Gluten Free Skinny Lemon Bars

By Rena Awada | Updated On April 26, 2019

This Gluten Free Skinny Lemon Bars recipe is the perfect lemony desserts everyone can enjoy without any guilt. They are been lightened up to make them a healthier alternative to the classic lemon bars recipe.
Lemon Bars recipe

Gluten Free Skinny Lemon Bars

This Gluten Free Skinny Lemon Bars recipe is so sinfully delicious that it’s hard to believe they are healthier than the original store bought lemon bars. You will love how easy it is to put this guilt-free dessert recipe together. Made with a few ingredients that you probably have in your house!

Skinny Lemon Bars

Can I leave lemon bars out overnight

Since this lemon bars recipe is somewhat a form of custard and contains eggs, it is best to store them in the refrigerator for overnight. You can leave the lemon bars on the countertop in a cool and shaded area for a few hours until you are ready to eat them. But it’s best to store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

How long do lemon bars last in the fridge?

Store your cooled down and cut up bars in an airtight container in the fridge. They should last about 4-5 days. We never have to save these for more than a couple of days because most times they are gone the same day!

Healthy Lemon Bars

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Gluten Free Skinny Lemon Bars

A lightened up version of the original store bought lemon bars
4.70 from 10 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Rena



  • 1/2 Cup Gluten-free baking flour
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated sweetener (Truvia or Coconut Sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut oil melted
  • 1 Tbsp Honey or sticky syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Water warm


  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Honey or sticky syrup
  • 2 Lemons Juice and zest
  • 1 Tbsp Gluten-free flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a 9x13 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and non-stick spray.

  • Place all crust ingredients into a food processor and pulse until combined. Press the crust evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • All the while, prepare your filling by whisking all filling ingredients together until smooth. Remove crust and pour the filling over the crust while it's still hot.
  • Reduce heat to 325F and continue baking for another 15-20 minutes. The filling should still be giggly but solid to the touch.
  • Let cool completely before cutting into squares and serving. Best if chilled before serving.


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 14.3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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  1. Elizabeth says

    4 stars
    Nice lemon flavor. Modifications I made: added pinch of salt in crust and baked in a 9-inch square pan. Next time I may add some pecans to the crust. We enjoyed the flavor and texture, thank you!

  2. Nicole says

    5 stars
    My husband has switched to a gluten free diet. I came upon this recipe which was a huge hit.
    My husband thought it was going to taste bland but was blown away at the huge flavor in every bite. The coconut was so good in this and I don’t even like coconut. I’m making this for Easter for the whole family.

  3. Fabiana says

    4 stars
    The recipe was not portion for the suggested baking pan size, 9X13. I use this size pan and had to double the recipe. I also found the crust not moist enough, needed more oil. I added more following my guts and after it was “done” it tasted floury and dry as it needed more oil and even more sweetener. I can see if working, the filling is delicious, but I felt as though the directions and measurements were off.

    • Megan says

      I didn’t think that would be enough for a 9×13 pan and got confused when I saw the recipe refer to it as a “loaf” pan. Which is it, loaf or 9×13? I think I’ll try 8×8 and pray for the best.

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