You may not know it, but orange and basil are a great combination! Together, they fuse to create this lovely biscotti. Enjoy this biscotti in the morning with your favorite cup of coffee or as a tasty snack.

Orange Basil Biscotti [Vegan]

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Calories

188

Serves

12

Cooking Time

25

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 6 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/3 cups almonds, chopped
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • Zest of one orange
  • 4 large basil leaves, chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
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Preparation

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together water and chia seeds. Place in refrigerator and let rest for 10 minutes until gelatinized.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper or a silpat.
  3. Evenly place chopped almonds on a pan and into the oven to toast for 10 minutes, stirring them around after the first 5 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, salt, and ginger. Set aside
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together raw sugar, melted coconut oil, orange zest, chopped basil leaves and the gelatinized chia egg.
  6. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix/knead until a dough forms. (If the mixture is too dry, add one tablespoon of water or non-dairy milk at a time until the the dough comes together).
  7. Form the dough into a rectangular log and use a knife to lightly score lines on the dough 1/2 inch apart.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and lower the temperature to 300°F and slice along the scored lines. Place cookies on the cut side and back into the oven for 10 minutes or until crispy and golden.
  9. Let biscotti cool and store in a sealed container for up for up to a week (to dunk in your coffee every morning). However, nothing beats the crispiness of a just-out-of-the-oven biscotti.
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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 188 | Carbs: 31 g | Fat: 7 g | Protein: 3 g | Sodium: 44 mg | Sugar: 18 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.