Cranberry Orange Biscotti


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.

12baby biscotti
Print Recipe
  1. In a food processor, combine almond flour, arrowroot powder, salt and baking soda
  2. Pulse until ingredients are well combined
  3. Pulse in agave nectar and orange zest until the dough forms a ball
  4. Remove dough from food processor and work in cranberries and pistachios with your hands
  5. Form dough into 2 logs on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  6. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes, then remove from oven and cool for 1 hour
  7. Cut the logs into ½ inch slices on the diagonal with a very sharp knife
  8. Spread slices out on a baking sheet and bake at 300°F for 12-15 minutes
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool, set, and become crispy

As I recently mentioned on Facebook, I was making a delicious Asian dinner the other night (Chicken Wraps with Tangy Peanut Sauce -stay tuned for that).  I went out to the front yard to pick some cilantro…and harvested an advance copy of my cookbook from the UPS man.

And while I won’t be making any videos like this one, I think it looks beautiful.  Ok, I know I’m biased, however, let’s just say, I’m very happy with it.  My publisher, Ten Speed Press did a fabulous job and so many thanks go to them.

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62 responses to “Cranberry Orange Biscotti”

  1. Awesome recipe! Just got around to making it yesterday and it was simply deeeee-lish! Thank you Elana!!! And have been meaning to order your book and saw it at Wegmans in the Gluten Free aisle! Had to get it! Funny it was right above the arrowroot powder :)

  2. Elana where do you purchase dried cranberries without cane sugar added? I’m assuming you’ve found some without it, so far I haven’t been able to!
    Have a lovely day :)

  3. Thanks so much everyone for your wonderful comments and good wishes! Per questions and comments, I would like to highlight a couple of things:

    1) Lolita Hanks is offering a new service with monthly gluten-free menus, it looks really good for people that need some extra support.

    2) A few people above asked about purchasing my book. If you go to you can order a copy that will arrive on your doorstep July 16th, 2009!

    Be well,

  4. I made these today and they totally rock!! I had to use pecans instead of pistachios because that’s what I had on hand. They are better than what I remember I used to eat in cafes before I went GF. Thanks, Elana!

  5. Congrats on getting your book! That is an awesome feeling. I watched it happen to my husband and his book on Executive Leadership. Not as exciting as gluten free foods but he was stoked. I think you absolutely need to make a video. Your own style of course. It would be great to see a real book in real hands. Can’t wait to get my hands on yours. Making Twinkies and orange cake this weekend! Next we’ll try this biscotti. I love it and miss it. Thank you!

  6. I was wondering what the green was in the photo for the biscotti … pistachios, of course! I remember you’ve used them in baking before. Yum. Another great recipe for when I do tea with our girlfriends!

    The video was fun, but I think I like your chocolate chip cooking video better. ;-)

    Sending many, many congratulations on getting your book!! I can’t imagine how exciting that is! :-) I know it will be a huge hit!


  7. Hi Elena,

    Sorry I haven’t written lately — having some health challenges — but all is getting better.

    Being an Italian I am always so delighted to get your various biscotti recipes — they are about as close to white flour as you can get.

    I have pre-ordered your book months ago and can’t wait for it to arrive.

    I recently ordered the BabyCakes cookbook and was a little disappointed because most of the recipes that I wanted, use Spelt flour which has gluten in it. Also the recipes have alot of ingredients. That is why I love all of your recipes — they are simple with just a few ingredients. Although her chocolate cupcakes are divine — with your icing though — your’s is the absolute best.

    Thanks again for all your hard work!!

    Best Wishes and Happy Summer with your boys,
    Theresa Watson
    Merritt Island, FL

  8. Hi Elana,
    I just wanted to let you know I just recently made your cranberry bread recipe with a few changes due to other food restrictions. I made it with coconut flour but made it egg and nut free. I also used honey(less than recipe called for) and coconut oil. The taste was amazing!! The texture was good but a little too moist. I think next time I may try to use a little less oil. Anyway, thanks for a great recipe:)

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