Lower Sugar Cranberry Sauce

healthy, homemade, cranberry sauce, flaxseed


The addition of flaxseed in this lightly sweetened cranberry sauce helps to thicken the sauce while providing a good source of fiber and other nutrients. This lower sugar recipe uses 100% orange juice, a dash of real maple syrup, and cinnamon to slightly sweeten and balance the natural tartness of the cranberries. Serve it along side turkey, meatballs, or on a sandwich.

Lower Sugar Homemade Cranberry Sauce

A lightly sweetened cranberry sauce. This recipe yields 1 cup of cranberry sauce, we recommend doubling the recipe if you plan to serve it to a crowd.
Keyword healthy thanksgiving recipes
Servings 4 people


  • 2 cups frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 cup 100% orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Manitoba Milling Co. Smooth Whole-Milled Flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • Combine cranberries, orange juice, and maple syrup in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat.
  • When the cranberries begin to pop and the mixture starts to boil, mash the cranberries with a potato masher.
  • Once cranberries are mashed, remove from heat.
  • Add flaxseed and cinnamon.
  • Serve with turkey, meatballs, or on a sandwich.

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