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Clean Eating Cranberry Orange Scones

Clean Eating Cranberry Orange Scones

Not long ago I was given a copy of this recipe. I tried it and then declared it completely delicious. It was, however, too full of refined stuff for me, so I have cleaned it up, and I still think they are pretty awesome! These freeze well, so I like to make extras to freeze for breakfasts later on.

Cleaned Up Cranberry Orange Scones
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (I like the lighter varieties for this recipe, either white whole wheat flour or pastry flour)
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅓ cup cold butter
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup orange juice (about the juice of 1 orange)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix flaxseed with the hot water in a small bowl, set aside (you can also use 1 egg for this part if you don't have an egg allergy in the house like we do)
  3. In a food processor combine flour, orange peel, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Pulse 3-4 times.
  4. Add butter and pulse 6-7 times, until it resembles coarse crumbs (Alternatively you could combine dry ingredients in a bowl and cut in butter using pastry cutter or two knives).
  5. In a separate bowl, combine flaxseed mixture, cranberries, orange juice, milk, and syrup. Add to food processor and mix until a soft dough forms.
  6. Move dough to floured surface and knead 6-8 times. Shape dough into a round disc and cut into 10 equal wedges.
  7. Separate wedges and bake on an ungreased baking sheet for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
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3 thoughts on “Clean Eating Cranberry Orange Scones

  1. Pingback: Cleaned Up Cranberry Orange Scones | Real Food Recipe Roundup
  2. How do you freeze them? Roll them out and then freeze? Cook them and then freeze? I love having quick breakfasts. Thanks for this great recipe!

    1. I cook, then freeze. Then I either get them out the night before and let them defrost on the counter, or I grab them in the morning and zap them in the microwave really quickly. You are welcome! You’ll have to let me know how you like them!

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