These tangy and sweet Gluten-Free Lemon Bars are also low-carb and the perfect summer treat! The bars are created in 50 minutes using just six simple ingredients – eggs, lemon juice, butter, coconut flour, and almond flour.
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Gluten-Free Lemon Bars
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.
The base of these gluten-free lemon bars is made with almond flour, monk fruit sweetener, and butter, which is the perfect vessel for the tangy lemon filling.
Eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest, coconut flour, plus more sweetener make the filling, and everything is baked in the oven until set.
Lemon bars are a delicious snack with their tart and sweet flavor, and if you need to eat gluten-free and/or low-carb, they are the ideal choice for you!
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients and equipment needed for this recipe have been linked to Amazon or other stores if available online. Staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., aren’t always included here as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ALL ingredients with measurements is found on the recipe card.
- Fresh Produce – Lemons
- Monk Fruit Sweetener
- Coconut Flour
- Almond Flour – essentially very finely ground almonds.
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More Dessert Recipes Using Lemons
One of the hero ingredients in this dish is lemon, so here are some more recipes using the same (may not be low-carb):
- Lemon and Fig Olive Oil Cakes with Mascarpone & Vanilla-Fig Jam
- Mini Lemon Bundt Cakes for Afternoon Tea Parties
- Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Topped with Lemon Curd
More Low-Carb Recipes
Looking for more low-carb dishes to make? Check these recipes out next:
- Low Carb Coconut Macaroons Using Just 4 Ingredients
- How To Make Low Carb Keto-Friendly Fathead Bagels!
- 25 Delicious Low Carb Snacks (Keto Friendly)
How Do I Make Gluten-Free Lemon Bars?
Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 3 large eggs
- 2 lemons, zested and squeezed to yield ¼ cup lemon juice
- ¾ cup + 1 Tbsp monk fruit sweetener or erythritol, divided
- ¼ coconut coconut flour
- 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup + 5 Tbsp almond flour
- Add the eggs, lemon juice, 1 Tbsp lemon zest, ¾ cup monk fruit sweetener, and coconut flour to a blender container. Blend until smooth and creamy. Place in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes until slightly thickened.
- When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with a piece of parchment paper and set it aside.
- Place the melted butter, almond flour, and remaining tablespoon of monk fruit sweetener into a medium mixing bowl. Mix until a smooth dough forms.
- Press almond flour dough into the prepared baking pan to create a crust. Part-bake crust for 7 minutes.
- Remove crust from the oven and set aside to cool slightly while the filling thickens in the refrigerator.
- Pour the filling over the crust and bake for 18-20 minutes until the center is set.
- Remove from the oven to a cooling rack and let the lemon bars cool completely before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Special Dinner!
You’ve made the dessert, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to create a menu for a dinner party or special meal (which may not be gluten-free/low-carb):
- Appetizer: Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts Party Appetizer with Spicy Mustard Dip
- Soup: Cuban Black Bean Soup
- Salad: Grilled Corn Salad with Cherry Tomatoes
- Main Dish: Grilled Carne Asada
- Side Dish: Quick & Easy Spicy Salsa Recipe
- Beverage: Frozen Mixed Berry Margaritas are Perfect for Summer!
There are 500+ Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog for you to enjoy – please feel free to check them out too.