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Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

Raise your hand if you wish every week was only 3 days. If you are not raising your hand, then you must be on something.

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to shop for gifts. Raise your hand if you want to do my Christmas shopping for me. I will love you forever. If I can’t do it online, I get angry. I’m like a grumpy old lady in the mall this time of year, so watch out!

Raise your hand if stuffed yourself silly last week. It’s time to lighten up a little bit. You know, for at least a few days before all that holiday baking and parties start. I promise to stop making you raise your hand now. But, hey, at least I gave you a little arm workout, no? You’re welcome.

Cranberry and orange are one of my favorite flavor combos, especially this time of year. I usually just make a whole lot of cranberry orange bread, but I went for a scone this time. Greek yogurt helps to cut the fat and adds a nice tang to these scrumptious scones and I feel much less guilty about eating these for breakfast compared to more sweet and buttery sweet breads.

Cranberry Orange Scones

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Cranberry Orange Scones

Yield: 8 scones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • zest of one orange
  • 3 tbs. butter, diced into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup low fat, plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup fresh cranberries
  • raw sugar (for sprinkling on top)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and orange zest.
  3. Add in the diced butter and using two knives or a pastry blender, work the butter into the flour mixture.
  4. Make a well in the center.
  5. Add in the yogurt and orange juice. Stir until just combined.
  6. Stir in the cranberries, do not overmix.
  7. Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface. Knead together the dough and pat into an 8-inch circle. Cut the dough into 8 slices. Place the slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat. Sprinkle some raw sugar on top of each scone.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden.

Serving Size: 1 scone; Calories per serving: 195; Fat per serving: 5.3 g

Cranberry Orange Scones


26 Responses to “Cranberry Orange Scones”

  1. #
    Choc Chip Uru — November 26, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Breakfast for life right here my friend :)

    Choc Chip Uru

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    CJ at Food Stories — November 26, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I’m raising my hand & wishing I had one of these scones in it :-)

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    Nicole @ The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie — November 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Definitely raising my hand for that first one. I dearly wish this was a 3 day week…*sigh*

    Ok I have got to get back on the scone wagon..I fell off sometime last year and I miss it! Your scones look fabulous and I desperately want to make some cranberry ones!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — November 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I’ve yet to make a scone. I really need to get on that.

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    Liz — November 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Oh, boy, do these look wonderful! I love cranberry orange quick bread, and so glad to use these same delicious flavors in a yummy scone! What a delightful way to start the day!

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    Cucina49 — November 26, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I think I could even cope with a four-day work week (I worked on Friday). Wow, these look fabulous–the Greek yogurt is a nice touch!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — November 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Fabulous recipe! I love that there isn’t to much sugar in ti!! If I made this tonight, do you think it will be ok tomorrow morning?

    • Stephanie replied: — November 27th, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

      Hey Jennifer, they should be okay the next morning. I would just store them in an airtight container. Since the fat content is so low, they could dry out.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — November 26, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    cranberry orange is my favorite flavor in muffins & scones!! this is great, especially with that Greek yogurt!!

  9. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — November 26, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Can I move in with you? These scones look like they need to get to know me better.

  10. #
    Anna @ hiddenponies — November 27, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I love cranberry orange, and I love scones even more. These are perfect! And I would totally do your Christmas shopping for you :)

  11. #
    Ramona — November 27, 2012 at 9:37 am

    These scones look amazing and love the flavors of orange and cranberry together. PS… I was totally raising my hand for a 3 day week. :)

  12. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — November 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I am trying to make scones more often. I do like the combo of cranberries and orange. My mom makes a bread each Christmas. Your scones are beautiful. Love the sugar on top.

  13. #
    Roma — November 27, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Can I use dry cranberries? That’s all I have. These look yum and no eggs!!!

    • Stephanie replied: — November 27th, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

      Of course, Roma!

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    Baking Serendipity — November 27, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I love scones, but have yet to make them with greek yogurt…love this idea! I’m with you on three day weeks. I’m pretty sure I could get all my shopping done with the extra time :)

  15. #
    Anita at Hungry Couple — November 27, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Nice! Definitely one of my favorite flavor combinations!

  16. #
    The Squishy Monster — November 28, 2012 at 1:29 am

    These look so sunny and delightful! I love the brightness of the orange + cranberries =)

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 28, 2012 at 1:55 am

    I raised my hand for all but 2 – can’t do the christmas shopping. I hate shopping malls – enter amazon prime – a god send!

    Love these scones btw. I just made a cranberry orange bread and the flavor combo is amazing. Want to trade? :)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — November 28, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I literally JUST had an orange cranberry scone for breakfast yesterday!!!! Now I am wishing I had made my own b/c these just seem so much better. I love love love shopping for gifts but this year – i just want to stay inside and avoid the crowds! I did get some done last weekend though, which felt nice!

  19. #
    Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry — November 28, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I bet the combination of cranberry and orange tastes heavenly! So light and bright. Perfect for this Holiday season, yum!

  20. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — November 28, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I just bought cranberries and an orange today!

  21. #
    Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking — November 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I love orange and cranberry together. Even made scones a while back with them. Will have to try your version as well. Thanks for sharing.
    p.s. I’m all for 3 day-week. sign me up!

  22. #
    Jennie — November 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I’m down for anything that utilizes the cranberry orange combo. These scones look yummy. Oh, and I’m stuffed to the gills with turkey. I don’t even want to think about eating anymore turkey.

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    Audrey — November 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Made these Thanksgiving morning for breakfast and they were lovely! Only head a tangarine on hand so I did part tangarine zest, part lemon. I also chopped the frozen cranberries up a bit. They looked and tasted wonderful! Not too sweet :)

    • Stephanie replied: — November 30th, 2014 @ 10:28 am

      So glad you enjoyed them!

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