Orange Cranberry Scones

 Sometimes I wish we lived in Florida. I wish I had a couple of orange, grapefruit and lemon trees in my back yard.
If I have to top the fruits we most eat around here I think it’s a tie between citrus and berries. On a regular week we eat around 10-15 lbs of oranges and grapefruit.
I love oranges, the blood ones are my favorite!
Tiffany and hubby on the other hand love grapefruit. I get goose-skin watching my 2 year eating grapefruit like it’s the finest chocolate. Juices are going down her chin and hands and while she’s taking a short break to chew she’s telling me: Mommy, Nom! Nom!
This month bloghop theme is citrus. Knowing how much we love this fruits I could not let the opportunity to pass hosting this monthly event organized by the wonderful Junia.
Please join in on the #citruslove by linking up any citrus recipe from the month of January 2012.  Don’t forget to link back to this post, so that your readers know to come stop by the #citruslove event! The twitter hastag is #citruslove :).
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These scones are sort of healthy, as my friend Terra would call them.  Instead of all-purpose white flour I used whole wheat pastry flour, they are egg and dairy free or vegan in one word.
They are light, the aroma of the orange zest makes me dream of sunny beaches and refreshing cocktails with every bite and the tartness of fresh cranberries is balancing well with the sweetness of this British treat.
*Baker’s notes
  • all-purpose flour can be used instead of whole wheat flour if you don’t have any on hand
  • if you have just whole wheat flour you can add the same amount to the food processor and pulse it a few times. the texture is going to be similar with the pastry whole wheat flour
  • if you’d prefer a soy-free scone add dairy butter instead of vegan soy-based butter
  • sugar in the raw can be substituted with white granulated sugar
  • instead of cultured coconut milk you can use the same amount of buttermilk or milk plus 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice
  • fresh cranberries can be substituted with frozen or dried ones
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Orange Cranberry Scones

Rating: 51

Orange Cranberry Scones


  • 2 cups (240 grams) whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar in the saw
  • 5 tbsp Earth Balance vegan butter
  • grated zest from 1-2 oranges
  • 1/3 cup chopped cranberries
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp cultured coconut milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 425F.
  2. Place the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and butter in a food processor. Pulse a couple of times until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Alternatively you can rub the butter and the dry ingredients with your fingers until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the orange zest and cranberries and mix well with a spatula. Slowly add the cultured coconut milk and mix until just incorporated.
  4. With floured hands take the dough out, shape it into a disc and press it onto the scone pan or place it on a baking sheet and cut it into 8 wedges.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until golden-brown and soft to the touch, about 12-15 minutes.


*adapted from Cupcakes and Muffins

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  1. Terra says

    I love when food is "kinda healthy" LOL! Thank you for the mention:-) I love working with pastry flour, and Earth Balance. Your scones look gorgeous! I agree, there are positives to living in places like Florida, California, or even Arizona, fruit all year around:-) Love your pictures! Hugs, Terra

  2. sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more says

    I love scones, and I love that your kiddo loves fruit. My kiddo would live off of black olives if I let him, so at least it comes from a tree right? I really want to try scones one of these days.

  3. Sylvia@peaches and donuts says

    Wow a vegan scone!! I didn't think that it would be possible but I'm all excited about making it soon!!! awesome""

  4. Buttercream Blondie says

    Beautiful! Blood oranges are my fave too, just bought a bunch! Love that you used coconut milk, they sound delicious!

  5. Sandra says

    Look absolutely amazing..and I do wish that sometimes to have some citrus fruit growing close by! Love your photos,yummy recipe and your bakers note!!!Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Sunday with your family!!!!

  6. Lizzy Do says

    Fabulous scones, Roxana…love this flavor combination! Perfect breakfast treat…and so nice to be hosting the #citrusbloghop with you!!! xo

  7. Crunchy Creamy Sweet says

    I love the description of your daughter eating a grapefruit! lol :) The scones look delicious! Following!

  8. Curry and Comfort says

    Those are some gorgeous scones! You had me very happy with the use of whole wheat flour and coconut milk!! Well done!

  9. Emily says

    I love the citrus love hash tag. I am with you on the grapefruit. It is a bit too much citrus but theses scones look great. Love seeing all of the recipes.

  10. Smart Food and Fit says

    Visiting from #citrus bloghop! I love reading everyone's citrus post. So many variations and everyones own intepretation, it's so wonderful. I love how this is vegan, can't wait to try….though I call myself a flexitarian w/ my diet. :)

  11. Indie.Tea says

    I rarely eat grapefruit, for some reason. Never occurs to me to buy them.
    But these scones look and sound delicious!

  12. julie says

    I love grapefruits. I actually peel them and eat them like an orange. Blood oranges are a favorite as well. these scones look positively delish!

  13. The Wimpy Vegetarian says

    I love orange and cranberry scones – they're one of my very favorites! Can't wait to try yours! Love co-hosting with you on #citruslove!!

  14. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says

    I think cranberry orange scones might be my favorite type of scone! Yours look perfect!

  15. Amy says

    Roxana these sound wonderful! The sunny citrus flavors would be perfect in a scone, especially during this time of the year. Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)!

  16. Georgie says

    I always buy orange scones when I see them at the bakery. I think I can start making my own now with this great recipe.

  17. MyFudo™ says

    I love the whole wheat pastry flour used in this recipe. I have tried a cake recipe (one without egg) and guess what I did not go and look for the egg flavor or its function in the batter…So I guess I am ready to start working on this healthy recipe too. Thanks for sharing!
    Citrus flavor is always amazing!

  18. Tina says

    I am in agreement on the grapefruit. They look so amazing this time of year I bought a bunch of them!
    These scones look amazing. I like the fact that you used pastry flour as well as coconut milk-yum!

  19. The Mom Chef says

    Those really are gorgeous scones. You know they're my favorite breakfast treat so I'm going to have to give these a try. With butter, of course. :)

  20. Hannah says

    Having citrus fruits growing in your own backyard does sound like heaven… Alas, we don't have nearly enough sun to do anything like that, although I have considered indoor baby lemon trees. We love our citrus around here too, and these scones would surely be a hit!

  21. Laura at The Art of Cooking Real Food says

    Love orange and cranberry! And I love scones, so this recipe is a keeper. Can't wait to try making them with coconut milk – great idea!

  22. Lisa says

    These scones look so beautiful, especially with that glaze! I can only imagine how great they taste with the orange and cranberries! Enjoyed co-hosting #citruslove with you!

  23. Kristen says

    One of my favorite things about moving to FL is the fruit. Your scones sound wonderful. I put a couple of extra bags of cranberries in the freezer just so I could make something tasty like these later in the year.

  24. Jennifer (Delicieux) says

    I love scones, so simple and delicious, but I love your orange and cranberry twist on this classic. Delicious!

  25. Elin says

    Roxana…your scones look yummy. Simple yet delicious. Orange and cranberry…nothing can go wrong with these two . Perfect match flavor :)

  26. says

    These scones look wonderful, you can't go wrong with orange and cranberry they just go together so well. Have a great week, much #citruslove to you :)

  27. Beth Michelle says

    Your scones are beautiful!! Blood oranges are my favorite as well. Would love to have one of these delicious scones!

  28. Pacheco Patty says

    Roxana, you are so sweet to do this lovely round up! Your blog is so professional looking, very inspirational;-)

  29. The Harried Cook says

    I am sucker for scones… and orange-cranberry is a match made in heaven, isn't it? Looks and sounds so good! A big hug to the adorable Tiffany! :)

  30. Magic of Spice says

    That is a lot of citrus my dear, and how cute she says "Nom Nom" :) These scones are wonderful…must get to making something citrus :)

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