Lemon is the perfect little citrusy fruit. It adds wonderful flavor to both sweet and savory recipes. Even the zest of it is a wonderful addition to different foods. It also pairs wonderfully with other fruits, vegetables, and pretty much anything. The bright, yellow color of lemons also gives foods, especially sweets and pastries, a gorgeous brightness! See for yourself with these 10 tasty vegan lemon bars and bites recipes from the Food Monster App.
1. Blueberry Lemon Bars
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Toss in some fresh, seasonal blueberries, dust with powdered sugar, and you will be in heaven. These Blueberry Lemon Bars by Taavi Moore will melt in your mouth and you would never believe the “buttery” shortbread crust is gluten-free. You won’t miss any eggs or butter in this recipe.
2. No-Bake Lemon Bars
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This is a new modern spin on the classic custard baked on top of a shortbread cookie version. These No-Bake Lemon Bars by Gretchen Price are way less sweet, less caloric, and less fatty than the original version but by no means do they lack in flavor!
3. Paleo Lemon Coconut Energy Bites
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4. Lemony Coconut Bites
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Something about the sweet lemon and coconut combination just works! And as a bonus – these Lemony Coconut Bites by Natalie Martin and Lexie Staten only take 20 minutes (5 steps) to makes, start to finish, proving that delicious and healthy desserts don’t require extensive time or effort.
5. 7 Ingredient Lemon Coconut Squares
These 7 Ingredient Lemon Coconut Squares by Vanessa Croessmann only have 7 ingredients, are deliciously creamy and have a zesty lemon touch! You can easily omit the maple syrup or agave for a completely sugar free lemon square
6. Lemon, Coconut, and Apricot Bars
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Apricot and coconut is a classic combination, but it’s the creamy lemon icing that really takes these bars to the next level. The tangy tartness from the lemon perfectly offsets the sweetness of the apricots, and the whole combo is just divine. These Lemon, Coconut, and Apricot Bars by Buffy-Ellen Gill are the perfect dessert if you are looking for a fruit flavored sweet treat that isn’t packed with refined sugars.
7. Blueberry Lemon Coconut Protein Balls
Blueberry, coconut, and lemon form a symphony of wonderful flavor in these Blueberry Lemon Coconut Protein Balls by Diana Johnson. These are perfect for snacking on throughout your day. With just nuts, seeds, blueberry, and coconut as the base, they’re filling, energizing, and honestly taste like balls of candied blueberry muffins.
8. Lemon Squares
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These Lemon Squares by Rebecca Coleman are little bites of sunshine. The crust is simple but delicious and it’s topped with a smooth lemon curd that has a perfect blend of sweet, salty, and sour. You’ll be hard pressed to stop eating these sweet treats once you start.
9. Lemon Lavender Truffle Bites
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Lemon is so freaking versatile. Put it in your water for some added flavor. Add it to desserts or savory dishes. Add it to homemade cleaning products. And as these Lemon Lavender Truffle Bites by Emma D’Alessandro prove, it even goes with lavender!
10. Lemon Bars
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These tangy Lemon Bars by Harriet Porterfield have a buttery shortcrust base and a juicy, tangy jelly topping, kinda like a lemon meringue pie in a bar! Perfect for picnics, grab and go snacks or dessert. The recipe is really flexible too, so you could try adding different flavors, or using a different fruit for the jelly topping. You could even bake these in a tart shape and add an aquafaba meringue topping for a proper lemon meringue pie!
Can’t get enough lemon? You might also enjoy these 15 Tangy, Lemony Plant-Based Entree Recipes! We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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