Scrumptious Paleo Orange Walnut Scones

The perfect thing to shake up tea time, enjoy fresh from the oven and dunked into a fresh cup of coffee, or make ahead to hand to your busy family as they fly out the door on a Monday morning, these Scrumptious Paleo Orange Walnut Scones do not disappoint! Surprisingly easy to make, totally grain-free and dairy-free, they will be a regular breakfast must-make!

Scrumptious Paleo Orange Walnut Scones

When I was a brand spankin' new blogger some 3 (or is it 4...?) years ago, I was kind of still finding my footing in the world of recipe development. I made a lot of recipes that I would prefer to just forget about and I quite honestly cringe a bit when I see that someone has visited a "newbie recipe". Like all new things in life, blogging and recipe development was super duper hard before it was easy.

Actually, it still isn't easy. But I love it. And I love that I can help you guys. So I keep putting one foot in front of the other and creating more recipes.

Scrumptious Paleo Orange Walnut Scones

And while I have many recipes from that oh-so green season of blogging that were total flops, I do have a few that were pretty stinking good and that I continue to make. My Orange Walnut Scones  being one of them! They are both grain-free, vegan and egg-free and are really quite yummy. That recipe for sure has some hardcore TNN fans, and while I do love those little scones....I must admit that they remind me a bit more of a breakfast cookie than a scone.

So, when I eyeballed the mountains and mountains of freshly picked oranges at my farmer's market the other weekend, I became inspired to try my hand again at making that delicious scone recipe a bit more....sconey (that's totally a word, guys).

Scrumptious Paleo Orange Walnut Scones

And guys, the outcome was totally worth the remake! Perfectly sweet and slightly crumbly, these Scrumptious Paleo Orange Walnut Scones live up to their name! Super easy to make in 1 bowl and perfect for enjoy fresh from the oven, they are my new lazy Saturday morning baking recipe!

DO you love Paleo-friendly scones as much as I do? Check out my Paleo Lemon Blueberry Scones next!

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Scrumptious Paleo Orange Walnut Scones
The perfect thing to shake up tea time, enjoy fresh from the oven and dunked into a fresh cup of coffee, or to make-ahead to hand to your busy family as they fly out the door on a Monday morning, these Scrumptious Paleo Orange Walnut Scones do not disappoint! Surprisingly easy to make, totally grain-free and dairy-free, they will be a regular breakfast must-make!
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, chilled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 large orange
  • 4 tablespoons fresh orange juice
Instructions
In a medium bowl, combine coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, salt and coconut sugar. Mix until everything is incorporatedAdd chilled coconut oil to the flour mixture. Using a fork, cut the coconut oil in until the mixture is crumbly.In a small bowl, combine eggs, milk, vanilla and orange zest. Whisk together until well blended.Pour the contents of the small bowl into the flour mixture. Carefully mix to combine until the batter has an even consistency.Add orange juice and walnuts to the scone batter, stirring again to work the flavor in. Let batter sit for a few minutes to allow the coconut flour to absorb liquids.Scoop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Using your hands, form the batter into a circle, flattening it to be between 1/2" and 3/4" thick.Using a knife or bench knife, slice the circle into 8 wedges.Bake the scones for 20 to 23 minutes in a 375, or until they're slightly golden brown.Remove the scones from the oven, and cool for about 10 minutes. When the scones are completely cool, put them in an air tight container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 scones
Scrumptious Paleo Orange Walnut Scones