lemon almond shortbread

Lemon Almond Shortbread Bars

(vegan, gluten free)

If you’re a fan of shortbread and lemony desserts, these lemon almond shortbread bars are the best of both worlds. The shortbread itself is speckled with chopped almonds and lemon zest, then topped with a lemon icing drizzle. It’s also a surprisingly easy recipe, so if you’ve never made shortbread before this is a great place to start!

When making shortbread, it’s important to beat the batter enough so that air can be incorporated into the mixture to create its characteristic delicate texture. This recipe has you cream the butter and sugar together, and then add in the flour and beat for 5 minutes (you may want to keep a timer hand).

lemon almond shortbread bars
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peanut butter pancakes

Peanut Butter Pancakes

  • Author: Megan Lange
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 pancakes 1x
  • Category: Pancakes
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegetarian


A simple pancake recipe made with peanut butter and oat flour.


  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup oat flour*
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt (if your peanut butter is unsalted)


  1. In a medium-large bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, egg, milk, and maple syrup.
  2. Fold in the flour, baking powder, and (optional) salt
  3. Place a large pan on a stovetop burner and turn the heat to medium-high. Add a bit of butter or oil to the pan and let it heat for a minute or so before you add the pancake batter. Use around 1/3 cup batter per pancake and place ~3 pancakes onto the hot pan at a time, ensuring there is at least one inch of space between the pancakes. Cook for a 2-3 minutes, until the bubbles pop on the surface and the bottom is golden brown. Flip and cook for another minute or two, until the second side is golden brown. Remove from the pan and repeat until there is no more batter!
  4. Serve warm topped with whatever you like (fresh berries, pumpkin seeds, maple syrup, whipped cream, peanut butter, etc.).


*You can make your own oat flour by blending oats into a fine flour.

For Vegan: Use plant-based milk and a flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed and 2.5 tbsp water).

For Gluten Free: Use gluten free oats.

For Nut Free: Use sunflower seed flour instead of peanut butter.

Keywords: peanut butter pancakes