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vegan cranberry sauce in serving bowl with spoon in it and some cranberries and orange zest in the background

Vegan Cranberry Sauce

This vegan cranberry sauce is perfect for your holiday table! It's naturally gluten-free and sweetened with coconut sugar, maple syrup and orange juice and features the essence of orange zest with a hint of cinnamon. Easy to make using fresh or frozen cranberries.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword christmas, cranberries, holiday recipes, thanksgiving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 67kcal


  • 12 oz bag fresh or frozen cranberries (approximately 3 cups)
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • zest of an orange
  • ¼ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional


  • Add the cranberries, water, maple syrup and coconut sugar to a large saucepan and stir to combine.
  • Heat over medium until the liquid comes to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cranberries have broken down and the sauce has thickened.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the orange juice, zest and cinnamon (if using).
  • Allow to cool and then transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Accuracy is not guaranteed. Information shown should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 2g