The best keto lemon bars! These sweet and tangy lemon bars are low carb, gluten free and keto approved! Only 2.4 net carbs per square!
When my husband and I got married we didn’t have a traditional vanilla or chocolate wedding cake. We had a delicious tangy lemon cake, it is one of our favorite flavors and I am always working on new lemon desserts.
I tried a ton of other keto lemon bar recipes and none of them were quite right. Some had great flavor but the filling was too runny. Others had a great texture, but the flavor was not right. So after many attempts, I present to you the best keto lemon bars!
Ingredients for Keto Lemon Bars
You only need six simple ingredients to make these low carb lemon bars! The ingredients needed are:
- Almond Flour
- Coconut Flour
- Keto Friendly Sweetener (I highly recommend Swerve)
How to Make Keto Lemon Bars
These low-carb, gluten free lemon bars are a breeze to make! Here’s an overview of the process:
- To make the almond flour shortbread crust, combine melted butter, almond flour and swerve sweetener. A thick dough will form.
- Press the dough into the bottom of an 8×8-inch baking dish.
- Pre-bake the crust for 7 minutes at 350F and set it aside to cool
- To make the lemon filling, combine the eggs, coconut flour, swerve sweetener, lemon juice and lemon zest in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Chill the mixture for 20 minutes and allow it to thicken.
- When the crust has cooled and the filling has chilled, carefully pour the filling over the crust.
- Bake 18-20 minutes until the bars are set.
- Allow them to cool completely before slicing.
How Many Carbs Are in Keto Lemon Bars?
These healthy lemon bars come in at just 2.4 net carbs per square if you slice them into 9 equal servings.
How to Store Lemon Bars
These low-carb lemon bars will last up to five days in the fridge. Store them in an airtight container!
Can You Freeze Lemon Bars?
Yes! These bars freeze beautifully. They can be frozen for up to three months. When ready to eat, thaw overnight in the fridge.
Tips for Making Healthy Lemon Bars
- I recommend using swerve sweetener to make this recipe. I prefer using swerve confectioners, but granulated will work too.
- I don’t recommend substituting the coconut or almond flour in this recipe. These are the best grain-free flours I’ve tried in these bars!
- This is a great recipe to make a day or two you plan on serving it. Lemon bars keep nicely in the fridge.
More Keto Dessert Recipes:
This keto lemon bars recipe is a great size for a sweet treat, but if you are looking for some other keto desserts you may also like:
- Peanut Butter Fudge
- Keto Butter Pecan Blondies
- Keto White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
- Keto No-Bake Cookies
- Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 8 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 1/4 cups almond flour
- 2 tablespoons swerve (confectioners is preferable but granular works too)
- 3 large eggs
- 2 large lemons, juiced (approximately 1/3 cup lemon juice)
- zest of 2 large lemons (approximately 2 tablespoons loosely packed zest)
- 3/4 cup swerve (confectioners is preferable but granular works too)
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
For the filling:
- Combine all filling ingredients in a blender or food processor.
- Blend for 30 seconds until completely smooth.
- Refrigerate for 20 minutes to allow the filling to thicken.
For the crust:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line an 8x8-inch pan with foil or parchment paper.
- Combine the melted butter, almond flour and swerve in a small bowl and press into the foil lined pan.
- Prebake crust for 7 minutes. It should not be firm just slightly beginning to brown around the edges.
- Remove crust and allow it to cool.
- Pour in filling and bake 18-20 minutes until the center is set.
- Allow bars to cool completely before slicing.
- Top with powdered swerve if you prefer.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 20gCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2.6gProtein: 6.4g
Other Easy Keto Recipes
If you are new to Keto try my favorite Sausage Egg and Cheese Bites, they contain less than one net carb per bite and they are perfect for meal prep! One of my favorite easy low carb dinners is this One Pan Cabbage Casserole. It is so easy, cheesy and delicious and it has less than 9 net carbs per serving. Some other favorites, Keto Chocolate Cookies, Pimento Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Peppers and Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels!