Coconut Lime Biscotti with Macadamia Nuts (Grain/Gluten/Dairy/Soy/Corn Free) & an Ode to Honeyville Almond Flour.

Coconut Lime Biscotti with Macadamia Nuts (Grain/Gluten/Dairy/Soy/Corn Free) & an Ode to Honeyville Almond Flour.

Coconut Lime Biscotti with Macadamia Nuts

Almond Flour.

I bet.. that you literally have no idea just how many baked goods can be made with almond flour. I didn't. I got a glimpse of its capabilities 2 1/2 weeks ago. When we arrived home from the 1 in 133 Summit in DC.. I was greeted by a BIG 5lb bag of Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour. The excitement abounded- I exclaimed to my husband " Do you know how much this GIANT bag of flour would cost at Wegmans??". And its true.. For $29.99 this much flour is a heck of a deal. One 5lb bag equates to roughly 23 cups of flour.. That's in turn translates into a good number of recipes. (and I know this for fact- I tested around 20 recipes with this 1 bag)

The excitement only grew when I opened up the bag to see a beautiful silky soft flour. And THEN I started baking with it.. and baking with it.. and I couldn't stop. Everything turned out incredible. Scones, Pound Cake, Quick Bread, Graham Crackers, Brownies, Biscotti and so much more. Speaking of these recipes. I have not made an official announcement but I guess I'll let the news slip through the cracks here and now. Iris Higgins (The Daily Dietribe) and I are working on a cookbook. A cookbook that will go into great detail on each and every gluten free flour in existence and how each works. AND of course- this information will be accompanied by many recipes : ) We are excited and are having a blast with this project. SO.. all the recipes I just created- they are on a one way trip into the pages of the book. Unless of course you are one of our recipe testers. If you are not- and want to be send me a message saying so :) (RealSustenance@gmail.com)

The Good News.. (as the title of this post promises) I saved one of the Almond Flour recipes to share today!

And believe it or not. I have even more good news. For years (like many of you) I have struggled with tummy problems. Issue's that have slowly improved but still exist to some degree. When taste testing these Almond Flour Recipes the past few weeks I quickly noticed that my stomach was happy. Really Happy. Rather than feeling weighed down and heavy after eating- I felt light and energized.

So what does all this banter mean? It means that Almond Flour has become my go to flour. Am I giving up on grains? No.. I'll still write recipes using them. BUT.. You will see a much increased number of recipes highlighting Almond Flour in the months to come. And not just any Almond Flour- Honeyville has a lifelong fan and friend here.

And speaking of Honeyville- DONT miss the special they have going on right now- Order's are 10% off! ( enter coupon code AFD2011 during checkout and this discount will be applied.") Order Here.

So about the Biscotti.. Its really good. Really easy to make.. and what more- Healthy!

Coconut Lime Biscotti with Macadamia Nuts

Coconut Lime Biscotti with Macadamia Nuts

Coconut- Lime Biscotti with Macadamia Nuts.

( Gluten/Dairy/Soy/Corn/Grain/Refined Sugar Free)

1 1/4 Cup Blanched Almond Flour

3/4 Cup Potato Starch Flour

1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes (Coconut Powder)

2/3 Cup Sugar
(I used Xylitol- Any type of granulated sugar will work here -such a Coconut, Sucanat etc)

1/2 Cup Chopped Macadamia Nuts (optional)

1/4 Tsp. Salt

1 Tsp. Baking Powder

zest of 2 Limes.

1 Egg + 1 Egg White

1 1/2 Tsp. Lemon or Lime Extract.

  1. Preheat Oven to 350.
  2. In a Bowl Combine all Dry Ingredients. Wisk together Egg's and Extract. Add to dry mixture.
  3. Mix it well. (will resemble a very thick cookie dough)
  4. Place a piece of parchment Paper on a cookie sheet.
  5. Lightly Oil Hands and place the Biscotti dough on the parchment paper- press it down into oval shape. It should be about 3/4 inch tall. (The dough will rise just slightly in the oven)
  6. Place the tray into preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes remove- using a sharp knife cut into the traditional Biscotti shaped parallel strips. (about 1 inch wide each) Lower Oven temp to 325. Bake the Biscotti an additional 25 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven- and allow it to cool. It will become crispy as it cools.

This recipe makes 12 Biscotti Cookies. Store at room temp.

Please note- that using unrefined sugars such as Coconut/Palm Sugar/ Sucanat will darken the end result of the Cookies. This will not affect the wonderful flavor. Liquid Sugars can not be used in this recipe - the biscotti will lose its crisp texture. You may experiment with smaller portions of stevia in place of the sugar.


Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we have!

xo,

Brittany

Brittany Angell

16 comments | Leave your own

  1. Suzanne

    This recipe looks great. Do you know when that promotion code ends?

  2. Tressa R

    Looks so yummy! My sister bought some Honeyville Almond Flour and has been baking with it a lot lately. We are loving it!

  3. Iris

    Haha I was wondering when we were going to announce it on our blogs. :) I guess now! This flour is amazing...everything I've made has been a hit, and I think once you start using it, there's no going back.

    xoxo

  4. Tammie

    Looks delicious! I cannot wait to try this recipe - very exciting =) And thanks for the info about Honeyville almond flour...going to go check it out right now!

  5. hunterslyonesse

    You know I'm making this. I don't know when. But, I'm making this!

  6. Kim-Cook It AF

    As I said before, they seriously need to make a 12.5 pound bag! I go through those 5 pound bags WAY too quickly. I am soo excited that this recipe worked! This sounds like such a perfect summer biscotti recipe. I grew up with my Mom making the most amazing biscotti. I still have not made a gf version - although not entirely sure why. I think I was waiting for my Mom to do it for me. LOL I think I will give this one a try!

  7. Heather@GF Cat

    I am so excited that you love almond flour too, because that means more of your wonderful recipes for me to try!

  8. Shirley @ gfe

    I'm a big, big fan of the Honeyville almond flour, too! I love baking with it and even add some to smoothies when I want protein in them. I have not had a bad recipe yet. Muffins made with almond flour are just heavenly in my opinion. Scones, cookies ... you name it! Now I have biscotti to make--YUM! Thank you, Brittany!

    xoxo,
    Shirley

  9. Micol

    Just wondering, is the potato starch a mandatory ingredient? If so, do you know of any other ingredients I could use instead of it? Btw love your website thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes!

  10. Mary

    Will egg replacer work?

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    Very good post. I definitely appreciate this site. Thanks!

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