Lemon Brownies & Lemon Glaze are a sweet, tangy twist on the traditional brownie. These still keep the dense sweet cake you know and love, but instead serve up the tangy flavor of lemon. They’re topped with a sweet lemon glaze and a sprinkle of lemon zest. Best of all, they’re gluten free!

Lemon Brownies

Here’s a great twist on the brownies we all know and love. Lemon Brownies are sweet and colorful, and the perfect thing to brighten up any dessert table. They’re way easier to make than lemon bars, and will fly off the table twice as fast.

Best of all? They’re gluten free, but your guests will never even know the difference!

Lemon Brownies

Well, it looks like we’ve all arrived at a whole new week. Happy Monday, everybody!

And I’d like to start out this week on a bright, happy note. That’s right, Lemon Brownies! They’re a lot like regular brownies when it comes to texture. You still get that dense cake you’d expect from any regular brownie. But instead of chocolate, these bring in the zesty taste of lemons, topped with a super-amazingly sweet lemony lemon glaze.

Now tell me, is there really any better way to start your week? Because if there is, I certainly don’t know about it!

Lemon Brownies

When it comes to baking, I personally like to line my pans with a sheet of parchment paper before I pour in the batter. I do have a nonstick pan, but it’s older and I find that my baked goods still manage to stick to it quite a bit. The parchment paper not only solves this problem, but I can also pick up the paper and lift the entire sheet of bars out in one quick movement.

Another bonus I’ve found with using the parchment paper, is that after I lift the lemon brownies out of the pan, I can cut the brownies into bars without worrying that I’m scratching up the bottom of my nonstick pans.

It’s a win-win, in my opinion!

Here’s the thing with these lemon brownies, though. You have to be a lemon lover to really like them. In fact, as a lemon lover myself, I’m ready to sit down and dig into this tray right here. Andrew, on the other hand, is claiming that they’re growing on him by his third bar.

If you make it to three, I’m thinking you probably like them, right?

Lemon Brownies

This is not quite like a lemon bar, even if it is cut into the same shape. The great thing about these lemon brownies is that you get a lot of that great lemon dessert flavor with less than half of the effort. While lemon bars are more of a custard on the inside, these will be a dense brownie texture.

If you’d really love a lemon bar recipe, check out my chocolate orange bars. You can replace the orange with lemon in that recipe to turn them into lemon bars. Even though I think they’re pretty great as they are!

Or, if you’re really in a chocolate mood, you can check out my double chocolate cake. It’s not a brownie, but it will definitely solve your chocolate cravings!

A quick lemon brownies tip…

It’s also important to pay attention to the steps in this lemon brownies recipe. Because we’re working with lemon juice, you’ll want to make sure you cream the sugar and butter, then mix the eggs in. This prevents the lemon juice from sort of pre-cooking the egg with all of the acid it brings.

Alright, this is a quick and easy dessert post today. I hope you like this deliciously tangy twist on your traditional brownie.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a tray of lemon brownies to eat…

Lemon Brownies

Lemon Brownies

Lemon Brownies & Lemon Glaze - Gluten Free!

Lemon Brownies & Lemon Glaze are a sweet, tangy twist on the traditional brownie. These still keep the dense sweet cake you know and love, but instead serve up the tangy flavor of lemon. They're topped with a sweet lemon glaze and a sprinkle of lemon zest. Best of all, they're gluten free!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Jacqui
Yield: 16 servings


For the Lemon Brownies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder, double acting

For the Lemon Glaze

  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp lemon zest


  • 9 x 13" baking dish


For the Lemon Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan and set aside. 
  • In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs one by one until completely mixed in. 
  • Add lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. 
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. 
  • While mixing, slowly add flour mixture until all ingredients are combined. 
  • Pour into baking pan and bake 20-25 minutes, or until lemon brownies just start to turn brown around edges. 

For the Glaze

  • Whisk together sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest until all ingredients are well combined. 
  • Pour glaze over lemon brownies evenly. Allow brownies to completely cool to let glaze set before serving. 


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Calories: 292kcal (15%)Carbohydrates: 43g (14%)Protein: 3g (6%)Fat: 13g (20%)Saturated Fat: 8g (50%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 77mg (26%)Sodium: 93mg (4%)Potassium: 61mg (2%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 34g (38%)Vitamin A: 424IU (8%)Vitamin C: 7mg (8%)Calcium: 34mg (3%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
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