Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe

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I had fun today converting one of my favorite recipes to gluten-free. I am thrilled to share my Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Scones recipe.

Scones are one of my favorite things, but I am working hard to eliminate gluten from our diet. This recipe turned out so well. You will not even know it is gluten free, I promise!

Gluten Free Scones

My Attempt to Make a Recipe Gluten Free

I was very excited to take my favorite Cranberry Orange Scones recipe and make it gluten and dairy free.

However, my first attempt at gluten free scones tasted like cardboard.

Cranberry Orange Scones Gluten Free Recipe

Feel free to laugh, because they really were awful.

I honestly thought that all of the replacements I had selected made sense. I replaced the flour with 1 to 1 gluten-free flour, the sugar with Organic Coco Sugar, the egg with Just EGG substitute, the cream with Almond Milk, the butter with Country Crock Plant Butter, and the yogurt with So Delicious Dairy Free yogurt.

But it didn’t work.

I had fun today converting one of my favorite recipes to gluten free. I am thrilled to share my Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Scones recipe.

More specifically, the “cardboard” scones were tasteless, hard, and not sweet enough.

Other than that they were great.

Just kidding.

So I started all over with a better idea.

I replaced the Almond Milk with Organic Whole Coconut Milk, and doubled the cranberries and orange amounts and yogurt. For the men in my life who have a sweet tooth, I added some Cream of Coconut on top of the scones as a glaze.

Can I just say that my second attempt making scones tasted amazing!

Ingredients for Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe

Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe

How to Make Gluten Free Scones

I used my new pink glass mixing bowls and I just love them. They were such a wonderful Christmas gift from my husband and the boys.

Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe

If you haven’t tried the Country Crock Plant butter then you should. It tastes exactly like regular butter and it is so much better for us. The plant butter comes in sticks and in a soft spread tub. All of my boys said that it tastes so good they are all making a change.

(That reminds me, does anyone know of any dairy free cheese that tastes good? It’s the only thing I haven’t been able to find.)

Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe Ingredients

I love fresh cranberries and every holiday season I buy a bunch of them and put them in our freezer. I use them throughout the year for all of my cranberry recipes. I have six bags in our freezer right now.

For the scones, I chopped the cranberries in our food processor.

Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Scones

The recipe is really easy. You basically cut the butter with the flour and add all of the other ingredients. The dough is rolled out about 3/4″ and cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter.

Cranberry Orange Scones Gluten Free

I wish you could taste these scones. They are so delicious. I think you just need to make them for yourself.

Yield: 24 small scones

Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Scones

I had fun today converting one of my favorite recipes to gluten free. I am thrilled to share my Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Scones recipe.

These scones are wonderful. They taste great and

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 2 cups gluten-free Measure for Measure (or 1:1) flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar substitute (I used Organic Coco Sugar)
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold butter cut in small pieces (I used Country Crock Plant Butter)
  • 3/4 cup fresh cranberries, chopped (or dried cranberries)
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Whole Milk
  • 4 tsp Just Egg (egg substitute) or 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbl and 2 tsp vanilla yogurt (I used So Delicious Vanilla Dairy-free yogurt)
  • 3 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 tablespoon orange zest
  • 3 TBL Cream of Coconut


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Add the cold butter to the bowl and cut in with a pastry blender until the pieces of butter until the flour mixture resembles coarse meal.

Chop the cranberries in a food processor and stir into flour mixture with coconut milk, egg substitute, vanilla, yogurt, orange juice, and orange zest.

Flour your hands and work the bough into a large ball. Gently roll with rolling pin until 1" thick. Cut with cookie cutter into desired shapes.

Place on lined baking sheet and bake 12 - 16 minutes until golden.

Drizzle Cream of Coconut over the top of the scones if you want a sweeter scone.

The Creme of Coconut made a huge difference and was so good drizzled on top of the scones.

Cranberry Orange Scones Gluten Free

I served the scones in one of my amazing french compotes from one of my favorite online stores, Dreamy White Lifestyle.

Cranberry Orange Scones Gluten Free Recipe

I love starting out my day with Gluten-free Cranberry Orange scones.

These are my new favorite.

Gluten Free Scones Recipe

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  1. Leslie, these look amazing and we can’t wait to try them. Can you clarify the amount of yogurt, please? (I think there’s a typo in the recipe 😘)

    And have you tried Follow Your Heart as a cheese substitute? The “smoked gouda” is quite yummy!

    1. They are really good Karen. The amount of yogurt is 2 TBL and 2 Tsp which equal half of 1/3 cup.

      I have not tried the Follow Your Heart cheese. Thank you for the recommendation!

  2. Leslie thank you for sharing this recipe! I was diagnosed with gluten and dairy allergies last year. I can eat goat or sheep cheese. They do not act the same in our body. Manchengo tastes like cheddar. Hope this helps.

  3. I’m excited to try these. My daughter has celiac disease and I am always looking for good GF recipes.

  4. Miyokos cheese is good, she’s on fb maybe on IG as well. She also makes a “butter” that is healthier. And just a suggestion take a look @myguthealthmd. He wrote a book called fiber fueled which discusses the gut microbiome.

  5. These look absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. My Mother has celiac disease, and I have a gluten intolerance and have also had a dairy allergy for about 30 years. The very best cheese substitute I have found is the Almond brand cheese from Lisanatti (a little difficult to find). My favorite shredded Mozzarella substitute is from Daiya. Good luck and thank you again!

  6. Cannot wait to try your recipe for the turkey frittata ,love your home . I live in Prince Edward Island Canada , home of Anne of Green Gables . come visit when things are better ,, .I love the states , not so much these days , but you will get back to normal again . Love all your info on Kitchen organizing ..

    1. Oh Linda, I hope you do try the recipe. Let me know how yours turns out! Thank you so much for reaching out with such lovely comments!

  7. You have such a nice site. Your recipes are so elegant and can’t get enough of your photos! Have you ever gotten any requests to darken your print to make it a little easier for us older folks to read? Or maybe enlist the help of your older friends and relatives by taking a poll to see if others struggle too? Thank you so much❤️

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