Keto Cranberry Orange Bread made with coconut flour and sweetened with sugar-free sweetener for a low-carb breakfast, snack or dessert! This easy sweet quick bread recipe is moist, fluffy, and you’d never know it is grain-free and sugar-free! Bake up loaf after loaf during the holiday season.

Keto Cranberry Orange Bread made with coconut flour - grain-free, sugar-free, moist, fluffy, delicious!

Holiday intentions?

Bake this keto cranberry orange bread on repeat and serve it to anyone who isn’t allergic to fun 😉

It is all-things moist, zesty, sultry, sweet, fluffy, moderately to majorly addicting, and has a sort of cranberry orange muffin meets pound cake appeal.

PLUS, I went the extra distance and created a grain-free crumble topping to make it even more tantalizing, which we all know takes everything up innumerable notches.

No need to resist…

Keto Cranberry Orange Bread - low-carb, sugar-free, made with coconut flour, grain-free, healthy

You know what they say…sometimes the hardest prisons to break out of are the ones without locks.

Have a look at the details!

Ingredients for Keto Cranberry Orange Bread:

Butter: The moist maker! I use melted butter as the oil/fat portion of the recipe, which does yield that buttery flavor and silky texture. If you can’t do dairy, no worries! Replace it with melted (and cooled) coconut oil or avocado oil.

Eggs: Used to fluff up the bread into delicious decadence! This recipe calls for a lot of eggs (5) because we’re using coconut flour as the base. Yup, that’s not a typo! Coconut flour is its own beast and requires a great deal of eggs to make it light and fluffy, as it is ultra dense and absorbs liquid like no other flour (truly). Don’t make it a thing, just get crackin’! 

Vanilla Extract: Adds nice warm flavor to the quick bread. If you don’t have it on hand, you can skip it, or replace it with almond extract for a little je ne sais quois.

Coconut Flour: Coconut flour is the base of the cranberry orange bread and makes the bread wildly fluffy yet moist and dense at the same time. It really is dreamy! Please don’t try replacing it with any other flour, as coconut flour requires 4x the amount of liquid and eggs than any other flour. If you try replacing it, you’ll end up with a disaster in the kitchen…fair warning.

Sugar-Free Sweetener: To keep the pie ultra sweet without sending our blood sugar through the roof, we use sugar-free granulated sweetener. My preference is Swerve, but you can also use Monk Fruit SweetenerTruvia, or any of your favorites. 

Baking Soda & Sea Salt: Used for leavening the bead, we use baking soda. Baking soda reacts with the acid in the orange zest and juice to make the bread nice and fluffy. Sea salt enhances all of the delicious flavors and brings out the sweetness!

Orange Zest & Juice: Orange zest gives this bread tons of orange flavor! You need the zest of one full orange, so be sure you have a fresh one on hand. This is where the bread gets the majority of the orange flavor.

Fresh (or Frozen) Cranberries: This delicious low-carb orange bread is studded with cranberries. You can use either fresh or frozen! Cranberries are very low in sugar on their own, so be sure you’re using whole cranberries versus dried cranberries, which are usually sweetened with sugar.

Low-Carb Healthy Cranberry Orange Bread made with coconut sugar and sugar-free sweetener for a healthy treat

How to Make Keto Cranberry Orange Bread:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9” x 5” loaf pan with parchment paper.

If desired, make the crumble topping! To do so, stir together the ingredients for the crumble topping and set aside until ready to use.

Beat the eggs, vanilla extract and melted butter and orange juice together in a mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl, stir together the coconut flour, sugar-free sweetener, baking soda and sea salt until well-combined

Stir the dry mixture into the bowl with the wet mixture and beat until well combined. Stir in the orange zest The batter will become very thick and crumbly.

How to make cranberry orange bread with coconut flour

Toss the cranberries in 2 teaspoons of coconut flour until well-coated. This ensures the cranberries become well-distributed throughout the bread and don’t all sink to the bottom during the baking process.

Toss cranberries in coconut flour

Fold the cranberries into the batter until well-integrated into the batter.

fold the cranberries into the bread batter

Transfer batter to the parchment-lined loaf pan and use your hands or a rubber spatula to pat the batter down into an even layer. Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over everything (if using).

Transfer keto cranberry orange bread dough to a loaf pan and top with crumble topping

Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven 50 to 55 minutes, until bread is golden-brown and tests clean when poked in the center with a toothpick.

Allow bread to cool at least 40 minutes before slicing and serving.

Grain-Free Low-Carb Cranberry Orange Bread - sugar-free, made with coconut flour

Can I Make This With Almond Flour?:

Yes and no. You will have to completely change the recipe if you’re going for almond flour, so I recommend following my Grain-Free Cranberry Orange Breakfast Cake  recipe, which uses almond flour. 

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Use your favorite granulated sweetener. You can go with a sugar-free sweetener, cane sugar, maple sugar, or coconut sugar.
  • Replace the butter with coconut oil or avocado oil
  • Use fresh or frozen cranberries
  • Omit the crumble topping – the bread will still be great!

More Keto Dessert Recipes:

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Keto Cranberry Orange Bread made with coconut flour - grain-free, sugar-free, moist, fluffy, delicious!

Keto Cranberry Orange Bread

4.55 from 11 votes
Keto Cranberry Orange Bread - low-carb, sugar-free, fluffy and moist delicious bread!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 12 slices

Ingredients

Optional Crumb Topping:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9” x 5” loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • If desired, make the crumble topping! To do so, stir together the ingredients for the crumble topping and set aside until ready to use.
  • Beat the eggs, vanilla extract, melted butter, and orange juice together in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together the coconut flour, sugar-free sweetener, baking soda and sea salt until well-combined. Stir the dry mixture into the bowl with the wet mixture and beat until well combined. Stir in the orange zest. The batter will become very thick and crumbly.
  • Toss the cranberries in 2 teaspoons of coconut flour until well-coated.
  • Add the cranberries to the mixing bowl and fold in until cranberries are incorporated throughout the batter.
  • Transfer batter to the parchment-lined loaf pan and use your hands or a rubber spatula to pat the batter down into an even layer. Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over everything (if using). Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven 50 to 55 minutes, until bread is golden-brown and tests clean when poked in the center with a toothpick.
  • Allow bread to cool at least 40 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1of 12 · Calories: 175kcal · Carbohydrates: 5g · Protein: 4g · Fat: 16g · Fiber: 3g · Sugar: 1g
Author: Julia
Course: Desserts & Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut flour, cranberries, cranberry orange bread, gluten free, grain free, low-carb, orange, sugar-free sweetener
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Keto Cranberry Orange Bread - moist, fluffy, zest, incredibly flavorful, grain-free, sugar-free!

 

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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living, Brit.co, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  1. Please put the nutritional information on the recipe. Yes-I know that they can differ based on ingredients – put that disclosure in as well. But for us on Keto, knowing the information up front helps greatly in deciding to even try a new recipe.

  2. This looks great but I don’t see orange zest mentioned in the ingredients. I know you mentioned it in the post. Thanks!

    1. Hi Michael!

      Great question! I’ve never baked using duck eggs, so I don’t have first hand experience. I just googled the replacement ratio and it looks like you’d use one duck egg for every two chicken eggs (so 2.5 duck eggs). Let me know if you try it!

    1. Hi Jay,

      I haven’t tested the recipe yet using an egg replacer. Have you used Bob’s Red Mill’s egg replacer? That may work… I highly doubt chia or flax eggs would work, as I’m guessing the bread would turn out overly dense and not really fluff up at all.

    1. Hi Kathy,

      I don’t think so at all. I can usually detect that eggy flavor and it doesn’t come through for me in this bread 😀 xoxo

  3. In the ingredients list it says backing powder in the instructions it says baking soda? Hopefully it’s baking powder because that’s what I am putting in. :).

    1. Apologies for the confusion! Either one work 🙂 The amount in the recipe card is the amount I use for the baking powder, and when I use baking soda, I use 1/2 tsp. Hope you love the bread! xo

    1. Hi Michelle,

      Coconut flour, cranberries, orange, and eggs are all low-FODMAP, but sugar alcohols are not. You would need to sweeten the bread with pure maple syrup or cane sugar for a low-FODMAP version. If you do cane sugar, you can substitute in a 1:1 replacement, but if you use pure maple syrup, you’ll need to add more flour to offset the addition of liquid 😀 xoxo

  4. This came out absolutely wonderful. My husband and I are both on the keto diet and he kept asking me if I was sure it was Keto. Thank you for posting 🙂

  5. Hi Julia,

    Oh my word! I just made this and it is unbelievably good. Thanks for a great recipe! I used coconut oil and coconut sugar instead of butter and sweetener.
    Do you think blueberry instead of cranberry and lemon instead of orange could work?

    1. Hi Gina!

      I’m so happy you like the bread! I bet blueberry/lemon will work fabulously! Should be a super easy swap 🙂 Hope you enjoy! xoxo

    1. Hi Marie,

      I’ve never tested the recipe in a bundt pan so I fear I can’t give very accurate advice. I think doubling the recipe may work, but you may actually need to triple it depending on the size of your bundt pan. I would start by doubling it. As a cautionary note, you may have a difficult time getting it out of the bundt pan as it doesn’t have the same sturdiness as a cake made with regular all-purpose flour. Let me know if you try it. xoxo