My husband and I love biscotti, but most are packed with sugar and flour, which we don’t eat. Even paleo biscotti recipes can be full of the natural sweeteners that we tend to limit or avoid. That’s why I created this easy Low-Carb Orange Chocolate Macadamia Biscotti recipe.
Made with almond flour and sweetened with orange juice and a hint of maple syrup, they’re just sweet enough to satisfy your cravings for a crunchy low-carb cookie!
Low-Carb Orange Chocolate Macadamia Biscotti
There’s nothing like the combination of dark chocolate and orange. This Low-Carb Orange Chocolate Macadamia Biscotti recipe is made with some of my favorite ingredients. It also includes macadamia nuts.
I’ve made this low-carb almond flour biscotti recipe with both 70% and 90% dark chocolate. Both were incredible. When I make these for my family, I use the 70% chocolate as their palates are not as adapted to low-sugar, ketogenic recipes as mine. I use the 90% chocolate when I make this recipe for myself and friends that follow a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet.
I go absolutely bonkers for macadamia nuts. In this recipe, the macadamia nuts provide extra crunch, along with a nice dose of healthy fat. You can buy pre-roasted macadamia nuts, or roast them yourself from scratch. Either way will work. I know since I’ve tried both.
Low-Carb Almond Flour Biscotti Recipe
This low-carb almond flour biscotti recipe has 10 ingredients, which is more than most of my recipes generally contain. I’ve found that since I don’t use typical Keto Diet sweeteners such as erythritol, I need to combine a few ingredients to get the perfect flavor in a dessert while also keeping it as low-carb as possible. My gut cannot handle sugar alcohols like erythritol and xylitol, so I use a combination of stevia along with very small amounts of natural sweetener.
- In a food processor, combine almond flour, protein powder, salt, and baking soda
- Pulse in orange juice, maple syrup, stevia, and orange extract until dough forms
- Transfer dough to a piece of parchment paper
- Work macadamia nuts and chocolate chips into dough evenly
- Form dough into two 5x2½ inch logs, 1 inch tall
- Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet
- Bake at 350°F for 18-22 minutes until bottom is golden brown
- Remove from oven and cool 1 hour on a cooling rack
- Cut on diagonal into ¼ inch thick slices
- Place slices on a parchment lined baking sheet
- Bake each side for 5-7 minutes
- Cool for 30 min
Keto Diet Recipes
If you’re looking for recipes that are even lower in carbohydrates, you’ll certainly want to check out my Keto Diet Recipes page. I have a number of low-carb high-fat recipes over there, as well as a wonderful description of the Keto Diet.
Low-Carb Cookie Recipes
Here are some of my other low-carb cookie recipes for you, they’re all egg-free!