These vegan, gluten free Cranberry Orange Biscotti are delicious with a cup of tea or after dinner as a light (or lite) treat.
My younger son thinks these are delicious and packed some in his lunch last night for today…the last day of school. Summer. Hooray! The boys are very happy to be free. And play lots of baseball this summer. I’m looking forward to taking them to the pool and splashing around with them and their friends.
Cranberry Orange Biscotti
- 1¼ cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
- ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup agave nectar or honey
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup pistachios
- In a food processor, combine almond flour, arrowroot powder, salt and baking soda
- Pulse until ingredients are well combined
- Pulse in agave nectar and orange zest until the dough forms a ball
- Remove dough from food processor and work in cranberries and pistachios with your hands
- Form dough into 2 logs on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
- Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, then remove from oven and cool for 1 hour
- Cut the logs into ½ inch slices on the diagonal with a very sharp knife
- Spread slices out on a baking sheet and bake at 300°F for 12-15 minutes
- Remove from oven and allow to cool, set, and become crispy
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this recipe did not work for me. I’ve been baking biscotti for years. baked for 20 min and the outside was dark but the inside was raw. must be missing an ingredient.
Angela, if you follow the recipe and use the ingredients, as well as the brands, that I link to it will turn out perfectly :-)
Can gluten free flour & arrowroot be used in place of almond flour.
Marie, I haven’t tried that so not sure. I went grain-free in 2001 and haven’t used typical gluten-free flours in a very long time. Sorry I can’t be of more help :-)
Hi. I’ve been making these biscotti for a few years and I LOVE them! I have forever been having difficulty with making them crispy. Sometimes they come out and cool crispy and then lose the crispiness. Sometimes they just never get crispy. I’ve tryied dozens of times to cut them differently, cook them differently, etc… Am I missing something? Are they never really going to be as crispy or stay as crispy as a regular wheat biscotti? If there are any suggestions other than cutting them differently (tried that) you can give me for cooking and/or storing to keep the crisp, I’d really appreciate it. I love these either way, just want to try to get them hard :)
Hi Susan, if the biscotti lose their crisp you could try putting them back in the oven on a very low temp for 5-10 minutes to dry them out. If you do this please let us know how it goes :-)
What is in the final cooking of the sliced log, you bake 7 min at 300 degrees, then turn each slice to the opposite side and bake a final 7 minutes before removing from oven and let cool.
Or what if the last two bakings were done at 325 degrees?
Joanne, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
Hi, I put the biscotti in my dehydrator for a few hours and they came out really crunchy just like the store bought. I also tried baking at a much lower temperature for longer and that worked too. Hope this helps.
Thanks Val! That sounds great :-)
Hi janet – one of the greatest things about the biscotti is that they do NOT have eggs!
One issue I have with the recipes though is that they say to shape the batch into two logs. They are tiny! So I end up doubling the batch and forming into two small logs to cut up. Anyone else find the batch to be too small for 2 logs??
Janet Paula says
I just looked at 3 of your biscotti recipes and didn’t see any eggs in any of them. Is that correct?
yes, no eggs
Thank you, Elana ;-) https://forestgardenblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/biscotti-gone-but-fondly-remembered/ I loved your recipe, and wrote about it today on my blog. Best wishes for a great Christmas holiday, Elizabeth
I just made these and wow! I am not gluten free but often entertain and feel bad that I don’t have an alternative treat for my GF guests. I love the texture-almost like a macaroon-this recipe is a keeper!
Would any other nuts meal (Brazil, Mac or walnuts) work other than almonds in your recipes? I cannot eat almonds.
Pasquale Marino says
Is it o.k. to bake your biscotti recipe useing A biscotti pan. would it change the outcome.
Elana Amsterdam says
I haven’t tried that as I don’t own a biscotti pan. If you do, please stop back by and leave a comment to let us know how it goes :-)
Pasquale Marino says
Sorry for taking so long to reply. Biscotti pan works fine.
Love your Biscotti recipes. Thank You. Pat Marino