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gluten free lemon bars stacked with lemon slices on the side

Healthy Paleo Lemon Bars

These healthy paleo lemon bars are perfectly sweet & tart with a delicious gluten free crust. An easy, scrumptious party treat or after dinner dessert! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 9 bars
Calories 285kcal
Author Mary Smith


  • 1 8x8 pan metal works better than glass for this recipe!



Lemon filling


  • Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 8x8 metal pan with cooking oil.
  • Combine the crust ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla and salt in a bowl. Mix well using a fork until combined.
  • Add the mixture to the pan and press it down into an even layer using your hands. Bake for 16-17 minutes until golden brown.
  • While the crust is baking, combine the eggs (+ yolk), maple syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla in a bowl. Whisk very well until combined. You can also use an electric mixer to ensure the egg is well combined. Add the tapioca flour last and continue to mix until combined.
  • When the crust comes out of the oven, pour the egg and lemon mixture over top right away. Reduce the oven temp to 325. Bake for an additional 19-20 minutes until the top is mostly set.
  • Let the bars cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then transfer the pan to the fridge for at least 2 hours. Slide a knife around the edges of the bars to loosen, then cut into 9 square pieces. Sprinkle with organic powdered sugar, if desired. Serve and enjoy!


The most important step in getting the gluten free lemon bars to the right consistency is refrigeration! In order to set properly, be sure to place these lemon bars in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Once completely set, they are ready to serve!
You can use a 9x9 pan, but just note they will be thinner than the bars pictured!
It's important to pour the lemon filling on top of the crust IMMEDIATELY after you pull the crust out of the oven for best results!
To make paleo powdered sugar, simply blend up coconut sugar in your blender and voila! 
You can store these bars in the fridge for up to 5 days. 


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg