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Coconut Oil Meyer Lemon Bars

Coconut Oil Meyer Lemon Bars with a graham cracker crust – a healthier dairy free lemon bar that uses coconut oil rather than butter.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs 45 mins
Total Time9 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 x13 baking dish
Calories: 227
Author: Natalie

Ingredients

  • ***These bars need to rest at room temperature for about 8 hours! They're not good warm out of the oven! Factor that in when baking these!***

Crust

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs from 1 sleeve of graham crackers
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil solid and room temperature, NOT melted
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest from about 4 lemons
  • 1 cup meyer lemon juice from about 7-10 lemons
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs + 3 large egg yolks from 7 eggs total
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered sugar for dusting the finished bars optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees with the oven rack in the middle. Get out a 9x13 glass baking dish.

Crust

  • Combine all the crust ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the coconut oil is evenly distributed. It will look like wet sand, and hold together when you pinch it.
  • Dump the crust into the 9x13 glass baking dish, spread and press into an even layer.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Filling

  • While the crust is baking, combine all the filling ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl and stir to combine.

Lemon Bars

  • When the crust is done baking, pour the lemon bar filling onto the warm crust. Reduce the oven to 325 degrees, and bake another 25 minutes until the filling is just set. You want the center to spring back like jello.
  • Remove the lemon bars from the oven. They will need to cool uncovered for about 8 hours at room temperature. (They're not good warm out of the oven.)
  • After the lemons bars have rested, cut and serve them dusted with powdered sugar. Will keep in an airtight container for 1 week.

Notes

If you don't have meyer lemons, substitute 3/4 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup orange juice

Nutrition

Calories: 227 | Total Carbs: 33.5g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 9.4g | Fiber: 0.5g | Net Carbs: 33g