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March 11, 2013

Essential Lemon Squares.

 Ever have a craving for lemon?

Try these outstanding lemon bars using doTerra lemon essential oil in place of lemon extract. They’re absolutely delicious and will satisfy that fix for lemony goodness.

 Ingredients:
  • >> 2 1/4 cups gluten-free flour
  • >> 1 cup earth balance
  • >> 1/2 cup stevia
  • >> 4 large egg replacers
  • >> 1 fresh squeezed lemon or 5 drops essential lemon oil
  • >> 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • >> ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • >> Powdered sugar, for dusting
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. For crust, combine 2 cups flour, earth balance, and ½ cup stevia until slightly crumbly and somewhat moist.  Lightly grease the bottom of a 9×13 glass plan with earth balance and press the mixture into pan.
  3. Bake crust for about 15-20 minutes, until the edges are slightly brown and it’s springy.
  4. While crust is in the oven, combine the rest of the stevia, four egg replacers, lemon juice or lemon essential oil, lemon zest, the remainder of the flour, and baking powder in a bowl. Mix until well combined.
  5. When crust is done, pour the topping over crust and return to oven for about 20 minutes. Filling should be set.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Let cool for about two hours and dust with more powdered sugar, if desired.
  7. Enjoy!

 

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Ed: Brianna Bemel

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