Paleo Cranberry Orange Bread | Ambitious Kitchen

I can’t believe that Christmas is in less than a week and more importantly, that our baby boy is set to arrive within the next few weeks. Tony and I have been busy preparing both physically and mentally, and I’ve been trying to work ahead on all content for the New Year! SO MANY EXCITING THINGS.

This paleo cranberry orange bread is one of my last recipes before Christmas for you to enjoy.

paleo cranberry orange bread on a serving tray

By now you all probably know how much I love anything and everything orange, especially during my pregnancy. It’s like the one thing I can’t stop eating and lucky for me, oranges are in season, making them perfect for putting in everything and anything.

So far, I’ve made italian orange cookies, an orange-infused overnight french toast bake and even this fabulous orange gingerbread swirl loaf. YUM.

Today, I’m introducing you to this stunning gluten free cranberry orange bread that’s fresh, moist, flavorful, full of citrus notes, naturally sweetened and SO dang beautiful I could cry.

paleo orange cranberry bread batter in a bread pan before baking

Ingredients in paleo cranberry orange bread

This paleo orange bread is naturally sweetened and made with a mix of simple and nourishing gluten free and grain free friendly ingredients. Here’s what you need:

paleo orange cranberry bread in a bread pan on a cooling rack

I love that this loaf is naturally sweetened with just a touch of honey and freshly squeezed orange juice to keep it perfectly sweet, making it the best bread to serve for brunch.

The bread texture is fluffy, incredibly moist and bursting with fresh cranberries. To top it all off, it has a sweet and simple orange glaze that you’ll want to put over EVERYTHING.

paleo cranberry orange bread with a slice cut out

What to serve with cranberry orange bread:

I love serving this bread with a bunch of other yummy goodies for brunch. Here are a few suggestions to try:

Butternut Squash Bacon Spinach Quiche

Maple Blueberry Turkey Sausage Breakfast Patties

Perfectly Crispy Breakfast Potatoes

Bacon Egg Cups

paleo cranberry orange bread with icing on top

I hope you love this simple one bowl gluten free cranberry orange bread! Please let me know if you make it by leaving a comment below and rating the recipe — I appreciate it! xo.

Paleo Cranberry Orange Bread

Incredible paleo cranberry orange bread made with a mix of coconut and almond flour and naturally sweetened with honey. This gorgeous gluten free cranberry orange bread has delicious bites of cranberries, crunchy walnuts, fresh orange juice & zest, and an amazing orange icing.

  • Dry ingredients
  • 1 ½
    packed fine blanched almond flour

  • cup
    coconut flour
  • 1
    baking soda
  • 1/2
  • ¼
  • Wet ingredients
  • 3
    eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/4
  • 3
    melted and cooled coconut oil
  • ½
    freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • ¼
    almond extract
  • Mix-ins:
  • 3/4
    diced fresh cranberries (or sub dried cranberries)
  • 1/3
    chopped walnuts (optional)
  • For the orange icing:
  • ½
    powdered sugar
  • ½-1
    fresh orange juice, plus a little more if necessary to thin the glaze
  • 1
    orange zest
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 1/2 x 4 ½ loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together wet ingredients: eggs, honey, melted coconut oil, orange juice and orange zest. IMPORTANT: make sure your coconut oil is melted and cooled otherwise it will become clumpy. This goes with your eggs too — it’s best to run them under very warm water for 1 minute to bring them to room temperature before baking.

  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon to combine. Fold in diced cranberries and walnuts. Add batter into prepared loaf pan and spread out evenly, smoothing the top. Bake for 40-50 minutes until a tester comes out clean. Allow loaf to cool completely in the pan before removing.

  5. For the glaze: Mix together powdered sugar, orange juice and orange zest until smooth. You may need to add in more orange juice to thin out the glaze, but remember we want it to be a thicker glaze. Pour or drizzle over the top of the loaf and spread towards the sides. Cut into 10 slices.

If you don’t have fresh cranberries, you can thaw out frozen cranberries and then chop them and toss with 1 teaspoon of coconut flour.

If you use dried cranberries, I suggest using 1/2 cup instead of 3/4 cup.


Servings: 10 slices

Serving size: 1 slice

Calories: 248kcal

Fat: 16.8g

Saturated fat: 4.7g

Carbohydrates: 22.1g

Fiber: 4.2g

Sugar: 14.5g

Protein: 6.7g

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