Whole Wheat Biscotti

Biscotti are one of those things I always said I didn't like... I now see this is because I never had good home made biscotti before last year. Jeanne sent me some and it was delicious!! After that I've been randomly baking it up to John's delight (who knew the boy liked biscotti so much??)


This recipe is straight from Martha Stewart, I've been emailed some other super deliciious biscotti recipes as well but for whatever reason I pulled this one out the other night (I think it's because I randomly stumbled upon the print out... I know so logical right) I only slightly changed her recipe, I subbed splenda for the white sugar and added 2 Tbs of brown sugar. I also used almonds instead of walnuts. YUM! I especially like how prominent the vanilla is in this recipe.

Whole Wheat Biscotti
recipe from Martha Stewart

vegetable oil, for baking sheet (I used pam spray)
3/4 cup whole wheat flour, spooned and leveled
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for work surface
1/3 cup sugar (i used 1/3 cup splenda plus 2 Tbs brown sugar)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup walnuts (i used almonds) (chopped)
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush a baking sheet with oil; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, sugar (splenda and brown), baking powder, and salt; stir in walnuts(almonds). Set aside.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and vanilla. Add to flour mixture; stir just until combined.
3. On a lightly floured surface, with floured hands, pat dough into a loaf about 1 inch thick, 2 1/2 inches wide (and about 7 inches long); transfer to baking sheet. Bake until risen and firm, 20 to 25 minutes; cool completely on sheet. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.
4. Place loaf on a cutting board, and using a serrated knife, cut diagonally into 1/4 inch-thick slices; place slices in a single layer on sheet. Bake, turning once, until dried and slightly golden, 25 to 30 minutes; cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 month.

26 chews:

Astra Libris said...

Oooh, I've never made biscotti before, but now that you've provided me with this amazing whole wheat recipe... :-) I must remedy the absence of biscotti very, very soon... :-)

Jenny said...

the coffee that I'm supping on now seems inadequate without one of those biscottis... yum!

Ang said...

I love biscotti! Looks like a good and healthy recipe!

Mags said...

I'll have to admit I'm not a biscotti fan, but if you tell me that this biscotti is different than most, maybe I need to give it another try!

Jeanne said...

Funny thing? I've never really liked biscotti either! Well, they are okay... I only made you those last year because it was the only tasty-looking pumpkin cookie recipe I could find and I wanted to make you pumpkin cookies. Ha! (They were tasty.)
These ones do look yummy too with the nuts! And love the whole wheat.

Justin said...

hmm, i bought some whole wheat flour recently without a plan, and now it's just sittigin my cabinet, waiting for me. this might work.

Emma said...

I made biscotti for the first time last year - so simple and SO delicious. I'll have to try these when I have a proper kitchen of my own. :)

Maria said...

I am going to try these! I love whole wheat flour.

You are the queen of whole-wheat baking!! These look perfect!

You make eating wheat more fun. That's for sure! It's great how you can really go for it when it comes to vanilla. We usually double or triple the normal amount. It's all good in the end.

Delicious biscotti! I love that you use whole wheat! btw, I made the truffles yesterday and they were a huge hit! Thank you!

stephchows said...

it's amazing how many people haven't made biscotti... or they don't because they think they don't like it :D

astra libris- totally go for it!

jenny- sorry about that!

ang- i hope you give this one a try!

jeanne- i'm glad you decided to make some!

justin- happy to inspire!

emma- hope you get to have your own kitchen soon!

maria- me too!

reeni- LOL!

Duo dishes- I try to! My mom always said, a little extra vanilla never hurts!

5 star foodie- awesome!! I'm so happy they were a hit!!

Yum! I've never made biscotti before and always bought it but I can imagine that homemade always tastes better :) And you can't beat anything fresh from the oven!

Emily said...

I love biscotti too! It's easy to make low-fat and healthy.

I'm pretty sure if there was any butter in this recipe it would have become a Steph original - it would be like banana almond biscotti :)

Hannah said...

Yum yum, healthy and delicious!

Have you tried using white whole wheat flour yet? I simply love it! In both desserts and bread, it works and tastes just like white flour, but has the fiber of whole wheat. It's the best of both worlds!

stephchows said...

lorraine- I hope you like it!

Emily- I know I didn't even have to sub out the butter :)

outoftherabbithole- LOL it's so true!!! hehehe

Hannah- I have tried the white whole wheat! It's great especially if you are just starting to add in more whole grains :) I must say I love the straight on whole wheat better though :)

Megan said...

I love biscotti and what a great iea to use the WW. Noe I'm off to see your truffles!
BTW-I got picked for the 24-24-24! Yippee! :)

Megan said...

I love biscotti and what a great iea to use the WW. Noe I'm off to see your truffles!
BTW-I got picked for the 24-24-24! Yippee! :)

Jul said...

Wow! These look awesome. Love your recipes! :)

gaga said...

I love that you used whole wheat! I've had mixed results when using whole wheat, but I'm glad to see it worked out for you.

Megan said...

I love biscotti and what a great iea to use the WW. Noe I'm off to see your truffles!
BTW-I got picked for the 24-24-24! Yippee! :)

Jul said...

Wow! These look awesome. Love your recipes! :)

Mags said...

I'll have to admit I'm not a biscotti fan, but if you tell me that this biscotti is different than most, maybe I need to give it another try!

Justin said...

hmm, i bought some whole wheat flour recently without a plan, and now it's just sittigin my cabinet, waiting for me. this might work.

Jenny said...

the coffee that I'm supping on now seems inadequate without one of those biscottis... yum!

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