This yummy 5-ingredient Keto cranberry sauce is easy to make and can be ready in less than half an hour! It’s perfect to serve with all your holiday meals.
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Keto Cranberry Sauce
Are you torn between keeping your carbs and sugar low, but wanting to indulge in all the traditional holiday foods? Don’t worry, I’ve been there too.
My solution? I just come up with Keto-friendly versions of my favorite recipes!
This Keto cranberry sauce is a perfect example. By replacing the sugar with low-carb sweetener, we can drastically reduce the carbs per serving. Plus, a little orange extract and a pinch of cinnamon add some amazing warmth to round it out.
I also love that you only need 5 ingredients to make this recipe, and everything comes together in one saucepan on the stove. It might be even easier than running out to the store to buy some.
If cranberry sauce has always been a part of your holiday tradition, you don’t have to feel like you’re missing out. In fact, once you try the homemade low-carb version, you might not even miss the other stuff!
Cooking With Fresh Cranberries
In the U.S., cranberry season runs from September to January. That’s why you probably only see them in grocery stores in the fall and early winter.
But they are so wonderful to use in recipes! Plus, if you’ve been eating low carb for awhile, you may notice that fresh cranberries taste sweeter than you remember. They’re definitely still tart, but I find that I don’t need to drown them in sugar the way I used to.
Carbs In Cranberry Sauce
Raw cranberries are a little higher in carbs than other berries, but they can still be enjoyed in moderation. 2 ounces, which is how much you’ll get in one serving of sauce, has about 7 grams of carbs and 2.6 grams of fiber. That leaves us with 4.4 net carbs.
Because we use a low carb sweetener, which doesn’t add any carbs, each serving of Keto cranberry sauce comes out to about 5 net carbs. Not too bad.
2 ounces of canned cranberry sauce from Ocean Spray, on the other hand, is going to have 22.7 grams of carbs and only 0.4 grams of fiber. Not to mention over 14 grams of sugar. Talk about a difference!
What To Eat With Low Carb Cranberry Sauce
If you ask me, there are two kinds of holiday eaters: ones that put gravy on everything, and ones that put cranberry sauce on everything.
Are you in the latter category? Then add that Keto cranberry sauce to all your favorite dishes!
But you don’t have to wait for the holidays! As soon as cranberries pop up in your local stores, feel free to whip up a batch of this sauce and use it over chicken breast or pork chops for a burst of flavor.
It would also be amazing on top of chaffles for breakfast or with a little Keto-friendly vanilla ice cream for dessert! You can definitely think outside the (dinner) box with this sauce.
What To Do With Leftover Cranberry Sauce
If you have any extra cranberry sauce, then you’re in luck! You can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
You can also freeze Keto cranberry sauce for longer storage. It should stay fresh for several months.
How To Make Keto Cranberry Sauce
Add all of the ingredients to a saucepan over medium high heat.
Stir to combine well.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover the saucepan, and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Mash the cranberries lightly with a potato masher.
Let the mixture come to room temperature and thicken.
Refrigerate to chill before serving if desired.
Other Condiment Options From The Keto Option That You Might Like
- 12 oz. fresh cranberries
- ⅔ cup water
- 1 cup low carb powdered sweetener
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Add all of the ingredients to a saucepan over medium high heat.
- Stir to combine well.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover the saucepan, and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- Mash the cranberries lightly with a potato masher.
- Let the mixture come to room temperature and thicken.
- Refrigerate to chill before serving if desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 27Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!