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Orange, Carob and Chia Seed Biscotti

We are trying to reduce our intake of refined sugar so when we were sent some Cheery Chia bars by Supertreats I decided it was a great opportunity to try some sugar-free baking. These Orange, Carob and Chia Seed Biscotti contain no refined sugar and are packed full of dried fruit. We haven't used nuts so the kids can take them to school, but they would also make a lovely addition. It really is a 'use whatever you fancy' sort of recipe, and since the base dough is unsweetened there is no reason why you couldn't make a savoury version - I think parmesan and herbs would be a lovely starting point.

 

These Orange, Carob and Chia Seed Biscotti contain no refined sugar and are packed with goodness. Our easy to follow recipe is endlessly adaptable - you can even use it to make a savoury biscotti!

We Used:

225g Plain Flour - we used Spelt
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 Medium Eggs
2 x 40g Cheery Chia Supertreats Bar chopped
50g Chopped Dried Apricots and 50g Dried Cranberries
Zest and Juice of 1 Orange

 

These Orange, Carob and Chia Seed Biscotti contain no refined sugar and are packed with goodness. Our easy to follow recipe is endlessly adaptable - you can even use it to make a savoury biscotti!

Method:

Simply combine the dry ingredients, stir, then add in the wet - combining until you have a stiff dough. If you find your dough too wet or dry just add a little more flour or a touch of water.

 

These Orange, Carob and Chia Seed Biscotti contain no refined sugar and are packed with goodness. Our easy to follow recipe is endlessly adaptable - you can even use it to make a savoury biscotti!

Shape your dough into a slightly flattened log and place on a tray lined with baking parchment.

 

These Orange, Carob and Chia Seed Biscotti contain no refined sugar and are packed with goodness. Our easy to follow recipe is endlessly adaptable - you can even use it to make a savoury biscotti!

Bake at 150C for about 25 minutes until it is lightly baked (pale golden), then remove from the oven and leave to cool for 20 minutes.

 

These Orange, Carob and Chia Seed Biscotti contain no refined sugar and are packed with goodness. Our easy to follow recipe is endlessly adaptable - you can even use it to make a savoury biscotti!

Once the log has cooled for 20 minutes use a serrated knife to cut into slices 1cm thick.

 

These Orange, Carob and Chia Seed Biscotti contain no refined sugar and are packed with goodness. Our easy to follow recipe is endlessly adaptable - you can even use it to make a savoury biscotti!

Place the slices flat on the tray and return to the oven for a second baking. To achieve the characteristic hardness of biscotti the biscuits need to be dry through. I start with about 10 minutes for each side but keep a fairly close eye on them.

 

These Orange, Carob and Chia Seed Biscotti contain no refined sugar and are packed with goodness. Our easy to follow recipe is endlessly adaptable - you can even use it to make a savoury biscotti!

Once baked to your liking allow to cool and store in an air-tight tin. Due to these biscotti not containing any fat, they should keep well for at least 2-3 weeks.

We are currently running a giveaway to win a box of Cheery Chia bars which you can find here.

 

These Orange, Carob and Chia Seed Biscotti contain no refined sugar and are packed with goodness. Our easy to follow recipe is endlessly adaptable - you can even use it to make a savoury biscotti!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Sheila

    We tried this last night and it was so good. We added some nuts and I can say that I can eat this all day.

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful and healthy recipe.

    August 20, 2017 at 3:42 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thank you so much for coming back and letting us know you tried our recipe Sheila – I bet the nuts were a lovely addition!

      August 23, 2017 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    I’ve never tried making biscotti before. This looks and sounds delicious. A savoury version with parmesan and herbs also sounds yummy 🙂

    July 10, 2017 at 12:55 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      They’re wasy to make Louise, and make fab presents – we often give them away at Christmas. I really like the idea of savoury ones too 🙂

      July 26, 2017 at 8:19 am
  • Reply Michelle

    They sound so yummy Sarah. I’m a sucker for a good biscotti, and these look delicious! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try, although someone else will have to make them for me 😉

    July 7, 2017 at 8:31 am
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