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Vegan Lemon Bars with Shortbread Crust

  • Author: Abby Thompson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12

Description

Vegan lemon bars are tart, sweet and a perfect vegan dessert, using all whole ingredients and no tofu and no cashews!


Ingredients

  • For the crust:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • For the lemon filling:
  • 1 ripe banana
  • Zest and juice of 3-4 lemons (1/3-1/2 c lemon juice)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar (for dusting)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 pan and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, coconut oil, and powdered sugar until the dough comes together. Press into the bottom of the greased pan and bake for 7-9 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. You don’t want to over bake the crust, or it will become too hard after you add the filling. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl with a handheld mixer, beat together the banana, lemon juice and zest, sugar, vanilla extract, cornstarch and flour until fairly smooth and combined.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, until filling it set. Allow to cool and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, until cool.
  5. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.