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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!


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INGREDIENTS

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 eggs*

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


Frosting Recipe:

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.


Make frosting:

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.