Gluten-Free Baking Mix Lemon Bars

The buttery shortbread crust made from gluten-free baking mix has a cool lemon custard on top—the perfect combination of tangy and sweet.

Serves: 9Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 3 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 9


  • 1 cup plus 1 Tbsp. gluten-free pancake and baking mix, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. plus 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1⁄4 cup confectioners’ sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, mix together 1 cup baking mix, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, and butter until you have a crumbly mixture. Press mixture into prepared baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes until golden-brown and remove from oven.
  • Meanwhile, in another medium bowl, whisk together 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon baking mix, eggs, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Pour filling on top of the prebaked crust. Return to oven and bake for 25 minutes, until the filling is set.
  • Allow lemon bars to cool for 20 minutes on a wire rack. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Slice bars and dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving.