Gluten free Cranberry Orange Bread

titleberryNothing says Christmas like cranberry orange bread! Ok, maybe Christmas cookies. And gingerbread men. And those little snowballs. Ok, ok, so maybe there’s a lot that says Christmas.

But let’s not forget about cranberry orange bread, friends! I think I’m in love.

I was out running errands like a crazy person and actually caught myself daydreaming about curling up next to the Christmas tree with a warm cup of coffee and this recipe. No lie. There’s just something about chopping cranberries that puts me in a merry mood.

This is by far the best gluten-free version I have found to date! I even caught my brother sneaking some out of the fridge when I wasn’t looking. This is super easy to make and has such a nice tart and citrus blend while still remaining moist. It will definitely be part of my Christmas morning breakfast this year. Oh yeah…it’s also dairy free and low-fodmap which makes it perfect for family members with food sensitivities!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 c pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 medium orange (for zest and juice)
  • 1 heaping cup cranberries, chopped
  • cane sugar, for sprinkling

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 F. Grease a small loaf pan (or use parchment paper for less clean up). Combine flours, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. In another bowl mix eggs, maple syrup, olive oil, and juice from half the orange. Zest the whole orange, adding zest to liquid ingredients.

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Combine liquid and dry ingredients, mix until blended. Let the dough sit while you pulse cranberries in a food processor (save a few whole cranberries for the top).

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Add chopped cranberries to batter and give it a good stir.

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Pour batter into your greased loaf pan. Lightly sink a few whole cranberries into the top because they’re just so pretty!

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And just because it reminds you of sparkling snow, sprinkle a little can sugar on top while you’re at it.

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Bake in the oven at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

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Let bread sit for 5 minutes before removing it from the pan and placing on a cooling rack. cranberry8

It’s so pretty and delicious I can’t even handle it. Enjoy your slice of Christmas – may it bring some joy to your day!

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*adapted from the original recipe.

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