Lemon Streusel Bars

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These luscious lemon streusel bars are a sure way to win friends and influence others.

What sets this lemon bar recipe apart from others is how the creamy and tangy lemon filling is sandwiched between a sweet, crumble streusel. And I know there many delicious lemon bar recipes. But trust me when I say this one is the best. Combining the lemon filling and streusel into one bar– wow, you’ll be blown away. This is definitely a dessert match made in Heaven.

A stack of lemon streusel bars.

In fact this recipe is a must for my family and me. We are head over heals in love with fresh lemon–anything lemony. As in lemon poppy seed bread, lemon cake, lemon curd, and especially this lemon streusel bar recipe.

These lemon streusel bars are quick and easy to make. Combined with a streusel crust and topping while enjoying a layer of fresh lemony filling– you will be completely addicted to these bars after just one bite.

recipe notes + ingredients

A stack of 3 lemon streusel bars.
A streusel crust with dairy free butter, gluten free flour, gluten free oats and more forming a crust.
The lemon filling over the streusel crust
Lemon streusel bars in a baking dish

more gluten + dairy free dessert recipes

  • s’more cookie bars— these are definitely a dessert favorite among my followers. These ooey gooey bars taste so good. Give these a try too.
  • crunchy crock-pot chex mix— who else loves a good, crunchy snack? This is a great recipe to enjoy at home during game night or when traveling. This safe snack goes fast in our home.
  • homemade brownie bites— these mini brownie bites are perfect for company, your next BBQ, or work party. No one guesses they are gluten and dairy free.
3 stacked lemon streusel bars with a lemon filling in between a crust and streusel topping.

and lastly

You must add these to your bake list… like now. And I’m not kidding or exaggerating– if you love lemon, you’ve just found your new favorite lemon recipe.

There are so many more delicious recipes on my website. Did you know there are over a hundred gluten and dairy free recipes alone? And don’t forget my food travel guides.

Be sure to follow me on Pinterest too– you’ll find a board of gluten and dairy free foods for every occasion and holiday.

And as always if you made one of my recipes take a picture of it and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #eatglutenanddairyfree. I love, love, love your food pics and will leave a comment.

Eat well and feel well,


Lemon Streusel Bars

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Servings: 12 Bars
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free


Streusel Crust

  • ¾ c DF butter, softened see post for suggestions
  • c packed brown sugar
  • 2 c GF DF all-purpose flour see post for suggestions
  • c GF old fashioned rolled oats

Lemon Filling

  • ¾ c sugar
  • 2 tbsp GF DF all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ c juice of 2 large lemons- only use fresh lemon juice, nothing bottled


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Place parchment paper in 9×9" glass baking dish.
  • In a large bowl combine all crust and streusel ingredients. Mix well with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 ½ cups of streusel; set aside. Place remaining streusel in dish and press it down onto the bottom of the dish to create a crust. Set aside.
  • For the filling, mix all ingredients well, then pour onto the crust.
  • Place baking dish into the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle top of bars with remaining streusel. Then gently pat streusel into filling and bake 12 more minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely. These lemon streusel bars are best after they’ve been refrigerated overnight or for 6 hours. Cut into bars and serve.
  • Cover and refrigerate any leftovers for 3-4 days.

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