Almond & Coffee Biscotti (Low Fat Recipe)

almond-coffee-biscottiBiscotti is a popular Italian cookie commonly served with coffee or latte. Unlike other cookies, it is more crispier and shaped like a log, rather than a cookie. This healthy version of Almond Coffee Biscotti is a treat to cherish! This recipe has no butter; it uses olive oil, almonds & wheat flour, and is flavored with instant coffee powder. Biscottis are similar to Indian Toasts, or Rusks, just a little soft and chewy. These low-fat Almond Biscottis are a great way to satisfy your sugar cravings without going over the calorie scale!

Olive Oil & Almonds are a source of healthy omega-3 acids, and are recommended for a healthy body. Substituting wheat flour for all-purpose flour is another way to cuts fats in food, with little or no compromise.

[recipe & photo courtesy of Deeba from Passionate About Baking]

Makes about 20 – 24 biscotti

1 cup roasted almonds – coarsely chopped
Granulated sugar – 2/3 cup
Olive Oil – 1/4 cup
Eggs – 2
Vanilla extract – 2 tsp
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Salt -1/8 tsp
Flour – 1 1/4 cups
Whole wheat flour – 1/2 cup
Instant Coffee Powder – 2 tbsps

Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper & keep ready.

Sift the flours + salt + baking powder. Beat the olive oil with the sugar.
Add the vanilla extract + eggs + coffee & beat well.

Stir in the flour mix & gently turn the almonds into the dough.

Transfer the dough to your parchment lined baking sheet and form into 2 logs, about 12″ X 3.5″. The dough will be sticky, so you may have to flour your surface.

Bake for 35 minutes, or until firm to the touch & light golden brown in color. Remove from oven and cool for about 10 minutes.

Transfer the log gently to a cutting board and cut diagonally into 2 cm slices with a sharp serrated knife.

Reduce oven temperature to 135 degrees C. Place the biscotti, cut side down, on the baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes, turn slices over, and bake for another 8 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from oven and let it cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy the delicious Biscottis with a cup of hot Cappuccino as you sit reading a book on your deck!

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  1. thanks Deeba! for a wonderful recipe, and for bringing these goodies for all of us at the FFCafe!:)

  2. Thanks for including this Mansi. Sorry I’m late, but I didnt know you had begun posting at the cafe. All the best. Cheers Deeba

  3. wonderful! Looks crispy and love the pic.

  4. folks! you have to thank Deeba for the recipe, not me!

  5. Low fat Biscotti?! I must be dreaming 🙂 Thanks for sharing this recipe Mansi. I love biscottis

  6. Mala – there are tonnes of other variations: almonds, cranberries, chocolate chips, pistachios,walnuts,chocolate you can add any fruit-nut pairing…I’m going to post cranberry and pistachio soon!:)

    Julie – a lot of people will feel the same as you, including me:)

  7. that looks like a great low-fat recipe! I love biscottis, but refrain from making them due to high fat content – thanks for a trimmed down version!


  8. Anonymous says:

    Hi Mansi,

    This one sounds very good.. I have always liked scones but was afraid as they had to many calories.. this one sounds good… I am definitely going to try and let you know…

    Are there any other variations that we can try ? Let me know..


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