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Three lemon bars stacked with a bite taken out of the top bar.
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4.70 from 23 votes

Healthy Lemon Bars

These healthy lemon bars have an almond flour shortbread crust and a creamy, perfectly tart lemon filling. They're gluten-free, dairy-free, naturally sweetened and made with only 6 simple ingredients!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Chill Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy lemon bars
Servings: 16 bars






  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  • Make crust by combining almond flour and maple syrup in a medium bowl.
    Woman's hands mixing crust for lemon bars.
  • Press dough firmly into prepared baking dish. Place crust in oven and bake for about 20 minutes, until lightly golden.
    Lemon bars crust in pan.
  • While crust is baking, whisk filling ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
    Woman's hands whisking lemon filling.
  • Once crust is done baking, remove from oven and slowly pour filling onto crust.
    Lemon filling being poured into pan with crust.
  • Return baking dish to oven to cook for 20-25 minutes, until filling looks set and is no longer jiggly in the middle.
    Cooked lemon bars in pan.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely at room temperature. Then let cool in fridge until bars set up, about 4 hours over overnight.
  • Sift powdered sugar onto bars if using, cut and serve.



Serving: 1 bar | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g