If you’re looking for a tangy and satisfying dessert, these 6-ingredient Keto lemon bars are simple to make and oh-so-delicious!
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Keto Lemon Bars
But sometimes, I find myself craving something a little different to satisfy my sweet tooth. Something with bold, bright flavor. That's the perfect time to make these Keto lemon bars!
Tangy, gooey lemon filling on top of a flaky crust topped with powdered sweetener... how delicious does that sound?!
Best of all, you only need 6 ingredients to make them! And the entire process should take you about 15 minutes of prep and then 30 minutes of baking. It's so easy.
So if you're looking for a sweet treat that's a little different than your usual fare, then you need to try these low carb lemon bars. They may become your new favorite!
What Is A Lemon Bar?
If you've never had this wonderful dessert before, then my friend, you are in for a treat (pun intended!) It's one of my favorite ways to use up extra lemons.
Lemon bars feature a sweet lemon curd filling on top of a baked crust, sprinkled with a little powdered sweetener to finish them off. The combination of gooey filling and flaky pastry with the sweet-but-tangy lemon flavor is simply irresistible!
Typical lemon bars include plenty of sugar and a high-carb crust. For example, one lemon bar from Starbucks can have up to 44 grams of carbs.
These Keto lemon bars, on the other hand, use a low carb sweetener and an almond-flour crust for an indulgent treat that won't spike your blood sugar! In fact, each bar is only 3 net carbs. Talk about an improvement.
Is Lemon OK For Keto?
In moderation, you can certainly enjoy lemons on a Keto diet. The juice from one medium lemon will have about 3 net carbs total.
That's why I love incorporating lemon into my cooking! If you find yourself with a bunch of lemons that you need to use, there are so many great Keto recipes to try.
By the way, to keep your lemons fresh as long as possible, I recommend storing them in a gallon bag in your refrigerator. I usually buy in bulk, and when I use this method, they keep for a month or more. I love having fresh lemons ready to use any time I want.
Should You Refrigerate Lemon Bars?
I always prefer to store my baked goods. It keeps them fresh longer, and I think it actually makes the texture even better. Just wait until you try one of your Keto lemon bars on the 2nd day.
Simply place your lemon bars in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for up to 5 days.
How To Make Keto Lemon Bars
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Add 1 cup of the almond flour, ¼ cup of the sugar substitute, ½ cup butter, and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla to a mixing bowl. Beat until well combined.
Spread the mixture evenly into the bottom of a well greased 9x9 baking dish.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are golden.
Mix together 1 cup of almond flour, ½ cup of sugar substitute, 3 large eggs, 1 tsp of vanilla, and the zest and juice from two large lemons until smooth and well combined.
Pour the mixture carefully and evenly over the crust in the baking dish.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until cooked through. Sprinkle with additional confectioners sugar substitute if desired before serving.
Other Dessert Options From The Keto Option That You Might Like
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Add 1 cup of the almond flour, ¼ cup of the sugar substitute, ½ cup butter, and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla to a mixing bowl. Beat until well combined.
- Spread the mixture evenly into the bottom of a well greased 9x9 baking dish.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are golden.
- Mix together 1 cup of almond flour, ½ cup of sugar substitute, 3 large eggs, 1 tsp of vanilla, and the zest and juice from two large lemons until smooth and well combined.
- Pour the mixture carefully and evenly over the crust in the baking dish, then bake for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.
- Sprinkle with additional confectioners sugar substitute if desired before serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!
Trina Krug is a Holistic Nutritionist, Integrative Health Coach and host of the Carbless Conversations Podcast. With a Master’s Degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, her single mission in life is to facilitate self-healing in herself and those around her through awareness, lifestyle shifts and low-carb eating. As a current Doctor of Science student, she continues her studies in functional nutrition.