What To Do With Leftover Cranberry Sauce

Think about this for a second. How often do you really eat cranberry sauce?

Cranberry Chia Seed Pudding

I would wager a bet that the answer is once a year. Am I right? Well, it’s an easy guess because cranberry sauce is just that type of food. It graces our Thanksgiving table, and any leftovers inevitably end up in the trash. But this year, I’m going to do you a favor. Rather than throw out that delicacy, let’s repurpose it into a healthy breakfast.

The tangy and sweet taste of cranberries combines with healthy chia seeds to make a unique twist on chia seed pudding. It’s such a simple recipe that you can make it when you’re packing up your Thanksgiving leftovers. Just combine the cranberry sauce with your favorite vanilla milk, some chia seeds and orange zest. And don’t skimp on the zest–it adds some brightness to the somewhat sour cranberries. Get the full recipe here, and don’t be afraid to make this any time of the year.

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Oh, and I almost forgot! If you want a simple and lower sugar craberry sauce, here’s my version:

Low Sugar Cranberry Sauce

Servings 2 cups


  • 4 cups cranberries a 12-ounce bag
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup diced orange slices
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon teaspoon ground)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Add the cranberries, applesauce, orange slices, agave, cinnamon and nutmeg to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.

Recipe for Cranberry Sauce Chia Seed Pudding



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    December 18, 2017 at 11:25 am

    LOVE THIS! we still have tons of cranberry sauce in the fridge, I’ll make this for hubby for breakfast!

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