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Healthy Vegan Strawberry Lemon Bars

  • Author: Heart of a Baker
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Vegan strawberry lemon bars are the PERFECT summer treat! Made healthy with an almond flour crust and SUPER easy vegan strawberry lemon filling.


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Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup agave syrup

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked for 46 hours and drained, if you dont have a high powered blender)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line and grease an 8×8 square pan with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  2. In a medium bowl, mix togehter the almond flour, all-purpose flour, olive oil, and agave syrup. Stir together until the crust starts to come together.
  3. Press the mixture into the prepared square pan, ensuring the mixture is distributed evenly into the bottom of the pan. 
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the crust is firm to the touch.
  5. While the crust is baking, make the filling by combining the lemon juice, zest, strawberries, cashews, almond milk, vanilla, sugar, and olive oil in a high-speed blender. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy. 
  6. Pour the filling mixture over the baked crust. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the filling is set.
  7. Allow the bars to cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes and then move them to the fridge to chill for at least 4 hours before serving. 

Keywords: vegan dessert, vegan lemon bars, vegan strawberry dessert