Quick Lemon Frosting (Paleo-friendly)

I’ve got a sweet and tangy treat to share with you today.

lemon frosting on almond flour sugar cookies

This quick lemon frosting adds a bright, tart flavor to my favorite grain-free sugar cookies, making them the perfect spring or summer treat. Loaded with healthy, satiating fats from coconut oil, and naturally sweetened with honey, this mouth-watering topping takes any baked good over the top–> without a sugar crash later.

Needless to say, these didn’t last long at our Easter potluck.

plate of almond flour cookies

Quick Lemon Frosting
makes about a 1/4 cup

(enough to frost an entire batch of grain-free sugar cookies)

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons coconut oil, softened
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
zest of half a lemon
pinch of sea salt

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients, then mix until smooth and creamy.

lemon frosting ingredients in a small blue bowl

Note: If your frosting seems too runny, place the bowl in the fridge to chill for about 20 minutes, then stir until evenly thickened. This frosting will melt at temperatures above 76F, so it’s not the best option for serving outdoors on a hot day… 

Spread this tart frosting onto your favorite cookies or cupcakes, then chill for an hour, allowing the frosting to set.

mixing lemon frosting in a bowl with a spatula

Serve chilled or at room temperature, and enjoy!

5 from 1 vote
Quick Lemon Frosting (Paleo-friendly)
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Loaded with healthy fats from coconut oil, and naturally sweetened with honey, this quick lemon frosting will add a bright, tart flavor to your favorite baked goods-- without a sugar crash later.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, frosting, paleo, quick, vegan
Servings: 4 Tablespoons
Calories: 92 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil , softened
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • zest of half a lemon
  • pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients, then mix until smooth and creamy.
  2. Spread onto your favorite cookies or cupcakes, then chill for an hour, allowing the frosting to set. (*note: this recipe produces enough frosting for one batch of my grain-free sugar cookies)
  3. Serve chilled or at room temperature, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If your frosting seems too runny, place the bowl in the fridge to chill for about 20 minutes, then stir until evenly thickened. This frosting will melt at temperatures above 76F, so it's not the best option for serving outdoors on a hot day!

Per Tablespoon: Calories: 92, Fat: 7g, Carbohydrates: 8g

It might be a good idea to make a double-batch. I wish I had leftovers!

Reader Feedback: What’s your favorite springtime dessert? Are you a fan of lemon-flavored treats?

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Comments

Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

I love lemon! One of my favourite desserts is my Gran’s lemon meringue pie – mainly for the meringue part but I like the lemony bit too! I feel like this frosting could be used for tons of different things… and I want to swirl it into the yogurt I’m eating right now! Hope you had a great weekend Megan!

LizAshlee

I just tried a lemon smoothie the other day and I loved it..tasted like a lemon cookie…I am looking forward to experimenting more with lemon! Love this simple recipe!! Have a great day!

Lisa

What a perfect looking frosting recipe! Love it. I used to hate lemon flavoured things, but I’m starting to like them a lot more now!

lily

i eat lemons raw, but I’m starting to experiment with sweet flavors-perfect icing recipe, by the way.

Marie

I love lemon, and this frosting is so tasty!

Elouise

Can’t wait to try these! How long will it keep in the fridge?

    Megan Gilmore

    I would think it would keep it in the fridge for up to a week in an airtight container

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