Lemon Squares

By J Kate

These must make bars are a light version of an old favorite. A great addition to any picnic or gathering.

Lemon Squares
Ingredients
  • CRUST

  • 1 cup almond flour (fine ground)

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • 2 Tbsp powdered xylitol*

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted

  • 2 Tbsp raw unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract

  • LEMON TOPPING

  • 1/4 cup almond flour (fine ground)

  • 1/4 cup powdered xylitol*

  • 2 tsp Stevita Spoonable stevia

  • 4 large free-range eggs

  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with unbleached parchment paper.

  2. CRUST Combine the almond flour, powdered xylitol, and sea salt in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, stir together coconut oil, butter and vanilla extract. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until thoroughly combined. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, until lightly golden.

  3. LEMON TOPPING While the crust bakes, prepare the topping. In a blender or food processor (or by hand with a whisk), combine the almond flour, powdered xylitol, stevia, eggs, and lemon juice. Blend on Medium speed until smooth. Remove the crust from the oven. Pour the topping evenly over the hot crust.

  4. Pop back into oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees F until the topping is golden at edges. Let cool in the baking dish for 30 minutes, then refrigerate for 2 hours to set. Sprinkle with extra powdered xylitol (optional). Cut into bars and serve.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
18
Calories 90.9
Total Fat 6.8 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 57.9 mg
Sodium 51.8 mg
Potassium 9.9 mg
Carbohydrate 2.4 g
Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
Sugars 0.7 g
Protein 3.1 g

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17 replies

Anonymous
Anonymous 2016-02-06 14:35:44 -0500 Report

Xylitol is terrible as an artificial sweetener. Try and keep the calories low without using this junk. Not only is it bad for a human but it will kill a dog.

Oy!
Oy! 2015-07-05 14:35:53 -0500 Report

I have only been with this site a short time. My question is why does it seem that questions are not answered in a timely manner? Some of my questions are the same as questions I see listed already?

altomom
altomom 2015-07-01 11:27:06 -0500 Report

Can you use splenda or truvia in this recipe in this recipe instead of xylitol? I have pets in my house and don't want to even keep xylitol around.

altomom
altomom 2015-07-01 11:26:49 -0500 Report

Can you use splenda or truvia in this recipe in this recipe instead of xylitol? I have pets in my house and don't want to even keep xylitol around.

altomom
altomom 2015-07-01 11:26:43 -0500 Report

Can you use splenda or truvia in this recipe in this recipe instead of xylitol? I have pets in my house and don't want to even keep xylitol around.

dval
dval 2015-04-09 06:52:09 -0500 Report

Am I reading the nutrition label correct? 18 bars from an 8 in square pan? That means the bars a not even bite sized. 90 calories for less than a bite?

Anonymous
Anonymous 2015-02-16 19:40:25 -0500 Report

New to all this. Where do you buy almond flour? Please don't tell me I have to grind it myself.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2015-02-16 19:40:10 -0500 Report

New to all this. Where do you buy almond flour? Please don't tell me I have to grind it myself.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2015-02-16 19:40:05 -0500 Report

New to all this. Where do you buy almond flour? Please don't tell me I have to grind it myself.

locarbarbie
locarbarbie 2014-02-08 19:29:20 -0500 Report

Thanks for posting a yummy looking recipe for diabetics that use real ingredients! Almond flour rather than junk white flour, free range eggs rather than egg substitute, real butter and not margarine and fresh squeezed lemon juice. I will be giving this one a go.

spiceboop
spiceboop 2013-07-10 23:29:59 -0500 Report

onions, grapes, chocolate, macadamia nuts, ALL are harmful to your pets. pretty sure they aren't harmful to me. oh, I do break out in FAT!!! :)

Anonymous
Anonymous 2013-05-14 06:39:28 -0500 Report

make sure your pets dont get into these … xylitol is dangerous for pets (theres a huge warning on the package) Makes me wonder how "safe" it is for people.