Low-Carb Orange Chocolate Macadamia Biscotti

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.

Low-Carb Orange Chocolate Macadamia Biscotti

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Servings 20 biscotti



  • 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 paper lined baking sheet
  • Bake each side for 5-7 minutes
  • Cool for 30 min
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Cool Time 1 hour
Cook Time 28 mins
Total Time 1 hr 38 mins
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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!


66 responses to “Low-Carb Orange Chocolate Macadamia Biscotti”

    • Sus, thanks for your comment! If you click the highlighted text in the recipe it will take you to a website where you can buy this ingredient :-)

  1. hello,
    because i’m vegan, i was wondering instead of the egg white protein powder use substitute egg or not. If yes how much should i use ?
    Thank you

  2. Do these keep at room temperature for several hours? I love the paleo Tagalongs and Thin Mints, but I find they are best “fresh” from the freezer so they’re not so great for potlucks.

    • Rainbow, thanks for your comment! I store these at room temperature out on a plate for up to 5 days and they are perfect that way :-)

  3. can you share the nutrition counts for this recipe? how ‘low carb’ is it?
    Would love to try soon1

  4. Hi Elana, I live in the UK and am trying to find the correct almond flour for your amazing recipes. I’ve looked online and the brand I’ve found (organic and blanched almonds) are saying that I need to use ‘almond meal’ for ‘Elana’s recipes’ (they literally have your name on their website, it’s quite funny!). However, they also sell an extra fine almond flour and then an even finer ultra fine almond flour. But they insist I use neither, just the ground almonds that they also sell. This is super confusing as you specifically state not almond meal! ??‍♀️ I just really want to make everything and kind of wanna get it right first time round. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

    • Tan, thanks for your awesome comment! Almond meal (ground almonds with the skin on) will not work in my recipes. Not sure what they’re up to, but love that they have my name on their website :-)

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