Orange Poppyseed Scones

orange poppyseed scone

This is a simple and delicious recipe I created the other day with what I had on hand (hence the array of flours used).  They don’t rise as much as typical scones I have baked in the past, but they are very moist and have a terrific flavor.

Orange Poppyseed Scones


  • 1/3 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/3 cup corn flour
  • 1 cup millet flour
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal combined with 2 tbsp water, microwaved for 18 seconds
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp poppyseed
  • zest of one orange
  • 8 tbsp non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix almond, corn, millet, brown rice, and tapioca flours together in large mixing bowl.  Stir in xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.

Prepare flaxseed meal.

Cut shortening into flour mix using your hands.  Work the mixture until it forms equal sized crumbles.  Using a fork, combine the prepared flaxseed meal with the rest of the ingredients until the mixture becomes evenly crumbly.

Still using a fork, mix in orange juice and poppyseeds. Once dough becomes well mixed, turn onto lightly floured surface (millet flour is recommended) and fold over about three times.  Roll about 3/4 of an inch thick and cut into squares using a sharp knife.  You can also use a cookie cutter to make circles.  Place onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 13 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Let cool and serve with orange jelly or maple syrup.

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18 Responses to Orange Poppyseed Scones

  1. felecia says:

    could coconut oil be used in place of vegetable shortening?

  2. Melanie says:

    I just made these. They are fantastic!!!! Thank you so much for the recipe. The only thing is I did t see where to put the orange zest so I just mixed it into the scone dough. Other than that, these are a new favorite. Can’t wait to make them again!!!

  3. Maria says:

    How come none of you guys have made them yet? Too many “oh wow these look delicious….im gonna make them” hilarious dont post a note until you made them!!!!

  4. Kristie says:

    oooohhhh yum, yum! Those look great, orange and poppy seed go so well together!!

  5. Jeri says:

    OMGosh, i love, love, love scones…I have all the flours, gotta pick up the little extras. Scones- heaven…jeri’s happy :D Hee hee.

    I really like your blog. Found it through http://www.theveganverdict.com

    • allyson says:

      That’s awesome Jeri! Ironically, I was just looking at your site via “Your Daily Vegan” :D Nice to “meet” you! ;)

  6. Katrina says:

    These scones looks soooo good!! Yum!

  7. Josiane says:

    Oh, I was at the food co-op earlier today andI remember looking at the poppy seeds, wondering if I should get a bag. Now I have my answer: I should have! :)
    Your scones are beautiful, and sound delicious.

  8. eatavegan says:

    I just LOVE your blog! You are so creative, and your pictures are always gorgeous! Those scones look YUM!

    • allyson says:

      Wow! Thank you so much Shayne!! What a seriously wonderful compliment to start my day. Thank you :)

  9. allyson says:

    @Becky, Teresa, Kirsten and Christy-
    You guys are awesome! Thanks for such sweet comments. :)

    @Mihl – you are very very welcome!

  10. Mihl says:

    How beautiful! And I have most of those flours in my pantry. I think I just need oranges and tapioca flour. Thank you for this terrific recipe!

  11. Becky says:

    These look so good!

  12. Teresa says:

    Wow – I’m off to make those now and a pot of tea!

  13. Kirsten says:

    O…YUM! Those look Deelicious! I’m with Christy on loving orange in baked goods:)

  14. Christy says:

    Wow, these look beautiful and delicious! I love orange in baked goods.

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