Keto Low Carb Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe (Quick & Easy)

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This Keto/ Low Carb Cranberry Orange Bread is a staple during the holiday season. This fruity and zesty loaf gets topped off with sweet keto-friendly icing. It’s so moist, delicious, and perfect with a cup of hot coffee. Enjoy this cranberry orange bread for dessert, breakfast, or a sweet snack!

low carb keto cranberry orange bread cut in slices on a platter

 

THE BEST KETO RECIPE FOR CRANBERRY ORANGE BREAD

This Keto Cranberry Orange Bread is simple to make, flavorful, moist, and delicious. I wasn’t sure how well the orange extract would work in place of fresh orange juice and orange zest, but if I hadn’t made it, I would never know the difference. My son, who likes keto sweets the least, ate three pieces as soon as I was done photographing the recipe. He kept saying, “Mom, that is really, really good, and I’m not just saying that since I’m your son. I promise I love it.” So, there you go — a trustworthy verdict right from the harshest keto critic in my family.

Make sure to check out all of my keto bread recipes.

Ingredients: 

  • Coconut Flour – If you’d rather use almond flour, you’ll need 4x as much. This is because coconut flour is much more absorbent than almond. I personally can’t use almond flour due to an allergy, but both would work well provided that you keep the ratio in mind.
  • Lakanto Monkfruit Powdered – This is my preferred type of keto sweetener, but I know many people gravitate towards Swerve. You can substitute Swerve Confectioners in a 1:1 ratio for this keto cranberry orange bread.
  • Orange extract – Using an extract for the zesty orange flavor is a great way to avoid adding extra liquid while keeping the loaf flavorful. Plus, it avoids the extra carbs from oranges and keeps the loaf keto-friendly! You can typically find orange extract at your local grocery store or Amazon.
  • Fresh cranberries – As for the cranberries, they’ve got to be fresh! There is nothing like fresh berries in a sweet loaf. This is the key to keeping this cranberry orange bread light and zesty.
  • Sour cream is a secret ingredient that bumps up the fat content and helps keep the loaf moist. 
  • Butter and heavy whipping cream – Combined with Lakanto Monkfruit Powdered, this creates the sweet icing that tops the keto cranberry orange loaf.

Steps for making Keto Cranberry Orange Bread:

wet ingredients for low carb cranberry bread in a bowl.

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, beat eggs, egg white, butter, Lakanto Monkfruit powdered, butter, sour cream, orange extract, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer on medium-high until thoroughly combined. Add the rest of the dry ingredients beat again.

Note: The recipe video adds an egg yolk instead of the egg white. Please follow these instructions on the recipe card and add an egg white.

fresh cranberries sweetened with powdered sweetener

Step 2: In a small bowl, combine three tablespoons Lakanto Monkfruit powdered with the chopped fresh cranberries, and stir until cranberries are coated.

batter in the loaf pan ready to cook

Step 4: Add the coated cranberries to the batter and stir well. Line a regular loaf pan with parchment paper. Spoon batter into loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until the knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. The batter will be on the thicker side.

Note: If you do not have parchment paper on hand, grease your loaf pan with cooking spray.

glaze for low carb bread

Step 6: To make the glaze, combine the melted butter and Lakanto Monkfruit powdered and stir. Add a splash of heavy whipping cream until the mixture is a thick glaze consistency. It will thin out more as it is poured on the hot bread. Pour the glaze all over the top of your warm Keto Cranberry Orange Bread. Once the bread cools a bit, you are ready to enjoy your homemade loaf!

Keto Image of Cranberry Orange Bread

Yum! Slice and enjoy!

Is This Bread Keto-Friendly?

You may think that this bread can’t be keto-friendly because it contains oranges high in carbs. However, I did not use any real oranges in this recipe. Instead, I used pure orange extract and fresh cranberries that are low in carbs.

Is this Orange Cranberry Bread Gluten-Free?

Technically, this bread is gluten-free; However, I would read all of the ingredients before making this bread if you have a gluten allergy!

Can You Freeze This Keto Orange Cranberry Bread?

I haven’t tried freezing leftovers of the keto orange cranberry bread, mainly because it disappears so fast! If you need to freeze it, place it in a freezer-friendly container once it has cooled completely and pop it in the freezer. To store this bread at room temperature, put it in an airtight container or wrap it in plastic wrap. It will last this way for about three days, but I can’t guarantee it will stick around that long!

Can You Use Fresh Orange Flavoring Rather than Extract?

I’ve only made this recipe with orange extract, so I can’t be sure of the effects of the extra liquid from orange juice on the consistency of the batter. If using fresh oranges, I recommend using more zest than juice. This will deliver all of that orange flavor without increasing the amount of liquid in the recipe.

Could You Make Cranberry Orange Muffins Out of this Recipe?

You sure could! Just be sure to watch the muffins closely so that they do not overbake. Since muffin tins hold less batter, they will bake for a shorter period of time. I recommend setting a timer to ensure you do not leave the muffins unattended as they bake!

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Keto Cranberry Orange Bread

This Keto Cranberry Orange Bread is perfectly moist, flavorful, and amazingly delicious. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Keto Cranberry Orange Bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

For the Glaze:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat eggs, egg white, butter, Lakanto Monkfruit powdered, butter, sour cream, orange extract, and vanilla extract on medium-high until thoroughly combined. 
    **The recipe video adds an egg yolk instead of the egg white. Please follow these instructions on the recipe card and add an egg white.
  • Add coconut flour, baking powder, and salt and beat again.
  • In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons Lakanto Monkfruit powdered with the chopped fresh cranberries, and stir until cranberries are coated.
  • Add the coated cranberries to the batter and stir well. 
  • Line a regular loaf pan with parchment paper. 
  • Spoon batter into loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until the knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. 
  • Combine the melted butter and Lakanto Monkfruit powdered to make the glaze and stir. Add a splash of heavy whipping cream until the mixture is a thick glaze consistency. It will thin out more ss it is poured on the hot bread.
  • Pour glaze over hot Keto Cranberry Orange Bread. 
  • Enjoy! 

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Notes

The sugar alcohols in the Monkfruit Powdered are not included in the nutritional information as most subtract to calculate net carbs. 

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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104 Comments

  1. I love this recipe the bread I make a loaf for Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is delicious!
    It reheats well, spread with melted butter, yummy!
    I also use this recipe for my Keto Thanksgiving dressing. Just omit the sweetener, cranberries and walnuts. It makes the perfect replacement for Cornbread, just add your favorite dressing ingredients.

  2. Your recipes are the best. I’ll try to find fresh cranberries in the UK. The recipe has a typo…1 egg wite. H is missing. Love your recipes!!

  3. 5 stars
    All my non-keto friends loved this! Can you freeze the bread (after it’s cooled, I’m guessing)? So far I’ve shared the recipe with 3 co-workers!

    1. I’m really glad your non-keto friends loved this. You would need to let the bread cool before you freeze it.

  4. Kasey, Did you update this recipe recently to use monkfruit sweetener instead of erythritol. I found a recipe last year that is extremely similar to yours (Which I can’t find this year) but for the one exception. Going to try yours and sub the erythritol. Thanks!

    1. I started with Swerve when I first began following a keto lifestyle but I use Lakanto Monkfruit now as I notice less of an aftertaste.

  5. 5 stars
    Wow – this was really good! Not too sweet, not too tart – just right! Thanks for another great low carb recipe, Kasey!

  6. 5 stars
    I found your recipe this afternoon and decided that it would be a great addition to my Christmas brunch. I baked it this afternoon and will freeze it until Christmas morning. It smelled so good when I took it out of the oven that I just had to try a piece. So glad I did because it was delicious! Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe! 😋

    1. I’m really glad you found my recipe and decided to try it. Should be so good for Christmas morning! Enjoy!

  7. 5 stars
    Delicious. Tried this out tonight. Was worried it was going to be dry but was very moist. I used swerve as it’s all I could find while traveling during holidays. Thanks for great recipe!

    1. Sure. I’d just watch them closely as they bake as they will probably bake faster than a loaf.

  8. Absolutely amazing recipe. Moist, sweet, and tart. Only change I made is to use Swerve powdered sugar. I think Swerve is sweeter than Lakanto, so I’ll use less in the future. My non-keto friends won’t believe it’s low carb. Thanks so much!

    1. I’m not for sure what you are asking. Monkfruit, which is used in the recipe, is erythritol.

    2. I’m quite sure that Monk fruit is not erythritol. LACANTO is a mix of monk fruit sweetener AND erythritol. You can use about 3/4 cup pure erythritol as a substitution for 1 cup granulated sugar.😊

    1. That’s right…only 9 T. Coconut flour is very absorbent so you don’t need to use much.

  9. I made this yesterday. I had keto cranberry relish leftover from Thanksgiving. I used 1 cup of the relish instead if the chopped cranberries and orange extract. Delicious!

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