Lemon bars

Playfulfoodie lemon bars recipe

I think I made lemon bars at some point in the past… Way, waaay too long ago.

Finally, I did it again! I’d been browsing Pinterest for good lemon bar recipes and found a couple of interesting ones. I found inspiration in a few, combined their ideas, substituted things I didn’t have or want, cut way back on the sugar and got to work!

Apart from getting annoyed about zesting three lemons, these bars were easy to make and they turned out great. Honestly, I’m glad I cut back so much on the sugar, because I really didn’t need any more of it.

There’s this one little issue though, I kinda, sorta, completely forgot to take pictures of the finished product. That is, until after I wrapped up most of it for the freezer and only had the sides left. Oops!

So, sorry for the less-attractive pictures, but you’ll have to forgive me and trust me that they are well worth the trouble of zesting a couple of lemons.

Playfulfoodie lemon bars recipe


  • 110g Coconut oil, softened
  • 60g ground oats, 60g coconut flour
  • 50g Powdered sugar

Middle layer:

  • 160g Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp yoghurt
  • Zest from 3 lemons and juice from 2


  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 80 – 100g Powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. For the bottom: Combine the coconut oil, ground oats, coconut flour and 50g powdered sugar. Mix until you get crumbs. Press the mixture into a baking tin or oven tray and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  3. For the middle layer: Combine the sugar, baking powder, 2 tbsp coconut flour, yoghurt, lemon zest and 2/3 of the lemon juice. Mix together well and pour over the baked bottom.
  4. Return your dish to the oven for another 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. For the glaze: Mix together the lemon juice and powdered sugar until you get a nice glaze. Drizzle over your lemon bars when they come out of the oven.
  6. Let your bars cool completely.


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