Easy Lemon Brownies

Easy Lemon Brownies

Every year my cousin Jimmy sends me a box of fresh lemons from his back yard in Arizona. So, I'm always making something lemony this time of the year. The first lemon recipe this year are these easy lemon brownies.

These are not your average store-bought lemons. The lemon on the right is store-bought and on the left is a lemon from Jimmy's back yard in Arizona.

So, how do you use up all of these lemons on steroids before they go bad? Well, first, you make as many of your favorite lemon recipes as you can.

You can squeeze fresh lemon juice and freeze it. I freeze about 1/2 cup at a time is a small freezer bag. It will last indefinitely in your freezer for any recipe or fresh lemonade all summer long.

Easy Lemon Brownies Ingredients

1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup salted butter (Softened)
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Zest of one lemon
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

Easy Lemon Brownies Recipes

  1. In a large bowl, beat together the sugar, butter, and lemon zest until it is fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time and continue mixing. Then add the 3 tablespoons of lemon juice.
  3. Add the flour and baking powder, and continue to mix until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Prepare an 8-inch x 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly 
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes.
While the brownies are cooling you can make the glaze for the top.

Easy Lemon Brownies Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
zest of one lemon

Whisk all these ingredients together in a bowl until you have a nice creamy glaze.

Best Lemon Brownies

Pour and spread the glaze over the top fo the brownies. Let these cool completely before cutting. These lemon brownies turned out to be nice and moist and oh! so lemony delicious, your family is going to love these for sure.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy it!

You may also like some of my other fresh lemon recipes:


  1. I love lemon anything so these sounds great to me and easy to make.

    1. These lemon brownies are really easy Brenda. I'm with you on anything lemon. I just love recipes with fresh lemons. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

  2. Wow, gigantic lemons from your cousin's lemon tree. The only other time I've seen one that size was from a lemon tree my brother owned in Georgia. Must be the warm weather in both places.

    These lemon brownies look delicious. I will be trying out the recipe as soon as I get some lemons. My daughter-in-law (the family lemon lover) will love them I know.

    1. My cousin sends me these lemons every year. I swear they get bigger every year. I have a freezer full of lemon juice. Thanks so much Pat I hope you enjoy them.

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    1. You're correct Daphne, these were a delight and really so easy to make. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

  4. Just made these today and they are so good! Very quick and easy to make. Thank you Sam for another Great recipe!!

  5. These lemon brownies look amazing! I do love anything lemon. I don't have a relative that gives me lemons, but I will certainly be seeking them out on my next trip to the grocery store. I can hardly wait to make the lemon brownies. Thank you for the awesome idea and your recipe.

    1. They really were amazing and they didn't last very long at all. I hope you enjoy the lemon brownies Cynthia. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Because of the pandemic, I am only going to the grocery store once every two weeks so meal planning has to be a bit more, well, organized than usual. I asked my husband if there was anything he was craving and he said Lemon Meringue Pie. I said, gee that is easy (not) and having seen your post countered with how about Lemon Brownies? He said okay so now your recipe, Sam, is on the plan for the next two weeks. We are looking forward to it! - Brenda

    1. I'm glad the lemon brownies made the shopping list. I sure hope you guys enjoy them. We are doing the same with shopping, about once every two weeks, and sometimes we have the groceries delivered. Thanks Brenda!

  7. This recipe is a keeper, I added all ingredients to my shopping list and plan to make the lemon brownies this weekend. Thank you for sharing.


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