Gluten-Free Cranberry-Almond Loaf

Gluten-Free Cranberry-Almond Loaf
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Cranberry-Almond Loaf
Elana Amsterdam

Cranberry-Almond Loaf

I love almonds. They are a superfood and of course one of my favorite things to nibble on. I like almonds so much that I wrote an entire book about them.

This recipe is a great gluten-free bread option during Thanksgiving, or any other time of year.

7
Servings
384
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cups creamy roasted almond butter, at room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 Cup arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt, preferably Celtic
  • 1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 Cup dried apricots, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 Cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 Cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 Cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 Cup sliced almonds, plus 2 tablespoons to top the loaf
  • Olive oil, for greasing
  • Blanched almond flour, for dusting

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, blend the almond butter, olive oil, and eggs with a hand blender until smooth.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the arrowroot powder, salt, and baking soda. Blend the arrowroot mixture into the wet ingredients until thoroughly combined. Fold in the dried apricots, cranberries, seeds, and sliced almonds.

Grease a 7 ½-by-3 ½-inch magic line loaf pan with olive oil and dust with almond flour. Transfer the batter into the loaf pan and sprinkle the remaining sliced almonds on top.

Bake until a knife inserted into center comes out clean, about 40-50 minutes. Let the bread cool in the pan for 1 hour, then serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
37%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
31g
24%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
9µg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
95mg
10%
Choline, total
31mg
7%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
104mg
33%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
203mg
29%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
137mg
9%
Water
13g
0%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Cranberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cranberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.