Fresh Orange Scones

Did you know that the typical bakery scone usually weighs in with more than 500 calories? They are definitely a special treat for the occasional breakfast or brunch and can make a satisfying snack.

These deliciously light and biscuit-like scones make a great homemade alternative to those high calorie and high carb baked goods. Bursting with fresh orange flavor from both orange zest and orange zest, these marmalade topped orange scones are a deliciously guilt-free option with just 170 calories each!

Orange scones on light blue plate.

Homemade fresh orange scones

How Many Calories and WW Points in these Fresh Orange Scones?

According to my calculations, each scone has just 170 calories.

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How to Make Fresh Orange Scones, Step by Step

Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.

Ingredients including all-purpose flour, plain Greek yogurt, orange, butter, egg, orange marmalade and monkfruit sweetener.

Ready to make fresh orange scones

Step 2: Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Line a baking sheet (affiliate link) with Silpat (affiliate link) liner or lightly grease with non-stick baking spray.

Step 3: Whisk together flour, sweetener, baking powder, baking soda and salt in mixing bowl. Cut cold butter into flour mixture until it forms crumbles using a fork or pastry blender.

Cutting cold butter into all-purpose flour mixture with fork in mixing bowl.

Cutting cold butter into flour mixture

Step 4: In a separate small bowl (affiliate link), add 1 tablespoon of grated orange zest and ¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice. Add yogurt, egg and orange extract (if using) and whisk until thoroughly combined.

Whisking orange juice, orange zest, Greek yogurt and egg in mixing bowl.

Whisk the orange juice, zest yogurt and egg

Step 5: Pour wet orange mixture into flour mixture and stir just until combined.

Mixing orange scone dough in mixing bowl with fork.

Mixing the wet and dry ingredients just until combined

Step 6: Place dough on clean surface that has been lightly floured. Coat fingers with flour and lightly knead bread 3 or 4 times, just until it comes together.

Step 7: Form dough into approximately 8-inch round and 1-inch thickness.

Kneaded orange scone dough on floured surface.

Form kneaded dough into 8-inch round

Using a sharp knife, cut dough into 8 wedges, placing each one on prepared baking sheet.

Orange scone dough cut into 8 wedges.

Cut dough into 8 wedges

Step 8: Bake until tops turn golden, approximately 12 to 14 minutes.

Orange scones on baking sheet.

Fresh baked scones

Step 9: Remove from oven and immediately brush tops of scones with 1 teaspoon marmalade each.

Brushing orange marmalade on orange scone on baking sheet.

Brush 1 teaspoon marmalade on each warm scone

Step 10: If desired, just before serving you can lightly dust scones with powdered sugar.

Fresh baked orange scones on blue platter.

Orange scones with orange marmalade

Step 11: Store leftover scones in an airtight container. If kept in the refrigerator, gently warm in toaster oven or microwave (affiliate link) before serving.

Recipe Notes

Be sure to use cold butter when making these scones. Cutting cold butter into your flour mixture means the butter will melt while baking in the hot oven (not before), resulting in a flakier texture.

Also, be careful to not overwork your dough. If you knead the dough for too long or with heavy hands, the end result will be chewier scones that are a little tough, rather than a light and flaky scone. Be sure to knead you dough just until it comes together.

Panera’s Orange scone is a freshly baked, cream-based scone with orange flavors and topped with orange flavored icing. Each one has about 550 calories, 20 g fat, 80 g carbohydrates, 9 g protein, 33 g added sugar and an eye-popping 26 WW PersonalPoints!

This low calorie alternative means you can satisfy your scone craving without the guilt.

Two orange scones on ceramic plate.

Fresh orange scones

Serving Suggestions

  • Makes a great addition to any breakfast buffet or brunch table.
  • Serve with additional marmalade, or your favorite jam.
  • Can be enjoyed right from the refrigerator, at room temperature or warmed in the toaster oven (or microwave (affiliate link)).
  • Enjoy with a small bowl (affiliate link) of plain nonfat Greek yogurt topped with fresh berries.

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Orange Scones

Deliciously flaky scones with less than 200 calories each and a triple dose of orange flavor thanks to the fresh orange juice, orange zest and orange marmalade.

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time14 mins

Total Time29 mins

Servings (adjustable): 8

Calories: 170

Author: Peter | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Line a baking sheet with Silpat liner or light grease with non-stick baking spray.

  • Whisk together flour, sweetener, baking powder, baking soda and salt in mixing bowl. Cut cold butter into flour mixture until it turns to crumbles using a fork or pastry blender.

  • In a separate small bowl, add 1 tablespoon of grated orange zest and ¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice. Add yogurt, egg and orange extract (if using) and whisk until thoroughly combined.

  • Pour wet orange mixture into flour mixture and stir just until combined.

  • Place dough on clean surface that has been lightly floured. Coat fingers with flour and lightly knead bread 3 or 4 times, just until it comes together.

  • Form dough into approximately 8-inch round and 1-inch thickness. Using a sharp knife, cut dough into 8 wedges, placing each one on prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake until tops turn golden, approximately 12 to 14 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and immediately brush tops of scones with 1 teaspoon marmalade each.

  • If desired, just before serving you can lightly dust scones with powdered sugar.

  • Store leftover scones in an airtight container. If kept in the refrigerator, gently warm in toaster oven or microwave before serving.

Recipe Notes

Be sure to use cold butter when making these scones. Cutting cold butter into your flour mixture means the butter will melt while baking in the hot oven (not before), resulting in a flakier texture.
Also, be careful to not overwork your dough. If you knead the dough for too long or with heavy hands, the end result will be chewier scones that are a little tough, rather than a light and flaky scone. Be sure to knead you dough just until it comes together.
Serving size: 1 orange scone
Click here to see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site.
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Nutrition Facts

Orange Scones

Amount Per Serving (1 scone)

Calories 170 Calories from Fat 45

% Daily Value*

Fat 5g8%

Carbohydrates 25g8%

Fiber 1g4%

Protein 5g10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Breakfast, Brunch

Cuisine: American

Keyword: fresh orange scones, healthy scones, low calorie scones

Recipe source: Eat What You Love: Restaurant Favorites (affiliate link) by Marlene Koch

*PersonalPoints® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

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