Paleo Orange Cranberry Chocolate-Chip Loaf

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Whoa.  Like whoa.  Did I say whoa?  Yeah…whoa.  I made this for a friend who came over to chat, and then poof – it was GONE.  It. Was. So. Good.  Seriously, every time I went into the kitchen – some of it had left the building.  (It wasn’t ALL me – I promise.)

I had purchased some cranberries a few days ago to make the brussels salad, and so naturally I had to use the rest and not put them to waste!  So, I started googling.  And I found a great recipe, and then of course added chocolate chips, because that’s just what I do!  I found the original recipe on Primally Inspired, and adapted a few things, and I have to say one more time – whoa.  Do yourself a favor and make this one!! I also made the glaze and adapted a bit, but I actually prefer it without the glaze, and you save the calories!

Here’s a pic with the glaze…  I mean, really you can’t go wrong!

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Ingredients For Loaf:
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced (about ¼ cup zest and ¼ cup juice) – I actually used 3 clementines because I didn’t have oranges
  • ½ can coconut milk – I used Toasted Coconut Almond Milk – soooo good!
  • ⅓ cup pure honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1½ cups fresh cranberries
  • chocolate chips – optional – as much or as little as you want 🙂
For Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or ghee(for dairy free use coconut oil) – I used one TBS of butter and 1 TBS of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons pure honey
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk – I used the same as above
  • 1 orange, juiced and half of it zested (about 2 tablespoons) – I used 2 clementines and zest – again, didn’t have oranges
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the wet loaf ingredients together.
  3. Add in the dry ingredients.
  4. Fold in the cranberries and chocolate chips
  5. Pour into a greased regular size loaf pan
  6. Bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour or until center is cooked through.
  7. While the loaf is cooking, combine glaze ingredients until well mixed.
  8. Refrigerate glaze ingredients until loaf is done cooking and has cooled.
  9. Once loaf is done cooking and has cooled, pour glaze over the loaf.
  10. Enjoy!
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