Chocolate Chip Cranberry Bread

{This recipe has been updated from it’s original version to be included in the G&S Holiday Collection.}

A few months ago, I was inspired to make this bread recipe while perusing Pinterest.

You know how that goes, I got on Pinterest to find a new workout and ended up wasting away my afternoon cracking up at humorous memes and finding decadent recipes I simply had to  make over Whole Food Family Style!

Oh Pinterest, you suck me in every time. Every. Single. Time.

These gluten free Cranberry Chocolate Chip Bread loaves are a sweet and easy treat to bake! Baking your favorite recipes is always fun, especially during the holidays! The fresh tart cranberries are tamed by the addition of mini chocolate chips and coconut sugar. Grab the bag of frozen cranberries you bought during Christmas and bake this healthy quick bread. This is the best "healthified" cranberry bread I have found!

I always buy several bags of fresh cranberries during the holiday season because they are priced so well.

I store them in the freezer and wait for the “cranberry mood” to strike.

As stated above, I made this Chocolate Chip Cranberry Bread during the Christmas season, but considering most of us have access to frozen cranberries year- round,  this recipe isn’t just for the holidays.

This bread makes a great gift for teachers, neighbors, or your local fire station.

Yes, I am married to a firefighter, and yes all the guys at Station 3 loved this sweet cranberry bread! Even the batches I didn’t think were up to snuff (bonus points for them)!

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I decided to make this recipe with our Gluten-Free Flour Blend. I love how delicious this blend is in our Simply Amazing Banana Muffins, so I just knew it would be perfect for this cranberry bread too.

There are many pre-made flour blends on the market, but I find that they are too pricey. This simple blend incorporates 3 gluten free flours and costs less than $2.00 per pound!!!! I also prefer the taste of this flour. I bake for friends and family all the time, and they often comment on how good my gluten-free goodies are. groundedandsurrounded.com

As with all gluten-free baked goods, this cranberry bread does tend to dry it out a little quicker than recipes made with wheat flour.

However, I combat this by storing my bread in the fridge (or freezer for long term storage) and warm up a few slices at a time in the microwave.

As long as you eat these small bread loaves within 3-4 days, you are golden!

The tartness of the cranberries is tamed by the sweetness of the mini chocolate chips and coconut sugar crumb topping.

Oh…it is making my mouth water as I type!

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Now onto the delicious Cranberry Bread recipe…

These gluten free Cranberry Chocolate Chip Bread loaves are a sweet and easy treat to bake! Baking your favorite recipes is always fun, especially during the holidays! The fresh tart cranberries are tamed by the addition of mini chocolate chips and coconut sugar. Grab the bag of frozen cranberries you bought during Christmas and bake this healthy quick bread. This is the best "healthified" cranberry bread I have found!
Chocolate Chip Cranberry Bread
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Grab the bag of frozen cranberries you bought during Christmas and bake this healthy quick bread. These gluten free Cranberry Bread loaves are a sweet and easy treat to bake! The fresh tart cranberries are tamed by the addition of mini chocolate chips and coconut sugar. This is the best "healthified" cranberry bread I have found! Find more recipes like this at groundedandsurrounded.com
Servings
3 loaves
Servings
3 loaves
These gluten free Cranberry Chocolate Chip Bread loaves are a sweet and easy treat to bake! Baking your favorite recipes is always fun, especially during the holidays! The fresh tart cranberries are tamed by the addition of mini chocolate chips and coconut sugar. Grab the bag of frozen cranberries you bought during Christmas and bake this healthy quick bread. This is the best "healthified" cranberry bread I have found!
Chocolate Chip Cranberry Bread
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Grab the bag of frozen cranberries you bought during Christmas and bake this healthy quick bread. These gluten free Cranberry Bread loaves are a sweet and easy treat to bake! The fresh tart cranberries are tamed by the addition of mini chocolate chips and coconut sugar. This is the best "healthified" cranberry bread I have found! Find more recipes like this at groundedandsurrounded.com
Servings
3 loaves
Servings
3 loaves
Ingredients
Bread Batter
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend G&S GF Flour Blend Recipe
  • 2 tsp Xanthan gum
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 6 Tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, halved or roughly chopped (reserve 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (reserve 2 Tbsp)
Topping
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cold butter
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour blend
Servings: loaves
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 3 small loaf tins nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, coconut sugar, baking powder and salt. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mix until just combined. You should still see some clumps of flour. Fold the halved cranberries and chocolate chips (making sure to reserve the amount suggested above for the topping) into the batter.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pans and spread the batter evenly, taking care to level out the top of the batter. Tap the pans on your countertop to help with this.
  5. Next, make your topping. In a small bowl, add flour and sugar and COLD butter cut into 4-5 smaller pieces. Without fingers, combine mixture until crumbs form and mixture is combined. Alternately add to the top of the bread some chopped cranberries, chocolate chips, and crumb topping.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes. The bread is done when toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for about 15 minutes, then gently run a knife around the edges of the bread to release it from the pan. Let the loaves cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. Wrap tightly in saran wrap and store loaves in the fridge! Or place in a freezer bag to store in the freezer until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

These gluten free Cranberry Chocolate Chip Bread loaves are a sweet and easy treat to bake! Baking your favorite recipes is always fun, especially during the holidays! The fresh tart cranberries are tamed by the addition of mini chocolate chips and coconut sugar. Grab the bag of frozen cranberries you bought during Christmas and bake this healthy quick bread. This is the best "healthified" cranberry bread I have found!

Recipe inspired by Aly at Cooking in Stilettos.

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19 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Cranberry Bread

  1. I have two bags of cranberries in the freezer perfect for this recipe. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Linky Party this week. I hope you will join us again next week.

    1. Thanks Tianna! Love your beautiful name btw 🙂 Try this bread and see what you think of cranberries in baking and then maybe experiment with them in savory dishes like a sauce over chicken!

  2. I love the flavour of cranberries and I love that they are so good for you too! your Chocolate Chip Cranberry Bread looks wonderful. Sharing. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  3. I can not WAIT to try this bread and loved it on sight! Thanks so much for linking up to the You Link It, We Make It Party last week and congrats on the feature. 🙂 We hope to see you again!

    1. Priyanka,

      Hello! Don’t worry, frozen cranberries work just as well in this recipe 🙂 Thank you for your compliments on the photos! I was just scrolling through your blog and completely blown away by your fabulous images. GORGEOUS!!

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