Lemon Almond Biscotti

Posted on Nov 18 2014 - 6:55am by Marianne

A crunchy, tasty traditional biscuit that we both grew up with. Especially nice to dip into your coffee. In Italy breakfast consist of a biscuit and coffee.

Lemon Almond Biscotti
Yields 10
This recipe makes a small serve, double the ingredients to make a larger batch.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
45 min
  1. 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  2. 1 tbls arrowroot powder
  3. pinch of sea salt
  4. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  5. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1/4 cup coconut sugar or honey
  7. 1 large free range eggs eat of one lemon
  8. 1/4 cup whole peeled blanched almonds.
  9. 1/2 tsp almond essence
  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees (347F)
  2. In a bowl mix together almond flour, arrowroot powder, salt, baking powder, lemon zest, coconut sugar/ if using honey add it with the egg and cinnamon until ingredients are well combined.
  3. Add the egg (honey if using) and stir in circles with a metal spoon until dough becomes wet and forms a ball. Mix in almonds with hands.
  4. Form dough into a log on a baking paper lined baking tray.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, test with a tooth pick, poke it in the middle and pull it out, if the toothpick is dry it's cooked, (they bake up abit more when you crisp them in the oven a second time see next step) then remove from oven and cool for 30 min.
  6. Cut the log into 1/2 inch slices on the diagonal with a very sharp knife
  7. Spread slices out on a baking sheet and bake at 140 degrees (302F) for 25-30 minutes until they have browned keep watch they don't burn.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool, set, and become crispy
  9. Serve with coffee.
  1. Just double recipe to make a larger batch. Best eaten first day.
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Marianne found success with Paleo eating when she did a Whole 30 challenge with her husband in 2014. She hit her goal weight and improved her health and wellbeing. Marianne started giving Paleo makeovers to many of her families' traditional recipes and decided to share it with everyone on her Gusto Paleo blog.

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