Orange Cranberry Scones

This recipe was inspired by the orange cranberry scones they offer at Starbucks. They were one of my mom's favorite desserts there, until she found the recipe and was able to make them at home. She passed the recipe along to me and I was able to make it plant-based to enjoy. These scones are a great sweet treat because the whole batch only contains 7 teaspoons of sugar. That's almost less than ½ a teaspoon per scone, and that's a whole lot less than your average dessert. The glaze adds a little bit more sugar, but it is always optional.


Yields12 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsDifficultyIntermediate

Ingredients

 2 cups all-purpose flour
 7 tsp sugar
 1 tbsp orange peel, grated
 2 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp baking soda
  cup vegan butter, cold
 1 cup cranberries, dried
 ¼ cup orange juice
 ¼ cup soy creamer
 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
 3 tbsp water
GLAZE (optional)
 ½ cup powdered sugar
 1 tbsp orange juice
FRUIT BUTTER (optional)
  cup vegan butter
 2 tbsp jelly (orange is best, but you can use any flavor)

Instructions

1

Combine the ground flaxseed and water. Set aside until you're ready to mix the dry and wet ingredients together.

2

In a large bowl, combine the flour, 7 teaspoons sugar, orange peel, baking powder, salt and baking soda.

3

Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

4

In a small bowl combine the cranberries, orange juice, cream, and flaxseed/water mixture. Add to flour mixture and stir until a soft dough forms.

5

On a floured surface, gently knead 6-8 times. Pat dough into an 8 inch circle. Cut into 10-12 wedges.

6

Separate wedges and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (optional). Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.

7

At 12 minutes brush the scones with the glaze, then put back in the oven for about 3 more minutes or until lightly browned.

8

Remove to a wire rack to cool. Serve butter with the warm scones. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 scone (without glaze or fruit butter)

Servings 12


Amount Per Serving
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.6g9%
Saturated Fat 2.3g12%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 174mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 20.6g7%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugars 3.5g
Protein 2.3g5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 2 cups all-purpose flour
 7 tsp sugar
 1 tbsp orange peel, grated
 2 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp baking soda
  cup vegan butter, cold
 1 cup cranberries, dried
 ¼ cup orange juice
 ¼ cup soy creamer
 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
 3 tbsp water
GLAZE (optional)
 ½ cup powdered sugar
 1 tbsp orange juice
FRUIT BUTTER (optional)
  cup vegan butter
 2 tbsp jelly (orange is best, but you can use any flavor)

Directions

1

Combine the ground flaxseed and water. Set aside until you're ready to mix the dry and wet ingredients together.

2

In a large bowl, combine the flour, 7 teaspoons sugar, orange peel, baking powder, salt and baking soda.

3

Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

4

In a small bowl combine the cranberries, orange juice, cream, and flaxseed/water mixture. Add to flour mixture and stir until a soft dough forms.

5

On a floured surface, gently knead 6-8 times. Pat dough into an 8 inch circle. Cut into 10-12 wedges.

6

Separate wedges and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (optional). Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.

7

At 12 minutes brush the scones with the glaze, then put back in the oven for about 3 more minutes or until lightly browned.

8

Remove to a wire rack to cool. Serve butter with the warm scones. Enjoy!

Orange Cranberry Scones
Kylee Melo, RD

is a registered dietitian who enjoys running and vegan cooking. Be sure to check out her blog: Veganrunningdietitian

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