Photo: Oxmoor House
16 servings (serving size: 1 bar)

This recipe uses a small amount of coconut flour, which is slightly sweet, high in fiber (3 grams per tablespoon), and gluten free. Look for it in health-food stores or order online. You also can substitute an equal amount of gluten-free all-purpose flour.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Add butter, oil, and 1 tablespoon water; toss well. Press mixture into bottom of an 8-inch square metal baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Step 3

Place cottage cheese and next 7 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Add egg substitute, and process until blended. Spread cheese mixture over cooled crust. Bake at 350° for 33 minutes or until set. Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Refrigerate 2 hours or until thoroughly chilled. Top with pineapple and coconut. Cut into 16 bars.

Chef's Notes

Standard lemons work well in this recipe, but Meyer lemons, which have a sweeter flavor, are a delicious substitute if you can find them in good condition. Often, you'll find lemons that are too soft, or dry and shriveled. Avoid these. What you want are plump, shiny-skinned fruits that are firm but not hard and seemingly heavy for their size, which is a good sign that they're full of juice.

Cooking Light Gluten-Free Cookbook

Ratings & Reviews

A recipe not worth posting.

August 09, 2015
The problem with this recipe is that it gives poor instructions, and provides little guidance. The cake never came close to setting. I monitored for the "33 minutes" and continued. Does it firm up or what?! I'm working with a soup here! Ridiculous. Very poorly outlined recipe. Rewrite it with clarity, or remove it from the site. What a waste of time and money on a recipe that yielded a cake worthy of the garbage. I've had great success with recipes from this site - but this one is a genuine failure.

Very tasty

July 03, 2015
These were super easy and tasted tropical! I'm not sure what cheriemich was talking about by the recipe being "ridiculous"... The crust was chewy from the coconut and I used normal gram crackers and cream cheese.

cheriemich's Review

June 03, 2013
Is this a joke? I would never make this recipe! Its ridiculous!

gmac90's Review

October 21, 2013