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The Perfect Holiday Appetizer

The best holiday appetizers utilize those familiar flavors from traditional dishes you know and love. This Loaded Holiday Cranberry Toast will keep on with the tastes that remind you of the holidays in well-balanced bites of cranberry, maple syrup, spices, and Kim & Jake’s Peasant Loaf.

Kim & Jake combine oat, cassava, and sorghum flour with a few more essential elements for a gluten free and paleo bread that we use as a sturdy base for this loaded toast. We add creamy almond butter to the small but hearty slices, then homemade zesty orange cranberry sauce and a crumble of the Lemon Ginger Turmeric LivBar  or Raspberry Kale Maca LivBar to finish it off. 

We love loaded toasts. They are simply so fun to build and enjoy, not to mention super quick to put together. Plus, it’s unique and stunning enough to serve as a seasonal appetizer for family— And later as leftovers for just you!

This recipe is made with almond butter that's high in essential amino acids which, combined with Kim & Jake’s Peasant Loaf, creates a complete protein to keep you full and satisfied. Those proteins plus monounsaturated fats, vitamins like vitamin E, and calcium elevate the creamy nut butter. For a nut-free version, simply substitute your favorite seed butter!

Similarly to our Quick & Easy Raspberry Superfood Jam, the cranberry sauce is sweetened with maple syrup. They both go great on toast and are also brightened up with lemon. Though there are many ways to make cranberry sauce, this recipe utilizes lemon and orange to bring out a harmonious taste in the Lemon Ginger Turmeric LivBar crumbled on top.

And bonus: Those tiny, tart, bright red berries pack a punch of vitamins and antioxidants. The high amount of antioxidants in the superfood has long been cited to help relieve UTIs — That’s why you’ll find cranberry supplements packaged in vitamin stores and the health and wellness section of grocery stores. They’re also known for having a high amount of fiber and vitamin C, and when drinking a glass of cranberry juice a day, they’re rumored for keeping LDL cholesterol down. Read more on the health benefits and nutrition of cranberries here.

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