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Papaya Bars {Gluten Free and Honey Sweetened.}

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author www.monicaswanson.com


  • CRUST:
  • 1/2 cup almond meal flour can use reg. (all-purpose flour.
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup honey or sugar, or a combination of the two.
  • 1/4 c. almond meal flour if sub.w/ reg. flour, use just 2 T.
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup papaya puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • powdered sugar optional.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line an 8X8 pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, combine coconut oil and almond flour.
  4. Add maple syrup, shredded coconut, almond flour and salt.
  5. Mix until well combined, remove from heat and stir the egg white into the mixture, combining well.
  6. Transfer to prepared pan and carefully press down firmly.
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes, checking for it to turn a light golden brown.
  8. Meanwhile, begin preparing the filling.
  9. Remove the seeds from 2 medium papaya, and place fruit in a blender or food processor.
  10. Turn on medium and mix until a smooth consistency.
  11. Pour into a large bowl, and add eggs, almond flour, lemon juice, honey, and salt. Using a wire whisk, combine until glossy and smooth.
  12. Pour filling over the hot crust, and transfer back to the oven for remaining 20-25 minutes.
  13. When done, the filling will appear set.
  14. Cool in the pan on a cooling rack until it reaches room temperature.
  15. **Best kept covered in a refrigerator.