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Healthy Homemade Biscotti

16 Feb

You can do this, I promise. These little crunchy sticks of goodness are so easy and healthy, you’d be a fool to pass.

The other great thing? They are versatile. Change up the ingredients to your taste or just to shake it up based on your mood (suggestions below).

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Healthy Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti

  • 1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 almond flour
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 T light butter (or Earth Balance)
  • 1/2 C dried cranberries
  • 1/2 C slivered almonds
  • 1/3 C shelled pistachios
  • zest of one lemon

Directions

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • mix all dry ingredients together well (sift if you like)
  • in a mixer, add in one egg at a time followed by the butter until the mixture is well combined but not over worked
  • chop up mix ins (cranberries, nuts and zest) and fold into batter until evenly distributed
  • form dough into a flat, football shape and place on a lined baking sheet
  • bake for 25 minutes (dough should be cooked all of the way through with the edges a bit golden)
  • remove and let stand and cool for 10-15 minutes
  • slice dough into long strips about 1/4 inch thick
  • lay strips back onto baking sheet and put back into the oven for 12 minutes ( I like to flip them half-way through)

Nutrition

These bad boys clock in around 75 calories (as made per recipe above, with 24 pieces). Nutrition stats will change based on mix-ins and size of biscotti, but overall you can keep these well below a coffee joint.

Notes 

You can totally shake this recipe up in so many ways; change the flour (any kind will do as long as you end up with 2C in the end), mix-ins and flavoring.

  • Mix ins: chocolate chips, white chocolate, dried fruit of any kind, any nut, cocoa powder.
  • Zest: change it up with other fruits or even make these savory and add in herbs. I love to add rosemary!  

Enjoy!

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