Jun 16

Baklava Whole Grain Biscotti

The one part of coffee that I am completely taken with is the biscotti part.

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There’s always that moment after a well put together dinner party when some says, “would anyone like a cup of coffee?” And I wanna say “ooo yes ME!  I do I do I do!”  But then I remember that I don’t really like hot coffee unless it’s decaf and filled with as much milk as coffee.  Or frozen in ice cream form.  I’ll drink a latte or iced coffee on occasion (and I’ll feel all grown up and put together while I do), but honestly every time I walk into a coffee shop I feel like a complete fraud and it’s like I’m asking the barista a question with my order.  Like, “can I get a iced latte? Is that a thing?  Can y’all make that?”

I would like to read this book.  And then throw a dinner party with ease.  I’d even break out the two coffee makers we own but have yet to use.  They were wedding gifts and I forgot to return one of them so they sit in a lonely closet.  Coffee-less. 

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I seriously need a friend in my life that is always up for frozen yogurt.  I’ve talked about this before.  The husband isn’t cutting it.  His frozen yogurt enthusiasm just isn’t there.  I spend a good majority of my time trying to convince him that we need to go get yogurt.  He took me yesterday night.  I promised I would stop bugging him for at least a week.

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I let Andrew go into Teavana unsupervised this weekend and the next thing I knew we had $100+ worth of tea.  Now he drinks tea in the evenings and says things like, “I mean, I’m practically vegan now.”  Except for the tiny fact that I just made him this meatloaf for his lunches this week. 

And then I made us these cookies for snacks/desserts for the week.  They actually are vegan (except for the chocolate chips) and I’m in love with them.

But the tea thing is good. I’m trying to wean myself off diet coke (I usually have ~4 a week).  So first I replaced the diet cokes with crystal light and now I’m hoping to replace the crystal light with real iced tea.  Baby steps.  I will most definitely still be enjoying diet cokes at restaurants because sometimes the bubbly goodness of diet coke is just overwhelmingly delicious.

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I was gonna share a soup recipe today.  But Monday just needs something more than soup.  Mondays need something cookie-like.  So we’re making biscotti (biscottis?).  I would say we’ll save the soup recipe for Friday, but that just doesn’t seem right either.  What day would a soup recipe not depress you?  I know it’s summer and not really soup-time, but it does have coconut in it.  So that makes it summery.

But back to the recipe at hand.  No coconut involved.  But there are pistachios, walnuts, pecans and almonds smooshed onto a thick layer of chocolate.  dah best.

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Baklava Whole Grain Biscotti
Biscotti Dough
  1. 1 2/3 cups oat flour, spooned into measuring cup
  2. 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons salted almond butter
  3. 1/4 cup honey
  4. 1-2 tablespoons milk (enough to make dough 'just' come together)
  5. 1/3 cup raw pistachios
  1. 1 cup chopped nuts (I used 1/4 cup of each: pistachios, almonds, walnuts, pecans)
  2. 3 tablespoon honey
  3. 1 tablespoon butter
  4. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  5. 1/2 cup melted dark chocolate
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix together biscotti dough ingredients. On a non-stick baking sheet, press into a flat log (about 1 1/2 inches thick) and bake 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, toast your nuts in a skillet over medium heat, ~8 minutes with constant stirring/tossing. Reduce heat to low and add in butter. Stir until butter is melted. Stir in honey until all the nuts are coated. Scoop nuts into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Remove biscotti from the oven after the 25 minutes and slice into biscotti shapes. Separate the cookies so they aren't touching. Place back into the oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Allow biscotti to cool for 20 minutes. Melt chocolate and dip the top of each biscotti into the chocolate. Top each liberally with the nut mixture. It will seem like the nuts won't stick, but they will harden up. Allow topped biscotti for cool for 3 hours. Nut topping will have hardened by then.
Makes 8 biscotti
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
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Monday’s were made for dark chocolate toppings.

17 comments on “Baklava Whole Grain Biscotti”

  1. I am sitting in my office eating baklava at 10 AM thanks to a generous coworker (true story), but honestly, these look so much better – nutrition and taste wise! I love milky decaf too, and have started making my own ice coffee that I dilute 50% with milk. Not too shabby, you should give it a try!

  2. yummm. love those flavors, and in biscotti form…. brilliant!

  3. Froyo is awesome! I could eat it everyday for dessert if I could.
    And, the biscotti looks delicious! I love how simple the ingredients are for the dough. =)

  4. This has got to be the best looking biscotti I’ve ever seen!

    And, frozen yogurt is always a good idea…I usually have to bug someone to go with me, too. Lately I just end up going by myself, haha #frozenyogurtismyboyfriend

  5. holy baklava, these look and sound amazing!! can’t wait to try

  6. Yo gurl where’s the whole wheat?! Are these actually baklava oat flour biscotti? Because that would be even cooler. (Or am I completely blind + missing something?) I love how you turn oat flour into everything delicious!!!

    I am so with you on the coffee issue. When I went to Portland, everyone kept recommending these coffee places and I’d be like “Okay yeah sounds great! ….coughexceptIdon’tdrinkcoffeecough.” So unsophisticated :((( Also, putting in my application now as permanent fro yo-craving friend. Except that sometimes I crave ice cream so maybe that’s a black mark against me. Oh well honesty is important right?

    • lol I meant to say ‘whole grain’ but somehow ‘whole wheat’ came out. I blame late night blog post writing. Thanks for the catch! And I’m totally okay with ice cream. TOTALLY! I’ve been wanting to try Fat Cat Creamery! Or Cloud 10 Creamery, which I think you suggested to me like a million years ago.

  7. I would drink coffee if I had these alongside. But I would prefer to have these alone in all their honey-pistachio glory. Something about biscotti makes me want to have a tea party though!
    I will GLADLY be your froyo friend!!

  8. I can’t wait to hear about your soup recipe involving coconut! I vote for revealing it on Wednesday! Hump day needs a little something to make it better!

  9. Count me in. These look amazing. And I love that the batter is only 5 ingredients! Yes!

  10. Biscotti is one of my favorite ways to eat chocolate in the morning (totally makes it not a cookie, right?). I have a passionate love affair with coffee. I actually like the taste and prefer to be able to taste it. A splash of milk and we’re good to go! I also own a milk frother for when I want to feel fancy ;)

  11. that ALWAYS happens at Teavana. I honestly don’t even go in there anymore. somehow they trick you into spending more on a week’s worth of tea than a week’s worth of groceries. i’m now too anxious to even stop for their samples. but anyways thanks for sharing the recipe ! looks super yummy my mom will love these.

  12. Biscotti is pretty involved but always SO worth it. Great job, I love the flavors here!

  13. Um HELLO I will be that friend to eat froyo every night with you! Haha, but really, I am on the same one seems to appreciate it as much as I do, and I literally crave it every single night. The one dessert I will never turn down after being grown up eating ice cream every night. But these biscottis, on point Kylie! I am a lover of all things crunchy, so biscottis are one of my favorites! But one thing I can’t completely agree on..confession: I love coffee :) the smell, the taste when mixed with hot cocoa mix for a delightful mocha, and the comfort of the warmth down to my heart<3 hehe
    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

  14. Ha, we are complete opposites. I’ve always loved my coffee black. I just feel like milk dilutes the taste. Sugar is okay on occasion, but I prefer nothing- these will give my daily cup a little excitement! They’re actually in the oven right now :D siked!!

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