Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Scones from Sift
By January 13, 2022 0 346•
Ever have the itch to make scones from scratch? Then this recipe is just right for you. In scones, cranberry and orange are the perfect blending of flavors as they are tart, tangy, and sweet from the sugar added to the batter (along with the glaze).
This recipe is really simple, and quick. So, let’s get to it.
Alterations: Can These Cranberry Orange Scones Be Made Vegan? Or Dairy Free?
I personally have not tried to make this recipe vegan and or dairy free. If you were to try to make them dairy free, you could try supplementing in a coconut cream, but I’m unsure as to what the results would be. In addition, for the butter, I would most likely use miyokos dairy-free butter and freeze it.
This recipe calls for you to make the scones with fresh cranberries, however, you can definitely use frozen. If you wanted to use dried cranberries, I would advise you soak them in water for 15-30 minutes prior to adding them to the batter. Just to help give them a bit more life!
The gluten free flour I used for this recipe is King Arthur Measure for Measure Gluten Free Flour. This is not to say that other flours would not work. Bob’s Redmill 1:1 Flour is a good option, as is Cup4Cup. Whatever mix you use, make sure it has xanthan gum in it! But please do remember that not all gluten-free flours are made equal and your results may vary based on the flour you use.
If you wanted to make this recipe with buttermilk, omit the cream and sub in buttermilk instead.
Scones should really not be frozen. The texture won’t be nearly as nice after they’re thawed. Scones are best in the first 2 days however. They’ll keep if they are in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days, and on the counter for around 4-5 days. I like to warm them up in the microwave with a cup of black tea (and they go great with coffee, too!)
What Do You Need to Make This Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe?
- 2 cups all-purpose gluten free flour, I suggest King Arthur Measure for Measure
- 1 cup fresh cranberries, you can also use frozen
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, frozen
- 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons orange zest, this is about 1 orange
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 cup powdered sugar for glaze
- 1 tablespoon orange juice for glaze
This gluten free cranberry orange scones recipe is a quick and easy treat that can be made from scratch in a jiff! Perfect for a breakfast or snack, they are the best balance of tart and sweet. Make them today!
For the full recipe and instructions go here.