Delicious Keto Lemon Bars: A Low-Carb Recipe
Keto lemon bars are a delicious and nutritious way to enjoy a tasty snack while on a ketogenic diet. These bars are low in carbs and high in fat, making them an excellent choice for those looking to maintain a healthy weight while still indulging in a sweet treat. The combination of tart lemon and sweet cream cheese makes these bars a perfect snack or dessert.
These keto lemon bars are made with simple ingredients that are easy to find in most stores. You will need:
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup powdered Swerve sweetener
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, mix together the almond flour, melted butter, Swerve, baking powder, and salt until combined. Press the mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool while you prepare the filling.
In a medium bowl, beat the eggs until light and fluffy. Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, and heavy cream and mix until combined. In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the egg mixture to the cream cheese and mix until combined. Pour the filling into the cooled crust.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and the center is set. Let cool completely before slicing into bars.
- Use fresh lemon juice and zest: Fresh lemon juice and zest will give these bars the best flavor.
- Let the bars cool completely: It is important to let the bars cool completely before slicing them, as they can be very delicate when warm.
- Store in the refrigerator: These bars will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
One bar has approximately 145 calories, 11.5g fat, 4.5g protein, 5g carbohydrates, and 1.5g fiber.