A delicious yet healthier cranberry sauce that is easy to make. Plus, you control the sugar that goes in!
Who says cranberry sauce is only for Thanksgiving?
I sure don’t think so! I love making homemade jellies to put on toast in the morning, or as a snack throughout the day (especially on top of peanut butter)!
Yes, as you can probably tell I’m a little nut butter obsessed as I make so many of my own varieties (and more recipes will be coming!), but sometimes I’m just feelin more of a jelly mood:)
You may ask, isn’t jelly full of unneeded sugar and calories? Why would you eat this for breakfast? Why yes, it is..which is why I made my OWN jelly that isn’t so packed with sugar and other processed ingredients!
Why NOT make it part of your daily diet under these circumstances?!
See, I don’t think of this recipe as I would think of that cranberry jelly you buy in a can and serve for thanksgiving–that jello looking, not so good stuff. I think of this as more of like any other kind of jelly you would buy, like your onhealthy lamisil normal strawberry or grape, that you find in jars. It’s more of that consistency and yummy goodness! And, it’s best of both worlds..because it is still SO good served with turkey! Mmmm.
Use it as a spread on toast/waffles, something to spice up your plain yogurt or oatmeal with, to make a healthy pb&j, or a jelly for meat (or just eat with the occasional spoon to mouth technique like me!) I won’t judge 🙂
Will you be making this soon? Whether it be for thanksgiving or for any other casual day?!
- 1 16 oz bag of Cranberries
- 4 cups Water (sub in orange juice for some of the water for extra flavor!)
- ½ cup Stevia or ¼ cup Agave
- 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
- touch of sea salt
- Heat water on stove to boil.
- When boiling, add cranberries and reduce to medium heat.
- Allow to cook for 5 minutes (cranberries will begin to "pop" as they crack).
- Add in salt, cook for 20 minutes more until it has thickened quite a bit. Add agave/sugar in. Taste and add more sweetener if desired. Enjoy! Store in jar in fridge.