Lemon/Cranberry-Orange Scones

Cranberry orange scone recipe with whole wheat flour

While visiting Arches National Park in Southern Utah, I visited a natural foods cafe called “Honest Ozzies”. There I was able to sample my first baked whole wheat “English Style” scones. I loved them. Since then, I have kept my eyes out for recipes for baked scones and have come up with this wonderful version of a lemon scone. They are wonderful for breakfast or picnics.



4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 ½ teaspoons grated lemon/orange rind
½ cup cold butter
¼ cup olive oil
1 cup buttermilk (can make buttermilk by mixing 1 cup milk with 1 Tbsp lemon juice and letting it sit for a few min.)
5 tablespoons honey
¼ cup brown sugar + 16 drops stevia (can substitute 1/3 cup brown sugar)
½ cup sliced almonds – placed on top

OPTIONAL: chopped pecans, almonds, raisins, etc.


MIX: Measure flour into a large mixing bowl. Mix in baking powder, baking soda, salt and lemon rind. With a pastry cutter, fork or fingers, cut in shortening or butter until the flour resembles fine crumbs. In a separate bowl, add buttermilk, honey or molasses and mix well. Form a well in the center of flour mixture and add wet ingredients and gently stir in. The dough should be quite moist but not so sticky that it can’t be handled. If necessary, add either more flour or milk to get the right consistency.
KNEAD: Place on a lightly floured board and knead gently four or five times taking care not to over work dough. Using a floured rolling pin roll dough out into a 1” round. When almost to desired thinness, sprinkle the sliced almonds evenly onto the dough.  Continue rolling dough out until it is 1” thick.  This will press the almonds into the dough.  Slice into wedges like a pie and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
BAKE: Bake at 400° F for 12 to 15 minutes or until done. Take care as to not over-bake these.

3 Responses to Lemon/Cranberry-Orange Scones

  1. Rita says:

    These look heavenly! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. These look so GOOD! I can’t wait to try them. I am pinning them and a new follower. I would love for you to link them up to my link party tues. at memoriesbythemile.com or anything else. Hope to see you there.
    Wanda Ann

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