I remember quite a few Christmas’ my mom got herself a chocolate orange for Christmas. It came in shiny gold wrapping and just looked decadent. She didn’t share it, this was something just for her.
Truly, orange and chocolate is a decadent flavor combo that belongs together. This recipe is super easy to make and takes only 8-9 ingredients. It can be cooked in a scone pan, circular cake pan, or in a muffin tin. We love it with Enjoy Life chocolate chunks, but you can also use regular or mini chips. Hu Hunks are a great option for paleo chocolate chips – I’d recommend chopping these up a little. I love the richness and healthy fats that using almond flour provides, but there is a nut-free cassava flour option included as well!
Perfect for an easy morning treat or a fun lunchbox add-on!
Paleo Orange Chocolate Scone
- 1 1/3 cup almond flour see notes for nut-free variation
- 1/4 cup tapioca or arrowroot flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons orange zest
- 1/4 cup extra light tasting olive oil or melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup chocolate chunks or chips we prefer the chunks!
Preheat the oven to 350. If using a scone pan, spray with cooking oil. If using a round cake pan, line with parchment paper. If using a muffin tin, spray tin with cooking oil or line with muffin wrappers.
Mix all of the dry ingredients except chocolate chunks in a medium bowl.
Add the wet ingredients and stir until well combined. Then stir in the chocolate chunks or chips.
Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Cook at 350 for 30 minutes if using a circle cake pan, 16-18 minutes if using scone or muffin pan. They are done with you touch the tops and it springs back.
These freeze great - freeze in a single layer and then put all together in a sealed container or reusable bag for up to 3 months.
NUT-FREE VARIATION - Instead of the almond flour + tapioca/arrowroot flour use ONLY 3/4 cup cassava flour + an extra 1/4 cup oil (1/2 cup total). This will yield slightly less batter but the right consistency.