Paleo Cranberry Orange Biscuits are gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free so you can serve them to all of your guests at Thanksgiving and Christmas! Better yet? These healthy biscuits are nut-free!
This fabulous fall treat is perfect with a cup of Dandelion Coffee; they also make a festive Paleo breakfast or a wonderful Paleo dessert. If you’ve been wondering how to make biscuits from scratch, this easy biscuit recipe is for you. It literally takes mere minutes to make. You simply dump the ingredients into a food processor, scoop the batter onto a cookie sheet, and bake the biscuits in the oven.
Cranberry Orange Biscuits
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup palm shortening
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- Place coconut flour, salt, and baking soda in a food processor
- Pulse in shortening, coconut sugar, eggs, and orange zest
- Remove blade from processor and stir in cranberries by hand
- Fill a ¼ cup scoop with batter
- Release batter onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
- Bake at 350°F for 15-18 minutes
- Cool for 15 minutes
Cranberry Orange Biscuits are an easy baking recipe that is mother-in-law approved. My MIL is a fabulous critic and foodie and I made this recipe for her several times until it was just right so that she would have a great Thanksgiving breakfast recipe to serve her guests.
This healthy recipe is a cross between a scone and a biscuit. After you make it, please leave a comment and let me know if you think I named it correctly. Happy baking!
Whats the best replacement for palm shortening ?
Vee, I haven’t tried that so not sure. If you experiment I hope you’ll let us know how it goes :-)
I’d love to know if Bob’s Red Mill fine coconut flour work in these recipes?
It’s the only one I have on hand … Thank you!
Julia, for reviews of various coconut flours please go here:
Have a wonderful day!
Patti A says
Just tried these before a bunch of company comes as a cookie/breakfast option. I didn’t have an orange so put a little orange extract but followed the recipe (also added a few mini Enjoy Life chocolate chips). I put these in on convection mode and they were perfect after 12 minutes! Super easy and delicious. Thank you and Happy Holidays to your family!
Patti, glad to hear these were perfect!
Gary Larwood says
I did not have dried cranberries on hand so I substitute dried mulberries. Also added a drop of wild orange essential oil. Everyone loved them!
Gary, so glad everyone loved them :-)
I made these biscuits this morning for my family. We doubled the recipe, halved the sugar using maple sugar instead and omitted the cranberries and orange zest. They were yummy and much better than other coconut flour biscuits I’ve attempted. We strictly followed the SCD for such a long time, but my boys can’t do nuts, so it’s such a blessing to have some treats they can actually eat. Thanks for taking the time to write and prep so many recipes!
Hi Traci, so glad you and your boys liked the biscuits! Here’s a link to my Nut-Free Recipes page:
simply love your recipes and page! Thanks so much!
I made these today and didn’t have any palm shortening, so I subbed in butter. I also cooked them at 160 degrees Celsius (I’m in Australia), which means I dropped the translated Fahrenheit to Celsius temperature by 10 degrees as I have a fan forced oven. The batter worked fine (I don’t know what brand coconut flour I used as I buy it in bulk from a whole foods shop). They’re looking great out of the oven, just waiting for them to cool now…
Kari Castillo says
Hi, Could I replace coconut oil, instead of palm shortening ?
Maggie Unzueta says
I’ve been playing with coconut flour lately. Not too many recipes out there that use it. At least, not that I’ve found. Thank you for sharing. :)
Hi Maggie, here’s a link to my coconut flour recipes. There are over 100 for you to enjoy :-)
Adam Trainor says
Everyone loves a good biscuit for a snack and you are right in saying a great snack to give to guests at christmas, they do look like a festive treat.
Great that they are nut free, I think that’s a problem when trying to find a snack that’t not bad for you or if you have a nut allergy, the majority if snacks are made with nuts.
Can they be used as a quick breakfast alternative for busy on the go people?
I’m not familiar with palm shortening, what is this?
Gibbs Elizabeth says
I’ve been meaning to make these as I wanted something bread-like for winter breakfasts. Finally with the holidays over and time on my hands I did – YUM!!! I was not sure the texture would be OK but was more than pleasantly surprised. I didn’t have a full Tablespoon of orange zest and added in 1/8 tsp of orange flavoring – it worked out fine. I’ll make these again for sure!!!!