Air fryer orange, cranberry and white chocolate scones recipe

Air fryer orange, cranberry and white chocolate scones
These easy scones are ready in 25 minutes - Andrew Burton

These are really easy to make – you don’t need to roll out the dough or use special cutters. Try one with your favourite cuppa.


Prep time: 15 minutes, plus cooling time

Cook time: 10 minutes




222 kcal per serving


  • 190g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 30g cold unsalted butter

  • 1 tsp grated orange zest

  • 200g fat-free vanilla Greek yoghurt

  • 10g white chocolate chips

  • 10g dried cranberries, chopped into smaller pieces

  • a little milk, to glaze

For the icing

  • 25g icing sugar

  • a little fresh orange juice


  1. Place the flour in a bowl. Add the baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of salt, and mix well to combine.

  2. Grate in the butter and, using your fingers, work it into the flour so you have what looks like breadcrumbs.

  3. Add the orange zest and yoghurt and fold with a spatula until everything is well combined, then add the chocolate chips and cranberries.

  4. Roll the dough ball around the bowl to collect any bits that are stuck to the sides.

  5. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and flatten it out slightly into a circle about 20cm in diameter. Cut the circle in half, then in half again. Halve each piece again, until you have created 8 wedges out of the circle.

  6. Preheat the air fryer to 180C for 2 minutes.

  7. Line the air fryer basket with non-stick baking paper or use the grill pan insert.

  8. Add the scones, brush the tops with a little milk and air fry for 10 minutes.

  9. Remove from the air fryer and leave to cool on a wire rack.

  10. While the scones are cooling, make the icing. Mix the icing sugar with fresh orange juice, adding ½ tbsp juice from the orange at a time until it’s a drizzle icing – not too thick, not too thin.

  11. Drizzle the icing over the top of the scones and serve.

Recipe from Slimming Eats Made in the Air Fryer, by Siobhan Wightman (Yellow Kite, £20)