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Keto Lemon Bars (Paleo + DF)

These Keto Lemon Bars are so easy and have the perfect combination of tart and sweet. Made with a shortbread crust, a delicious lemon filling and topped with powdered swerve. Only 3 Net carbs per serving. Paleo, Keto and Gluten/Dairy Free. 

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings


Shortbread Crust

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup Monk Fruit, granulated*
  • 6 tablespoons ghee, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum*

Lemon Filling

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Monk Fruit, granulated*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup blanched almond flour
  • 3 lemons, juiced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Pinch of salt

Garnish: Optional

  • Powdered Swerve or Powdered Monk Fruit



  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Make The Crust: In a large mixing bowl, add all of the crust ingredients and mix together.  The consistency will be a crumbly texture. Transfer the crust into the parchment-lined baking pan. Spread it out with your fingers and press down to compact it together. Make sure the crust is an even layer.
  3. Bake the crust: Bake the crust for about 15 minutes in a 350F oven until it starts to brown and remove and set to the side.
  4. Filling: Add the filling ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix together with a whisk or a hand held mixer until completely combined. Pour the filling into the pre-baked crust and return to the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the filling is set.
  5. Let cool completely, then chill them in the fridge until cold (around an hour or so). Cut the cold bars with a sharp knife. Sprinkle the tops with powdered monk fruit or swerve if desired. 


  • Make sure to chill before cutting. This will ensure that you get a clean smooth cut.
  • Feel free to sub any other keto granulated sweetener for the monk fruit
  • Sub tapioca flour for the xanthan gum if needed. 
  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Keto, Paleo, Gluten Free
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 203
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 82
  • Fat: 11
  • Carbohydrates: 4
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 6
  • Cholesterol: 92

Keywords: Keto Lemon Bars with Shortbread Crust, Lemon Bars, Shortbread Crust, Keto, Paleo, Dairy Free