Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Gluten- Free Oat Lemon bars

*Welcome to my 1st blog entry :)

Today I'm going to post a delicious gluten free Lemon Bar recipe. 

<<A little about Gluten-free/Celiac Disease<<  
 This type of diet is caused by Celiac Disease which causes the body to reject gluten.
(http://www.celiac.com/)

~I don't suffer from Celiac disease but I was looking for new ways to bake treats . So after "pintresting" I came across Vegan and Gluten-free desserts . Now lucky for me I have a wonderful friend who introduced me to both types of baking .

   Gluten-free baking became interesting once I found out how many different types of baking flours were available to bake with .It's quite interesting :) after you experiment with a few different type of flours. You come to find what works well for you:) 
     
!!Now What types of flours our out there you may ask ... Hmmmmmm 
  1. Rice flour 
  2. Coconut flour
  3. Potato flour 
  4. Almond flour
  5. Oat flour(Glutenfree)
  6. These are just a few there are many more out there.

So here we go............

  Gluten Free Lemon Bars
 (Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen and Serious Eats) Makes 12 bars
Ingredients:
For the crust:
3/4 cup almond flour/meal
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar, plus more for dusting
1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter (cold and chopped into smaller pieces)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

    For the lemon layer:
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest (3 small lemons)
1/3 cup lemon juice (4 small lemons)
1/3 cup gluten free oat flour
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9×9 baking dish and set aside.
2. Pulse all crust ingredients (from almond flour to kosher salt) in a food processor until combined. The mixture should resemble cookie dough.
3. Bake crust about 15-20 minutes. Edges will brown.
4. Meanwhile, whisk together all lemon layer ingredients (from eggs to oat flour).
5. When the crust is done baking alone, remove and pour the mixed lemon layer on top.
6. Bake for another 20 minutes. A knife placed in the center will come out clean when the bars are done. Let cool completely and dust with powdered sugar. Enjoy. Store in refrigerator 



  1. To make oat flour, just grind gluten free oats in a food processor or blender until it resembles flour.
  2. The lemon layer is on the thin side. Feel free to double it :)

2 comments:

  1. I added a lot more zest to my bars and I used coconut milk to fill the milk option :)

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  2. Your blog is looking good ;)and the recipes are delicious!

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