I'm very excited to share my recipe for No Sugar Added Cranberry Sauce!
As we approached the holidays, my husband asked if I could create a keto cranberry sauce recipe! One that wouldn't leave him missing out on one of his favorite holiday dishes. So, I started experimenting.
Inspired to create an end result with full flavor, I played around with some 'secret ingredients' until I got the flavors just right.
This Keto Cranberry Sauce is utter cranberry perfection. Just a little bit goes a long way.
Did you know that cranberries only have 4 grams of sugar in 1 cup of whole berries?
This means you CAN have your Cranberry Sauce while on a Keto Diet. All you have to do is make it yourself.
This keto recipe is SO easy to make, you'll never go back to the canned stuff again.
The amount of Stevia and Monk Fruit Sweetener are starting guidelines in this keto Cranberry Sauce recipe. You'll want to adjust the sweetness to your taste.
Remember, that cranberry sauce should be tart enough so a tablespoon or so of the finished sauce tastes amazing on your Thanksgiving turkey.
Video Tutorial: Keto Cranberry Sauce
Finally, here's the video tutorial for keto cranberry sauce. You'll find it easy to make and delicious to indulge in.
Print out the recipe card located below the video and follow along.
Then, scroll down and read about substitutions & tips for making this keto recipe amazing!
The Secret Ingredients in Keto Cranberry Sauce
My grandpa was a chef and taught my mom a few tricks to enhance the flavors of food. Consequently, these tricks were passed down to me and there's a few I use here to enhance the natural flavors of the cranberries.
Especially relevant is the quality of Essential Oil used in this recipe. Ingesting a poor quality essential oil can be unsafe. Chemical additives and questionable ingredients are put in most essential oils on the market.
I ONLY recommend Young Living Vitality essential oils for internal use. I would never ingest any brand of essential oil other than Young Living. Therefore, I would never recommend anyone else ingest any other brand of essential oil.
Unfortunately, the majority of brands on the market are cut with synthetic chemicals and very diluted. Check out www.seedtoseal.com for information about Young Living's industry-leading quality control standards. Visit their farms, ask questions, and above all never stop approaching everything with many many questions and a healthy level of skepticism.
Discovering the superfood alternative sugar, BochaSweet, radically changed things for me. All of a sudden, I could make keto-friendly recipes that tasted amazing and didn't have that tinny aftertaste that so many sugar substitutes on the market have.
With some additional research, I discovered that BochaSweet is actually a superfood! It is an extract from the Kabocha Pumpkin which has been a superfood staple in the Japanese diet way longer than either of us has been around.
Kabocha Extract boasts a whole host of good for your body benefits. I love that it not only tastes amazing but is also good for my whole body.
Now, back to the Keto Cranberry Sauce...
Substitutions for Keto Cranberry Sauce
You can replace the Orange Vitality Essential Oil by Young Living with the juice of 1 fresh Orange and 1 tablespoon of the rind (finely grated). Note that this substitution will increase the sugar in this Cranberry Sauce Recipe. If you're determined to keep this low sugar, experiment with just using the rind.
Because this is a "family" sized cranberry sauce recipe. You could easily cut this in half to serve a smaller group.
I recommend that you make your low carb cranberry sauce a few days in advance and keep it in the refrigerator for up to one week. You'll find this a beautiful and delicious addition to your holiday meal.
For the best possible results, choose high quality ingredients.
Because shopping on Amazon is so EASY-- I buy the majority of my Keto Ingredients from them. Here are my favorite ingredients for this keto recipe:
- BochaSweet (Natures Perfect Super Food Sugar Alternative)
- Almond Extract
- Monk Fruit Sweetener or BochaSweet
- Liquid Stevia Drops
- Orange Vitality Essential Oil by Young Living (optional); You can also use ¼ tsp of Orange Peel Powder
Check out my "Sugar Substitute Guide" for more information on how to use Sugar Substitutes that are not Artificial Sweeteners!
No Sugar Added Cranberry Sauce (Keto Friendly)
- In a large saucepan, combine water and granulated monk fruit sweetener and heat over medium until sugars are dissolved.
- Add cranberries and your 2 large pieces of orange rind (optional). Bring to a boil over medium high heat. You will hear cranberries begin to "pop". Reduce heat to medium low so that the cranberry mixture retains a simmer. Stir every minute or so to ensure even heating.
- Simmer for 20 - 25 minutes until mixture is thickened. Turn off heat and remove pan from any hot heating surface.
- Taste test once cooled and stir in additional stevia drops if more sweetener is needed for your family's tastes. We like ours slightly tart!
- Let cool and store in a GLASS container for up to 1 week in your refrigerator.
For Orange or Tangerine Young Living Essential Oil -- DO NOT USE ANY OTHER BRAND. ALWAYS READ LABELS and check for Do Not Ingest or Do Not Take Internally Young Living Essential Oils are the only ones we trust to take internally. I would not recommend any other brand currently on the market. To purchase Young Living Essential Oils go here: https://www.wholebodyliving.com/oils * *Nutrition facts provided as estimates only. We use erythritol for the sweetener for consistency purposes when calculating nutrition facts with the exception of stevia which is calculated as such. The nutrition facts for our No Sugar Added Cranberry Sauce (Keto Friendly) were calculated using Cronometer. All of our recipes are available in Cronometer if you are a Gold member and friend request me at firstname.lastname@example.org through Cronometer. Click here to save 10% off of Cronometer Gold or try it out with a free account.
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