you choose the best ones.
Firstly, look for lemons that are firm and feel heavy for their size. This indicates that they are ripe and juicy. Check the skin for any blemishes, soft spots, or discoloration, as these are signs of decay and indicate that the lemon is past its prime.
Choose lemons with a bright, vibrant color, as this indicates that they are fresh and contain more juice. You can also smell the lemon to check for a strong citrus aroma, which usually indicates freshness. Consider the intended use of the lemon too. Select lemons with thinner skin and a softer texture if you need juice. Whereas for garnishing or zesting, pick lemons with a thicker skin.
Lastly, choose lemons that are uniform in size if you need lemons for decorative purposes.
Remember to handle the lemons carefully to avoid bruising or damaging them. If possible, pick lemons that have not been waxed because this can affect their flavor and make them more difficult to zest. Using these tips, you can select the best lemons for your needs and ensure they are fresh, juicy, and flavorful.
How To Store Lemons?
You should store lemons in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Leave them on your kitchen counter if you plan to use them within a few days.
You can store lemons in the fridge if you want to keep them for a longer period of time. Make sure you wipe each lemon clean and dry with a paper towel before you store it. Place them in a plastic or mesh bag and put them in the vegetable crisper section of your fridge. This will help keep the lemons fresh for 2–3 weeks.
You can store the cut or squeezed lemons in an airtight container in your fridge to prevent them from drying out and absorbing other odors.
You can also freeze lemons for later use by slicing them, placing the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet, and freezing them for a few hours. Then, you can transfer those frozen slices to a freezer-safe bag or container. Use frozen lemons in your drinks, sauces, and marinades for up to 6 months.
Can Lemons Be Harmful?
Lemons are generally safe to consume in moderation. Some people might experience side effects like heartburn, acid reflux, or mouth sores.
Drinking excessive lemon juice or using it to whiten teeth may damage your tooth enamel over time. You can prevent this by consuming lemons in moderation and rinsing your mouth with water after drinking lemon juice. Talking to a healthcare professional if you have concerns about consuming lemons is always a good idea.