These Paleo Gingerbread Biscotti are the perfect crunchy, delicious holiday cookie! Naturally gluten and grain free, they’re a yummy festive treat! This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.
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When it comes to the holidays, I’m all about the gingerbread flavored things. Whether it be Healthy Gingerbread Cashew Butter, Healthy Gingerbread Muffins, a Healthy Gingerbread Latte.. you name it, I’m making it.
While I love all of these things, I love these Paleo Gingerbread Biscotti the most if we’re being honest. A crunchy, perfectly crisp, gingerbread biscotti that is naturally gluten + grain free? Sign me up!
These paleo biscotti are one of my favorite holiday treats – and whether you’re gluten/grain free or not – you will love these lightened up treats!
If you’re looking for other holiday recipes check out these Healthy Christmas Recipes!
If you’ve never had biscotti, they’re traditionally filled with sugar, white flour, and often chocolate. So I gave them a MAJOR makeover and removed the gluten/grains/refined sugar.
What makes these biscotti healthier?
- Gluten/Grain Free – Typically biscotti is made with regular white bleached flour – which is fine for the occasional treat – but really offers no nutritional value. These biscotti are made with paleo baking flour which is a mix of gluten/grain free flours that mimics AP flour
- No refined sugar – these biscotti are sweetened with just pure maple syrup! No refined sugar is needed.
- Healthy Fats – Most biscotti recipes call for butter, but this recipe uses coconut oil instead
Ingredients for Paleo Biscotti:
To make these paleo biscotti you’ll need:
- maple syrup
- coconut oil
- vanilla extract
- Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour
- baking soda + baking powder
- cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves
You can find substitutions for all of these ingredients below in the green shaded box.
You’re probably thinking… how can you take out sugar, gluten, and grains from a cookie and have it not taste like cardboard. Believe me – I was wondering if it could be done too… and I’m here to tell you IT CAN!
Wanna know why? Cause’ this Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour is basically magical.
Never in a million years did I ever think I would call any gluten-free baking flour magical. I’ve tried so many and you know what I’ve gotten when using them? Cookies, cakes, and breads that usually get a big fat FAIL written all over them with a trip to the garbage can.
Everything I’ve made with this flour comes out so yummy. A few months ago I made these Paleo Pumpkin Snickerdoodles and they were DELISH. I’ve also tried bagels and a paleo bread that came out so yummy! Seriously… I couldn’t be more impressed.
How to make Paleo Biscotti:
Making paleo biscotti requires a few steps, but it’s totally worth it!
- First- mix together your batter.
- Separate the batter in two.
- Roll into a log-like shape.
- Press the biscotti down to flatten it.
- Bake, then slice + bake again.
- After they’re totally cooked you’ll have perfectly crispy biscotti!
Fair warning.. if you make these.. you’re not going to be able to stop eating them. They’re without a doubt going to disappear verrrry quickly.
Between dipping them in coffee or enjoying them for dessert.. they’re the perfect crispy, slightly sweet treat!
Can you make this recipe with different flour?
I tried making this recipe with a mix of almond, coconut, and tapioca flours – but it did not match the consistency. I recommend purchasing + using the Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour, it truly is worth the money!
Substitutions for paleo biscotti recipe:
These cookies aren’t very versatile but here are a few ways you can customize them!
- Vanilla Extract – You can skip the vanilla extract in this recipe + it will turn out fine. It adds flavor, but vanilla extract is super expensive – so it’s fine to skip it!
- Maple Syrup – You can sub maple syrup for honey in this recipe if you’d like.
- Add Ins – This recipe would be great with dried cranberries or chocolate chips added in. Chopped nuts would also be delicious – feel free to get creative!
How to store biscotti:
Biscotti are meant to be crunchy. If you don’t store them correctly you might wind up with soggy biscotti! For proper storage, allow these to cool completely and store them in an airtight glass container.
Unless you have to – I’d recommend to not store these biscotti with other cookies because they can take on the moisture of the other cookies.
You can also freeze these biscotti in a container or freezer bag!
Paleo Gingerbread Biscotti
- Preheat oven for 350.
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until dough is combined, it will be sticky.
- Form the ‘logs’ to be 2 inches wide and 1 inch high.
- Bake the biscotti at 350 for 25 minutes until they are starting to get golden brown.
- Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and wait 10 minutes for the biscotti to cool. If you don't wait, the biscotti will crumble as you slice. With a very sharp knife – slice the biscotti logs so they are about one inch thick.
- Lay the biscotti on one side + bake for 15 minutes. Remove the biscotti from the oven, flip, and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until they are crisp.
- Allow the biscotti to cool completely + enjoy!