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Who says lemons need to be bitter? With this recipe, I have transformed the sourest citrus fruit into the most tempting brownie that is sugar-free, gluten-free and easy to prepare, since all ingredients go into one bowl. As a busy teenager who spends most of her time studying, I realize that if I don’t eat healthy, then I can feel heavy and get brain fog. As an A+ student, this is not a condition I can afford to be in.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Makes: 16

Ingredients

    • 1 cup of gluten-free flour.
    • 3/4 cup xylitol
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use Fage 2% – never fat free)
    • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
    • zest of 2 lemons
    • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Glaze

  • 1 rounded cup powdered xylitol
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • about 2 to 4 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
    2. Line an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9-inch square pan with foil, leaving extra for “handles.”
    3. Put all ingredients into a bowl.
    4. Stir by hand until smooth (about 30 seconds).
    5. Spread batter in pan and bake for about 20 minutes.
    6. Cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes.
    7. Lift out of pan and spread glaze over warm brownies.
Glaze

Stir glaze ingredients together in a bowl, adding juice gradually until glaze is spreadable.

freshly harvested lemonsLove Your Lemons For Their Countless Benefits..

1. Lemons are a rich source of Vitamin C. A single lemon provides around 31mg of Vitamin  C, which reduces risk of heart disease and stroke.

2. Lemons are known to contain several beneficial plant compounds that may lower body cholesterol.

3. Studies indicate that lemons play a role in weight-loss, as the soluble pectin fiber in lemon expands in the stomach helping a person feel full.

4. Lemons are known to prevent kidney stones, due to the presence of citric acid that increases urine volume and pH, creating a less favourable environment for kidney stone formation.

5. This zesty fruit may protect against iron deficiency anaemia, by improving absorption of iron from plant foods.

6.Research indicates that most citrus fruits help in lowering the risk of cancer. The compound D-limonene found in lemon oil, is known to have anti-cancer properties.

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