Yogurt Lemon Bars Recipe

Yogurt Lemon Bars Recipe

This post is sponsored by Dannon but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Our family loves lemon bars and we were looking for a way to make them a little more healthy.  By using whole wheat flour, natural sugar, and yogurt we came up with a creamer version of an old-time favorite.


close up Yogurt lemon bars

We love all things Dannon.  Have you seen the new Dannon Yogurt packaging at Walmart?.  There are so many ways to use yogurt in things besides parfaits.  We bake with it a lot.

These are not your traditional lemon bars, instead they are more of a creamy almost cheesecake-like consistency made with Dannon Whole Milk Plain Yogurt!

Yogurt lemon bars with yogurt container

Yogurt Lemon Bars Recipe

LOW FAT LEMON BAR CRUST

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup 

FOR THE LEMON FILLING:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup Plain Dannon Whole Yogurt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2-3 lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8×8 pan with aluminum foil and spray will nonstick spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, butter, and maple syrup. Stir until well combined.low fat short bread crust
  3. Scoop the dough into the lined pan and use the back of a spoon to spread a thin layer along the entire surface.
  4. Bake the crust at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.making creamy lemon bars with yogurt
  5. Meanwhile, combine all of the lemon filling ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth.
  6. Pour the filling into the baked, slightly cooled crust.
  7. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, until set.baked lemony bars
  8. Let the lemon bars cool completely.  Lift the aluminum foil out and place it on cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut the lemon bars into squares.  Store in fridgehow to make Yogurt lemon bars
  9. When ready to serve sprinkle with confectionery sugar. 

Why we like Dannon products:

Dannon Yogurt new packaging

You can feel good about using Dannon because

  • Dannon is B-Corp certified and Non-GMO Project Certified! 
  • Great source of Vitamin D per serving
  • Excellent source of Calcium per serving
  • Good source of protein per serving
  • Non-GMO Project Certified

 

Visit your local Walmart to try Dannon Whole Milk Plain yogurt and make these tasty bars. Look for this yogurt on the bottom shelf of your yogurt aisle!

On your next trip to Walmart be sure to pick up a quart of Dannon Whole Milk Plain Yogurt and Dannon Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt both in-store at Walmart or by using Walmart grocery pickup.  We used it recently and it is seamless and no contact

Visit your local Walmart to try Dannon Whole Milk Plain yogurt and make these tasty bars. 

On your next trip to Walmart be sure to pick up a quart of Dannon Whole Milk Plain Yogurt and Dannon Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt both in-store at Walmart or by using Walmart grocery pickup.  We used it recently and it is seamless and no contact.

 

close up Yogurt lemon bars

Yogurt Lemon Bars Recipe

Yield: 24 bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • LOW FAT LEMON BAR CRUST
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup 
  • FOR THE LEMON FILLING:
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup Plain Dannon Whole Yogurt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2-3 lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

      1. Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8x8 pan with aluminum foil and spray will nonstick spray.
      2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, butter, and maple syrup. Stir until well combined.
      3. Scoop the dough into the lined pan and use the back of a spoon to spread a thin layer along the entire surface.
      4. Bake the crust at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.
      5. Meanwhile, combine all of the lemon filling ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth
      6. .Pour the filling into the baked, slightly cooled crust.Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, until set
      7. .Let the lemon bars cool completely.  Lift the aluminum foil out and place it on cutting board.
      8. Use a sharp knife to cut the lemon bars into squares.  Store in fridge
Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 24
Amount Per Serving Calories 90Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 32mgSodium 41mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 8gProtein 2g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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