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Cranberry Orange Scone - 24 Carrot Kitchen
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Awesome Paleo Scones-So Easy!

These delicious Paleo Scones (grain, gluten and dairy free) taste so amazing!  Try with a bit of your favorite jam, jelly or ghee.  They are delicious with a bit of glaze as well.

Course Breakfast, Breakfast Scone, Brunch, Glaze Sauce, Scone
Cuisine American, Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 454 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • 1 1/3 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries (add more if you prefer)
  • glaze
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar (gluten-free brand) (I use an organic brand with ingredients of just sugar and tapioca starch)
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon about 1/2 of orange juiced (can also use almond milk)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a baking pan by lining with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, place the dry ingredients and whisk until all (or most) lumps are gone. Almond flour tends to have lumps.

  4. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well (I use a large spatula).
  5. Place mixture onto the prepared baking sheet with parchment and shape into a circular round about 1 inch in thickness. Cut into four - six pieces.
  6. Separate pieces so they are not touching and can bake this way.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until slightly browned on top.
  8. Let cool and serve. Can be stored in airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Optional: top with glaze once cooled. To make glaze, place confectioners sugar and orange juice in a bowl and whisk until it forms a smooth glaze.  You may need to add a little more sugar or orange juice to get the right consistency.  An alternative to orange juice is almond milk or another non-dairy milk.

Helpful Baking Tips:

  • Tip:  try to have all ingredients room temperature.
  • Tip:  if the dough is too sticky, add a bit more almond flour.
  • Tip:  You can shape the dough and pieces into any shape you like (square, round, etc...)
  • For Chocolate Chip Paleo Scones - replace the cranberries and orange with dairy-free chocolate chips.
  • Try Savory Paleo Scones by making the basic scone recipe (without additional flavors).  Perhaps, add fresh herbs, chopped bacon.  Or make a breakfast sandwich.  I like to enjoy plain paleo scones with jam!
Nutrition Facts
Awesome Paleo Scones-So Easy!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 454 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 149mg4%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.