A new riff on classic Lara Bars: 3-ingredient apricot and lemon bars, made with coconut flour! They are nut-free and seed-free, as well as vegan, paleo, grain-free and gluten-free.
Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I wrote this post about how to make your own Lara Bars.
It now seems hard to comprehend, but at the time, no other such posts, on any other websites, existed. It led me on a path to making all sorts of other power bars, balls, and more, which led to this.
Lara Bars have been good to me.
I cannot wait for you to sink your teeth into these lovelies. They are bursting with the sunny flavor of apricot and lemon, complemented by the unmistakable flavor of toasted coconut.
Coconut flour is what remains once coconut milk has been rendered from fresh coconut meat. It is extremely low in fat but high in fiber. In other words, a great option for making a low-fat, reduced calories, fiber-rich energy bar without adding anything weird (have you seen the ingredients on some commercial fiber bars? yuck…) and only 3 ingredients.
To toast the coconut flour, place the needed amount in a large skillet set over medium heat. Stir it around for about 4 to 5 minutes until it is pale golden brown and smells heavenly. That’s it!
A bonus to these bars? They aren’t sticky! Super-absorbent coconut flour takes care of that.
May your day be as golden and glorious as these easy-peasy power bars!