Lemon Coconut Oatmeal Bars

As a current southern FL resident, I find myself wanting light tart desserts more and more. The summer heat calls for cool, crisp citrus flavors and this dessert is it!

Lemon is such a “bright” flavor to me! It’s unique taste awakens your senses and refreshes your whole mouth. The crust is mainly oatmeal and banana, making this treat fresh yet wholesome.

Lemon Coconut Oatmeal Bars

Crust

  • 2 bananas (ripe)
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup honey

Add the bananas to a medium sized mixing bowl and mash them. Stir in the oats, protein powder, coconut flakes, and honey and mix until incorporated.

Press the mixture evenly into a 9×9 (coconut oil) greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and set to the side.

Filling

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • dash of salt

Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Add the whisked eggs, lemon juice and honey to a medium sized sauce pan on medium heat. Begin to pour in the coconut oil and whisk, CONTINUOUSLY, until the mixture begins to thicken. Watch this mixture, it thickens fast and you should take it off the stove about a minute after it begins to thicken.

Add the filling on top of the crust base and let cool for about an hour. Eat these bars warm or chilled overnight (after letting cool for the initial hour) and enjoy!

 

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