Biscotti are one of those special weekend treats that I don’t eat nearly as often as I’d like. There’s something about a morning “biscuit” with a coffee or a latte that feels so much more luxurious than a bowl of oatmeal.

These biscotti are perfectly nutty with just the right amount of crunch. Not to mention, the recipe makes enough to feed a crowd, so it’s perfect for a brunch or entertaining. Feel free to play with the flavors, and add your favorite nut or dried fruit – the possibilities are endless.

Pistachio Orange Blossom Biscotti

Serves 20 biscotti

ingredients


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons orange blossom water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Zest of 3 clementines/satsumas
  • Juice of 1 clementine (about 3 heaping tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, liquified
  • 1 cup pistachios, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca or arrowroot flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut or organic sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly grated nutmeg (or about 1/8 teaspoon)
instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together, eggs, honey, orange blossom water, vanilla, clementine juice + zest, and coconut oil. Set aside.
  3. In a food processor, add 1/2 cup whole pistachios, almond, brown rice and tapioca flour, coconut sugar, baking soda and salt. Pulse for about 30 seconds or until pistachios are pulsed into a meal.
  4. Once dry mixture is done, stir dry into the wet ingredients, a little at a time, until batter is well combined. Then, add in the last 1/2 cup of whole pistachios, and freshly grated nutmeg to taste. Stir well.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lob the mixture into the center of the pan, then using wet hands, shape it into a log (about 14 in by 7 inches roughly). Smooth mixture with wet hands, making sure the log is even throughout.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until you begin to smell the biscotti, and the mixture is browned and dry to the touch with a little springback. Set aside to cool for 30 minutes* this step is crucial, make sure they’re totally cool.
  7. Then, slice your biscotti (on diagonal, straight-across, whichever you like best) about 1 inch thick, keeping your slices consistent. Arrange biscotti, cut side down, and return to oven, flipping halfway through, for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on both sides. Let cool!
5 comments
  1. 1
    Kelly | February 3, 2017 at 7:29 am

    So at the end, after cooling you cut and bake it a bit more! Yummy! I will try it with cinnamon!

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  2. 2
    Samantha Lee | February 3, 2017 at 11:48 am

    These look so good! Never thought about biscotti being something I could make at home!
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  3. 3
    Tamara Davidson | February 3, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Sounds lovely.

    Reply
  4. 4
    Elizabeth | February 6, 2017 at 8:19 am

    where do you get / how do you make orange blossom water?

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  5. 5
    Jewel | April 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Orange blossom water can be found at health food stores, and perhaps middle eastern grocery stores.

    Reply
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