Low Carb Spicy Biscotti

14 03 2011

So I am finished with my 5 day cleanse and realized that I am not in too bad of shape. I guess this couple of extra pounds are from all my Body Pump and Spinning classes. To be sure, I have booked a “fitness assessment” with the trainers at the gym to see where my stats are.
Ken has come to expect biscotti every weekend when we sip our protein coffees. I made this biscotti this weekend as it doesnt use flour, is ultra low in carbs, and has a significant protein component in it.
I like the slightly grainy texture of this biscotti. This recipe is from a book by Ursula Solom. This book is the BEST book out there on alt flours and how to use them. It is true alchemy.

Spicy Biscotti
thanks to Ursula Solom

6 tbsp Butter
3 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese
2 egg
5 tbsp Granular
3 tbsp Xylitol Sweetner
1 tsp Stevia
2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

2 cups Just Almond Meal
3/4 cup Soy Protein Powder
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Lemon Peel, Raw
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Cloves, Ground
1 tbsp Chili Chipotle, Ground

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and silpat/parchment paper a baking sheet. This makes a gooey biscotti, so you’ll need something to cover your baking sheet or you’ll ruin your loaf as you try and pry it off the baking sheet.

Blend butter and cream cheese until mixed, add sugar substitutes and blend. Add the rest of the wet ingredients and set aside.

In a LARGE bowl mix all the dry ingredients AND the chopped chocolate and spices. Add wet to dry and combine. If the mixture seems TOO wet, add a bit more almond meal, so the dough is coming off the sides of the bowl.

Shape into two loaves and press down. These biscotti do not rise, so whatever shape you bake them, you are going to get when you pull them out. Pop into the oven for 30 minutes.

Once 30 minutes is done, let them cool for 20 minutes, and turn down oven to the lowest setting ~ 200 F. Slice biscotti and turn on one side. I usually get at least 40 biscotti out of this recipe, so adjust nuts accordingly if you make less or more. Pop back into the oven for 60 minutes, flipping them once.

Tada !

Nuts on these are:
Calories 89, Fat 6.66g, Carbs 4.32g, Fiber 1g, Protein 4.2 g

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17 04 2011
Snacks, Snacks,… oh Protein Snacks ! « Antics of a Museum Girl

[…] fridge has protein jello , some sort of custard like the espresso custard, biscotti (this weekend low carb spicy ones)and some sort or protein […]

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