Gluten-free Cranberry Orange Scones are made with a super healthy base of almond flour, eggs, and honey. They’re studded with antioxidant rich dried cranberries and chocolate chips. Feel free to use any type of chocolate chip that your heart desires in these grain-free scones. I’ve made them with dark, milk, and white chocolate chips and they’re incredible each way.
The orange zest in these scones adds an amazing flavor. I often use extra and sprinkle it on top. I love the flavor of orange zest and can’t get enough of it. In addition to flavor, orange zest contains nutrients that boost your immune system to help fight off colds and flu.
Cranberry Orange Scones
- 2 cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
- ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
- In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, cranberries, chips, and zest
- In a small bowl, combine egg and honey
- Mix wet ingredients into dry
- Knead dough with hands to distribute ingredients properly
- Form dough into 2 little circles, each ½-inch thick
- Cut each circle into 8 slices, like a pizza
- Using a metal baking spatula, transfer slices to a parchment paper lined baking sheet
- Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes
The general idea for these scones came from Joy the Baker. I made quite a few changes until I had created an entirely new scone recipe that is grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free!
Here are some of my other easy gluten-free scones recipes for you!
I just made these and they are amazing. In addition to the extra orange zest you suggested, I added a little orange oil to the mix. They are so good. I am pre-diabetic and my sugar has been a little crazyy lately so am trying to do more with almond flour. Thank you so much as I absolutely love scones!
Dawn, thanks for letting me know these scones are amazing!
Is there a blueberry muffin recipe using almond flour? I cant use coconut as someone in my household is allergic.
Dawn, I have an amazing Blueberry Banana Muffin recipe made with almond flour on page 14 of my first book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook:
Have a lovely day!
Thank you. By chance is there another that doesn’t involve the bananas? Just wondering…….
Dawn, here’s a link to my Almond Flour Muffins recipe. Feel free to experiment with adding blueberries to it:
I hope you’ll let me know if that works!
Thank you so much for this recipe! I just made these and almost cried! I just started a gluten-free diet two weeks ago. I’ve been missing the baked treats I used to make, and these scones satisfied my craving.
Denise, you’re welcome! I’m so thrilled to hear that these were so good you almost cried.
Thanks for all you do, for those who require special diets!
Susan, you’re welcome!
K R says
Hi I love your scone recipes and make them every week for my family for the past two years. I only use almond meal with the whole ground almond un blanched, and find it does work beautifully for all of your recipes. The macro almond meal in new Zealand available at countdown works just fine, so don’t stress it southern hemisphere if blanched almond flour is scarce. (and it is at times)
KR, thanks for your comment. Some people find that unblanched almond meal is ok for the recipes, but many of my readers have said that the texture was not the same as the unblanched. I’m glad it worked for you :-)
Carol moscola says
I just made these scones and they were fabulous. I used walnuts and fresh blueberries instead of cranberries and white chocolate. Ironically, our electricity went out just after I mixed the batter, so I baked them on my gas grill and they turned out perfect! I will definitly be making these again. Thanks!
Thanks Carol! I’m so glad these were fabulous :-)
Yum! I made these as a Mother’s Day treat for myself. Having neither cranberries nor chips, I opted to add 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and an extra tablespoon of orange zest. Turned out perfectly. I enjoyed them warm from the oven with a touch of butter. The hardest part is storing some for later!
Julie, I’m so glad to hear these turned out perfectly!
Traci Bunkers says
I just made these for breakfast but used things on hand. I mixed everything in my Ninja food processor w/ the dough paddle, used dehydrated almond nut pulp (left from making almond milk) for the flour, honey instead of agave, regular mini chocolate chips, and I also put in 2 really ripe bananas. I didn’t bother forming the dough. I just dropped large spoonfuls onto my pizza stone covered with parchment paper. Quick, easy & tasty! And, it was a great way to use up my dehydrated almond pulp I’ve been accumulating. Thanks!
Traci, I’m so glad that these were quick, easy, and tasty!
Fab flavour combos, orange white choc and cranberry always go great together – I also used raw honey in place of agave as I believe its a more natural, unrefined sweetner (agave isnt as innocent as you might think – read up about it) As for those of you who wanted to know about the white choc chips, well I avoid all dairy and refined sugars so I simply made my own, its dead easy – simply combine pure raw cacao butter (gently melted) with a pinch of celtic salt, a little extract of vanilla and some raw cashew butter, then freeze in a suitable container before breaking into chunks !!!!! yummy You can make dark chocolate chips even easier by melting pure coconut oil and stirring in a little vanilla, honey and raw cacao powder before freezing !!! Happy Baking xxxx
This is awesome. I omitted the orange zest and the chocolate. My husband was impressed. We love this recipe.
Penny, I’m so happy that you loved this recipe and that your husband was impressed!
I’ve just started using your recipes and so far I love them! I have only been able to get my hands on Bob’s Red Mill blanched almond flour so far… but for these and the coconut bars it’s been great. No funky results.
I subbed honey for agave
used grapefruit zest instead of orange
added 2tsp fresh thyme
1/2 c sunflower seeds
and 1/2 c cranberries
They are awesome! I shared with a couple of co workers and they’re into them too!
Samantha, I’m glad to hear these were awesome!