Simple Cranberry Oatmeal Orange Scones
Yay for cranberry season!
Nothing like a tart cranberry in a scone or a simple cranberry sauce to bring feelings of fall/winter and all things cozy and bright.
The only thing not so great about scones in general?
They basically provide 2 meals worth of calories with more fat and sugar than I care to think about.
But I LOVE scones and I love cranberries so there had to be another option.
Not being a baker myself, I went on a search for a healthier scone recipe that used the cranberry-orange taste.
My mom makes a mean cranberry bread that seems to come out just perfect every time.
I couldn’t find my well loved recipe card with her recipe on it so I flipped open my also well-loved recipe book from Dietitians of Canada Cook Great Food – cira 2005 🙂
This recipe book always has some yummy recipes that I can tweak and make my own.
It even served as a hobby generator back in 2005 when I moved to Richmond Hill.
I had just moved from Winnipeg and didn’t know anyone in Richmond Hill.
And I remember one day being like, okaaaaaay, what to do today? (Keep in mind, this was way back in ’05 so smart phones were not ubiquitous. I had no easy way to fill up hours upon hours by simply scrolling through my Instagram feed.)
I was pleased to find it when I was hunting for a healthy cranberry scone-type recipe. (As per the above video, I’m brutal with cookbooks so I just go back to trusted ones and re-make the recipes!)
To kick up the nutrition on these Simple Cranberry Oatmeal Orange Scones, I used 1/2 whole wheat flour instead of just white, cut the sugar way back, added cranberries and more orange.
They really turned out great.
Filling, nutritious and delish.
I hope you enjoy this recipe for Simple Cranberry Oatmeal Orange Scones!