I made these on Saturday night, right before Bobby and I went out to dinner with the cousins. They are perfect for breakfast, dessert, or even a snack. They’re fairly healthy, but they are really flavorful and delicious. I had them for breakfast 2 days in a row. You could veganize them by using an egg substitute.
I say this about a lot of things, but you *must* make these. You will not be disappointed!
Goji Nut Biscotti
Ingredients (makes ~12 small biscotti)
- 1 cup oat bran
- 1/3 cup quick cooking oats (instant) (can sub with flour or oat bran)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 dashes of salt
- 1 teaspoon spice (cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice)
- 1 egg + 1 egg white
- 1/3 cup sweetener (I used Trader Joe’s stevia)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup goji berries
- 1/4 chopped nuts of choice (see notes below)
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Soak the goji berries in hot water.
- Mix together the oat bran, oats, baking soda, salt, and spices.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Beat this pretty well.
- Slowly add the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Drain the berries and add them, and then add the nuts. The dough should be dry enough so that you can work with it. If it’s not, add a bit more oat bran (or don’t add all of the egg mixture).
- Spray a cooking pan with non-stick spray and shape the dough into a long log shape, about 1/2 – 3/4 of an inch high. You can top with extra nuts or oats. Bake this for 20 minutes.
- Remove the log from the oven and reduce heat to 300F. Cut the log into pieces and bake them on one side for 15 minutes. Take them out, turn them over, and bake them for another 15 minutes. If they are still not hard, turn them again and cook for 10 more minutes.
- Enjoy dipped in coffee, tea, peanut butter, or plain.
For the nuts I used these things I found in the Asian grocery store called “olive kernels” (seen above). I recognize the flavor, but I have no idea what they really are, or if maybe they have another name. The nut is definitely used in a Christmas cookie that I have every year, but I cannot remember which cookie and I have been unable to find out anything online.
Help! Do you know what these nuts might be?