Whole Wheat Almond Biscotti

March 26, 2014 · 5 comments

in breakfast/brunch,dairy-free,healthy

It’s been way too long since I made biscotti, and the almost-full container of almonds in the pantry was practically begging to be used. I remembered this recipe I’d saved a while back and it made for a happy kid, a happy mom, and a happy now-half-full container of almonds.

Zachary really liked these and saw them as a treat, which is great, considering they aren’t bad for you at all. Biscotti in general are largely guilt-free. Although some versions use butter, the only kind I’ve ever made use eggs for binding, and occasionally a little oil. This recipe uses all whole wheat flour, to make them even better for you, and only a small amount of brown sugar (especially when you consider how many biscotti this recipe  makes—which is a lot). They are great on their own, dunked in coffee, or eaten in the same bite as a piece of chocolate (I wouldn’t know anything about that, though).

 

I halved the recipe because I wasn’t sure I had enough almond meal and probably didn’t need the entire batch around, anyway, but I’m posting the original recipe so I don’t have to tell you to use 1.5 eggs. :) The only changes I made were to increase the almonds a bit and also to add some almond extract. If you couldn’t tell, I have juuust a small almond extract obsession.

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Joanne March 27, 2014 at 5:32 am

I haven’t made biscotti in way too long! I love the plain almond version. It’s somehow feels sweet even though it actually isn’t so sugary!

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Christina March 28, 2014 at 3:17 pm

I also have an almond extract obsession… how can you not?! It makes everything taste better!

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Crystal | Apples & Sparkle March 31, 2014 at 7:48 pm

I love that you made these with whole wheat flour. I love almond biscotti! : )

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Carol at Wild Goose Tea April 2, 2014 at 2:11 pm

I too love almond biscotti. Biscotti is such a good dunking cookie both in coffee and in tea, which I sell on my site amongst other things—-so I probably should have listed tea first as the beverage of choice to dunk in. Laughing. I have never ever made biscotti.
I have to fix that!!

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