Monkey approved Banana Biscotti

12 04 2011

This recipe is a gold mine !! My husband has a nickname, Monkey, so when I saw we were running low on munchy biscotti, and the weekend was on the horizon, I whipped these up with limited expectations. Biscotti that tastes like banana bread ? It sounds like hype to me. I will say, it isnt hype, but a beautiful thing. I threw in some cacao nibs to give it a chocolate hit, without the chocolate. I am really impressed with there biscotti, and I hope you are too !

Have you tried these cacao nibs ?? FABULOUS ! Intense chocolate taste, slightly bitter, but lack all the fat and sugar. These work so well in biscotti because the double bake sorta melts all the chocolate out of regular biscotti. I get mine at the bulk store, but can be found at health food stores.
Here is what they look like:

Banana Bread Biscotti
adapted from One Smart Cookie

* 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
* 1/2 cup Alpha Coconut Flour
* 1/4 cup Soy Flour
OR 1 3/4 regular flour.. i like the ALT flours as they can be lower in carbs
* 1/2 cup of Splenda (any sweetener)
* 1 tsp Baking Powder

* 1 medium Banana
* 1 tbsp Spectrum Natruals Almond Oil (or veggie oil)
* 1 egg
* 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
* freshly grated nutmeg

* 1/2 cup Natural Pecans
* 2 oz (1/4 cup) Organic Cacoa Nibs

Preheat oven to 350, and silpat-parchment a cookie sheet. You know the drill. Grab two bowls, and in one mix all the dry ingredients (top half of this recipe)
In the second bowl, mash the banana, add egg, oil and seasonings and mix. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and combine. Throw in pecans and cacao nibs and kneed with hands working in nuts and divide the dough into 2 balls.

Make them into flatten logs of the same thickness and pop into the oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Pull out to cool for 10 minutes, slice with a serrated knife, and rebake at 275 for 20 minutes per side.

Monkeys snacking on our banana biscotti.

This recipe makes 24 biscotti. Nuts on this are as follows.
Calories 68
Total Fat 3.66g
Total Carbohydrate 9.5g (NET carbs 5.9)
Dietary Fiber 3.61g
Protein 2.19g




One response

25 04 2011
investment company

I love the stuffed monkey!

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