We love to swap citrus-based recipes. Here are some all-time favorites of ours, directly from our groves (and our grandmas).

whole-wheat Chocolate Orange Scones

Recipe from Eat Good 4 Life

With a little bit of Florida’s Natural and a little bit of chopped dark chocolate, you’ve got yourself a sweet and wholesome scone for a very special brunch.

Orange Chocolate Scones


  • 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup unrefined sugar
  • 1 tablespoon aluminum free baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 6 oz dark chocolate bar, chopped into small chunks
  • 1/2 cup not-from-concentrate Florida's Natural orange juice
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a cookie baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, butter, baking powder and orange zest in a small mixing bowl. Using your fingers, work in the butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal or breadcrumbs.
  3. Add orange juice, heavy cream and chopped dark chocolate. With a spatula, incorporate into the dry ingredients until a consistent dough is formed. In between plastic wrap or parchment paper, roll out dough into a 1-inch thick shape. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters.
  4. Brush each scone with heavy cream and sprinkle with sugar, if desired.
  5. Place scones onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 16-22 minutes or until golden brown.