Cranberry Walnut Scones

I’ve been making this Cranberry Walnut Scones recipe for the boys for the last couple of years. Since it’s become an official family favorite, I thought it was about time to share. Last week, I decided to make these Paleo scones one evening; by morning, they were gone. Scones for dessert, breakfast, snacks, whenever. Because this is a mighty healthy scone recipe I’m just fine with that. And because it’s also a mighty easy scone recipe I can whip up batch after batch for the boys in no time flat!

When our family needs quick meals in the morning, these gluten-free scones are perfect with hard boiled eggs made the night before. What’s better than a filling, yet easy meal that’s healthy too?! Not a whole lot. Just remember, don’t eat on the run, take 10 minutes to sit, chew, and digest. You deserve it!

Cranberry Walnut Scones

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Servings 8



  • In a food processor pulse together almond flour and baking soda
  • Pulse in egg, coconut sugar, and orange zest
  • Stir in cranberries and walnuts by hand
  • Transfer dough to a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  • Form dough into a large circle, 1-1½ inches thick
  • Cut dough like a pizza, into 8 slices
  • Using a metal baking spatula move slices apart, leaving 2 inches between
  • Bake at 350°F for 12-16 minutes until edges are browned
  • Serve
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
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These healthy fruit scones are made with an almond flour base and studded with organic dried cranberries. I love baking with almond flour, for me it is the perfect low-carb ingredient, full of good heart healthy fats.

If almond flour isn’t your thing, and you’re in need of nut-free scones try my Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones recipe, which is made of coconut flour. With only 7 ingredients, it’s every bit as easy to make as these Cranberry Walnut Scones! If you’re looking for something similar to this scone recipe that’s savory, try my Paleo Biscuits. They’re fabulous dipped in my Gluten-Free Gravy. If you’re looking for still more recipes for scones, check out my scones page, it’s full of all kinds of delicious healthy goodness!

Healthy recipes are great. No doubt about it. But good health consists of far more than eating well. So if you’re stressed out during the holiday season, or any time of year for that matter, take time whenever you can to put down your cell phone, and nurture yourself with more sleep as well as adequate gentle exercise such as walking or yoga!

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119 responses to “Cranberry Walnut Scones”

  1. What other flour will work besides almond flour. Aside from its expense, I never see organic almond flour available.

  2. I don’t have a food processor. Should I mix by hand or use a regular hand held mixer? Thanks. Yummy recipes in here.

    • Laura, I haven’t tried making this without a food processor so not sure which of those options would be best. If you do play around with the recipe please let us know how it goes :-)

      • I rarely pull out the food processor. I whisk together the flour and baking soda, mix in eggs with a spatula, and then mix in fruit and nuts (currents are my fave) with clean hands. My 2 and 4-year-old grandsons love these! I make them almost every week.

  3. These scones really hit the spot! I made one batch in the morning and another in the evening! I had shared the first batch with friends who are my “taste testers”. I only had the brown version of the coconut sugar, so I substituted with Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener. I also sprinkled a bit on the tops before baking. They are hard to resist….in the warm weather, I will try using lemon zest, blueberries and pecans. Thanks Elana for posting such tasty recipes.

  4. Elaina, I am very much enjoying your recipes since being gluten -free and sugar – free. I am not able to tolerate coconut sugar. It has the same trigger as regular sugar for me. What options can I substitute it for without changing the texture of the scones? Stevia? Honey? ??? I have read your post about the differences between the flours and was wondering if you did one on sugars. Frankly these ingredients are too expensive for me to just try.

  5. Tried these today and they are great…definitely one for a repeat! I did them a little thinner than they needed to be though so will try to correct that next time around. Thank you for sharing your recipes. I only discovered your site last week and have since tried this one and your cheese muffins and both are definitely going to become a staple as I work on my weight loss.

  6. Elana-
    We share a name, as well as a love for delicious and healthy baked goods. Thanks so much for all of your recipes. From your breads to your muffins, we always have fresh Elana’s Pantry baking in the house. These scones are delicious and filling. I chose to shape two discs and cut them into four, so that each serving is a bit smaller. I also used lemon zest instead of orange. Also delicious! These scones are a perfect breakfast or snack!

    • Hi Elana! Nice to meet you! So glad we share this amazing name. Also glad to hear these scones are perfect for breakfast or snack :-)

  7. recipe seemed to work well with my few variations …chopped the cranberries and used chopped pecans instead of walnuts, two medium eggs instead of 1 large…and 1tsp baking soda..
    thanks elana

  8. I came across this recipe on FB just recently and I have been making them since. My all time favorite, easy to make. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

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