Orange Dark Chocolate Chip Scones

These Paleo Orange Dark Chocolate Chip Scones are perfect with a side of eggs for a healthy breakfast. Better yet? With only 6 ingredients, this easy scone recipe is a cinch to make. All you’ll need is almond flour, an egg, dark chocolate, orange zest, honey, and baking soda.

I went gluten-free in 1998 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I then went totally grain-free in 2001 to improve my digestion further. Ever since then I’ve been creating easy paleo recipes using as few ingredients as possible. I love cooking, but I love playing outside even more. So creating easy recipes for you is quite a passion of mine. Well, here’s another one!

This healthy gluten-free scone recipe is a favorite of my wonderful mother-in-law. She makes it all year round, and has a batch ready for us whenever we visit her.  I hope you all enjoy these paleo scones as much as we do!

Orange Dark Chocolate Chip Scones

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  1. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda, dark chocolate, and zest
  2. In a small bowl, combine egg and honey
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry, thoroughly
  4. Form dough into a circle that is about ½-inch in thickness
  5. Cut dough like a pizza, into 8 slices
  6. Using a metal baking spatula, transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  7. Bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes
  8. Serve

The idea for this gluten-free scones recipe comes from Joy the Baker. When I saw her Orange and Dark Chocolate Buttermilk Scones using regular flour, I was inspired to make my own paleo scone recipe out of it!

Here are some other easy paleo scones recipes for you:


137 responses to “Orange Dark Chocolate Chip Scones”

  1. I have been trying so hard to go gluten free and love your site! these scones are a keeper for sure and will be in the weekly rotation for my family! thank you so much and keep up the great job.

  2. Amazing recipe! So quick, easy and delicious. I love scones but even when not paleo/gf, finding a good scone was difficult at best. This recipe is a keeper. I hope my kids don’t find where I’ve hidden them ;) Thank you!

  3. These have become a favourite in my home. I only wish they would last longer when I make them. The only thing I do differently from Elana is add more orange zest because my kids love the orangy flavour. Thanks so much for this great recipe.

  4. Hello, Elena! I’ve been admiring your recipes for a long time & have bookmarked many, but tonight is the first time I’ve made one of your delightful recipes! These orange dark chocolate chip scones are scrumptious! Thank you so much!!

  5. My husband and I love these scones. I’ve made them with almond meal and with half-almond, half-hazelnut flour…both delicious. I’m trying all hazelnut tomorrow; they should be a lighter version.

    They’re a decadent yet healthy breakfast.

    Thanks so much.

  6. Oh my God, I made it and it was soooo, sooooo good!
    I made it with simple syrup. 3 tablespoon of sucralose in 3 tablespoon of hot water.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

  7. Hi. I just wanted to say that I’m new to your blog and this was the first recipe I tried. They were just fabulous! My husband loved them (and his grandma came over from England and brought her traditional scone recipe with her!). The only change I made was the agave. I really try to avoid sugar in any form, including agave and honey. I mixed a packet of stevia (Truvia) with a bit of coconut milk creamer. Well, it turned out fine! Really delicious treat, thanks so much, Elana, and thanks for letting me comment!

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