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
- ¾ cup creamy roasted almond butter, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 large eggs
- ¼ cup arrowroot powder
- ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup dried apricots, chopped into ¼ inch pieces
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup raw sesame seeds
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup sliced almonds, plus 2 tablespoons to sprinkle on top
- olive oil for greasing
- blanched almond flour (not almond meal) for dusting
- 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
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:
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brooke rhodes says
Make this every time we travel. We love it with dijon mustard, roasted turkey and sliced tomatoes. It’s an easy meal for breakfast with fruit when you are eating out of a hotel fridge.
Yum! Thank-you for posting this recipe. It’s delicious :)
Love the recipe and your ebook. Having so much fun making yummy and healthy bread recipes. :-)
April Lindsay says
I have just found out that I am intolerant to eggs! I have been making and DEVOURING this bread for a while now but since discovering the intolerance to eggs, I am really missing this bread. Can you suggest an egg replacement? Thank you.
Jenetta Penner says
I have no idea if it will work but you could try a flax ‘egg’. You can google it to get the exact amounts but basically its flax meal and water.
Jenetta, thanks for your comment and suggestion! I haven’t had much luck with those in my recipes but would love to hear if it works for someone :-)
Mary Fitzpatrick says
Diagnosed celiac 5 years ago. This particular bread really seems to agree with both my upper and lower GI tracts. Two slices, 6 oz plain whole fat yogurt and a pear or grapple or cup of berries for breakfast and I am not hungry until 4 or 5 p.m. Been doing this for three weeks and am now off of my 2 Prilosec a day, prescribed by my celiac specialist. Nutrition solution vs RX; bread wins. And I feel so much better, plus I am losing weight (and bloat) because this bread is so filling. Also, remarkably, this bread is not as dense as some of your other recipes…for anyone looking for a lighter texture.
Cate Lund says
I shudder when I hear about Prilosec or other drugs used for their GI upsets or heart burn. A chiropractor told me to use apple cider vinegar instead of a drug and it works immediately and is good for us in numerous ways. Take a small shot glass full of non processed apple cider vinegar preferably in one gulp and follow it immediately with something delicious like organic berries and the second it goes down the heartburn is gone. Or make a cup of herb tea, add an ounce or two of apple cider vinegar and a dash of honey and presto, all discomfort is gone!
I can’t wait to try the almond bread recipe and am thrilled to have found this site! Almonds are definitely stars in healthy eating and stars in taste as well!
Absolutely my favorite bread recipe! I love it toasted with goat cheese or grass fed butter. Yum! Thanks for a great recipe!
Becca G. says
I saw your turkey club recipe that calls for this bread and since I had freshly roasted turkey on hand I had to make this bread. Mine came out perfectly and I’m no baker – I knew going into this that it wasn’t intended to be a sweet bread. I couldn’t wait for it to cool, I sliced a warm piece and devoured it, then had one with goat cheese (divine), and lastly, a turkey sandwich – excellent combo! I’m so thankful for this recipe, thank you!
I love almonds, too, so I am doubly thankful I found your blog
One of my besties made this bread and brought it to our pot luck. Absolutely DELICIOUS!!! My husband and I both loved it. I’m going to experiment with making a holiday “fruit cake by doubling the amount of dried fruits, adding a good bit of orange zest, and possibly adding some shredded coconut as well. If it turns out, I plan to make a bunch of mini loafs to send out as Holiday gifts to family and friends. YUMMERS!
Thanks for the recipe and one of the best recipe.