These scones are reminiscent of your favorite Starbucks treat but made Paleo with a cashew flour base, natural sweeteners, fresh cranberries, and orange peel. They are the perfect breakfast for your holiday mornings!

These cranberry orange scones have the most wonderful hint of orange flavor and the tart cranberries transform in the oven into sweet pockets of cranberry jam for the perfect breakfast treat.

overhead view of cranberry orange scones on a white plate

Cranberries are in season! This makes me mostly excited but also partly confused. What on earth are cranberries for if not homemade cranberry sauce, sweet potato cranberry stuffing, or the ever popular tart cranberry salsa?

Well, cranberry orange scones, of course.

Of course!

With plenty of visiting relatives and friends during this most wonderful time of the year, we have numerous opportunities to flex our “hostess with the most-ess” skills. While my Fed+Fit Holiday Feast will guide you through cooking a seamless, well-timed, well-organized dinner that has your guests raving “oh my goodness, you’re a kitchen diva!” …these scones will help answer that question of “what do we serve them for breakfast?”

What’s my go-to breakfast fix for a house full of my favorite people? I’ll usually whip up a big batch of some sweet potato breakfast hash, make a plate of several over-easy eggs, brew a big pot of coffee, set out a large bowl of fresh fruit, and bake up something special.

During the summer months, I gravitate towards these blueberry scones but during the winter, it’s cranberry orange scones or bust.

A tribute to the season of warm wishes, your family and guests will love these.

overhead view of cranberry orange scones in a cast iron skillet

Cranberry Orange Scones

5 from 1 vote
By Cassy
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 scones
These cranberry orange scones have the most wonderful hint of orange flavor and the tart cranberries transform in the oven into sweet pockets of cranberry jam for the perfect breakfast treat.


  • 1 1/3 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg room temperature


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, arrowroot, sea salt, and baking soda. Stir until all clumps are broken up and it's well incorporated.
  • Add the fresh cranberries and stir to incorporate with a wooden spoon.
  • In a temperate bowl, add the orange zest, orange juice, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and egg. Whisk together until it's well incorporated.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir together until the batter is even.
  • In a 9 - 10 inch round pan (or castiron skillet) that is either well coated with butter (may substitute with evco) or lined with a parchment paper circle, add the batter. Using either a greased spoon or your hand, press the wet batter into the pan so that it is spread to the edges.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  • Let cool, slice into 8 pieces, and serve!


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 scones
Calories: 220
Keyword: almond flour scones, cranberry orange scones, gluten free scones

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Cassy Joy Garcia, NC

Cassy Joy Garcia, a New York Times best-selling author, of Cook Once Dinner Fix, Cook Once Eat All Week, and Fed and Fit as well as the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed & Fit.

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  1. I made these today, and they are delicious! I find that adding the arrowroot to recipes with the almond flour is beneficial. I subbed tapioca flour since I didn’t have arrowroot, and it functioned the same. I will definitely save this recipe for future use.

  2. Just made these–They’re great! Turned out perfectly and I will surely be making them again and again! Thanks for posting!

  3. Made these twice for two different crowds and both times yummy results. Everyone loved them. Thank you.

  4. Love these so much. Whisking the almond flour is a great technique for getting rid of the lumps. I prefer this kind of light texture to the really dense scones made with all almond flour. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!