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Recipe: Vegan Sunrise Cranberry Bread

Fall is the perfect time for baking. As the days get shorter and colder, there’s no better time to gather in a cozy kitchen and share a warm loaf of fresh baked bread with the people you love. Baking can also be a wonderful self-care ritual. It can soothe the stress we sometimes feel as the end of the year approaches.

If you’re looking for more healthy, vegan options to add to your baking rotation, try this recipe! We call it Sunrise Cranberry Bread. The original recipe comes from the amazing Simple Veganista blog and calls for orange juice, which we substituted for our Sunrise cold pressed juice. 

Using Little West Sunrise adds a new depth of fall flavor, with the earthy sweetness of carrots, ginger, and turmeric along with bright, zesty orange. These ingredients also add extra vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Like all Little West juices, Sunrise is 100% pure fruits and vegetables with zero added sugars or artificial sweeteners.

Sunrise Cranberry Bread is a simple recipe that’s great for beginning bakers. There’s no yeast required and it only takes a few minutes to prep. Thanks to the juice and applesauce in the recipe, this bread is so moist and delicious that you’d never know it’s plant-based. You can also freeze any leftover loaf by wrapping it in wax paper or foil.

So put on your favorite autumn sweater and start baking! 


Dry Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Cup Fresh or Frozen Cranberries
  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon or Ginger (Optional)
  • 1-2 Tbsp Orange Zest (Optional)

Wet Ingredients

  • 2/3 Cup Maple Syrup or Honey
  • 1 Cup Little West Sunrise Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1-2 tsp Vanilla (Optional)


Recipe Directions

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re using frozen cranberries, allow them to defrost during this time. You may also slice the cranberries in half if they’re too big.

In a large mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients except the cranberries. Stir well, until everything is combined. 

Next, add your wet ingredients. Mix everything together until the flour is incorporated into the dough. Finally, mix in the cranberries. 

Pour the dough into a greased 9” x 5” loaf pan. Place the pan on the center rack in the oven, and bake for 50 - 55 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before serving. (Note: The bread may be a bit crumbly if you slice it before completely cooled.)

Happy Baking!

Sunrise Cranberry Bread is a perfect fall treat to pair with coffee, tea, or juice. Enjoy plain or serve warmed with a small dab of your favorite plant-based butter. This loaf also makes a great gift and a healthier option for Thanksgiving potlucks.

Make sure you’re following Little West on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more recipes. If you bake this bread, we’d also love to see it! Share a photo on social media and tag us #LittleWest. Cheers to fall! 🍂

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