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Orange Yogurt Scones

Orange yogurt scones with an orange glaze are an easy breakfast alternative to muffins made with fresh orange juice and yogurt that are a hit for brunch or even dessert!

Drizzling icing onto a scone

These scones were such a hit when I was testing them that my kids requested that I make them again the next week. They have a nice flavor of orange with them thanks to the orange juice both in the batter and the glaze.

Often we think of American scones (not to be confused with British scones) as being dry and crumbly but adding the yogurt to the mix gives these scones a moist, light crumb similar to my lemon yogurt muffins.

When topped with the orange glaze they are incredibly flavorful. These are sure to become a new favorite.

Ingredients you need:

  • flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • sugar
  • fresh orange
  • Stonyfield Organic yogurt
  • egg
  • butter

I used the Stonyfield vanill probiotic yogurt but you could also use plain yogurt instead of vanilla and the result would be the same. Greek yogurt is thicker so the batter itself would be thicker. 

Having not tested this recipe with Greek yogurt I can’t tell you exactly what the difference would be although I’m pretty sure the difference would be small.

This time, I baked the scones in a Nordic Ware scone pan which I really liked because I could get nice and even pieces that I didn’t have to handle a whole ton. Not having to handle it means that it stays nice and light. 

A scone pan with scones next to a citrus juicer and a bowl of icing

How To Make Orange Yogurt Scones:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray scone pan with cooking spray or grease with butter.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and orange zest in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, yogurt, melted butter, and orange juice. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture all at once. Fold the wet ingredients in gently just until moistened. Lumps will remain and that is okay.
  4. Spoon mixture evenly into each section. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.
  5. Meanwhile, mix powdered sugar and orange juice for glaze in a small bowl until smooth. If needed add up to 1 additional orange juice to achieve a smooth pourable glaze. Use a spoon or fork to drizzle glaze over each scone.

How to make scones without a scone pan:

Alternatively, you can always form the mixture into a 8 inch circle on a greased cookie sheet or a cookie sheet lined with a silicone baking mat.

  • Pat the mixture into an 8 inch circle on the prepared cookie sheet. Cut into 8 sections.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Cool slightly before serving and glazing.
Scones on a cutting board next to halved oranges

Tips and Tricks

Although I made orange scones this time, you could easily swap out the orange juice and zest for lemon juice and zest or even lime juice and zest. I want to try making a lime and mint version later!

I used a cookie scoop to measure out the mixture into each section for the scone pan. This made it easier to keep the mix consistent between each section.

How can kids help make this?

Baked goods are always a fun recipe for kids to make.  They are always a little more motivated by that sweet treat at the end. Here are some ways that kids can help with making the orange scones:

  • Measure the ingredients
  • Zest and juice the orange
  • Add dry ingredients to the bowl
  • Beat the wet ingredients
  • Mix the wet and dry ingredients together
  • Scoop the batter into the scone pan or pat the mixture into a round shape
  • Combine the glaze ingredients together
  • Drizzle the scones with the glaze 

See here for more tips on cooking with kids!

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An orange yogurt scone drizzled with icing

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Scones on a cutting board next to halved oranges

Orange Yogurt Scones

Orange yogurt scones with an orange glaze are an easy breakfast alternative to muffins made with fresh orange juice and yogurt that are a hit for brunch or even dessert!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cooling time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Ingredients

Scones:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp orange zest about equal to zest of 1 whole orange
  • 1 cup Stonyfield yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup orange juice about equal to juice from 1 fresh orange

Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp orange juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray scone pan with cooking spray or grease with butter.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and orange zest in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the egg, yogurt, melted butter, and orange juice. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture all at once. Fold the wet ingredients in gently just until moistened. Lumps will remain and that is okay.
  • Spoon mixture evenly into each section. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.
  • Meanwhile, mix powdered sugar and orange juice for glaze in a small bowl until smooth. If needed add up to 1 additional orange juice to achieve a smooth pourable glaze. Use a spoon or fork to drizzle glaze over each scone.

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 239mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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8 Comments

  1. 3 stars
    Delicious but mine didn’t have the scone texture I was hoping for! I didn’t have a scone mold so I baked mine in one large circle as the recipe recommends and cut them into triangles after baking, and they turned out much softer and fluffier than I would have liked.

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness, these are so amazing. They smell and taste wonderful. I did not put the glaze and it was still wonderful. Thank you for posting this recipe.

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