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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Bars In The Slow Cooker

These easy, low carb lemon poppy seed cake bars are made in the slow cooker! They're soft, chewy and secretly healthy, gluten and grain free and packed with protein!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free, grain free, lemon desserts, low carb, protein, Slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16 Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Almond flour 7 1/2 oz
  • 1/3 Cup NOW Foods Vanilla Creme Egg White Protein Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 tsp NOW Foods Organic Better Stevia
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut oil melted
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice about 1 large lemon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Zest of one LARGE lemon

For the glaze:

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Coconut oil melted
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp NOW Foods Vanilla Creme Egg White Protein Powder
  • Pinch of NOW Foods Better Stevia (to taste and if desired)

Instructions

  1. Line the inside of a 7 quart slow cooker with parchment paper, making sure to leave a little bit extra to use as a handle. I find it helps to rub the inside of the slow cooker with coconut oil first, so the parchment has something to stick to.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, protein powder, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, salt and stevia until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat together the coconut sugar and coconut oil. Add in the eggs, egg yolk, lemon juice, vanilla and lemon zest and beat until smooth and combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until well combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into your slow cooker and spread out evenly. Cover and cook until the bars feel set and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 1 hour. Be careful not to over-bake! *
  6. Turn off the slow cooker and let the bars cool inside for at least 45 minutes. Then, gently lift them out of the slow cooker and slice into bars.
  7. Whisk together the glaze ingredients until smooth, and drizzle over the bars.
  8. DEVOUR.

Recipe Notes

*My slow cooker is very large! If yours is smaller, your bars will be thicker and could take longer to took, so check them after and hour and see what's going on!