Gluten Free Biscotti with Chocolate Drizzle

Healthy version of Italian biscotti that is vegan and gluten-free! They are chewy and so delicious with almond, vanilla, and orange flavors!

Vegan, gluten free, and full of flavor

These vegan and gluten free biscotti with chocolate drizzle are made with a mixture of gluten free flour, almond flour, and sliced almonds to give a rich taste and texture. They are flavored with vanilla, almond, and orange extracts as well as orange zest which makes them extra flavorful!

At Natural Epicurean, drizzling cooled biscotti with chocolate

The whole family will love them

Make these special Italian cookies to share with friends and family. Better yet, get the kids to make them with you.

Izzy and David stirring biscotti dough by hand! (Gingersnap supervising)

Biscotti are twice baked

Biscotti get their crunch texture from being baked twice. They are sliced after the first bake, then put back in the oven to get crispy.

Slicing biscotti after first bake

Biscotti at the Macro-Vegan Italian Feast

These biscotti were a hit when macrobiotic teacher David Briscoe taught his “Macro-Vegan Italian Feast” class to the professional students at The Natural Epicurean back in the day. Thanks to David for sharing his recipes with us!

Macro-Vegan Italian Feast at Natural Epicurean in 2017
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Gluten Free Biscotti with Chocolate Drizzle • Cook Love Heal by Rachel Zierzow

Gluten Free Biscotti with Chocolate Drizzle

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Description

These vegan and gluten free biscotti are chewy and so delicious with almond, vanilla, and orange flavors!


Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons flax seed meal (ground flax seed)
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1½ cups Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free flour (or other all-purpose GF flour mix)
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1¾ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 6 tablespoons coconut spread (or Earth Balance or butter)
  • ¾ cup maple sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ teaspoon orange extract
  • zest of 1 orange
  • ½ cup gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk (room temperature)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Make 2 “flax eggs” by combining flax seed meal and water in a small bowl. Let sit for 5-10 minutes or until mixture is thick.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together gluten-free flour, almond flour, and baking powder. Add toasted, chopped almonds.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together coconut spread and maple syrup until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla, almond, and orange extracts, orange zest, and flax eggs. Stir to combine well.
  5. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and combine well by hand.
  6. Separate the dough into 2 halves. Using your hands, form 2 logs, each about 4 by 10 inches. Place each log on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, slice into ovals about an inch thick, place back onto cookie sheet, and bake again for 10-12 minutes. Cool biscotti on cooking rack.
  8. Melt chocolate chips in a saucepan over very low heat with milk. When chips start to melt, remove from heat and whisk until smooth. While still warm, pour melted chocolate into small squeeze bottle (or Ziplock bag with a tiny piece of the corner cut off) and drizzle onto cooled biscotti. Work fast so that chocolate does not cool and become hard.
  9. Alternately, biscotti can be dipped into melted chocolate and coated with extra toasted almonds.

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