Kefir Einkorn Scones with Cranberries and Hazelnuts | © 2016 | | © 2016 |

Kefir gives a lovely, light texture to these crisp einkorn scones. If you have a nut allergy, simply use more einkorn in the dough and leave out the mix-in hazelnuts. They are especially good warm from the oven, and you can enjoy this scone on its own or smother them with some homemade jam for a great breakfast.

Kefir Einkorn Scones with Cranberries and Hazelnuts

inspired by Martha Stewart
  • 200 g Einkorn berries, milled into flour
  • 60 g Ground hazelnuts
  • 50 g Raw sugar
  • 10 g Baking powder
  • 2 g Baking soda
  • 1/3 tsp Sea salt
  • 110 g Cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 80 g Cranberries, halved
  • 50 g Hazelnuts
  • 160 ml Kefir
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F. In a bowl, whisk together einkorn flour, ground hazelnuts, raw sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Cut in butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gently stir in the cranberries and hazelnuts. Add in kefir and stir until just combined. Do not over mix.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently, 5 to 10 times. Pat into a 1-inch-thick round. Cut into 8 wedges and place them on a baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Brush the top of the scones with a little kefir. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. | © 2016 | | © 2016 |


Gloria Baker 1/12/16 03:39

Angie these scones look absolutely beautiful !!

Tricia Buice 1/12/16 03:40

Oh yes please! I have been dreaming about scones and my husband recently asked me to make some soon. Love these - hazelnuts and cranberries - what a wonderful combination!

Balvinder Ubi 1/12/16 03:48

These sound and look amazing – great combination of ingredients.

GiGi Eats Celebrities 1/12/16 04:00

I am the type of person who wants to grab one of those - while still warm - and rip it open and stick my nose in it - ha ha!

Riyaz 1/12/16 07:38

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Koko 1/12/16 08:08

These look so festive and delicious!!

Rosa 1/12/16 08:12

They look delicious! A wonderful recipe.



The Happie Friends Potpourricorner 1/12/16 08:39

Lovely Scones..They look awesome Angie!! Perfect for christmas..

Tania Cusack 1/12/16 09:30

What a great idea and so good for you too!

Chris Scheuer 1/12/16 13:12

Yum, love this combination Angie. They do look so crisp and very enticing!

Sharon D 1/12/16 13:15

These look amazing, Angie! Christmassy .. just the kind of food to make December more magical.

All That I'm Eating 1/12/16 13:50

I love the sound of these flavours together and the triangle shape you've given them is so lovely.

Nancy Chan 1/12/16 14:35

These scones make me think of Christmas!

thecompletecookbook 1/12/16 14:50

What a great new recipe for scones Angie.
Have a wonderful weekend.
:-) Mandy xo

Shashi at RunninSrilankan 1/12/16 15:22

Angie, I never thought to use kefir in my scones - thank you for such a brilliant idea! BTW - your cranberry Einkorn scones look scrumptious!

Eva Taylor 1/12/16 16:14

These scones look and sound absolutely wonderful. I would love one with my coffee this morning. I am still unable to comment in Chrome.

No Spoon Necessary 1/12/16 16:17

Oh yay to cranberry scone twinning, Angie!! Yours look absolutely delicious, and seriously beautiful!!! I love that you made these with einkorn berries! You are a genius! Cheers!

Vicki Bensinger 1/12/16 16:34

These look beautiful and sound perfect for the fall chill that's in the air.

I dolci di Grazia 1/12/16 16:48

Ciao Angie! Complimenti per il blog e per la magnifica ricetta! Kisses!!

grace 1/12/16 17:18

i have 5 bags of cranberries in my freezer because i always long for them when their season is over. this is a great way to use them!

Pam 1/12/16 22:50

Angie, love your scones, they look delicious! I baked scones once with horrible results, but now you have inspired me and I have to try your recipe, with the great mix of ingredients. Thanks for the recipe and have a great rest of the week!

Evelyne CulturEatz 1/12/16 22:59

These are amazing scones and so festive! Kefir is such a great idea, love that stuff, and hazelnut is a great choice!

Cheri Savory Spoon 1/12/16 23:51

Beautiful scones Angie, I love everything about them, they look spectacular!!

Geraldine Saucier 2/12/16 04:25

Lovely scones. They look delcious and very festive.

Jessica Hylton 2/12/16 09:18

These scones look so beautifully festive!! Great job Angie! I JUST got Einkorn flour to try so I'll be making a similar scone!

Cook With Manali 2/12/16 12:44

these look perfect for Christmas Angie!

I dolci di Grazia 2/12/16 12:54

Una ricetta fantastica Angie, complimenti!

Nammi 2/12/16 14:55

Very christmasy looking scones :) by the way i wrote to your email account hope u got it... sent toa yahoo account.

Nammi 2/12/16 14:56

Very christmasy looking scones :) by the way i wrote to your email account hope u got it... sent toa yahoo account.

Jean | 2/12/16 15:01

Angie, these look beautiful and tasty! I've never used kefir in my scones, so I'll have to give this a try.

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 2/12/16 20:20

Wow! These scones look so pretty and so delicious, Angie. So perfect for this festive season. Wish you a lovely weekend.

Amy (Savory Moments) 2/12/16 21:04

What a lovely scone for the holidays!

Alida 2/12/16 23:47

Your photos make me dream of Christmas right now! The composition is just lovely with all the cranberries and the flowers.. brava! Of course the scones look really yummy too!

Ann Low 2/12/16 23:48

These scones look so pretty and festive. Can I have some for my breakfast now?

Kelly 3/12/16 04:04

These scones are just gorgeous, Angie!! I love how festive they are and so cool that you used kefir in here! I make my own kefir but have never tried baking with it! Such a great idea!

Sokehah Cheah 3/12/16 09:54

Wow, love those scones, full of goodies!

Roz Corieri Paige 3/12/16 15:55

These are simply perfect now when cranberries are so fresh and also for the holidays! Thanks Angie!

My Inner Chick 3/12/16 16:28

Divinely beautiful! YUmmmmm xx

Liz Berg 4/12/16 02:48

We were on the same wavelength this week---I made cranberry eggnog scones. But I used dried cranberries. I think I'd like the sweet/tart combo from fresh cranberries just as much!

Tisa Jacob 4/12/16 04:51

So unique, Angie. I liked the addition of kefir in it:-)

Easyfoodsmith 4/12/16 08:20

Lovely combination Angie and they look amazing.

Rafeeda AR 4/12/16 08:38

Amazing looking scones... Having a cup of coffee in one hand and stretching out the other to try grab one... :)

Evi @ greenevi 4/12/16 12:44

These look insanely delicious again, Angie! Cranberries with hazelnuts is such an awesome combo!

Barbara 4/12/16 13:42

I love scones! Yours look wonderful, Angie. You always do such a lovely job with food presentation!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 4/12/16 14:12

Such beautiful festive scones!

Chitz 4/12/16 15:26

So easy to make and it looks lovely too :) I'm sure it is a melt in the mouth scone..

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons 4/12/16 17:12

Oh Angie! These scones are picture perfect. What a beautiful texture! Lovely for a holiday breakfast or brunch!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 4/12/16 18:57

I just bought hazelnuts for some holiday baking :) Love the flavor of them and I can imagine how delicious they taste with these lovely seasonal scones, Angie!

Evolve With Mary 4/12/16 20:09

Cranberries and hazelnuts are a delicious combination. These scones look superb

Mindy Boyd 4/12/16 20:27

So beautiful. Great any time of the year, but especially for Christmas!

Mother Rimmy 4/12/16 20:48

I have a wonderful friend who adores scones. I'll definitely be making a batch of these for her. :)

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 4/12/16 23:45

Wow Angie, these are some of the most beautiful festive scones I've seen!

Beth 5/12/16 01:04

These would be gorgeous for a Christmas morning brunch!

Harriet Emily 5/12/16 14:42

These scones look so amazing Angie! So delicious! I love the photos! Pinned :)

Mary 5/12/16 17:21

Theses look delicious! I love a good scone with a warm cup of tea in the morning!

Pam 5/12/16 17:32

I love baking with cranberries... these scones look terrific Angie.

ami@naivecookcooks 5/12/16 19:28

Annie as always these scones are the BOMB!! I Can't wait to get all the ingredients and give these a try!

Christine Ho 6/12/16 02:28

These scones are fantastic as Christmas snacks. Good shots, Angie.

Reeni Pisano 6/12/16 04:19

So beautiful and festive for the holidays Angie! I'm sure they're super delicious too - would love one for breakfast tomorrow!

mjskit 6/12/16 05:16

Such gorgeous little scones with big flavor! Love these!

Helene Dsouza 6/12/16 07:56

We just cracked open a kilo of hazelnuts and I kept a few lingonberries to dry, which actually never dried, but they still look fresh and I could use them instead of the cranberries for the recipe. Cool find Angie!

Adina 6/12/16 08:41

I am so much into hazelnuts lately and this recipe is perfect for using them again.

Monica 6/12/16 12:09

Scones are such a treat, and these look so festive for the holidays. I wish I had one for my breakfast this morning.

Katerina 6/12/16 12:51

Just like yogurt kefir gives a beautiful texture to baking! Delicious, festive scones Angie!

Anne Regalado 6/12/16 14:10

I saw these beautifully-made scones and I thought I haven't made scones in almost 4 years ?! *sigh* Love these festive and nutritious scones , perfect with coffee or tea .

Gingi Freeman 6/12/16 17:05

I love that you work with kefir so much!! Great recipe, thanks for sharing! <3 -

Velva 7/12/16 01:18

Oh, its that time of year again. Holiday inspired scones are divine this time of year.

Amy 7/12/16 05:15

These are so pretty! I love scones and probably don't make them often enough. :) Guess it's time to make a batch in my kitchen too.

Deb|EastofEdenCooking 10/12/16 01:49

Adore using einkorn flour in these gorgeous scones! Whole grain flours offers so much flavor and nutrition too!

Hema 12/12/16 16:21

The scones look so beautiful and delicious..

Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen 12/12/16 17:47

Cranberries and hazelnuts are a super delicious combination! These scones look delicious, Angie :)

Catherine 15/12/16 14:13

Oh, dear Angie, This is a beautiful treat to wake up to on Christmas with a hot cup of coffee or tea. These look beautiful xoxoxo Catherine

Paula | Vintage Kitchen 16/12/16 17:21

My kind of scone, with fruits and nuts! Gorgeous Angie!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 17/12/16 04:41

I've recently learned how much I enjoy fresh cranberries, so I know I would love these!

Choclette Blogger 17/12/16 21:12

Kefir is fantastic for scones and most other bakes too I reckon. These sound so good, especially with ground hazelnuts - mmm!

Roz Corieri Paige 19/12/16 22:09

All for me please! A cranberry PLUS scone lover! A must save, must try recipe, Angie! Grazie!

Muna Kenny 20/12/16 00:08

Good looking scones and good lighting too!

My Little Space 22/12/16 07:36

Angie, love that you put the kefir drinks into good use. The scone looks fantastic. Me loving the cranberries too!

Sabrina Russo 13/2/17 03:15

Beautiful scones! The cranberry-hazelnut combo sounds amazing!


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