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Healthy Cranberry Orange Scones | With Orange Vanilla Glaze

Healthy Cranberry Orange Scones | With Orange Vanilla Glaze

These Cranberry Orange Scones are super simple to make. No need to let rise or use yeast -- and you can add all sorts of flavor.
Categories Bread
Difficulty Easy
Keyword cranberry orange scones, cranberry orange scones recipes, orange cranberry scones
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 206 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour plus more for kneading
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter chilled and diced
  • 1 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
  • 1 medium orange for zest and 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed juice
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs divided
  • 1 tbsp milk

For The Glaze (Optional)

  • 1 1/4 cups full fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine 2 cups flour, brown sugar, baking powder and kosher salt in a large mixing bowl. Add chilled butter and cut into flour mixture until butter resembles pea-sized pieces.
  3. In a small bowl, combine dried cranberries, orange zest from 1 medium orange and 1/4 cup flour. Stir until cranberries are well coated with the flour, then add to flour and butter mixture and stir to combine.
  4. In a separate large mixing bowl, beat together yogurt and one egg until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Once all ingredients are combined, knead dough on a lightly floured surface until dough is well-formed, about 1 minute.

  5. Divide dough into two equal portions. Roll each portion into two 6-inch circles at about 3/4-inch thickness. Cut each circle into 6 equal pieces/wedges. Place wedges on 1-2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper, separated by about 1-2 inches. Beat 1 egg with 1 tbsp. milk in small bowl and lightly brush over the tops of the scones right before placing into the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and cool scones on cooling rack.

  6. Drizzle with glaze if desired. To make the glaze, combine the greek yogurt, syrup, orange juice and extracts in a large mixing bowl, and stir to combine.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Cranberry Orange Scones | With Orange Vanilla Glaze
Amount Per Serving (1 scone)
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.3g8%
Saturated Fat 2.9g15%
Cholesterol 38.3mg13%
Sodium 148.6mg6%
Carbohydrates 36.9g12%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 16.8g19%
Protein 3.8g8%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.