Gluten-Free Cranberry Nut Bread

THE BEST healthy and gluten-free cranberry nut bread recipe! It is incredibly moist with chunks of nuts and bursts of cranberry zing in a sweet orange flavored bread loaf.

I hope my photos do justice to this cranberry nut quick bread because it is beyond outstanding! I mean truly, major shout out to the heavens how mouthwatering delicious this gluten-free cranberry nut bread is! It is tried and test a gazillion times to perfection and I teach you all the right tips to make a foolproof orange cranberry nut bread loaf with an incredibly moist texture!

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Why this gluten-free cranberry nut bread recipe works

It encompasses all the comforting flavors of fall and winter with fresh cranberries and orange juice. Cranberries are incredible for and rich in antioxidants. They are a versatile fruit that goes well in smoothies, sauces, and baked goods including these Cranberry Smoothie Bowls, Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce, Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Bars, Cranberry Corn Salsa, and Orange Cranberry Oat Cakes!

This gluten-free cranberry nut bread contains no gluten, dairy, or processed sugars! I like to make it with monk fruit or xylitol from (birch), but you can also use coconut sugar. Using monk fruit makes each slice of cranberry nut bread 3 grams of sugar- almost sugar-free!

It takes as little as 10 minutes to whip together, then just let it bake!

Ingredients for this recipe

The dry ingredients of this easy gluten-free cranberry nut bread dough is made from gluten-free flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, monk fruit (or can use xylitol or coconut sugar), and orange peel. Wet ingredients needed are orange juice, eggs, unsweetened apple sauce, avocado oil. Then add in the crunch and flavor of fresh cranberries and chopped pecans!

How to make cranberry nut bread

STEP 1: In a large bowl, combine the gluten-free flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

STEP 2: In a small bowl, whisk the sugar, orange juice, apple sauce, eggs, and oil. Pour into the dry ingredients and add the orange zest and mix just until moistened.

STEP 3: Fold in the cranberries and walnuts.

STEP 4: Spoon batter into a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes (my oven does exactly 60 minutes) or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Expert tips

For the best results use Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Flour. Using a flour that contains flax will alter the recipe and cause the center to sink in or overly brown. I made this recipe about 6 times using different flours and all of the brands of gluten-free flour that had more quinoa flour in the mix and flax caused the bread to brown too fast during baking.

Check your gluten-free cranberry nut bread in the oven after fifty-five minutes. It needs about 60 minutes to finish baking but that depends on the oven. I have a brand new oven and sixty minutes makes the center of this gluten-free cranberry nut bread perfectly cooked. Under sixty minutes, the center came out slightly under-cooked.

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  • Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread
  • Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Flax Bread Loaf
  • Healthy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Quick Bread
  • Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Bread
  • Gluten Free White Bread Recipe

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