Orange Cranberry Scones

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Orange Cranberry Scones

Orange Cranberry Scones are a delicious start to your day!  Fresh and healthy you’ll loves these scones.

This week I was served these beautiful scones along with afternoon coffee at my friend Dorthea’s house!  It is her own recipe she came up with and these are just amazing!  I just knew I had to share the recipe with all of  you and my friend was kind enough to pass this along!  Thank you Dorthea!

a pile of orange cranberry scones with drizzle

Make sure you pin this recipe so you can find it easily!

These do take a little bit of effort but the results are worth it!  This recipe is completely versatile… you can adapt it to your own tastes!  Swap out the orange cranberry for your own combination…  blueberries, chocolate chips or flax seed!

Orange Cranberry Scones

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 scones
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Orange Cranberry Scones are a delicious start to your day! Fresh and healthy, you'll love these!


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoon icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon orange flavored protein powder (*optional)
  • 1 tablespoon warm water

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  1. Preheat oven to 400'C
  2. Place flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a food processor, blend.
  3. Add butter into food processor, pulse until blended. (See note if you don't have a food processor)
  4. Add cranberries, orange zest, Greek yogurt and egg into food processor, pulse until ingredients all mixed together and forms into a dough.
  5. Make small balls of dough, flatten & cut into triangles.
  6. Place on baking sheet with parchment paper and bake 10-12 minutes until scones are slightly browned on top.
  1. To make icing place icing sugar, extract and flavored protein powder in a Ziploc sandwich bag. Slowly add warm water. Gently squeeze bag to mix the ingredients together. If too watery add more icing sugar. Once you have a good icing consistency with a pair of scissors snip a corner off the Ziploc bag and use as your piping bag!
  2. After scones are slightly cooled, place scones on a large plate and drizzle with icing.

Recipe Notes

Note: If you do not have a food processor you can use a large bowl to mix ingredients. Start with initial dry ingredients. You will have to cut in the cold butter until you have a crumbly consistency using either your hands or a pasty knife. Then add cranberries, orange zest, Greek yogurt and egg. Blend with hands until you have a doughy consistency. Once you have dough formed follow directions as above.
Nutritional Facts do not include optional ingredients
Nutrition Information
Calories: 229, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 155mg, Potassium: 147mg, Carbohydrates: 31g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 305%, Calcium: 42%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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