Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I love Thanksgiving. It is such a great time to spend with your loved ones (celebrating with good food). I mean it really is all about the food, right?!?!? I used to never look forward to eating on holidays. Growing up as a vegetarian there wasn’t much for me to eat. There also wasn’t a whole lot of healthy options either. Especially when it comes to dessert. Of course it’s a great time to treat yourself, but it can put alot of stress on your body. Holiday meals can be packed with a lot of sugar and processed foods that can wreak havoc on your body.
Pro-tip: Whether your hosting or attending a party, serve/bring a healthy dish. Instead of indulging in all of the other sweet treats, you will know there is something at the party you can have (guilt free).
This bread is perfect for Thanksgiving brunch, friends-giving, or as a dessert. It is grain free, gluten free, and packed with Vitamin C to help keep your immune system strong over the colder months. It’s also Paleo and Keto friendly. It is also sure to bring a smile to you and your guests faces (and your body will thank you). Enjoy!
2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup coconut sugar
11/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tbsp orange zest
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350. Line a bread pan with parchment paper or grease with coconut oil. In a medium bowl, mix together the first 5 ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix together the egg, orange juice, vanilla extract, and orange zest. Then add coconut oil and mix well. Combine the dry and wet ingredients. Then fold in cranberries and walnuts. Once mixed, transfer the batter to the bread pan. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes in and out clean. Let cool, and enjoy!