Orange Poppy Seed Scones

I made these paleo Orange Poppy Seed Scones in honor of Valentine’s day. Truth be told, this holiday is not much of a thing in our house. If it’s convenient, my husband and I will go out to dinner on the night of Valentine’s day to celebrate each other and our relationship. Frankly though, I don’t put much stock in this holiday. Feel free to call me a grinch! However, when it comes to baking I’m a total holiday geek. And these heart-shaped scones really bring out the baking nerd in me. I have tons of healthy Valentine’s recipes in my Paleo Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes post!

How to Make Healthy Scones

If you’re wondering how to make healthy scones you’re totally in luck! These low-carb scones are made with a base of almond flour, a fantastically healthy ingredient and are very lightly sweetened with honey. I serve these scones with scrambled eggs and a small green salad. It’s an easy healthy paleo breakfast that the whole family loves!

Easy Orange Poppy Seed Scones Recipe

This gluten-free, dairy-free scone recipe contains 7 ingredients total. All you need to make it is almond flour, salt, baking soda, honey, egg, orange zest, and poppy seeds.

Valentine’s Day Scones

When I make these Orange Poppy Seed Scones, I use a heart-shaped cookie cutter of a fairly large size. In fact, the cookie cutter measures 2-½ inches wide at its widest point. If you use a smaller cookie cutter you will need to reduce the baking time of the scones or they will overcook. Likewise, if you make larger heart scones you will likely need to bake them for longer.

Orange Poppy Seed Scones

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Servings 5 scones



Prep Time 15 mins
Freeze Time & Resting Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 1 hr 12 mins
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Nut-Free Scones Recipe

For those of you with nut allergies, I have an incredible nut-free scone recipe called Paleo Chocolate Chip Scones. If you’re in need of egg-free dessert recipes I have dozens on my Egg-Free Recipes page, and a killer egg-free Vegan Chocolate Cupcake in my second book, Gluten-Free Cupcakes!

More Paleo Scones Recipes for You!

Here are some of my other grain-free paleo scones recipes:

I made the scones and they were delicious. Just love your recipes!


61 responses to “Orange Poppy Seed Scones”

  1. I love scones.. they are part and parcel of me every single day.. i will try out this see how it comes out.. Yummy!!

  2. I’ve always liked orange scones but haven’t had them with poppy seeds. I’ll save this recipe for future making. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Aloha from Hawaii. I made the scones and they were delicious and moist. They are small but filling. Just love your recipes! Thank you so much for hard work and experimentation.

  4. I absolutely love these scones – I used lemon zest and they tasted wonderful! The dough was sticky so shaping them was super tricky – but it was worth it in the end!

    • Holly, if your dough is still sticky return it to the freezer until it’s easier to handle. Thanks for letting me know you love these scones!

    • Tabby, I haven’t eaten gluten since 1998 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease so not sure how all purpose flour would work :-)

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