Pecan Cranberry Cake Loaf Recipe

Pecan Cranberry cake recipe

A dense bread made with wholesome ingredients. 


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar or dates syrup
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature (Egg replacer? Use 2 Tbsp flaxseed powder with 6 Tbsp water and use)
  • 2 cups apple sauce or apple puree
  • 1/2 cup oil, vegetable or coconut 
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup dry cranberries 
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chunks
Pecan Cranberry Cake


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 F.
  2. In a blender jar add apple sauce, eggs, brown sugar, honey, instant coffee powder and oil. Blend for 30 seconds until it forms a smooth mixture. You may also whisk them all together by hand. Set aside. 
  3. Mix pecan, dried cranberries and chocolate chips. Reserve half a cup to sprinkle later.
  4. Add the nut mixture into a mixing bowl. To this add flour, oats, chia seeds, baking soda and salt. Combine well. 
  5. Pour wet mixture to dry and fold with a spatula or wooden spoon.  
  6. Spray two loaves with nonstick cooking spray or go the traditional butter and flour dusting. 
  7. Pour batter into pans three-fourths full. Sprinkle reserved dried fruit and oats mixture. 
  8. Bake at 300 F for 40-45 minutes. Insert a skewer in the center. If it comes out clean. It is ready to be out of the oven. 
  9. Let cool completely. You can make this over the weekend, cut slices and store in the fridge to pack as weekday snacks for you, your spouse or kids. Enjoy!  
Pecan Cranberry Cake recipe