Making dried cranberries at home has never been easier! Many holiday inspired recipes call for raisins or cranberry raisins ("craisins") so I thought it was time to share my sugar-free dried cranberry recipe.
These low-carb dried cranberries are based on our Cranberry Keto Granola. The original recipe calls for baked cranberries but I decided to dehydrate them instead so they last for longer. I first baked them to quickly release the juices and then reduced the temperature to slowly dehydrate them for 3 to 4 hours. If you use a dehydrator, you'll need to dehydrate the cranberries for 7 to 9 hours.
Make sure you don't skip the oil because that's what will keep these keto dried cranberries nice and moist. Instead of coconut oil you can use any neutral tasting oil such as macadamia, avocado or even ghee.
I drizzled the coconut oil over the chopped cranberries just before sprinkling them with Allulose. You could use other low-carb sweeteners like Erythritol or Swerve but Allulose is by far the best option. There will be no cooling aftertaste, and it caramelises just like sugar.
Using frozen cranberries? You can skip the baking and go straight to the dehydrating. The reason I'm baking the cranberries at a higher temperature for the first 15 minutes is to release the juices. You won't have to do that with frozen cranberries.
These homemade sugar-free dried cranberries are sweet and sour, perfect for holiday inspired recipes, or simply for nibbling with nuts and seeds. Best of all, dried cranberries can be used just like raisins!
I'm thinking keto mince pies (you could use our super simple 2-ingredient keto dough), rum & raisin keto ice-cream, or maybe even a keto Panettone? Oh wait for these guys, they're in the works!
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Serving size 3 tbsp, 21 g/ 0.8 oz
Allergy information for Homemade Sugar-Free Dried Cranberries
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Egg free
✔ Nut free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Coconut free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
✔ Beef free
Nutritional values (per serving, 3 tbsp, 21 g/ 0.8 oz)
Net carbs4.4 grams
Calories from carbs 47%, protein 2%, fat 51%
Total carbs6.1 gramsFiber1.7 gramsSugars2 gramsSaturated fat1.7 gramsSodium1 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium3 mg(1% RDA)Potassium37 mg(2% EMR)
Ingredients (makes about 2 1/2 cups)
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