GastroMami

Learning to cook … one kid at a time

Dark Chocolate Almond Biscotti August 27, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — gastromami @ 8:36 pm

This biscotti recipe is, dare I say, healthy!?

Using whole-wheat flour, flaxseed and almonds adds both fiber and antioxidants to one of my favorite treats!

This recipe is a step-up from a basic anise cookie;  I try to keep biscotti on hand for Reny as a teething “biscuit.”  Unlike store-bought brands, biscotti breaks apart slowly and I don’t feel as paranoid about choking.  Also, I’m sure he could use a little treat when dealing with all that yucky pain!

9.5 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 2 cups)

2 tablespoons flaxseed

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar

2 large egg whites

1 large egg

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2/3 cup dark chocolate chips

3/4 cup unsalted almonds

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚
  2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups;  level with a knife.  Combine flour, flaxseed, soda and salt in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.  Combine sugars, egg whites, and egg in a bowl;  beat with a mixer at high speed for 2 minutes.  Add vanilla;  mix well.  Add flour mixture to egg mixture;  stir until combined.  Let sit for 5-10 minutes to allow wheat flour to hydrate.
  3. Fold in chocolate and almonds.
  4. With wet hands, divide dough into 2 equal portions.  Form each portion into a 4-6″ wide roll.  Arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Pat to a 1-inch thickness.
  5. Bake at 350˚ for 28 minutes or until firm
  6. Remove rolls from baking sheet;  cool 10 minutes on a wire rack.
  7. Cut rolls diagonally into 1/2-inch slices.  Place, cut sides down, on baking sheet.
  8. Reduce oven temperature to 325˚;  bake 7 minutes.  Turn cookies over;  bake 7 minutes.
  9. Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire rack.  *cookies will be slightly soft in center but will harden as they cool

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2 Responses to “Dark Chocolate Almond Biscotti”

  1. Alina Alfonso Says:

    I missed Reni’s picture enjoying this treat! Mama.

  2. Alina Alfonso Says:

    Where is little Reni’s picture enjoying this treat?

    Love you!


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