Gluten Free Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars {Paleo-friendly, grain-free, gluten-free} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

These bright and cheerful Gluten Free Lemon Bars are the perfect summertime treat! They’re creamy and delicious, and best-of-all, so easy to make. Bring them along to your next pot luck or BBQ and everyone will be thanking you!

Gluten Free Lemon BarsGluten Free Lemon Bar Recipe

Lemon bars are one of my staple Summer desserts and I can’t wait for you to try this gluten-free version! The perfect balance of tart lemon, buttery crust, and just the right amount of sweetness. It took us a few tries to perfect this recipe, but man was it WORTH IT! These lemon bars are bursting with lemon goodness and the crust compliments the lemon curd so perfectly. No one will be able to tell these are grain and gluten-free! They will be the hit of your summer BBQs!

Gluten free lemon bars almond flour with powdered sugar

How do you make gluten free lemon bars?

There are three basic steps to making these easy lemon bars:

  1. Assemble the crust. It’s super easy and all mixed up in on bowl. Pat it into the pan and bake it.
  2. Next make the lemon curd. All the ingredients are mixed in a pot, heated until thick and then strained out. You’ll whisk in butter to make it smooth and creamy.
  3. Next you pour the lemon curd into the baked crust and back in the oven it goes for a bit longer!

Lastly, you let the whole thing cool before slicing and serving. Optionally you can dust with powdered sugar to make it just a bit more pretty! But that’s not essential as these are already sweet enough.

Lemon curd in a jar

Other Lemon Curd Uses:

This lemon curd filing is amazing and you can use it for other recipes as well.

  • It makes the perfect filling for cupcakes, like the ones in my cookbook!
  • Use in a layer cake, like our classic birthday cake.
  • Use in overnight oats or chia seed pudding.
  • In an oatmeal bake.
  • As a topping on ice cream!

Watch the video here:

Uses for lemon curd in lemon bar

If you like this summertime dessert, check out these others:

If you like lemon, check out these other lemon recipes:

Lemon Bars

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 0:50 Yields 4

Ingredients

    Crust

    Lemon Curd

    • 3 large eggs
    • 4 large egg yolks
    • 1/2 cup beet sugar OR maple sugar
    • Zest from 4 lemons
    • 3/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (from about 6 lemons)
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened and cut into cubes
    • Powdered sugar, for dusting

    Directions

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees °F.
    2. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
    3. Combine all crust ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and mix well. Press evenly into the baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until crust is lightly brown.
    4. While curst bakes, make the lemon curd.
    5. Place lemon curd ingredients, except for the butter, in a small saucepan.
    6. Over low heat, whisk the lemon curd until it becomes thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and take off heat. This process should take around 8-10 minutes.
    7. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the lemon curd into a medium mixing bowl. Add in the butter and stir well until melted.
    8. Pour lemon curd over the crust. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. Set aside, let cool completely, cover, and store in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours to set.
    9. Top with powdered sugar, slice, and devour!

    Recipe Notes

    *Store in the refrigerator.

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    Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote Breakfast Parfaits

    Lemon Curd Blueberry Compote Parfaits | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    This Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote Breakfast Parfait is a fabulous on-the-go breakfast option! It has all of my favorite flavors and textures in one hearty breakfast parfait!

    Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote Breakfast Parfaits - Lexi's Clean KitchenCreamy lemon curd, sweetened-just-right blueberry compote, nutritious chia pudding, and crunchy granola! Made in partnership with Wyman’s Wild Blueberries.

    Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote Breakfast Parfaits - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    I am so excited to partner with my friends at Wyman’s today to bring you this nutritious and delicious breakfast option! Wild blueberries are smaller and have more antioxidants than domesticated blueberries, and 2x the antioxidant power! Wyman’s prides itself on harvesting wild blueberries, which are picked fresh and immediately frozen to maximize health benefits to consumers.

    Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote Breakfast Parfaits - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Wyman’s Wild Blueberries have no added sugars, preservatives, sodium, or starches and since they are smaller and more compact, you get more wild blueberries per pound!

    Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote Breakfast Parfaits - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

     

    Tart lemon, sweet blueberries, creamy chia pudding, and optional Greek yogurt = the perfect protein-packed breakfast for any day of the week!

     

    Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote Breakfast Parfaits - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Lemon Curd and Blueberry Compote Breakfast Parfaits

    Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 00:20 Total Time 0:40 Serves 8

    Ingredients

    Blueberry Compote

    • 3 cups Wyman’s Frozen Wild Blueberries
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon honey
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

    Chia Pudding

    • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk, or any nut milk of choice
    • 1/4 cup chia seeds
    • Optional: 2 teaspoons honey
    • 1 batch gluten-free granola

    Other Ingredients

    • 2 teaspoons lemon zest for garnish
    • 1/2 cup Wyman’s blueberries
    • Optional: 2 cups plain Greek yogurt

    Directions

    1. Heat all blueberry compote ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated. Taste and adjust lemon and sweetener as desired. Once done, take off heat and let cool before pouring into a small mixing bowl.
    2. Divide the lemon curd, blueberry compote, chia pudding and Greek yogurt (if using!) among 8 4-ounce containers or 4 8-ounce containers. Top with granola and lemon zest and either eat right away or store in the fridge for later!

    Recipe Notes

    *Save the rest of the lemon curd for more delicious treats! We love using it in our lemon bars, top it with whipped coconut cream and berries for a fun no-bake treat, or even as a topping on our favorite Fluffy Paleo Pancakes!
    *This should keep refrigerated for 1-2 weeks!

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    This post is sponsored by Wyman’s of Maine. All opinions are always, 100% my own!