These Cranberry Orange Breakfast Scones will surely bring forth some sort of brightness and holiday cheer to the start of the day for everyone involved. This recipe boasts a super flaky, buttery crust and a delicious sweet + tart filling bursting with orange and cranberry flavors. The perfect festive, flavorful breakfast or brunch recipe for the entire family. Made in under 30 minutes.
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The holidays are always the highlight of my year. Besides the obvious joy and festivities, there is also all the BAKING. Which if it isn't clear already, I LOVE, and what love even more is sharing these easy recipes with you all like this Cranberry Orange Breakfast Scones recipe.
When it comes to scones, I love having these on hand for an indulgent breakfast or brunch. It took some trial and error, but I have mastered the art of the PERFECT SCONE! Some of my absolute favorites are my Dairy-Free Blueberry Almond Scones and, of course, The Best Banana Carrot Cake Scones for my carrot cake and banana bread lovers this is a delicious hybrid. Now that the holiday season is well and truly here, I'm utilizing all the seasonal produce I can, which means CRANBERRIES galore!
If you've been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you're aware that I love incorporating cranberries into my recipes! And this Orange-Cranberry combo is a killer recipe. Trust me.
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Ok, ok, so there are a few tricks to perfecting this Dairy-free Blueberry Almond Scones recipe! Listen up!
Much like with other pastries, ensuring that you use VERY COLD butter is super important in creating a flaky scone. If you aren’t ready to use your butter right away, be sure to keep it in the refrigerator or freeze it in the meantime while you get the remaining ingredients together.
After testing scones in various variations, I’ve realized that adding half bread flour (or pastry flour) along with all-purpose flour made for an airy, flakier scone than just using all-purpose flour. Of course, if you only have all-purpose flour, that’s fine too.
For a truly flaky scone, cutting your butter into cubes (or pieces) and then cutting it together with the flour is SUPER IMPORTANT! It definitely ensures that your scone is flaky and soft in the middle.
If you aren’t aware, Buttermilk not only brings a nice ‘tangy’ taste to breads and baked goods, but it also works to tenderize gluten, which gives your baked goods more of a softer texture and body. If you want a dairy-free version, simply use your favorite plant-based milk and add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and let is sit for 15 minutes. Also, Yogurt and Sour Cream make great substitutes.
Before placing your scones into the oven, always brush the tops of them with melted butter, buttermilk, or egg wash. Trust me—-they won’t brown much without it!
The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.
Here, I’ve curated a list of cooking + baking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite baked goods or cooked meals, especially with these Cranberry Orange Scones. Everything from my fave baking sheet, parchment paper, pastry brushes, mixing bowls, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
Yup, they sure can. Allow the scones to cool completely before transferring to a freezer ziplock bag. Microwave the scones for about 20 seconds on medium heat, or let them thaw at room temperature.
Scones can be kept at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Refrigerate in an airtight container or cover loosely at room temperature.
For this recipe, you can use fresh or frozen cranberries! But I do not recommend using dried cranberries. They don't give off much flavor. But if you're in a pinch and only have dried cranberries on hand, I would suggest soaking them in hot water for 15 minutes or so to rehydrate the fruit a bit. Or try one of my other scone recipes!
Yes. I personally love the 1-to-1 Baking Flour from Bob’s Red Mill, but any gluten-free baking flour replacement will work.
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Cranberry Orange Breakfast Scones.