Cranberry Orange Wheat Scones Recipe -
Cranberry Orange Wheat Scones Recipe
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Cranberry Orange Wheat Scones

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"These scones are a delicious and nutritious snack that is wonderful when warm with some butter. They are also good for freezing, on the go eating and they'll be sure to please guests who stop by. Yummy!"

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Original recipe makes 15 scones Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, wheat germ, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Mix in shortening until everything looks crumbly. Stir in the cranberries and orange zest. In a separate bowl, stir together the egg, milk and orange juice. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet mixture. Stir until dough forms. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead briefly to get the dough to hold together. Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness and cut into circles with a biscuit cutter. Place scones 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops and bottoms are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 14, 2008

Super good recipe and definitely worth your while. I didn't have any craisins, so I coursely chopped a cup or so of fresh cranberries, added 2 - 3 TBS of white sugar and put in the microwave for 30 seconds, then added to the dry ingredients, and it worked just fine. I was low on some other ingredients too, so I borrowed several ideas from the reviewers, used 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white flour, didn't have orange zest, so used 3/4 c orange juice and 1/4 milk, substituted butter for the shortening. Also made the glaze from Ann's review, orange juice and powdered sugar, which was the perfect finishing touch for us. One more thing was I reduced the amount of wheat germ to a 1/4 cup and added a 1/4 of ground flax seed and I couldn't tell the difference. Will definitely make again and maybe try other berries and juice combinations like possibly blueberry and lemon.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 27, 2011

A little on the dry side but of course you're going to expect it from the www/wheat germ. But these healthy scones has potential. All I need is a healthy spread or icing.

Sep 19, 2008

I rarely give 5 stars. When a recipe is pretty darned good and worth repeating, I'll give it 4 stars. This recipe I would give even more than 5 stars! It is a simple recipe that yields really spectacular flavor and texture. I did not have OJ, so I used more milk. I didn't have orange zest, so I used 2 Tbs of orange extract, which was more than plenty. I also used the orange-essence dried cranberries. I did substitute wheat bran for the wheat germ, and opted for 1/2 white flour 1/2 whole wheat flour. The texture was fantastic, flavor wonderful. Delicious with honey butter.

Jan 12, 2009

absolutely delicious!! i made this just this last week and took them to school everyday to have as a snack before lunch. these scones really stick w/ you. i made only slight modifications to the recipe. i did use real butter instead of shortening (smart balance butter blend sticks also work well). i also used fresh cranberries (chopped and tossed w/ some sugar). they are great fresh out of the oven, and even better the next day. i also tried a lemon blueberry version, which are outstanding! i used 6oz fresh blueberries, 1/4 c lemon juice (in place of orange), 1-2 Tbsp lemon zest, and used cinnamon (about 1 or 1 1/2 tsp) instead of nutmeg. this recipe is a definite keeper!

Jun 15, 2009

These are amazing. I substituted applesauce for the shortening and used whole wheat pastry flower. I have no gilt for indulging in my favorite treat. The 4tsp. of baking powder give it a true biscuit taste along with the Pastry flour being lighter then reg. whole wheat. A new staple. I am looking to expand with other ingredients.Skip the butter on top. They remain moist at least until the next day (if they last that long) and they are pretty much fat free. For a scone that is amazing in itself.

Apr 28, 2008

This recipe is fantastic and easy. I exchanged the wheat germ for unprocessed bran and drizzled them with icing made from fresh squeezed orange juice and confectionary sugar.

May 02, 2008

I did not think it was possible to have another scone recipe, but because we love cranberries so much just had to have this one. Did make some changes (to suit my taste) - substituted 1/2 cup white flour for the wholewheat and used 1/2 butter rather than all shortening. Probably not as healthy but good anyway.

Nov 16, 2011

I followed almost exactly, Couple of days before I put zest in sugar thinking it would "candy", I think it just added a little more sugar to the mix. I ground my own flour (1st time) and because of this my dough was pretty sticky but I managed to cut and get them on the pan, mine seem more like a cookie than scone, I like how they turned out. Thank you for a great recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 192 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 297 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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