Avocado Key Lime Pie Bars! Made with a buttery gluten free oat crust that tastes like graham crackers and topped with creamy lime avocado Greek yogurt filling for an irresistible treat! A lighter twist on Key Lime Pie that’s made with healthier ingredients and balanced in nutrition. Gluten Free + Low Calorie
Who’s ready for some summer treats? I shared these Avocado Key Lime Pie Bars on Instagram before we left for Mexico over Memorial weekend. Since we got back, I’ve been secretly having a love affair with them. Creamy, cool, light and oh so good!
Lower in sugar, high in healthy monounsaturated fat and protein, key lime pie bar that actually tastes AMAZING and requires minimal baking. Oh yeah and it’s EASY to make. Like so easy you won’t believe it. I’m so thankful I created these because I will be eating them all summer long!
What makes these healthier? Avocados! I used a combination of avocados and Greek yogurt (Fage) to make the creamy filling. Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat. A fat that reduces cholesterol and is heart healthy. Avocados are also high in Vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant most Americans need more of.
I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t like avocados so I’m always looking for tricky ways to add them to my diet. If you’re not a big fan either, you have nothing to worry about with these bars. You can’t taste the avocados at all! The flavor is all lime goodness!
I added a touch of honey to sweeten mine, but you could always swap for powdered stevia to lower the sugar content more. For a Vegan version, swap the Greek yogurt for plain coconut yogurt. Make sure there’s no added sugar! For Paleo, try using almond flour for the base with coconut flour. I haven’t tried it, but I am pretty sure it will work. Hope you love them!
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Avocado Key Lime Pie Bars
Avocado Key Lime Pie Bars! Made with a buttery gluten free oat crust that tastes like graham crackers and topped with creamy lime avocado Greek yogurt filling for an irresistible treat! A lighter twist on Key Lime Pie that's made with healthier ingredients and balanced in nutrition. Gluten Free + Low Calorie
For the Crust:
Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper or grease liberally.
In a standing mixer or using a hand mixer, blend together the oil, sugar, milk, lime juice and salt. Add the flour (measured properly) and mix together with the liquid. The dough will be crumbly at this point.
Transfer the dough to the baking pan. Using your fingers, press it into the bottom of the pan firmly into an even layer.
Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool 20 minutes.
While the crust cools, prepare the filling by mixing the ingredients for the filling except the lime zest together until well combined. See notes on sugar content. Test the batter as necessary, add and combine as needed. Smooth the batter over the top of the dough and spread into an even layer.
Place the bars in the freezer 2 hours to set. Then remove, sprinkle with lime zest and slice into 12 bars.
Keep bars in the freezer up 60 days.
Other flours have not been tested with the recipe. I'm assuming almond flour will work.
I am very sensitive to too much sugar which is why this recipe is lower in sugar. You can add more sugar to the filling as desired, but it will change the nutritional values.
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