Gluten-free lemon or key lime bars

Ingredients

  • Zemas Gluten-Free Multigrain Pancake & Waffle mix
  • 1/3 cup palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (or dairy free butter)
  • 4 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 2 8 oz. packages of cream cheese (dairy-free cream cheese)
  • 1/2 cup palm sugar
  • 2 large eggs (egg substitute*)
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice (about 3 lemons)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 12x8x1 jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl fitted with the paddle attachment combine the Zemas mix and xanthan gum. Add the palm sugar, butter and grape seed oil to bowl; beat together until moist crumbs are formed. Pat the mixture into the jelly roll pan. Bake 6 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  • Clean out your mixing bowl then blend together the cream cheese, palm sugar, eggs, lemon zest and juice. Pour the mixture onto the cooled base and bake 20-25 minutes or until firm. Cool in pan, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut into squares and serve.
  • For lime bars, simply use limes instead of lemons.

*Zemas favorite egg replacer is mixing 1/4 cup water with 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. Stir and allow to gel (approximately 5 minutes).

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