Cranberry Orange Loaf + White Chocolate (Paleo & Gluten Free)
New year, new recipe. I "LOAF" this recipe, and you will, too -- I promise. It's been a huge hit with the family, and we've been eating it for breakfast and dessert. It's great with or without the frosting, too.
Now is a great time to stock up on fresh cranberries and pop them in the freezer to enjoy over the next couple of months and to make this recipe a few times. You could also use dried cranberries as well.
Happy New Year, friends! May your 2021 be as amazing as this recipe!
2 cups almond flour
2 Tablespoons coconut flour
2 Tablespoons flax seed meal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar (I used monk fruit)
1 tablespoon almond milk
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons nut butter (I used cashew butter)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
Zest of one orange
1 cup fresh cranberries
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
5 to 6 tablespoons cashew butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
*To make vegan: omit eggs and add in an extra 2 tablespoons of flax seed meal. It might be a little harder to slice but is wonderful scooped out in a bowl and eaten with a spoon. We love a vegan version of this amazing loaf!
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together all dry ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, flax seed meal, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl: eggs, almond milk, olive oil, cashew butter, vanilla and orange juice.
Combine dry ingredients into the wet ones. Lightly mix in orange zest, fresh cranberries and white chocolate chips.
Prepare a loaf pan with coconut or olive spray or line with parchment paper. Pour batter into a loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes. Remove loaf from the oven, and let it rest for 15 minutes.
Combine cashew butter with fresh orange juice and maple syrup (optional). It might seem runny and unable to mix but just give it a second and keep mixing it. I prefer to use a hand mixer for this.
Once mixed, drizzle over warm loaf, slice and serve.