One of my favorite fall and winter collections is this gluten-free cranberry scones. These amazing traditional English scones are similar to American biscuits. 

 

These are dense pastry, flaky and sweet scones which I combined with cranberry, and it was a hit! The sweet and savory combination is beyond amazing, and it will be a good choice for Thanksgiving and Christmas sweet shelves. 

Serve your Cranberry scones with a warm glass of Carob Drink or Turmeric Milk

A good scone has a beautiful short crumbly texture, not too tough and bready. It is delicious when you enjoy them warm with cream, jam, butter, honey, and syrup. Let’s not wait and try out this amazing recipe today! 

close up cranberry scones

Cranberry Nutritional Benefits 

 

Cranberries are small, round, red, and hard fruits that are described as sour and bitter. There are many ways to use them in various recipes to make them more delicious. These highly delicious and nutritious fruits are added in dessert, stuffing, or casserole. These fruits are very popularly used for holiday snacks. 

 

Cranberries are cultivated in the northern United States and southern Canada. Native Americans first used them in food, medicine, and fabric dye. American sailors used to have them to prevent scurvy during their journey at sea. Here, you will know all the nutritional benefits of cranberries and why you should have them!  See Cranberry Juice Benefits.

 

  • Cranberries are packed with carbs and fiber, also have several minerals and vitamins, such as copper, manganese, and vitamin C, K1, and E.
  • These have important plant compounds and antioxidants, such as flavonoid polyphenols.
  • Cranberry juice paired with supplements can decrease the risk of UTIs or Urinary Tract Infections.
  • Cranberries have a unique plant compound known as A-type proanthocyanidins, which can assist in preventing stomach cancer and ulcers.
  • Increases the levels of HDL cholesterol while decreasing LDL cholesterol, which is good for people with diabetes.
  • Lowers the risk of inflammation in blood vessels by decreasing blood levels of homocysteine.

scones on baking sheet

How to Make Cranberry Scones Rise? 

 

It is much similar to cinnamon rolls, simply arrange your scones side by side. The scones need to touch one another, which helps them to rise evenly and higher. Since the heat can force the scones to rise if you place them side by side, not outwards.  

 

Can I Freeze Gluten-free Cranberry Scones? 

 

Yes! You can store them in the freezer in an airtight container for at least 2 to 3 months. When you want to eat them, allow them to defrost at room temperature for 3 to 4 hours. 

 

You can keep the scones in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. Some people suggest storing scones in a plastic bag and sealing them. But it will make scones soggy and stale.

 

Can I Skip Xanthan Gum in This Recipe? 

 

I would not suggest you skip xanthan gum as it helps to bind the dough together and form the best texture. It is essential for baking to lock the moisture on the dough while also providing structure. 

 

Can I Substitute Xanthan Gum with Baking Powder?  

 

No, you can not substitute the baking powder with xanthan gum. The acidic component of baking powder gives a reaction in liquid which causes your cranberry scone to rise. But xanthan gum has no rising properties, and that’s why it is used to bind mixtures together. 

 

7 Mistakes to Avoid While Baking Gluten-free Cranberry Scones

 

  • When you overwork the dough, the scones may result in chewy and tight rather than crumbly and light texture. So, it is essential to handle the dough with care as you don’t want the air to come out. 
  • While using all-purpose flour, you also need to mix different flour to achieve the perfect consistency of scones. If you don’t mix other flour, the scone will get lighter.  
  • Avoid using warm or room temperature ingredients. Always use cold ingredients as it will prevent cold vegan butter from melting into the dough. When you bake the scones, it will create a flaky and delicious result. 
  • Always chill the dough before you bake it. Using cold ingredients will help, but your hands can warm up the dough. So, you should do an extra step of chilling the dough for better results. 
  • Baking scones ahead of time may result in soggy scones. Scones are best to enjoy fresh and warm from the oven. If you plan on baking scones ahead of time, then shape the dough into a triangle shape and keep them in the fridge overnight.  
  • If your scone is flat or won’t rise well while baking, then you should make the dough nice and thick. In that way, you will get a nice and tall shape scone. 
  • Using old baking powder may result in flat scones, so be sure to check well in the expiration date!  

 

Cranberry Scone Ingredients

  • Gluten-free flour
  • Almond flour, finely milled
  • Cane sugar
  • Walnut finely grounded
  • Tapioca flour
  • Golden flax seeds
  • Baking powder
  • Xanthan gum
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • Non-dairy butter, melted
  • Orange 
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond extract
  • Dried cranberries

How To Make Cranberry Scones

 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour gluten-free flour, almond flour, sugar, walnut, tapioca flour, flaxseeds, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt in a bowl and mix.
  • Add butter and mix properly to form a fine crumb.
  • Mix orange juice, vanilla, and almond extract. Add to the dry mix along with the cranberries and form into a ball.
  • Transfer dough onto the prepared baking sheet and roll into a circle about 1 inch thick. Cut into equal triangles.
  • Brush scones with almond milk, then sugar.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

baked cranberry scones on sheet pan

 

Additional Notes

 

  • Add a bit of flour to your hand to pat the dough into a round 1-inch thick circle. 
  • Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut the dough in triangle shapes. 
  • When the scones are baked perfectly, rest the pan for about 15 minutes before you start moving them in the cooling rack, or you can serve them instantly.  

Other Cranberry Recipes To Prepare

  1. Healthy Cranberry Bread
  2. Healthy Cranberry Muffins
  3. Almond Flour Cranberry Cookies
  4. Pan-Fried Tofu with Cranberry Sauce
  5. Cranberry Sauce Recipes
  6. Vegan Cranberry Fluff
  7. Vegan Banana Cranberry Bread
  8. Meatballs With Cranberry Sauce Vegan

cranberry scones pouring glaze

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Gluten-Free Cranberry Scones on a white plate

Gluten-Free Cranberry Scones

One of my favorite fall and winter collections is this gluten-free cranberry scones. These amazing traditional English scones are similar to American biscuits. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten-Free Cranberry Scones
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 404kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup organic cane sugar extra for sprinkling
  • 1/2 cup walnut
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground golden flaxseeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/4 teaspon Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 cup melted non-dairy butter
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Almond milk for brushing

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour gluten-free flour, almond flour, sugar, walnut, tapioca flour, flaxseeds, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt in a bowl and mix.
  • Add butter and mix properly to form a fine crumb.
  • Mix orange juice, vanilla, and almond extract. Add to the dry mix along with the cranberries and form into a ball.
  • Transfer dough onto the prepared baking sheet and roll into a circle about 1 inch thick. Cut into equal triangles.
  • Brush scones with almond milk, then sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 372IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 2mg