The best keto biscotti with a truly crunchy texture, bites of almonds, and only 3.2 grams of net carbs each.
These gluten-free almond flour biscotti are guaranteed to impress and bring back some memories of your favorite Italian almond biscuits.
A biscotti is a double-baked cookie with an oblong shape. It’s dry, crunchy, and sometimes dipped half into melted chocolate to create a chocolate shell.
An authentic Italian biscotti is high in carbs made of wheat flour and sugar, so not keto-friendly.
However, you will love this keto-friendly recipe and find the same texture and flavor you sued to love in Italian biscotti, without the sugar or carbs!
There is no perfect keto Christmas cookie platter without a crunchy biscotti! So here’s how you can make delicious almond flour biscotti keto in your own kitchen.
It’s pretty simple to make if you follow all the steps below and my tips for success.
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I always recommend working with ingredients at room temperature. This is even more important in recipes calling for eggs or coconut oil. In fact, coconut oil tends to form lumps in contact with cold liquid, and eggs can be cooked by hot liquid.
To reach room temperature, pop out the egg out of the fridge 30 minutes before you start this keto cookie recipe.
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This biscotti keto recipe is straightforward to prepare. All you have to do is to combine all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Then, whisk the wet ingredients in another bowl and finally bring the wet ingredients onto the dry.
Stir until it forms a dough ball that you can easily put together. It shouldn’t be too wet or too dry, either.
A biscotti has a particular shape that can be obtained by slicing oblong pieces of a flat log shape. First, place the biscuit dough onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
Then, place another sheet of parchment paper on top of the dough and press down the dough with both hands to flatten. Create a long flat log of about 1 inch (2.5 cm) height and 10 inches (25 cm) long.
Then, peel off the top piece of parchment paper and use a long sharp knife to slice the log into 12 pieces, as seen in the pictures below. I highly recommend slicing/marking the log before baking the first time.
This makes it easier to flip the biscuits on their sides in the next step.
Bake the biscottis for 20-25 minutes at 325F (160C) or until the top is firm and lightly browned. Then, remove from the oven and cool on the rack for 20 minutes. This time is important to give the biscotti time to firm up.
Now that the biscuits are firmer and cooler, gently separate them from each other and flip them onto their cut side. Careful; they can be fragile, so work gently.
Bake again for 15 minutes at cooler oven about 300F (150c) until golden brown.
Cool them down again for 20 minutes until hard and crunchy.
Cool on a cooling rack for few hours to give them time to firm up and get extra crunchy. You can also pop them in the fridge. They will firm up even faster.
You don’t have to decorate your biscotti, but I like to dip half of each into melted dark chocolate. You can use sugar-free dark chocolate chips or 85% melted dark chocolate.
First, melt the 1 cup of chocolate with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil.
Then, prepare a large plate covered with parchment paper to place the decorated biscuits. Dip half of the cooled biscuits into the melted chocolate, bring back onto the plate, and cut side down.
Sprinkle some coconut or finely chopped nuts to decorate.
Pop the plate in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden the chocolate shell.
This is a great recipe to serve as a snack with a cup of coffee or tea. It can be frozen in batches, in a sealed bag.
I love to make keto cookies as a quick and easy sweet snack or for Christmas. Below I listed my other favorite low carb keto cookie recipes:
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