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
- 2 cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup walnuts chopped
- 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
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!
Judith Ricci says
Love the cranberry walnuts scones! but wondering if you had nutritional information on this recipe if so could you please share I’m primarily interested in the calorie count
Judith, thanks for letting me know you love these scones. For more on nutrition go here:
Have a wonderful day!
Donna Brown says
Turned out perfect! How many calories in one scone?
Thanks for letting me know these are perfect, Donna. For more on nutrition go here:
Have a fantastic day!
David Woomer says
These are wonderful. Easy to make and they come out so nicely. Very satisfying with morning coffee and no big hit to the blood sugar. Thank you for this!
You’re so welcome David!