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My husband’s aunt brought some amazing homemade almond biscotti to my baby shower two years ago. It was the first time I’d tried it made from scratch – and wow, was it good! I still remember it after all this time. Of course, I had to get the recipe. I have been wanting to create a low carb and paleo version of it ever since. Since traditional biscotti already contain crushed almonds, transforming them was easier than ever. Say hello to low carb almond flour biscotti!
Some low carb biscotti recipes use combinations of various flours, but I kept it simple with just almond flour. As far as I’m concerned, the whole point of almond flour biscotti is to showcase the almonds. So, why complicate things with too many additional ingredients? My paleo biscotti recipe has only six of them, and I like it that way.
Have I told you yet how much I loooove almonds? And, anything crunchy to have with my coffee for breakfast is a win in my book. Bonus points if it happens to be healthy, too! Like these crispy almond flour waffles! If you agree, this gluten-free biscotti is for you. Of course, we’re still talking about biscotti here, so I’m not going to say they are as good for you as a big bowl of vegetables. Nonetheless, all the ingredients in this low carb recipe are natural, the carbs are low, and the nutrients are dense from the almond flour, coconut, and eggs.
The trick to getting the almond flour biscotti extra crisp is to let them gradually cool off in the oven with the door propped open. I found this technique online a while back, though I can’t recall where (it might have been on the Food Network?). All I know is it has worked wonders for my baking. It does an excellent job of crisping up biscotti, various other cookies, veggie chips, or anything else needing crunch.
Speaking of crunch, I was pleased to find out that these gluten-free biscotti store incredibly well. If you’re like me, you’ll want to make a big batch to have around for breakfast throughout the week. Enjoy!
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Low Carb Almond Flour Biscotti (Paleo, Sugar-free)
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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, erythritol, and baking powder. Stir in eggs to form a dough.
- In a small bowl, combine the melted coconut oil and almond extract. Stir the mixture into the dough.
Form a wide, flattened log (like a flattened loaf shape) out of the dough on the lined baking sheet. It should be about 3/4 in tall, 4 in wide, and 7.5 in long (2 cm tall, 10 cm wide, 19 cm long) .
Bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden brown. The top should be firm but the inside is still a little soft at this point.
Allow the loaf to cool to room temperature, about 30-60 minutes, to allow it to firm up more. Toward the end, preheat the oven again, this time to 300 degrees F.
- Use a sharp knife to carefully slice the loaf into individual biscotti (about 1/2" thick). A straight down movement works better than a see-saw motion, to avoid crumbling. Arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet (you may need two baking sheets for this). Handle the slices with care - they are fragile for now.
Bake on the second-from-the-top rack for 10-15 minutes, until bottom side is golden. Carefully flip the biscotti over (they'll still be soft and fragile). Bake for 8-12 more minutes, until other side is golden.
- Leave the pan(s) in the oven. Turn off the heat and prop the door open with a wooden spoon. Allow to gradually cool completely in the oven, until crispy.
If you prefer less sweet biscotti, you may want to reduce the sweetener to 2-3 tablespoons instead of 1/4 cup.
Serving size: 1 biscotti cookie
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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