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4.75 from 4 votes

Chocolate Chip Cranberry Pecan Bread (grain free)

A paleo fruit and nut bread that is healthier and so much better tasting than fruit cake.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: gluten free, grain free, low carb, paleo
Cuisine: bread
Servings: 8
Author: Stacey

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs beaten.
  • cup Sweetener or choice: 1/3 organic maple syrup or honey or for low carb use 1/3 cup low carb maple syrup, I used this one, or can use 1/3 cup erythritol., for paleo
  • 3 tbsp butter melted or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce.
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice: unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk.
  • 1 tsp organic GF orange extract *optional.
  • 2 tsp orange zest . use a micro plane or a fine grater
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar mixed in a separate pinch bowl . will be very fizzy
  • ¾ cup fresh cranberries minced (I chop mine in the processor or blender for a few seconds).
  • ½ cup coconut flour sifted,
  • 2 tbsp golden flax meal *optional
  • 1/3 cup paleo friendly chocolate chips or for low carb use chopped low carb chocolate bar, I used these low carb chips * optional., soy & dairy free
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped *optional, can omit for nut free.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F, and grease a 9x5x2 inch loaf pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine: 3 eggs, maple syrup, milk of choice, melted butter or coconut oil, vanilla extract, lemon or orange zest, apple sauce, minced cranberries, and baking soda-apple cider vinegar mixture. Stir together thoroughly.
  • Add to mixture in bowl: coconut flour, golden flax meal. Stir in thoroughly.
  • Add to batter the optional pecans and chocolate chips. Mix in well.
  • Spoon batter into loaf pan and spread evenly in pan.
  • Bake at 375 F for about 28 to 32 minutes, or until tooth pick comes out of center clean.
  • Cool, slice and serve. Store any left-over portions in fridge.

Notes

Nutritional Data for Low Carb Version: Servings: 8, Serving size: 1 slice, Cal: 176, Carbs: 10.8 g / Net Carbs: 6.6 g, Fiber: 4.2 g, Fat: 13 g, Protein: 5 g, Sugar: 2 g
Nutritional Data for Paleo Version: Servings: 8, Serving size: 1 slice, Cal: 225, Carbs: 23 g / Net Carbs: 19.8, Fiber: 4.2, Protein: 5 g, Sugar: 14 g
*All nutritional data are estimates based on the products I used*