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

3 SP on blue, green & purple/3PP
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Baking
Servings 10


  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites 1/4 cup from the carton
  • 3 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 cup skry plain yogurt 0% greek is fine too
  • 1/2 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


  • Preheat oven to 375F, spray a regular size loaf pan with some cooking spray.
  • In a bowl whisk together your egg, egg whites and white sugar.
  • Add in your yogurt, apple sauce, vanilla and 2 Tbsp lemon juice.
  • Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and lemon zest.
  • Gently fold in your cranberries.
  • Fill loaf pan and bake in oven for 40 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Cut into 10 pieces. 3 freestyle smart points per serving (3 points plus, old WW program)
  • 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



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

  2. Daniela Climaco Reply

    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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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

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

    • Drizzle Reply

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

  6. Saszyspice Reply

    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!

    • Drizzle Reply

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

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


  8. 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!

    • Drizzle Reply

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

    • Drizzle Reply

      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?

  9. Tammy Belliveau Reply

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

    • Drizzle Reply

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

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

    • Drizzle Reply

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

  11. Carole Frazier Reply

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

    • Drizzle Reply

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

    • Drizzle Reply

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

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

    • Drizzle Reply

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

  13. 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.

    • Drizzle Reply

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

  14. Casey Lawrence Reply

    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

      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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