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Cranberry lemon loaf

November 2, 2017

I had some fresh cranberries left in my fridge and I did not want them to go to waste! I am always up for baking a loaf, I love a fresh slice out of the oven with a cup of tea in the afternoon.. I was excited about this cranberry lemon loaf and it did not disappoint, sweet and tasty and just 3 smart points per serving. Bake one up today.. I promise you’ll be happy you did πŸ™‚

Cranberry lemon loaf
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 10
3 SP on blue, green & purple/3PP
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites (1/4 cup from the carton)
  • 3 Tbsp white sugar
  • ½ cup skry plain yogurt (0% greek is fine too)
  • ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon
  • 1.5 tsp lemon zest
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 heaping cup fresh cranberries (frozen will work, just might be a little more water to them)
  • 2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon
  • 3 Tbsp icing sugar (confectionery sugar, AKA powdered sugar)
  1. Preheat oven to 375F, spray a regular size loaf pan with some cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl whisk together your egg, egg whites and white sugar.
  3. Add in your yogurt, apple sauce, vanilla and 2 Tbsp lemon juice.
  4. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and lemon zest.
  5. Gently fold in your cranberries.
  6. Fill loaf pan and bake in oven for 40 minutes.
  7. Make glaze by mixing your 2 tsp lemon juice with 3 Tbsp icing sugar, once loaf has cooled a bit pour glaze over top, it does not give you a lot but enough to add a light coat to top of loaf.
  8. Cut into 10 pieces. 3 freestyle smart points per serving (3 points plus, old WW program)
  9. Nutritional info per serving (incl cranberries & apple sauce, WW points were determined without adding these in) Calories 117...Fat 0.8g...Sat fat 0.2g...Carbs 22g...Fiber 1.2g...Sugars 7.3g...Protein 4.8g

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    Reply Merry November 20, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Great blog, thank you…as a weightwatchers lifetime, I really appreciate the smart points reference

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 23, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      Thanks Merry, hope you enjoy the recipes πŸ™‚

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    Reply Daniela Climaco December 8, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    OMG, this came out INCREDIBLE!!!! smells delicious just enough sweetness and so happy is all fresh ingredients (no Splenda – I’m very sensitive to the taste). Amazing, thank you! I’ll definitely try other loaves you have!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      I am so glad you enjoyed it Daniela πŸ™‚

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    Reply Melissa January 2, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! I subbed Stevia for the sugar (personal preference) and blueberries for cranberries (that’s all I had). I can’t wait to try it.

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      Reply Drizzle January 3, 2018 at 11:05 pm

      I hope you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

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    Reply Michelle January 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Hi there, looks good but I was going over the recipe and it calls for lemon zest but there is no mention of it in the directions, I;m assuming I add it in when I add in the lemon juice (in the loaf part) or is it to be added to the glaze?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 16, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      Sorry my mistake just corrected it, it is when your adding your dry ingredients

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    Reply Elly January 15, 2018 at 11:07 am

    So so good:) I used blueberries and cut in 10 slices for 5pts a slice. So worth it! Thanks for sharing.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 16, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it.. I already had it at 10 slices but for 3 points, did you mean less slices than 10?

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    Reply Saszyspice February 26, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I made this loaf yesterday. Such a delicious & low point treat using ingredients we have at home. Another bonus, the house smells so good from baking it. Yummmmmmy!

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      Reply Drizzle February 26, 2018 at 8:14 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it, and yes love the smell that is leaves lingering πŸ™‚

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    Reply Deborah March 9, 2018 at 7:25 am

    Going to try this in amuffin pan. Any suggestions for temperature and time.


    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 9, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      Hi, I’d start with about 22-25 min and go from there

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      Reply Drizzle March 9, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      Sorry and 350F

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        Reply Deborah March 11, 2018 at 2:19 pm

        Will give it a try. Thanks so much. Loving your recipes, can’t wait to try more!

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    Reply lauren April 10, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    I made this on the weekend. I didn’t add the drizzle, but it is in fact 3 points (2018 weight watchers points). I didn’t cook it the full 20 minutes, only about 18, but it could have used even a little less. I think all the fresh ingredients makes it less. Thanks!

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      Reply Drizzle April 12, 2018 at 1:13 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Lauren, mine actually baked for 40 minutes, did you make muffins maybe?

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    Reply Yolanda April 12, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Hi how many points if I do not put the glaze ?

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      Reply Drizzle April 13, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      Hi I think it still might be 3 as there is not much to the glaze, but I only know the points for how I made it, maybe you can enter into your WW recipe builder?

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    Reply Tammy Belliveau June 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Has anyone made this without the fruit? I’m looking for a lemon poppyseed situation LOL

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 10, 2018 at 11:00 pm

      HI Tammy, sorry only made with the fruit, not sure how it would do without the cranberries

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    Reply Cassie June 21, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Is there anything I could use instead of apple sauce? I dont have any on hand πŸ™

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 22, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      Apple sauce can usually be replaced with mashed banana, sometimes greek yogurt, pumpkin puree..

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    Reply Carole Frazier September 7, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    since there are no cranberries around in Aug/Sep I assume I can use dried cranberries

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 8, 2018 at 12:01 pm

      Yes but it will increase the points, you can use frozen cranberries or switch up the fruit

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    Reply Pratt October 8, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Can you freeze this?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 8, 2018 at 11:51 am

      Yes, all my muffins and loaves freeze well πŸ™‚

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    Reply SaraK October 22, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Do you need to use egg whites? Or can you just use a whole egg in place of it?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 22, 2018 at 12:24 pm

      You can use an egg if you want, I must of made this pre- freestyle when eggs still had points πŸ˜‰

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    Reply Liv October 31, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    UM, yum. Had no idea how it would turn out, and I was pleasantly surprised. For only 3 points per slice?!?!?!? Like I’m dead. My family loved it, going to make another for my coworkers. They won’t even know it’s borderline healthy!!!! Obsessed with your recipes.

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      Reply Drizzle November 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm

      Yay, so happy to hear that Liz πŸ™‚ Glad the family enjoyed and hope the coworkers do as well!

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    Reply Casey Lawrence February 23, 2019 at 11:29 am

    How long would you say this is still good? Can it last up to 7 days? Thank you! Looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 25, 2019 at 12:17 pm

      Hi Casey, I wouldn’t leave it out for 7 days, because they are no preservatives it is typically only good for maybe 3 days then I’d freeze .. I hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

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