Easy Lavender Lemon Bars

lavender lemon bars cut into triangles on a wire rack surrounded by lemon slices.

Easy lavender lemon bars are the perfect spring dessert! They have a crisp, buttery crust, and a bright, extra lemony filling with just a hint of lavender. (gluten-free option)


  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp food grade dried lavender buds
  • 1 cup + 2 tsp all purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. The day before you plan to bake, combine sugar and lavender buds in a jar. Close the lid and shake well. Leave overnight to let the sugar infuse.
  2. Strain sugar through a mesh strainer to remove lavender. Set aside buds for garnish (optional).
  3. Heat oven to 350°F. Line an 8" square baking dish with parchment and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup of the lavender infused sugar and 1 cup of the flour.
  5. Melt butter in a microwave-safe dish. Pour over flour mixture and stir to combine. Press mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Bake 12-15 minutes.
  6. While crust is baking, whisk together remaining 1 cup lavender infused sugar, remaining 2 tsp flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add the lemon zest and rub it into the sugar mixture with your hands for a more pronounced lemon flavor.
  7. Add eggs and lemon juice. Whisk well for 1 minute, or until light and fluffy.
  8. Pour mixture over baked crust (no need to cool). Bake for an additional 21-25 minutes.
  9. Cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar and sprinkle with lavender buds (optional). Slice into bars.


  • Line your baking dish with parchment for easy removal from the pan and cutting.
  • Make sure the bars are completely cooled before adding powdered sugar and cutting. If they're still warm, the sugar will just melt on the top.
  • For gluten-free lemon bars, use your favorite cup-for-cup gluten-free flour in place of all purpose flour.
  • For a more pronounced lavender flavor, use 2 tbsp lavender buds in the sugar. For a lighter flavor, use just 1 tbsp. 
  • Store leftover lemon bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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