dark chocolate & walnut biscotti

13 January 2014

I'm neither on a new year diet nor doing a dry January, but I am always up for healthy alternatives that don't sacrifice taste. So I tried my hand at something semi-virtuous that I could nibble on with a cup of coffee - wholewheat biscotti.

Biscotti is generally a lighter snack, considering their lack of butter or any other added fat, but they are normally also made with almonds. Although I like the original taste, nothing quite goes as well together as chocolate and coffee…

and so, I made mine with dark chocolate chips, and walnut pieces for the nut factor.

After preheating the oven to 160 degrees celsius, I first mixed the dry ingredients together - 2 cups wholewheat spelt flour, 1.5 tsp baking powder, half a cup of walnut pieces, 100g dark choc chips, 3/4 cup brown sugar, and a pinch of sea salt.

Then I directly cracked 3 large eggs into the mix, and added 2-3 tsp vanilla extract.

The mixture is pretty sticky at this point, but I made them into fat log shapes and baked for 30 minutes.

After they cooled completely, I cut them into thin slices and baked again for about 15 minutes, flipping halfway.

Fresh out of the oven, paired with a nice strong espresso, it was a nice little pick me up on a weekend afternoon.

So easy, one bowl to wash up, pretty healthy to boot. Winter baking is full of perks.


  1. Im gonna make this in February (self-criticism;-)) And I gonna (ONLY) think about it during January. Looks really delicius and biscotti are completely my thing. Also, I always enrich old style cantuccini with some chocolate and cocoa, I m not that firm yet to except it:) x

  2. yum. i love chocolate and walnuts together.

  3. You're recipe posts are so inspiring. I just want to get up and make something, and these look to dieeee for.

  4. These look fantastic. Definitely one to bookmark for the weekend :)
    N xo

  5. These look easy and delicious, will definitely make them once I finally have an oven!!! (but when!?)


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