Festive Cranberry Bread (Gluten-Free)

Liana Werner-Gray

by | Updated: November 22nd, 2021

Make a special place on your table for this wholesome and festive cranberry bread. It’s moist and hearty, with a welcoming combination of tartness from fresh cranberries, sweetness from oranges and warm nuttiness if you add walnuts or pecans. The addition of orange and lemon zest takes it to next-level wonderful! This bright loaf with tangy-sweet flavors and chewy-crunchy textures is destined to be a family favorite year after year.

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Festive Cranberry Bread (Gluten-Free)

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 2088 kcal
Author Liana Werner-Gray


Optional: 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly oil 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.
  3. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  4. In separate bowl, combine orange juice, orange zest, lemon juice, lemon zest, SunButter and egg.
  5. Pour wet mixture into dry ingredients, mixing just enough to dampen.
  6. Fold in nuts and cranberries.
  7. Spoon mixture into loaf pan.
  8. Bake for 55 minutes. A knife or toothpick inserted in center should come out clean.
  9. Cool bread in pan for 15 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

The naturally occurring chlorophyll in the sunflower seed butter may give a slight green tint to the bread. This is totally natural!

Make this festive bread with ingredients from Vitacost!

Nutrition Facts
Festive Cranberry Bread (Gluten-Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2088 Calories from Fat 549
% Daily Value*
Fat 61g94%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 19g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 4515mg188%
Potassium 812mg23%
Carbohydrates 372g124%
Fiber 45g180%
Sugar 133g148%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 1853IU37%
Vitamin C 123mg149%
Calcium 489mg49%
Iron 15mg83%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.