Cranberry Pecan Biscotti

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cranberry pecan biscotti

Cranberry Pecan Biscotti – Christmas Special

Since fresh cranberries only come out at this time of year, they add instant holiday festiveness to almost any recipe. And pecans, although readily available at throughout the year, are associated with the holidays in many people’s minds. And chocolate? Well, no matter what holiday it is, chocolate is a welcome guest! These biscotti are seriously delicious! With a touch of orange zest added to the batter, they have a holiday feel!

Ingredients:

Biscotti

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup Swerve Sweetener or granulated erythritol
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free dried cranberries

Chocolate Dip

  • 3 ounces sugar-free dark chocolate, chopped

Instructions:

Biscotti:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, granulated erythritol, baking powder and xanthan gum. Stir in orange zest.
  3. Stir together melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract until dough comes together. Add pecans and dried cranberries and stir until mixed throughout.
  4. Turn dough out onto baking sheet and form into low, flat log, 10 x 4 inches. Bake 25 minutes, or until lightly browned and firm to the touch. Remove from oven and let cool 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 250F.
  5. With a sharp knife, gently cut into 15 even slices. Place slices back onto baking sheet cut-side down and bake for 15 minutes, then flip each slice and continue to bake for another 15 minutes. Turn off oven and let sit inside until cool.

Chocolate Dip:

  1. In microwave or double boiler, melt chocolate until smooth. Dip ends of biscotti in and lay on a waxed paper lined baking sheet until set (you can chill them to set the chocolate faster).

Additional Info:

  • Food energy: 212kcal
  • Total fat: 20.13g
  • Calories from fat: 181
  • Cholesterol: 32mg
  • Carbohydrate: 4.29g
  • Total dietary fiber: 2.05g
  • Protein: 3.76g
  • Gluten-free