Gluten-Free Cranberry Honey Bread

Published on Dec 13, 2019

  by   Kristina Stosek

11 reviews

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 70 minutes Serves: 8
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The BEST Gluten-Free Cranberry Honey Bread…for your holiday baking. Where shall I start? Beautiful, moist, fresh cranberries, dates, pecans and honey, makes for the most delicious holiday bread. In this recipe I am using my favourite ingredient, fresh cranberries.

sliced cranberry honey bread, gluten free

What make this cranberry honey bread so delicious?

A festive cranberry honey bread with dates to add sweetness and balance the tart cranberries. Cranberries are super tart, so I added a few dates to cut back on the sweetener. The dates compliment the cranberries perfectly.

In addition, this recipe includes pecans. The nuts add crunchy texture and earthy rich flavor.




an easy gluten-free holiday bread recipe

Not only this gluten-free cranberry honey bread is simple to make, but it is also delicious and festive. During the holiday season, it is all about beautiful food that tastes good. One of my holidays favourite ingredients is fresh cranberries.

Every year it has been a tradition in my home to make gluten-free Christmas cake, but this year I changed the tradition and made this amazing – that’s right amazing cranberry honey bread.

Trust me on this…it is the BEST bread for Christmas morning. Festive, delicious and utterly incredible, it doesn’t get any better than this holiday bread.

cranberry honey bread serving suggestion

This cranberry honey bread can be served at room temperature, or it is even better cold straight from the fridge. You will LOVE it!


cranberry honey bread, gluten free

What is cranberry honey bread?

First, it is holiday season, so in my home, anything goes 🙂 This recipe is pretty simple. First, you mix fresh cranberries, dates and pecans with honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon. For the batter, I wanted to make it simple because it is such a busy time of year, so I used a gluten-free flour blend, making it with fewer ingredients.

The bread itself is made with gluten-free flour blend, light olive oil or avocado oil, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest and only honey as a sweetener. Once the batter is done, fold in the delicious cranberry mixture and bake.

Doesn’t this sound exceptional? Because the bread has so much fruit, it takes a little longer to bake than your typical gluten-free bread recipe. But believe me, it is well worth it. Enjoy and happy holidays.

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Sorry to hear Luanne, this bread is one of my family’s favorite for Sunday brunch, and I often make it with great results. I find Bobs flour doesn’t work the same. I think their ratio of starches is different.


The flavor of this was great, but the bread was gooey on the inside even though I baked it for much longer than the recommended time. I suspect that the Bobs Red Mill 1:1 baking flour bakes differently than the flour used by the author. I may try again but adjust the amount of flour, the temperature and the time and see what happens.


Thank you, Kristina!


Nancy, please use Gluten Free Measure for Measure King Arthur flour blend, it has no milk.


Hi Kristina I want to make this- sound delicious! However, cup4cup gf flour contains milk.


that is wonderful Monique, yes you can use frozen but defrost them first


We love this bread and its deliciousness and simplicity! We can't do nuts unfortunately, so I leave them out but the result is still amazing. Question: I can't get fresh cranberries right now. Will frozen ones work?

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