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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.

 

5 from 6 votes

Almond Blueberry Biscotti

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 25 biscotti
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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

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine wet ingredients (up to almond extract) 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g
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Almond Blueberry Biscotti

 

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

5 from 6 votes (6 ratings without comment)

45 Comments

  1. Can’t wait to try these out as Christmas gifts for my friends! They look delicious. Love your fabulous blog, too — what a great concept!

  2. Just made these. Very good however I had to cook mine a little longer to get that good crunch. I also did half dried cranberries and blueberries. Yum! Next time, and there will be a next time, I think I’ll add a touch more almond extract. Pinning to my Pinterest board so I won’t lose this great recipe.

    1. HI Daphne! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me this lovely comment. Loving your adjustments!

  3. 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!

    1. 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!

  4. 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.

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

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

  6. 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!

    1. 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..

    1. 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!