Almond Blueberry Biscotti

Almond Blueberry Biscotti

 

Almond Blueberry Biscotti

For this month’s Recipe Redux theme, it’s all about travel snacks or mini meals.  While the Hungryman and I had plans to travel a lot this summer, including a trip to Korea, they all came to an abrupt halt upon learning the devastating news that my father-in-law’s cancer had resurfaced after 15 years.  Rather than hopping on a plane, we spend a great amount of time in the car driving back and forth to visit him in Houston.  This is how I’m maintaining my tan this summer. ;)

I recently took a mini road trip with my in-laws to check out the plot of land that they purchased many.many years ago.  It wasn’t that far.  However, from the insane amount of food my mother-in-law managed to pack in her lil’ Kipling bag, one would’ve thought we were headed to California.  As she looked out the window, she happily munched away but not without offering the snacks to everyone first.  She appeared tranquil in that moment.  When I asked her how she was able to eat so much after just having finished lunch, she giggled and said snacking is the best part about road trips.  I couldn’t argue with that.

Almond Blueberry Biscotti

Sure, I love snacking too.  However, as of late, the car seems to have a relaxing effect on me as I can’t remember the last time I actually stayed awake to keep the Hungryman company.  Apparently, I startle him from time to time blurting out, “Oh, I’m so sorry I fell asleep.  How are you doing?”……over and over again.  Why can’t I ever remember doing so?  The only way to resolve this issue is caffeine, which I’m extremely sensitive to.  And because I’m one who believes coffee and tea are meant to be enjoyed with a sweet snack, I make biscotti.

Never made them before?  Don’t worry.  They are pretty forgiving.  If the dough is too dry or crumbly, throw in an egg.  If it’s too sticky, add more flour (a lil’ at a time).

Almond Blueberry Biscotti

This time, I made Almond Blueberry Biscotti.  The texture is just the way I like it.  Light and crunchy, not hard-as-rock.  Slightly crumbly.  Perfectly dunkable.  As you chew, the bright and refreshing flavor of lemon becomes more prominent.  At just 84 calories per slice, this biscotti is sure to keep you satisfied (but not feeling guilty) wherever your travels may take you.

Almond Blueberry Biscotti

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 25 biscotti

Calories per serving: 84

Fat per serving: 2.5 g

Almond Blueberry Biscotti

Ingredients

    Dry
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Wet
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbs butter, melted
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • ______
  • 3/4 cup dried blueberries
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl. Add wet mixture to dry mixture. Stir until well blended. The dough will be dry and crumbly. Don't worry. Stir in almonds and blueberries. Knead dough in bowl. It will become sticky. Divide dough in half. Shape each portion into a log. Place rolls on a greased baking sheet. Flatten each roll to 1 in thickness using your palm.
  2. Bake for 20 minutes, until slightly golden. Remove rolls from pan and place on a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes. Cut into 1/2 in slices using a serrated knife.
  3. Lower oven temperature to 250 F. Arrange biscotti, cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Flip and bake the other side for an additional 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. In the meantime, get your favorite beverage ready. :)
http://www.mjandhungryman.com/almond-blueberry-biscotti/

Almond Blueberry Biscotti

 

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about healthy eating and cooking. I am a follower of Christ, a wife to the most wonderful man, The Hungryman, who is also my faithful taste tester and co-author of this blog. I'm also a contributor for the Healthy Aperture blog. I hope I inspire you to get in the kitchen and create nourishing meals for you and your loved ones!

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Lovely comments

  1. Your mother-in-law sounds precious and I completely agree with her… snacks are the best part of a road trip!

  2. First off, so sorry to hear about your father-in-law’s cancer coming back – I hope he’s doing OK with treatment and recovery – sending positive thoughts your and his way! If he gets his taste for sweet things back, he’ll need to try these yummy looking biscotti (I just wrote on Diane’s page that I made cinnamon sugar biscotti this morning.) I’m always looking for new biscotti flavor combo – almond blueberry sounds like a winner to me :)

    • Thank you, Deanna! He is experiencing terrible dysguesia and I know for certain that he will not enjoy these. Getting him to eat is a constant challenge…We just keep praying for a miracle. Mmm..cinnamon sugar biscotti…do you have the recipe up on your blog? If so, I’ll have to check it out!

  3. Oh man I’m really tempted to go make these right now! It’s a rainy day and these sound delicious with a cup of coffee. I hope that Tim’s dad recovers soon, and while he does I hope you guys are enjoying family time together!

    • Thank you, Natalie. I agree… coffee and biscotti on a rainy day sounds perfect. However, it’s not ideal to bake them when there’s a lot of humidity. Soft biscotti = not dunkable. Hopefully, you plan ahead and make them in advance ;).

  4. I have made a similar one before with cranberries and its always turns out so delicious. I love use of berries here – now I am craving some.

  5. Sorry to hear of your father-in-law’s illness. Cancer is NO fun. Hope he’ll be healing. Your recipe sounds delicious. I agree with the flavor of lemon zest. I used it my lemon honey pistachio biscotti and it was the lemon that made the treat so satisfying for me.

    • Hi Diane! Ooh lemon honey pistachio biscotti! I must check out the recipe right now. I seriously can’t live without lemon ;)

  6. These look wonderful Min! I make mine with cranberries but I might try your version next time! And I agree with your mil, snacking is the best part of a road trip!

    Nazneen

  7. These look so yummy! Thanks for the tips about getting the dough to the right consistency. That’s always the biggest challenge for me. So sorry to hear about your father-in-law’s health. :-(

  8. Sending lots of good thoughts your father-in-laws way! These are some gorgeous looking biscotti Min-I can do coffee by itself, no problem, but how much better to have one of these gorgeous looking biscotti to dunk in to my cup-would love to make a gluten-free version of these soon!

    • Aww…thank you! And I can’t wait for you to make the gf version. I’m thinking you may use almond flour? ;) I will be sure to have plenty around so I can make it as soon as you share the recipe hehe.

  9. I find the thought of making biscotti daunting so I am really impressed by these! Plus, almond and blueberry is a far better flavour combination than anything I’ve seen sold commercially :)

  10. I’ve always wanted to make biscotti but I’m too scared. haha. you made it look easy! Looks delicious, as always!

  11. Wow! These look incredible MJ! I’ve never made Biscotti before, definitely pinning this so I can give it a try. Love the almonds you added to this too. :)

  12. Love how you can fall asleep in the car! Sounds like my husband! Blueberry almond is a classic combo! Yum!

  13. This sounds incredible.

  14. So sorry to hear of your father in law’s cancer. Sending prayers and healing thoughts your way:) I am visiting from the Nap Time Creations party and I just love your site. Your pictures are beautiful and I cannot wait to try this recipe. It looks amazing. I am a new follower on twitter too:)

    • Thank you so much Shannon! You are so sweet. We have faith that God will heal him with His mighty hands. And I’m flattered by your compliments ;). I look forward to following as well!

  15. Your biscotti looks and sounds delicious. I’ve yet to try that flavour combination of blueberries and almonds. It sounds yummy! I came across your blog on Marvellous Monday’s.

  16. Min! Omg, I fall asleep on car rides too… It’s just that the passing scenery and being warm and snug in the car seat just makes me fall asleep…and I can’t help it! Juan used to complain that I never acted my role as the co-pilot! and now I really pinch myself all over just to stay awake!

    And…thanks for sharing this biscotti! Looks amazing and sooo healthy! the last time I made biscotti was for Christmas… and I think it’s time to bake some again soon! Sending big hug your way! Hope you and Tim and your mum-in-law stay strong during this tough period!

    • Car rides = nap time. Tim knows now to never count on me to keep him company. I still try though.
      Yes, you should def make some biscotti ;)

  17. These biscotti look delicious. I just bought some dried wild Maine blueberries when I was in Maine on vacation a couple of weeks ago and now I’ve found the perfect recipe to highlight them!! Have bookmarked to try soon. Thanks so much.

  18. So sorry to hear about your father-in-law. My positive thoughts are headed your way. Cooking can certainly take one’s mind off bad news … and your recipe looks comforting and perfect when you’re traveling. You used all my favorite ingredients, especially dried blueberries (I’m a New England girl .. so it reminds me of time spend up in Maine).

  19. Min, thanks for stopping by and linking in to the cherry + almond extravaganza! I am now following you on Bloglovin. Hope to see you again soon.

  20. Delish!!!

  21. Oh WOW these look great! I love biscotti but I have never made it before…but I will be now! I host a monthly spice themed party with a link party and spice giveaway and I’d love for you to stop by and link up and enter to win some yummy spices! You can link up here

    http://www.4you-withlove.com/2013/07/party-thyme-beat-heat-link-party-and.html

    Thanks again for the inspiration and have a wonderful weekend!

    • Biscotti is super easy to make! Can’t wait for you to try…and thank you so much for the invite! I’ll def check it out!

  22. Hello Min! I’m sorry to hear about your father-in-law. Sending my prayers to your way… Love biscotti and blueberries in biscotti sounds wonderful!!! I haven’t had berries since I came to Japan for holiday as they are so pricey! Your biscotti looks very tempting!

    • Thank you, Nami for your prayers! I know exactly what you mean..berries are super expensive in Korea as well. Hope you are having a fun and relaxing time with your family and friends back home ;). I may be slightly jealous right now..

  23. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    These sound wonderful! Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends this week :) I’ve shared this on FB!

  24. So sorry to hear about your father-in-law and I am sure you like spending time with him… even though you fall asleep in the car.. Which sounds just like me.. I am asleep as soon as we leave the driveway, only to wake up once in awhile in shock of how my husband is driving… to fast, to close to the car in front, etc. I loved this recipe when you linked it up to my facebook party and it is great here too. Thanks for sharing it on Foodie Friends Friday… by the way I am your newest follower now on bloglovin.

    • Hehe..good to know I’m not alone ;). I’m so glad we connected through Facebook! I look forward to following as well!

  25. I’ll have to try this recipe.

  26. Wow these look amazing! I love biscotti, it’s the best snack ever. Here is another cranberry and pistachio biscotti recipe you might like to try.
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Jess

  27. When I was little my parents used to put me in the car to put me to sleep. This has ensured that I absolutely cannot stay awake when I’m in the car – even when I’m driving. Yikes. I’ve never tried making biscotti, but this flavor combination sounds delicious!

    • Hi Melanie! My lil’ nephew has been trained to fall asleep everytime he’s in the car as well. Oh my goodness..the thought of you falling asleep behind the wheel is terrifying! Do you have a personal chauffeur? ;)
      Making biscotti is quite simple actually. You must try!

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