Cranberry and Orange Scones

by Kristine on January 3, 2015

in Breads, Muffins, Cookies, Gluten Free, Recipes, Snacks

 

Cranberry Orange Scones

Its the new year and time to get back into a regular routine. Breakfast can be a challenge if you’re on the go. I love coming up with new breakfast options, and I happen to love scones as they’re so easy to make and such a filling breakfast. They are great served warm along with a cup of coffee or tea. I’ll also frequently have one warmed up as an afternoon snack, so they really are quite versatile!

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I love the combination of cranberry and orange together, so I thought for sure these Cranberry and Orange Scones would be a hit…and they were! Definitely one of my new favorite combinations.

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If you’ve followed the site for a while, you’ll know this isn’t the first healthy scone recipe I’ve posted. If you’d like to try some other flavor combinations, here are the links to the other flavors.

Apple Cinnamon Scones, Pumpkin Scones {Healthier Starbucks Copycat}, White Chocolate Raspberry Scones, Lemon Cranberry Scones

Hope your 2015 is getting off to a great start!

 

Cranberry and Orange Scones
 
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Recipe type: Snack
Yield: 8 scones
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups oat flour
  • 6 packets stevia (or ¼ cup sweetener of choice)
  • ½ cup whey protein, vanilla (or omit and use ½ cup extra oat flour)
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 5 Tbsp cold butter (for dairy free use Earth Balance)
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • ½ cup cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Additional ¼ cup oat flour for sprinkling on your counter
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients up to salt.
  3. Add cold margarine or butter and using a pastry blender or a fork, cut the fat into the dry ingredients to make small crumbly pieces.
  4. Add in the applesauce, orange zest and orange juice and mix gently with a fork until it comes together (careful to not overmix).
  5. Lastly, add in the cranberries until combined. The dough will be wet.
  6. Cover your counter with the additional oat flour. Gather the dough into a ball and flatten it out a bit. If the dough is very sticky still, keep kneading in a bit of oat flour until it comes together into a ball.
  7. Flatten out the ball into a rectangle, and using a sharp knife, cut it into 8 triangles, similar to cutting a pizza (first cut a big cross, then each quarter in half). Place each triangle on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Place in oven and bake at 325 degrees F for 15 minutes. They will remain light in color, but will be firm.
  9. NOTE: These definitely taste best warm. So the next day, lightly microwave each scone for 15-20 seconds. Cutting in half and toasting them in a toaster would also work.
Notes
If using extra oat flour instead of whey protein, you may need to add more sweetener. Sweeten to taste. An extra packet or two of stevia or up to 2 Tbsp sweetener of choice.
Nutrition
Serving size: 1 scone Calories: 168 Fat: 9.5 g Saturated fat: 4.9 g Sugar: 2.2 g Sodium: 229 mg Fiber: 2.6 g Protein: 5.1 g Cholesterol: 21 mg

 

 

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • Blair @ The Seasoned Mom

    Hey, Kristine! This recipe looks delicious! I love scones, but I don’t make them very often because they are usually not very healthy. Love that I can now enjoy a better-for-me version. Pinned! I’m checking out your other scone recipes, too. I’ll be making some soon!!

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Great thanks Blair! I hope you make them 🙂 Just went and checked out your blog…its awesome! Subscribing!

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