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Low Fat Lemon Bars

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Lemon bars
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These moist, tangy lemon bars are a wonderful low fat treat. Take some along to your next family picnic or gathering. You might want to make two batches, as they will disappear fast.

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • For the Base:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • For theTopping:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbs flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Juice and zest of 1 large lemon
  • Confectioner's sugar, sifted, for sprinkling


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine flour, oats and sugar in a medium bowl. Using a pastry blender, add butter and blend until the mixture is crumbly.

Press crumbs into the bottom of the baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes until edges are golden.

Meanwhile, whisk egg and egg white. Add sugar and beat until creamy. Add flour, baking powder, salt and lemon; whisk until smooth.

Pour lemon mixture over pre-baked base. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until center is set.

Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 16 squares.

Per Serving: Calories 133, Calories from Fat 24, Total Fat 2.8g (sat 1.4g), Cholesterol 19mg, Sodium 15mg, Carbohydrate 25.1g, Fiber 0.1g, Protein 2.1g

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 4 out of 5
Low Fat Lemon Bars, Member FitnessKimi

Very good but added a small lemon into as well and it's even more tasty! Used Meyers lemons which made it sweeter. The crust was ok but not bad at all for low fat. Everyone loved it!

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