Whole Wheat Cranberry Scones Recipe 

 Originally Written: July 24, 2013

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on July 24, 2013 by Hanna Trafford

whole wheat cranberry scones 001The heavier texture of these sweet-tart treats makes them perfect for spreading with butter or jelly. You can serve them at your next breakfast or brunch or enjoy them for an afternoon snack!


  • 1-1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1-2/ cup of sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cups of cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon sugar


  1. In large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg.
  2. Cut in butter until crumbly.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the egg, yogurt and vanilla.
  4. Stir into dry ingredients until just moistened.
  5. Stir in cranberries.
  6. Turn onto floured surface and knead 6-8 timers.
  7. Divide dough in half.
  8. Transfer each portion to a greased baking sheet.
  9. Pat into 8 inch circle.
  10. Cut each circle into 8 wedges but do not separate.
  11. Brush with milk and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  12. Bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Serve warm.

Do you want to try different scones and see step by step recipe complete with photos? Check out:

Double Strawberry Scones Recipe


Hope you will enjoy these delicious treats – please send me your comments, suggestions and experiences – your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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