Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Scones

Indulge in the world of gluten free baking with our tantalizing recipe for Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Scones. These scones are a delightful blend of citrusy zest and tangy cranberries, perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings while adhering to a gluten free lifestyle. Whether you’re a seasoned or a new gluten free baker or just starting your journey, these Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Scones are a must-try treat.

Put on your apron, get your whisk, and savor the joy of freshly baked scones, free from gluten but full of flavor.

What is a scone? Read here

Why we love 💕the Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Scones

  • For their zesty, tangy, and sweet flavors that make these scones to explode!
  • They remind you so much of the fall and the holiday season
  • You can make them and keep them in the freezer for some time so you will never run out!

👩‍🍳What kitchenware you need to make the Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Scones

  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • 1 small mixing bowl
  • a whisk
  • a Silpat® baking mat

🕐How to make the Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Scones

Step 1

Pre-heat oven to 400°F.

Step 2

Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter with fork until butter is in pea-sized pieces.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Whisk together to combine.

Step 4

Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined. Add in the craisins and stir until just mixed.

Step 5

Sprinkle ¼ cup of flour onto a clean work surface. Transfer scone batter onto floured surface and lightly knead into a ball. Press the dough down into a ½” high rectangle. Cut in half lengthwise, and then each half into 3 rectangles. Then, cut each rectangle diagonally to create triangle-shaped pieces.

Step 6

Transfer the scones to a Silpat® baking mat, leaving 1-2 inches between them. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before baking.

Step 7

. Bake the scones for 18-22 minutes, or until they are nicely golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for 5-10 minutes.

Step 8

While the scones are cooling, prepare the orange glaze by stirring the powdered sugar and orange juice together in a small bowl until thoroughly combined.

Step 9

Serve the scones warm drizzled with some of the orange glaze on top.

Do you want to try the Queen Elizabeth’s Drop Scones recipe? Find it here

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Suggestions

  • Make sure that the butter is very cold. It helps make flaky layers
  • Gluten Free Flour Blend: We made this recipe with Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Baking Four. Other blends should work, but some may need more or less liquid than others depending on the starch content
  • For better texture, add one teaspoon of either xanthan gum or guar gum to your dry ingredients
Mix the dry ingredients for the gluten free orange cranberry scones
combine wet ingredients for the gluten free orange cranberry scones
Fold wet ingredients to dry ingredients for the gluten free orange cranberry scones
Scone batter on the floured surface
triangles for the Mix the dry ingredients for the gluten free orange cranberry scones
Gluten free orange cranberry scones baked!
Prepare the glaze
Making the glaze for the gluten free cranberry orange scones
The gluten free orange cranberry scone

Do you want to make Buttermilk Scones? Check our recipe here

❓FAQs about the Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Scones

What cranberries should I use for this recipe?

We used dried cranberries for this recipe. You can use same amount of fresh cranberries or frozen cranberries if you wish. Some bakers prefer frozen cranberries as they keep the scone dough cold.

How can I refrigerate the Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Scones?

You can store the gluten free scones in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep fresh for up to 4 days. For ideal quality, serving the pie at room temperature.

Can I freeze the Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Scones?

If you want to freeze the gluten free scones, skip the glaze, and let scones cool completely. Freeze in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. Thaw completely in the fridge before serving them at room temperature or marginally warmed in the oven.

Can I make this recipe vegan?

You can. However, you need to replace the dairy products like milk and butter with plant-based alternatives. In addition, you will have to use egg replacement powder. The truth is that scones are traditionally made with dairy and eggs and have this flaky consistency.

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The gluten free orange cranberry scone

Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Scones

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Indulge in the world of gluten free baking with our tantalizing recipe for Gluten-Free Orange Cranberry Scones. These scones are a delightful blend of citrusy zest and tangy cranberries, perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings while adhering to a gluten-free lifestyle. Whether you're a seasoned or a new gluten free baker or just starting your journey, these Gluten Free Orange Cranberry Scones are a must-try treat.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Sweet Pastry
Cuisine American, British
Servings 12
Calories 251 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

For the scones

  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend
  • ¼ cup gluten free flour blend for work surface
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

Glaze

  • cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

Instructions
 

  • Line a large, rimmed baking parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Set aside
  • Mix two cups flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter with fork until butter is in pea-sized pieces
    Mix the dry ingredients for the gluten free orange cranberry scones
  • In a separate bowl, combine the whole milk, eggs, vanilla extract, orange extract, and orange zest. Whisk to combine
    combine wet ingredients for the gluten free orange cranberry scones
  • Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined. Add in the craisins and stir until just mixed
    Fold wet ingredients to dry ingredients for the gluten free orange cranberry scones
  • Sprinkle ¼ cup of flour onto a clean work surface. Transfer scone batter onto floured surface and lightly knead into a ball
  • Press the dough down into a ½ inch high rectangle (approximately 6” x 10”)
    Scone batter on the floured surface
  • Cut in half lengthwise, and then each half into 3 rectangles. Then, cut each rectangle diagonally to create triangle-shaped pieces
    triangles for the Mix the dry ingredients for the gluten free orange cranberry scones
  • Transfer the scones to the prepared baking sheet, leaving 1-2 inches between them
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before baking
  • Pre-heat oven to 400℉, then add the baking sheet to oven when ready
  • Bake the scones for 18-22 minutes, or until they are nicely golden brown and cooked through. Remove from oven and cool for 5-10 minutes
    Gluten free orange cranberry scones baked!
  • While the scones are cooling, prepare the orange glaze by stirring the powdered sugar and orange juice together in a small bowl until thoroughly combined
    Making the glaze for the gluten free cranberry orange scones
  • Serve the scones warm drizzled with some of the orange glaze on top. Enjoy!
    Glaze for the gluten free orange cranberry scones

Notes

  • Make sure that the butter is very cold. It helps make flaky layers
  • Gluten Free Flour Blend: I tested/made this recipe with Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Baking Four. All gluten free blends should work, but some may need more or less liquid than others depending on the starch content
  • For better texture, add one teaspoon of either xanthan or guar gum to your dry ingredients

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 171mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 3gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 296IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 1mg
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