Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe

May
2013
25

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I love this luscious vegan lemon squares recipe. This is one of the best desserts I have had in awhile. Maybe it’s the fresh clear sweet lemon taste or maybe the dreamy creamy smooth melt in your mouth texture, but I could not get enough of these lemon squares until the pan was gone. Even now I am craving more ..and it’s not just me. Everyone loved these and I am sure you will too. I actually hid two away at the end to have the next morning for breakfast. Something I very rarely do!  They were that good.

So I am really happy to share them with you. I added vegan into the title just because it sounded good to me. All of the recipes on this website are vegan, so it doesn’t really need to be stated again.. it just sounded good.  Another L word may have been better: Love, Lucky, Laughing.. Luminous!!! Oooh, there’s a good word!

Ok, back to the really important part, the recipe. This is how they are made..

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe plated

 

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe

Ingredients

Base
1 cup Walnuts
1 cup Oat flour – ground oat groats
½ cup Golden Raisins
½ cup Maple Sugar
3 Tbsp Agave or Maple syrup
½ tsp Salt

Filling
1 cup Coconut Butter
1 cup Cashews – soaked and drained
¼ cup Lemon juice
3 Tbsp Agave
2 Tbsp Lemon zest

Topping
¼ cup Coconut flakes
2 Tbsp Lemon zest
1 Tbsp Maple sugar

Directions

Line an 8” x 8” baking tray with parchment paper. Prepare base first. Process the walnuts and golden raisins together until crumbly. Then add the rest of the base ingredients to the processor and process until the mixture starts to clump together.  Transfer base mixture to pan and press evenly into the bottom of pan.

In a high speed blender, or processor if you do not have a blender, process the cashews with the liquid ingredients until smooth. Then add the coconut butter and lemon zest and process again until smooth. Transfer to pan and spread filling mixture out to edges on top of base.

Mix the topping ingredients together in a bowl and sprinkle evenly over the top of the filling and then gently pat in to top. Refrigerate for an hour to set.

Remove from pan and cut into squares and serve.

 

Photo Description

Assemble base ingredients first.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - base ingredients

Line an 8″ x 8″ pan with parchment paper. This step is not necessary. It just makes it easier to remove and can result in better presentation. Usually I would just press ingredients right into pan. The base will not stick and the pan does not need to be oiled or greased first.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - pan lined

Process the walnuts first with the golden raisins.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - base walnuts and raisins

Process them until they are broken down to small uniform size pieces, like this.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - base processed 1

Add the rest of the base ingredients.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - base ingredients processed 2

Process until the base starts to clump together, like this.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - base ingredients processed 3

Transfer to pan.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - base in pan

Press down base so it is flat. This spatula was perfect for pressing it down with.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - base flattened in pan

Get out the ingredients for the filling next.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - filling ingredients

Soak cashews. I actually started soaking them before making the base. They should soak for at least 2 hours before you make this, so they are soft and process smoothly.  Zest lemons and squeeze lemon juice. Set aside 2 tablespoons of lemon zest for topping also.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - filling ingredients prepped

First blend cashews with lemon juice and agave, if you have a high speed blender. If not, process them in a food processor.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - filling blend cashews with lemon juice and agave

Blend or process until smooth.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - filling blended 1

Add coconut butter and lemon zest.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - filling add the rest of the ingredients

Process or blend again until smooth.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - filling blended 2

Transfer to pan and smooth out filling over the base layer.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - filling spread on base

Next get ingredients for topping ready.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - topping ingredients

Mix the lemon zest, coconut flakes and maple sugar together in a bowl.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - topping mixed

Sprinkle topping evenly over filling layer and lightly press in. place pan in the fridge to set for 20 minutes, or longer.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe - with topping in pan

Remove from pan by flipping over onto a tray or plate. Remove parchment paper.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe flipped out of pan

Then flip back over onto a cutting board.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe -flipped over onto cutting board - ready to cut into squares

Cut into squares, plate and serve.

Luscious Vegan Lemon Squares Recipe plated

These are so delicious. Everyone will be in love with you and keep inviting themselves over for tea! ..and dinner ; ) ..and you will live happily ever after!

 

Enjoy!

With love, Robin

 

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  • Anne Ashcroft

    Another hit, Robin! I made these Lemon Squares on the weekend. OMG, they are probably the best lemon dessert we have ever had. Even ate one for breakfast the next day. Our friends and their child devoured them as well.

    • Wonderful! I love these too.. hard not to eat the pan of them though! haha. Great to hear Anne, thanks!