Sunday, October 03, 2010

Healthy Biscotti Makeover

As promised, here is another dessert recipe makeover. This time I decided to tackle biscotti, one of my favourite treats in cookie form :)

I found some great recipes while surfing the web, but most were very high in sugar (many recipes called for at least a cup).
I finally found a great recipe from the Mayo Clinic that is low in sugar, fat and calories. I have modified the recipe slightly to reflect my own taste and to increase the fibre and protein.
I hope you find these as tasty as I do. (Don't they look yummy?)

Cranberry-Lemon Biscotti

3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup White Flour
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 ground Flaxseed
1 tsp Baking Powder
pinch of salt
2 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp Butter, softened
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup Skim Milk
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
2 tsp Lemon Zest
3/4 cup Dried Cranberries

Set oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.

Combine flours, sugar, flaxseed, baking powder and salt. Add honey, butter, eggs, milk, vanilla and lemon juice. Mix until batter is sticky and then add in the lemon zest and cranberries.

Pour batter on cookie sheet and spread with a spatula to form an approx. 3x12 inch log. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Remove for oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Using a serrated knife, slice the log into 18 3/4 inch pieces. Place cookies back on the baking sheet, cut side up, and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the biscotti are lightly browned.
Enjoy with tea or coffee.

Nutritional Information (Approx. per serving)
97 cals
17g carbs
3g fat
2.5g protein
2g fibre

Stay Healthy,


  1. Well yum. This sounds fantastic. Talk about a perfect gift for the holidays too.

  2. Perfect with coffee! I agree, sounds fantastic!



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