These grain free, gluten free and paleo blueberry orange scones are the perfect winter inspired breakfast treat.

Ulysses has been working a bunch of overnight shifts lately. When I tell this to everyone their reaction is always “oh, that sucks” or, “you must hate that!”.

But here’s the truth, I kinda love it. He’s home when I’m awake, he’s gone when I’m sleeping, I can spend all night wasting my eyes away on the internet doing whatever I want and I get the entire bed TO MYSELF.

Since he refuses to buy a king size bed after realizing it’s not just the expense of a new mattress, but a whole new bed frame, sheets and comforter, I feel like I’m justified in saying I enjoy not sleeping with my husband some nights.

Blueberry orange scones |

Queen sized beds just don’t leave enough turning room for two people and god forbid we touch at night. No, just no. Give me my space. Also, dude is a furnace. Which results in me waking up at 2am realizing I’m sweating through my shirt like I’m in the middle of workout. Gross.

But I’m not that horrible of a wife, almost every night he’s gone, I’ve been setting my alarm for 7am with ambitions of waking up 30 minutes before he gets home, cooking breakfast and having it on the table for him to eat before he goes to sleep for a few hours.

However, I’ve only actually accomplished this once.


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When it did happen though, so did these wild blueberry orange scones. I’d say that counts for like at least 2 breakfasts.

I mean, I could’ve just poured a bowl of cereal and called it good.

Blueberries are the one fruit I have around almost all year. They’re perfect for breakfast because you can literally put them in everything and eating yogurt or granola with just bananas gets old real quick in the winter.

Of course, during the summer, fresh berries are my preference but during the winter, rather than buying flown in Chilean produce, I grab frozen wild blueberries from the store for my fix.

They’re about half the size of the fresh ones but their flavor is way more intense and they have double the antioxidants due to the cold, harsh climate in Maine and Canada where they grow.

Because they’re smaller, they freeze better too (less water content inside) which makes them great for baking.

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These wild blueberry scones being no exception.

Scones are supposed to be hearty and a bit crumbly so they lend themselves really well to being grain free.

I used almond, cashew and coconut flour for the base in these and I’m just in love with their texture. The outside is crispy and crumbly while the inside is still moist, infused with an orange essence and packed with little bites of intense blueberry flavor.

And since there’s still 4 left, I’m thinking I can sleep in for at least the next 2 shifts too.

Looking for more scone recipes? Try one of these:

Strawberry Lemon Scones
Apple Butter Bacon Scones
Balsamic Cherry Dark Chocolate Scones
Coconut Apricot Scones
Pomegranate Orange Scones

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Wild Blueberry Orange Scones

Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
These grain free, gluten free and paleo blueberry orange scones are the perfect breakfast treat.


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup cashew flour
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon hard/cold coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar, you may substitute organic cane sugar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 11/2 cup almond milk, or whole milk which I prefer if not interested in keeping it paleo
  • 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat.
  • Combine the flours, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and mix together.
  • Cut in the hard coconut oil with a fork or your finger tips, working it into the flours until itâ??s evenly dispersed and the mixture is crumbly.
  • Add the sugar and orange zest and mix with a fork.
  • Add the milk and combine with a spatula.
  • Fold in the blueberries until dispersed throughout the dough.
  • Transfer the dough out onto the baking sheet and form into a circle with your hands. Dough should be about 10-12 inches wide and about 1 inch thick.
  • Sprinkle the top with organic cane sugar and gently press into the dough with your hands. (optional)
  • Slice through the dough completely to form 8 even segments and bake for 18-22 minutes until the edges are crispy and starting to brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet.
  • With a spatula or knife, pull the segments apart and serve.
  • Keep stored in an air tight container.


Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 9gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 371mgPotassium: 7mgFiber: 9gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 324mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Baked Goods
Cuisine: American


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  1. We’ve had such good luck with your recipes lately, that I didn’t take my usual precaution of not doubling till I know how well the recipe will work for me. I agreed with another commenter that it hardly seemed like enough coconut oil, so I doubled it which may be the problem. (And I don’t have cashew flour, so used all almond). But they turned out very crumbly and mealy; nasty texture. Any ideas?

  2. Hi Gina,
    These scones look great! I tried making them but unfortunately mine did not turn out at all, they were dry and crumbly and tasted mostly like coconut flour. Any ideas what went wrong? It seemed like they were missing something but I couldn’t tell what it was. I subbed cashew flour for more almond but I didn’t think that would matter much.


    1. Hi Nicole- Hmm, that’s bizarre. I wouldn’t think that sub would make too much of a difference either but then again, I haven’t tried them that way to be sure. I’m kinda surprised because I actually made another batch this morning and they’re fine. Crumbly like a normal scone but not so much so that they fall apart or anything. Sorry I can’t help out more.

      1. I tried them this morning and, though they were definitely yummy, they did kindof fall apart. I’m wondering if maybe they needed a bit more coconut oil?

  3. Best Wife Award for sure with these scones for sure, come on, amazing!

    And I believe everyone should own a copy of Michael Pollan’s Food Rules, I’m buying everyone family one this year, whether they like it or not, hahaha.


  4. My husband is a furnace too and I often wake up during the night feeling like I just went through a sweaty workout too. Our room is not large enough for a king bed, so queen it is…for now, until I can convince the hubby to finis the attic into a master suite! If my husband works nights, I often waste away the night on the internet too. I’m the night owl; he’s the early bird. :)

  5. Love this recipe! Orange seems to be everywhere this winter. Glad it made it’s way into this recipe :)

  6. I love that you’re honest about enjoying your nights to yourself. I can relate to a lot of it, my husband also radiates heat as he sleeps and doesn’t want to upgrade to a King yet. These scones looks delicious! My mom goes off sweets sometimes but considers scones to be safe so I end up making a lot of scones for her when she comes over, I will have to try these next!

  7. Yum! I LOVE scones and I love that these are super healthy! I have a lifetime supply of frozen blueberries (you know how Costco is) and now I know what to do with ’em :)

  8. these look delicious! blueberries are more of a “summer” flavor for me — but now i’ll have to check out the frozen aisle to get my blueberry fix in the winter, too. thanks!