sunflower biscotti

Biscotti are one of those things I never really realized I liked... and now I make them all the time! I think this version is John's favorite. I love it because sunflower seeds are super cheep and don't take any extra time to chop up since they are already small :) I made this version using 1 egg and 1 flax egg, next time I'm making it with 2 flax eggs!

In case you don't know, a flax egg is amazing. Basically take 1 Tbs of milled flax seed and mix it with 3 Tbs of water. It works as a great binding agent and adds some amazing health benefits!

Sunflower seed biscotti
recipe by steph chows

whisk together
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup APF
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (unsalted)
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup splenda granulated (or 1/3 cup white sugar)
2 Tbs brown sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
in a small bowl beat together
1 Tbs milled flax mixed with 3 Tbs water
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Add the wet to dry and stir until totally incorporated. Form into 2 rectangles on a baking mat and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and slice into thin slices, place back onto the mat and back into the oven for another 20 minutes or until toasty and browned.

19 chews:

Curra said...

Estos biscotti se ven delicioso. A mi me encanta hacerlos también.
Buen día

Jeanne said...

flax eggs? Interesting! I've never heard of them! Cool!

Where's the sunflower seeds :-) I'm sure you just stir them in with the other dry ingredients, how much did you use?

brandi said...

I've never tried making my own biscotti, but I want to! This recipe sounds great.

Mary said...

These look wonderful. This is my first visit to your blog. I stumbled here by chance and had intended only to say hello before moving on. I, instead, started reading your earlier posts and stayed far longer than I planned. I really like your blog and will be back as often as I can. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Kat said...

These look so good. I made biscottis a while ago, and ate one everyday they were so delish! I can't wait to make more!!

This looks like a great recipe. I love using flax instead of eggs in baking, it works like a charm!

stephchows said...

Curra- I'm so glad you like making biscotti too!

Jeanne- i know cool huh!?

Ashlie- HAHAHAHA 1/2 cup just added it in! whoops sorry about that!

brandi- totally give it a go they are so tasty!

Mary- thank you so much!! I'm so happy to hear you like it and had fun looking!!!!

kat- so glad you like them!

Jessie- i love flax eggs, seriously the best thing in baking :)

Sunshine said...

Please write your own cookbook! Youc oem up with some of the most interesting recipes. I would totally buy a copy.

Natalie said...

Biscotti is one of those things on my list to make that I haven't yet attempted. Same with the flax egg. You're motivating me :)

I still haven't tried the flax-egg trick. I think I'm scared. I like flax and all, but one time I made some flax crackers and the flavor was overpowering. Not good.

These biscotti, however, look yummy. I love their deep, dark color.

Mags said...

That flax egg trick is a new one to me. Can't wait to try it!

(But I still hate

These are the healthiest biscotti I've ever seen! I'm dying to try the flax egg. I know you like Pad Thai - I posted my recipe - maybe you can put it to the test sometime!

Evan B said...

I'm curious about the flax eggs.. can you basically do a 1:1 substitution for a real egg and does it change the flavor or consistency??

stephchows said...

sunshine- that would be a dream if I could!

natalie- go for it girl!

diva- you'd never know it was in there! you can't taste it at all this way :)

mags- HA

cinnamon girl- ooo can't wait to check it out!

Evan b- it is a 1 to 1 replacement and it doesn't change the taste or texture! I've used the sub in muffins too :)

RecipeGirl said...

I'm loving this healthy recipe idea for biscotti, and thanks for the "flax egg" tip too!

Hannah said...

Sounds easy enough, and pretty healthy too! I've been using a lot of sunflower seeds in savory dishes, so it might be fun to try them in sweeter things, too.

Megan said...

I saw that on the back of my bag of flax, and I was just wondering yesterday if it really worked because we were out of eggs and I was thinking of baking something. I chickened out... but now that I've read your post, I'll actually try it!

Curra said...

Estos biscotti se ven delicioso. A mi me encanta hacerlos también.
Buen día

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