Thursday, July 16, 2015

Bake Along #82 Healthier Lemon Bars

Craving for some refreshing sweet treats during mid week? Can't wait for weekend cheat day?
You can try this lemon bars. Portion controlled and healthier ingredients used giving you only about 75 calories per serving. How good is that? :)


Taste wise, you don't have to compromise too much. These bars are yummy, and simple to make too :)
 
 
 
Recipe is from Mind Over Munch
 
What you need:
 
For crust:
1 cup flour (I used unbleached all purpose flour, you can use oat or whole wheat flour)
1/3 cup brown sugar (or sweetener of your choice such as stevia or coconut sugar)
1/4 cup coconut oil, solid
1/8 tsp salt
 
For filling:
3 eggs
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup caster sugar (I wanted to use coconut sugar but I didn't want to ruin the bright yellow colour and I don't really fancy baking with stevia so I stick to caster sugar)
1/3 cup flour (I used unbleached all purpose flour, you can use oat or whole wheat flour)
zest from 1 lemon
 
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 180degC
  2. Combine ingredients for crust using pastry cutter or fork til crumbly
  3. Press crust into a greased baking pan and bake for about 12mins, til slightly browned. Set aside
  4. Make the filling by whisking all ingredients til well mixed and then pour onto the cooled crust
  5. Bake for about 20mins til the filling is gelled and cooked through
  6. Cool completely and cut into 16 squares. Dust with sieved icing sugar before serving
 
As you can see there's some of the lemon filling managed to escape underneath the crust, hence a thin layer of the filling formed there making it looked like layered cake instead, I mean layered bar LOL
 
 
 
 

5 comments:

  1. Hi Alice,
    A healthier version sounds good! And layered bars or not, your lemon bars look yummy!
    Thanks for baking along with us!

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  2. Very informative article... Thanks for sharing

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  3. hi alice, i was just looking at the other flour options here and i think whole wheat flour sounds good too! thx for baking these lemon bars with us!

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  4. Hi Alice,

    Just 75 calories per serve... No taste compromise... These are my kind of lemon bars :D

    Zoe

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  5. these look absolutely delicious! thank you for sharing. I made something similar for a BBQ (it was a Food Network recipe) but these look a lot healthier. i'm your new follower, here's my baking blog if you're interested!

    http://majestybakescakes.blogspot.com/

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