These Dark Chocolate Orange Biscotti Cookies are dipped in chocolate and are a delicious and gluten-free way to enjoy your favorite cookies!
I am so excited to share this recipe as it is my first post for Recipe Redux! Here is this month’s theme:
“A Food Memory For Which You Are Thankful” “In the US, November marks the Thanksgiving holiday. But many of us are especially thankful for food memories we have shared with friends or relatives throughout our lives. Was it a special meal you ate as a child? Or, maybe it was a food you grew and harvested with your own children. Please share one of your favorite food memories and the healthier “redo” of the recipe.”
I come from an italian family where biscotti is made for every occasion. I am thankful for my Grandmother’s biscotti, the best there is. Every holiday, I can always expect a giant plateful of my favorite cookie waiting for me! My Grandmother is almost 90 years old and she still makes them for every holiday! So of course I had to recreate them with a healthy and gluten-free version!
These might not be up to par with my Grandmother’s biscotti, but I think they are pretty darn tasty!
My favorite kind is the vanilla biscotti with a hint of orange flavor dipped in dark chocolate. They are flavor-packed, like a party in your mouth. I wanted to create a healthy version with the same flavor, just not all the calories, sugar and extra fat the came along with it. These are so tasty! Dip them in a hot cuppa’ joe or a big tall glass of ice cold milk ( almond milk of course :)). So satisfying with al the fiber, you will not feel guilty eating them!
- 1 1/4 cup GF oat flour
- 1/4 cup maple syrup/honey
- 11/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 flax egg (1 Tbsp. ground flax, 3 Tbsp. water)
- 1 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp. juice from an orange
- 2 Tbsp. orange zest
- 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds
- Preheat to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl combine flour and baking powder. Mix well.
- Add in flax egg, coconut oil, vanilla, orange juice, maple syrup and orange zest. Stir well, scraping sides of the bowl after each addition. Form a dough
- Roll rough into long log and flatten to a width of two inches.
- Place log on cooking sheet coated with cooking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden.
- Slice with a serrated knife.
- Melt chocolate and dip ends of biscotti into it. Repeat with all cookies.
- Plenty of vitamin C, A, folate and calcium
- Natural sugars
- Plenty of fiber
- Rich in manganese, copper , vitamin B1
- Hearty amount of protein
Recipe as a whole
- All natural
- No refined sugar
- No preservatives
- No processed ingredients
- No artificial flavors
- 100% clean