Almond Biscotti

Low Carb Almond Biscotti

from christmas-cookie.com

About 2 grams of carbs per cookie.

 

Makes about 48

16 ounces sliced, blanched almonds

1 cup soy flour

1 teaspoon xanthan gum*

1 teaspoon salt

1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup Splenda or Maltitol Crystals

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon orange extract

 

Preheat oven to 325 F. Measure out 1 cup of almonds and set aside. In a blender, grind the rest of the almonds to make flour. Put the almond flour in a bowl, and add the soy flour, salt, xanthan gum and cinnamon. Mix the dry ingredients together and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, blend the oil and Splenda. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla and orange extracts, mixing well. Add the dry ingredients to the oil mixture, blending well. Add the reserved sliced almonds. This will make an oily soft dough. Divide the dough into four sections, and form each section in a small loaf approximately 2 inches wide and 1 inch high. Put the loaves on a large greased baking sheet. Bake for about 40 minutes. Remove from oven, and reduce oven temperature to 200 F. Take the loaves off the cookie sheet and put them on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, slice each loaf into

about a dozen pieces, about 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick. Put the slices back on the cookie sheet, cut sides down. When all the loaves are sliced, put the baking sheet back in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove, turn the slices over, and put back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes.

 

These can be stored in an airtight container or in the freezer for several weeks.

 

Note: * Xanthan gum can be purchased at health food stores. It keeps the cookies from being too crumbly. It is not recommended that you omit this ingredient. Adapted from a recipe found on rec.food.recipes. Original source unknown.

 

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About wahoowa96

I am a low carb fan and have been for over a year now. Before I discovered this way of eating, I was pre-diabetic, had off the charts cholesterol and high blood pressure. With no meds, all of that stuff is normal now. Thank you so much, Dr. Atkins, for showing me such a wonderful way of eating that is delicious, satisfying and healthy! Even if you don't struggle with your weight, I highly recommend you taking on the low carb way of life. The health benefits to doing so are legion! I have a beautiful wife and two of the most adorable children a dad could ask for.
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