Although Cranberry Sauce is associated with Thanksgiving dinner and holidays, we crave them year-round. We use it for our breakfast fruit bowls and as a topping for porridge (warm oatmeal).
Spiced Cranberry Sauce Ingredients
How to Make the Spiced Cranberry Sauce
Hydrate the dry cranberries with a bag of your preferred tea for five minutes.
Throw in the coconut oil to a small saucepan and stir the cranberries.
Stir in the remaining solid ingredients and stir for another five minutes.
Finish adding the ground spices and sweetener and let it simmer until it reaches the desired consistency.
Tips for Using Your Cranberry Sauce
Apart from enjoying this delicious sauce on Holidays you can also enjoy it year-round.
This sauce freezes and thaws perfectly well. I like to put it on top of my Homemade Granola Bowls and use it both on my Oats and Chia Pudding or Breakfast Fruit Bowl as an option when we have run out of fresh fruit.
Not only it adds a beautiful flavor but some delicious spices to our mornings... and spices are great for our health!
Health Benefits of Cranberries
These bitter and sour fruits have some profound benefits. Cranberries are superfoods as they are high in antioxidants and have compounds that may have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects.
They may also:
Help with gut and urinary tract health, keep your mouth healthy and improve eyesight and cardiovascular health.
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Spiced Cranberry Sauce
Optional (and recommended):
- 1 clementine or orange
- Place the dry cranberries in a bowl with 1 cup of hot water and a teabag for 5 minutes.
- Heat a pan with a drizzle of coconut oil and add the drained cranberries.
- If using the clementine, add the freshly squeezed juice and cinnamon, sticks, and cloves. Cook, stirring regularly for around 5 minutes.
- Add the ginger.
- Once the cranberries start to wilt, add the nutmeg and simmer further. You can add water if the cranberries are drying too much.
- Next, add the maple syrup and taste. Cranberries are sour, and you want to get the sweet just right. You may want to add more syrup.
- Continue to simmer; at this stage, it should look more like a cranberry jam.
- Remove the cinnamon sticks and the cloves.
- You can add to a jar, cool down, and store it in the fridge for later, or serve immediately.
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