Low-Sugar Keto Cranberry Sauce

Mario Limaduran
     
Mario Limaduran
Mario Limaduran

For your Holiday party, or for just about any day...

I love cranberries - not only because of the flavor, but also due to the deep, rich nutrients it contains. Some studies even suggest that amongst other berries, cranberries are a great dietary source of bioactive compounds (BAC), that may support heart health and reduce the risk of urinary tract infections (1,2,3). 

But cranberries can also be high in carbs, and cranberry sauce in particular is usually sweetened with sugar - making it a food to avoid on any keto diet. Luckily, with the right portioning and a few swaps of ingredients, you can still enjoy this sweet and nutrient rich berry with your keto thanksgiving meal. 

There are two secrets to this recipe:

1. Orange zest. Believe it or not, the acid of the zest brightens up and balances the bitterness and sweetness of all the other ingredients.

2. Sugar alcohols. The secret to make it low-sugar and keto friendly is the use of erythritol, a sweetener extracted from lichens and algae.

And as a bonus, we've added chia seeds for even more fiber and healthy fats to balance this keto friendly sauce. This recipe will sure brighten and fool everyone this thanksgiving and holiday party!

Recipe Notes:

  • Net Carbs per serving is 8g.
  • Omega 3:6 ratio is 3:1

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Low-Sugar Keto Cranberry Sauce

Cook time: 15 min
Prep time: 5 min
Yield: 16 Servings (~46 g)
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Description

As part of our Keto recipe collection, this recipe is a perfect side to have year round, and specially during the holidays, to support you in staying in track with your keto lifestyle.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. Cranberries, pitted, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup Erythritol
  • 2 Tbsp. Orange zest
  • 1 cup Water, filtered
  • 2 Tbsp. Chia seeds, whole
  • 1/2 Tsp. Vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan, combine cranberries, erythritol, 3/4 cup of water and bring to a gentle simmer over low-medium heat.
  2. Combine in a small bowl on the side the chia seeds, and remaining 1/4 cup of water.
  3. Simmer the cranberries for 10-15 minutes, until the cranberry begins to thicken. Remove from heat, slightly cool, and add lemon zest, chia seeds, and vanilla extract. Mix to combine and transfer to a bowl. Cool down in the fridge, stirring occasionally. Reserve in air tight container until needed.

Nutrition facts

serves 40 portions (18 g - 1 Tbsp. each)
Calories Per Serving: 10
% Daily Value
1% Total Fat 0g
0% Cholesterol 0mg
0% Sodium 0mg
3% Total Carbohydrate 6g
0% Sugars 1g
0% Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

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