Lemon Brownies – Oh My Veggies

If you crave lemon, you have to try these Homemade Lemon Brownies. They are bursting with citrus flavor in every bite. Made with real lemon juice and lemon zest and topped with a homemade lemon glaze.

Homemade Lemon Brownies.

A crumb-friendly dessert that kids and adults alike will enjoy. I love a good lemon recipe and this one is at the top of my list. Also check out my Glazed Lemon Donuts, Vegan Lemon Tart or even these summery desserts.

These lemon brownies are…

  • Made from scratch
  • Made with real lemon juice and zest
  • Easy Lemon Glaze Topping
  • Freezer friendly

How to Make Lemon Brownies

Homemade Lemon Brownies.

Complete instructions on how to make lemon brownies are on the printable recipe card below. This is a quick walkthrough on how to make brownies.

  1. Start by greasing your pan and preheating the oven.
  2. Then add the butter to a bowl and cream it, and add the sugar.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, followed by the lemon zest and lemon juice.
  4. Then add the dry ingredients to a new bowl and slowly add to the wet batter.
  5. Pour the lemon brownie batter into the baking tray and bake as directed.
  6. Remove when done and let the brownies cool.
  7. Squeeze the lemon glaze and pour over the cooled brownies. Then slice and serve.

Helpful Tips for Lemon Brownies

Homemade Lemon Brownies.

Parchment paper

If you want to easily remove the brownies from the pan, you can use parchment paper to line your pan. Then when the brownies have cooled, just lift them up by holding the edge of the parchment paper.

Zesting lemon

Make sure that when you peel your lemon, you only peel the yellow part of the lemon peel. If you get a white color of the zest, it will produce a bitter smell.


Having a hand or stand mixer is important. You’ll find that it really helps cream your butter and sugar together nicely. It also speeds up the mixing process.

Variations on the Lemon Brownie Recipe

Homemade Lemon Brownies.

White chocolate chips

Stir about ⅓ cup white chocolate chips into the brownie batter. This will give your lemon brownies a studded chocolate twist that is delicious.

Glaze topping

You don’t have to add the lemon glaze on top. I personally love the lemon glaze it helps add texture but the brownie has a bolder lemon flavor.


You can easily whip up or buy your favorite frosting instead of the glass topping. I think a vanilla frosting would taste delicious spread over brownies.

Lemon Brownie FAQs

Homemade Lemon Brownies.

Is it better to brown with butter or oil?

Butter will give your brownies a more cake-like texture. Where the oil will be a light and soft fudge-like brownie. So depending on the recipe you will see variations in ingredients.

Do the brownies go on the top or bottom rack?

When baking brownies in the oven you will want to use the middle rack of your oven. This will allow you to cook the top and bottom of the brownies evenly. If it’s not in the center, the bottom can burn if it’s too low in the oven, or vice versa if it’s on the top rack.

Can I freeze lemon brownies?

Yes you can freeze any brownies you don’t plan to eat right away. Just slice and place in an airtight container and refrigerate for 3-4 months. Then thaw on the counter when you want to eat for an hour. Or put it in the fridge and let it thaw overnight.

Lemon Brownies

These easy lemon brownies are packed with zesty lemon flavor and topped with a homemade lemon glaze. You will not miss the chocolate in these “brownies”. Yum!

Q Time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Course: Baking, dessert

Recipe: US

Diet: vegetarian

Keywords: Brownie Recipes, Lemon Brownies, Non Chocolate Brownies

Serving: 12 pieces

Calories: 207kcal


For the brownies:

  • 1 ½ the cup All-purpose flour Spoon and layer
  • 1 the cup butter 8oz, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ the cup zinc sugar
  • 3 spoon lemon juice About 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoon Lemon flavor A lemon peel
  • ½ teaspoon Baking powder
  • 2 the egg At room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare an 8” x 13” baking tray with parchment paper. Set it aside.

  • Place the butter in a medium sized bowl.

  • Beat until creamy.

  • Then add sugar and beat for few minutes.

  • Continue beating until soft and fluffy

  • Next, add the eggs one at a time, beating each egg until well combined.

  • Add the lemon zest and lemon juice and stir to combine.

  • In a different bowl, mix the flour with the baking powder. Then, incorporate it into the brownie batter.

  • Mix with a silicone spatula to combine.

  • Pour your brownie batter into the prepared baking tray and use the back of a spatula to spread it evenly.

  • Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until the edges are browned and the center is set. For fuzzy brownies, your bake time will be closer to 22 minutes. For spongy brownies, 25 to 28 minutes would be ideal.

  • Once out of the oven, let cool to room temperature before unmolding and slicing.

  • Before serving, mix all the lemon glaze ingredients in a small bowl.

  • Once the brownies have cooled, coat your brownies with the glaze and let stand for a few minutes until the glaze hardens.

  • Slice and enjoy!


  • Refrigerate leftovers, in an airtight container, for up to five days.
  • These lemon brownies, also known as lemonies, are super fluffy, buttery and moist. They’re packed with a big bold lemon flavor so if you love brownies and lemon, this option is a no-brainer!


Calories: 207kcalSugars: 46gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fats: 0.2gMonounsaturated fats: 0.4gTrans fats: 0.003gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 50mgPotassium: 61mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 73IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg

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