Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Scones


Great for dessert or a special breakfast! Not quite as dry as most scones and filled with chocolate in every bite!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
32 mins
11 scones


  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 5 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into pieces

  • ½ (12 ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips

  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup almond milk, or more as needed

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a food processor; add butter and process until the resulting mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl.

  3. Stir chocolate chips and cranberries into the flour mixture. Add almond milk 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing it into the flour mixture with your hands or a spoon.

  4. Whisk almond milk and vanilla extract together in a small bowl and stir into the mixture with the final addition of almond milk, kneading the resulting dough by hand until it begins to come together, adding extra almond milk as needed to make it moist enough to be workable.

  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into 11 golf ball-sized spheres and flatten so they resemble a pancake about 3/4-inch thick; arrange onto a baking sheet.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

I have also successfully made this recipe with skim milk instead of almond milk. Add more if you prefer moister scones. You can also use fruit juice, like orange, to add a different flavor.

For a more unique flavor, try replacing the vanilla extract with almond extract.

For a more chocolately scone, try replacing 1/4 of the flour with cocoa powder.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
10g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 11
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 3g
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 84mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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