Gluten Free Cranberry Scones

Recipe posted in: Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Healthy Sides & Snacks
cranberry scones

For all of the gluten free eaters out there—this delicious dessert is for you. These Gluten Free Cranberry Scones are made with a few simple ingredients and a whole lot of sweetness. Check out this delicious, flaky recipe for guilt-free scones.

Heat up your oven and get started whipping up these Cranberry Scones. Combine nonfat milk with dried cranberries and set aside as you prep the base of the batter. Combine flour, Stevia and baking powder; slowly add butter until the batter becomes coarse-like. After whisking two eggs, add the milk mixture and flour mixture into the eggs and beat thoroughly until a dough is formed. Cut 18 scones out of the rolled out dough and pop in the oven until these tasty treats are golden brown and flaky.

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While this recipe is the perfect dessert for those who avoid eating gluten, these Cranberry Scones are so undeniably delicious, they’re a perfect snack for ANYONE looking for a diet-friendly alternative to a buttery scone. These light and flaky pastries are Nutrisystem-approved, so they’re the perfect addition to your flex menu.

This recipe makes 18 Cranberry Scones, and each scone is just 122 calories. On your Nutrisystem meal plan, one scone counts as three Extras. To ensure you are staying on track with your weight loss goals, be sure to log your Cranberry Scone in the NuMi appTo learn more about the many benefits of using our easy-to-use food tracker app, check out NuMi 101: A Comprehensive Guide to Our Free Tracking App >

We’ve got plenty of delicious gluten free desserts you NEED to try! Whip up this Gluten Free Banana Bread > or try these sweet Gluten Free Sugar Cookies >

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Servings: 18

Calories per Serving: 101.7

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 3 Extras

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup nonfat milk
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 ¾ cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp. Stevia
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ cup light butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk + 1 tsp. water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine milk and dried cherries in a measuring cup and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, Stevia and baking powder. With a mixer on low, add butter into flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the two whole eggs with an electric mixer until very light and foamy. Add milk and flour mixture and mix on medium-low speed for 1 minute.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1-inch thick. Cut out scones with a 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter or top of a cup.
  6. Place dough on baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine egg yolk and water. Brush top of scones with yolk mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.
  7. Serve with butter or fruit preserves.