Walnut Almond Biscotti Recipe

Looking for an easy Walnut Almond Biscotti recipe? Learn how to make Walnut Almond Biscotti using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by babyamoeba

Makes 26 servings



This is a traditional biscotti, which means they do not contain butter or oil. Their texture is crisp and crunchy with an almond flavor that comes from adding pure almond extract along with chunks of toasted and blanched almonds.

Recipe Ingredients for Walnut Almond Biscotti

1/2 cup (72 grams) blanched whole almonds
1/2 cup (72 grams) chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon (5 grams) baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups (260 grams) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (100 grams) white sugar
3 1/3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Recipe Directions for Walnut Almond Biscotti

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Toast almonds for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool and then chop coarsely.

  2. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. In a small bowl lightly beat the 3 large eggs (please ignore the 1/3) and extracts together.

  4. In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer) combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat until blended (about 30 seconds). Gradually add the egg mixture and beat until a dough forms, adding almonds about halfway through. On a lightly floured surface roll dough into a log about 14 inches (35 cm) long and 3 - 4 inches (8 - 10 cm) wide. Transfer log to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until firm to the touch (log will spread during baking). Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.

  5. Transfer log to a cutting board and, using a serrated knife, cut log into slices 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick on the diagonal. Arrange evenly on baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes, turn slices over, and bake another 10 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove from oven and let cool. Store in an airtight container.

  6. Note: Can substitute hazelnuts or walnuts for the almonds. If desired, add 1 tablespoon (5 grams) of orange or lemon zest to the egg mixture.

  7. To dip in melted chocolate - Melt 3 ounces (85 grams) of semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate and 1 teaspoon (5 grams) vegetable shortening or butter in a small metal bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until melted and smooth. Dip one end of each biscotti in the melted chocolate and let dry on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Categories

Breakfast

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 24.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
85
Calories from Fat
28
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.1g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
27mg
9%
Sodium
21mg
1%
Potassium
64mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
12.0g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
4.1g
Protein
2.8g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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