Eggless Almond Biscottis

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Eggless Almond Biscottis

Two weeks back I borrowed Vegan Italiano book by Donna Klein from the library in order to send a couple of entries to DK's AWED - Italy and Dee's Herb Mania - Basil.  But due to some reason or the other I was not able to open the book until yesterday.  The book has everything from appetizers, soups, salads, one pot meals to decadent desserts.  I don't know why, but I always start from the last in any book/magazine (not fiction though).  Once I also heard an astrologer mention that "Mithuna" (Gemini) rasi people tend to do that.  While doing so I found this simple almond biscotti recipe using applesauce.  The amount of fat/oil used in the recipe also caught my attention.  It requires just 1.5 tablespoons of canola oil!

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Eggless Almond Biscottis Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
15 Mins18 Mins + Cooling Time15 Biscottis
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Eggless Almond Biscottis
5.0 from 3 reviews
A very simple recipe to bake eggless almond biscottis using whole wheat flour and applesauce.
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour (See My Notes)
  • 3/4 Cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar (See My Notes)
  • 6 Tablespoons Sweetened Applesauce
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pure Almond Extract (I Made It 1/4 Teaspoon)
  • 3/4 Cup Slivered Almonds
Procedure:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (175C) for 15 minutes.
  2. Line a standard size baking sheet with foil or parchment and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder, and salt until thoroughly combined.
  4. In a medium bowl whisk together the sugar, applesauce, oil and extracts.
  5. Add the sugar mixture and almonds to the flour mixture, stirring to combine.
  6. Finish mixing with your hands until thoroughly combined.
  7. With floured hands, shape the dough into 1 log about 3 inch wide and 3/4 inch in thickness and transfer to prepared baking sheet. (See My Notes)
  8. Bake on the center rack 25 minutes or until firm to the touch.
  9. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let cool 15 minutes.
  10. Decrease the oven temperature to 300F(150C).
  11. Using a sharp knife carefully cut the cooled log crosswise into 1/2 inch wide slices.
  12. Remove the foil and place the slices, cut-side down, on the baking sheet.
  13. Bake about 7 to 10 minutes, or until bottoms are just golden.
  14. Turn the slices over and bake to 5 to 8 minutes, or until bottoms are golden.
  15. Using a spatula, transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
  16. Store in airtight containers up to two weeks, or freeze.
My Notes:
  1. Shaping the dough into a log: At first I floured the surface and tried making log, but transferring it to the baking sheet was a little tricky. Instead I rolled back the dough into a ball again and transferred it to the baking sheet and formed a log on the sheet itself. This was very easy.
  2. Also slicing the baked log, requires patience, because it tends to break in the middle.
  3. I observed that the baking time mentioned in the recipe (both for baking the log and for baking the slices) are just approximations. It took another 5-8 minutes to get the desired result.
  4. The biscottis came out well, but I would suggest using all purpose flour itself instead of whole wheat flour and also reducing the quantity of sugar to 1/2 cup. It was very sweet to our taste, also it had an earthy flavor because of the whole wheat flour. I have made chocolate cookies using whole wheat flour earlier and my family loved it, but we felt that it did not work out for the biscottis. This eggless biscotti recipe is definitely a keeper and I will be baking it regularly using all purpose flour.
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49 COMMENTS

  1. sunshinemom

    UMMMMMM! Wish I could have this!

  2. varsha

    hi would like to kno which brand apple sauce to use, i have never used one before..pl do help..i really want to try this out
    thanks

    Varsha, any brand is fine. I used the store brand (Giant). Use the smooth version. If you are able to find only the chunky, blend it in a mixer before using it. Also bake for the minimum time mentioned in th recipe and then increase the time accordingly, if required. Mine looked as if it needed more time in the oven so I kept extra 5-8 minutes.

  3. Darshana

    Madhu I appreciate your quick response and will try it soon and update the results. Thank you onceagain.

  4. Darshana

    Dear Madhu

    Hi, I am excited to find a eggless biscotti recepie. Thanks a ton. Can applesauce be substituted with oil or sugar.

    Darshana, the recipe already has just 1.5 tablespoon of oil, so I don’t think it’s necessary to replace it with applesauce, because it is also one of the ingredients. But I would definitely recommend to cut back on the sugar. It was way too much sweet for our taste.

  5. Hima

    I never had biscotti till today.. so no idea how they taste.. but your eggless version is tempting me to try once..

    I am hosting an event called Sunday Snacks, would appreciate if you can come up with something for that event too.. the theme is Bake it.. so might be an apt one for you.. 😉

  6. Paru

    Looks very delicious..First time here..lovely blog with great recipes..

  7. Dee

    Lovely picture madhu , biscotti and eggless… its a must try… btw can u tell me where did u find the recipe of cracked wheat idli .. can u post it ?

    Cheers!

    Dee

  8. Roma

    yummy Madhu ! Makes me want to pick one right away!

  9. sia

    recently i have been bitten by baking bug. i am happy to discover eggless biscotti but will follow ur suggestion and use self-raising flour.
    and madhu, gorgeous pic…

  10. notyet100

    thy look so yum,..

  11. sushma

    :grin:biscotti looks so yummy and nice i never baked it thanks for sharing the receipe

  12. Cham

    Eggless biscottis are looking 2 good Madhu 😛

  13. krystyna

    I like almonds!

  14. krystyna

    Sounds very good and yoummy to me.
    Tkanks!!!

    Best wishes to you and yours!

  15. Uma

    Definitely a delicious biscotti! Love the fact that it requires less amount of oil.

  16. shri

    😛 Yummy recipe

  17. Anjali Damerla

    Very yummy looking biscotti.
    I once tried making some.I don’t know what I did wrong but my biscottis came out very dry and crumbly. I never tried making again.
    I should try your recipe.

  18. A-kay

    Thanks for posting the egg-free version – will surely try this.

  19. srimathi(foody.guru)

    I am so glad to see an eggless biscotti recipe. They look very delicious and makes me want to grab one. Very nice pictures.

  20. DivyA Vikram

    Madhu..I made a similar one using anise..Looks too good..They taste perfect with coffee n tea..

  21. Sweatha

    Will try it !Thanks for sharing

  22. Priti

    These Biscottis looking real gud…so crispy and the colour is awesome..from bgr use to get almond biscottis but yours looks better than those

  23. sangeeth

    wow! u inspire me to bake girl!!!luve the recipe 🙂

  24. kamala

    I have one Biscotti in my blog with eggs . I want to try this eggless version since my hubby didnot like the smell of egg in it..Grt job Madhu!!!