Cranberry Almond Bread

This Paleo Cranberry Almond Bread recipe is packed with nuts and dried fruit and is my own healthy gluten-free version of muesli bread.

Studded with dried apricots and cranberries, as well as crunchy bites of almonds, and sunflower, pumpkin, and sesame seeds, this easy gluten-free bread recipe is a fabulous every day bread, but also great for special occasions. Many fans tell me that they serve this as an Easter bread or as a healthy Christmas fruitcake. Made with low-carb almond butter, this is a flourless bread recipe that can be thrown together in just a few minutes!

Cranberry Almond Bread

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Servings 1 loaf



  • In a large bowl, blend almond butter, olive oil, and eggs with a hand blender until smooth
  • In a medium bowl, combine arrowroot powder, salt, and baking soda
  • Blend arrowroot mixture into wet ingredients until thoroughly combined
  • Fold in apricots, cranberries, seeds, and sliced almonds
  • Grease a 7.5 x 3.5 inch magic line loaf pan with olive oil and dust with almond flour
  • Transfer batter into loaf pan and sprinkle remaining sliced almonds on top
  • Bake at 350°F for 40-50 minutes until a knife inserted into center comes out clean
  • Let bread cool in pan for 1 hour, then serve
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
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To store this bread, wrap in a paper towel, seal in a plastic bag, and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

We slice this Cranberry Almond Bread and enjoy it as a jazzed up base for Turkey Club Sandwiches. We also love it toasted and dipped in olive oil, with a side of eggs, for a delicious paleo breakfast. Personally, I like Cranberry Almond Bread toasted and smothered in my homemade goat cheese.

I developed this Paleo Cranberry Almond Bread for the Almond Board of California to promote healthy and delicious eating. I’m working with the Almond Board because I love almonds. They are a superfood and of course one of my favorite things to nibble on. In fact, I like almonds so much that I wrote an entire book about them, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook which uses almonds in all of its recipes!

Here are some of my other paleo bread recipes that use almonds for you:


101 responses to “Cranberry Almond Bread”

  1. Someone else was brave enough to leave out the arrowroot and so I tried it too. Perfect- you don’t even need it. A nice raised loaf. I know I can always count on Elana’s Pantry for perfection. Yes the ingredients were pricey, but I’m guessing I’ll get 4 (?) loaves out of all I purchased. Thanks Elana!

  2. I want to try this for Thanksgiving. I’ve been a longtime user and lover of your cook books. I just moved to over 7,000 feet. Are there adjustments needed for this recipe? Or others that use almond flour? Thank you for your amazing work that has brought me such great benefits and joy!

  3. Ok I don’t know what happened so I’m up for a second try but my bread turned out more like a brick than bread. Think thick hard “energy bar.” Bleh. The only thing is that I needed to mix the almond butter, olive oil, and egg mixture far more so that it’s almost like when creaming eggs and sugar. Flavor was good. Texture was horrible. Suggestions to help the rise?

  4. I just made this bread today and it came out amazing!!! Like I couldn’t believe I just used peanut butter and a bunch of ingredients without any flour at all ( like almond or coconut flour)…I did not use arrowroot powder but still it came out so fine! Thanks so much for this recipe, I am trying to cut wheat out of my diet and sometimes I miss having eggs and avocado on toast, so this recipe would do nicely ;) Do you know the calories by any chance? I measured my ingredients out and tried to estimate the calories roughly.

  5. Everything is very tasty. But it has become very expensive to bake with nut flour. Prices have skyrocketed. I recently bought raw almonds and am going to make my own.

    • Karen, thanks for your comment and I totally agree. Unfortunately I haven’t had any success using homemade almond flour in my recipes.

  6. Eating Paleo is expensive! When I look at the ingredients at all these grain free recipes, I cringe at the cost!

  7. I am going to attempt to make this year’s Mardi Gras King Cake with an alternative flour like almond flour or coconut flour. Has anyone tried to make a King Cake like this? It’s a yeast cake, and requires two risings.

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