My reasons for sharing this recipe are 100% selfish (I needed to have a record of this recipe somewhere!) These delightful treats melt in your mouth. And if you're like me and wrestling with the idea of making chocolate chip cookies on Saturday afternoon - these are definitely a healthier and equally delicious option.
Anyone with experience with GF baking knows that the results can be unpredictable - especially if you're meddling with the recipe ... and not a pastry chef. Well, it was cold last night and I didn't want to leave my apartment. Neither did I have the ingredients for cranberry orange biscotti - so I tapped into a little bit of creativity. I present to you my food-baby creation. I hope you enjoy as much as I do!
- 1/3 cup raw, granulated sugar
- 3 oz organized / pastured butter
- 1 large pasture-raised egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1.5 cups almond meal**
- 1/2 cups coconut flour
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp baking powder (make sure it is labeled GF!)
- 1/2 c slivered (or chopped) almonds
- 1/2 c coconut flakes
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Blend the sugar and butter until creamy (about 5 minutes). Mix in egg and vanilla extract until evenly combined.
- In a separate bowl mix together all the dried ingredients and slowly add into wet mixture
- Add in chopped almonds and coconut flakes
- Shape your biscotti into a long oval shape that will end up being .5" high and 2" wide
- Bake for 25 minutes until golden.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes.
- Slice loaf diagonally and place biscotti back in the oven for 10 more minutes
- Remove and enjoy with coffee or tea
- Bon appetit!
**If you want to get real fancy you can always use home-made pulverized almond meal leftover from home-made almond milk. It takes a couple of different kitchen appliances, but if you're already equipped, why not?
- Make your own almond milk (recipe coming soon!)
- Save the almond meal and dehydrate for 4 hours at 100-150F or until completely dry
- Pulverize clumpy almond meal in a food processor until it resembles a flour-like texture
- Make biscottis
- Tell me how great they were ;)