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lemon coconut slice

24 August, 2016

I adore lemons. 

Every morning I start the day with a cup of hot water and lemon. I add it to almost every meal. And although I rarely order lemon desserts, every time I actually do (think lemon meringue tart, lemon cheesecake…) I wonder why I don’t all the time (the answer is usually chocolate or ice cream). 

Because of this, there is rarely a time where I don’t have lemons in the house. healthy lemon coconut slice

Lemon coconut slice is one of those nostalgic recipes that I think is definitely underrated. My mum, who matches, if not exceeds, my citrusy love used to make this as a treat for afternoon tea, school lunches, or paired with ice cream for dessert. I have always loved how the tang of the lemons perfectly balances the sweetness and depth from the coconut. 

lemon coconut slice

Although my version is a healthier deviation from the bitter-sweet version of my childhood, this gluten and refined sugar-free version is just as delicious as the original. Crumbly, not overly sweet, amazing. 

lemon coconut slice

healthy lemon coconut slice
Yields 12
A healthy version of a childhood favourite.
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  1. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  2. 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  3. Zest and juice of one large lemon
  4. 1/2 cup coconut flour
  5. 1/4 cup almond meal
  6. 1 cup shredded coconut
  7. 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  8. pinch pink Himalayan sea salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a small slice tin with baking paper.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined.
  3. Pour into lined tin and press down until even.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden.
  5. Cool, slice and enjoy.
Adapted from The Happy Cookbook - Lola Berry
Adapted from The Happy Cookbook - Lola Berry
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Perfectly paired with tea or vanilla ice cream… because some things shouldn’t change. 

What are some of your favourite lemon desserts? I would love for you to share in the comments below. 

xx Liz 



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  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law 25 August, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    This looks sooooo good! I can’t eat lemon but I bet this would be perfect without it too!

    • Reply Travelling Table Tales 25 August, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      You can’t eat lemons?! Oh no. Can you have other citrus fruits? xx

  • Reply Claire at My Pink & Green Life 27 August, 2016 at 12:06 am

    This looks so yummy! It would be the perfect thing to crumble over a big bowl of non-dairy ice cream. πŸ™‚

    • Reply Travelling Table Tales 27 August, 2016 at 9:07 am

      That sounds amazing! x

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