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Gluten Free Cranberry Coffeecake

A quick and easy gluten free coffeecake recipe that's perfect for any holiday meal.

With a sweet layer of tart cranberries filled inside, this coffeecake is the perfect addition to your holiday menu. It's easily made gluten free -- a treat everyone can enjoy!

A quick and easy gluten free coffeecake recipe that's perfect for any holiday meal.

A quick and easy gluten free coffeecake recipe that's perfect for any holiday meal.

Gluten Free Cranberry Coffeecake


Serves 9 to 12


  • 1 cup frozen or fresh cranberries, chopped (I prep in food processor)
  • 1 1/4 cups cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups gluten free all purpose flour (I use Pamela's)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Melted white chocolate or white icing (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat an 8- x 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. 
  2. Toss cranberries with 1/4 cup sugar and set aside.
  3. Beat remaining 1 cup of sugar, oil and butter at medium speed of an mixer until creamy; beat in eggs, buttermilk and water just until blended.
  4. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda; stir well. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Pour half of batter into prepared pan; sprinkle with cranberries. Top with remaining batter, spreading carefully to edges. 
  5. Baked at 375 degrees F for 55 minutes or until pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Let cool and drizzle with melted white chocolate, if desired.
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Regan Jones is the Founding Editor and Sponsorship Director of HealthyAperture and is the author of the QUICK FIX KITCHEN Feature - a collection of recipes that focuses on shortcut cooking without shortcut taste. Her recipes largely focus on baked goods and desserts ranging from gluten free to sugar free to slightly indulgent eats for the entire family, but also include easy everyday recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Jones is a registered dietitian and owner the web's most prominent portfolio of dietitian-owned websites, including,, and She is also the host of the podcast, This Unmillennial Life, which was recently named New & Noteworthy on iTunes.
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