These Chocolate Gluten Free Biscotti are super intense and chocolatey. They’re also grain free & rich in antioxidants from 3 kinds of chocolate. Pair one (or 2!) with a cup of coffee for a nourishing and delicious afternoon treat!

I’m really so very, very sorry, but I had to do it.

I was forced by my fellow Recipe ReDuxers to post yet ANOTHER chocolate recipe this month-these uber chocolatey gluten-free biscotti that will satisfy ALL your chocolate cravings. Trust me!

I’m sure after my Molten Lava Cake with Raspberries, and last week’s Cinnamon Almond Mocha, you’re all quite done with chocolate for the month.

No?

Whew.

I hope not, because I have a REALLY good one for you today.

Welcome to February’s Theme: β€œChocolate Love Is In The Air” It’s no secret that indulgent chocolate recipes are in high demand in February. Obviously the moderation thing comes into play, but chocolate can be a healthy choice especially when used as a compliment to other good-for-you foods. This month, we’re creating chocolate recipes that will make the heart grow fonder – and stronger.

In honor, of this months “healthier chocolate” theme, I’ve got a XXX dose (cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate chips, and cacao nibs) of heart healthy chocolate for you in these scrumptious Chocolate Gluten Free Biscotti. Yum!

Let’s talk about the health benefits of chocolate first…

  • Cocoa beans are loaded with flavonoids which are beneficial to the body in terms of reducing blood pressure and reducing the blood’s ability to clot, thus reducing the risk for heart attack and stroke.
  • Cocoa and chocolate  contain phenylethylamine and small amounts of caffeine which may have a slight antidepressant and stimulant effect by increasing levels of dopamine, serotonin, and adrenaline in the body. {Don’t you already feel happier reading this :-)?}
  • Raw cacoa nibs not only are a REALLY super duper rich source of antioxidants, but they also are a good source of magnesium and fiber as well.

Taking inspiration from this recipe from Elana’s pantry and this recipe from David Lebovitz, I set to work creating my first-ever batch of gluten-free biscotti, and let me tell you, they are absolutely delicious!

Lucky for me, I still had some cacao nibs from the Villa Vanilla Spice Plantation in Costa Rica.

My experimentation turned out perfectly.

Perfectly, that is, if you like not too sweet but intensely rich chocolate gluten-free biscotti, just the kind of thing for an afternoon “pick-me-up”.

Let’s make some Chocolate Gluten Free Biscotti!

gluten free chocolate biscotti dough on a white surface.
Gluten Free Chocolate Biscotti Dough
Baked gluten free chocolate biscotti cut into slices.
Baked Gluten Free Chocolate Biscotti
XXX Chocolate Biscotti

Triple XXX Chocolate Gluten Free Biscotti

These Chocolate Gluten Free Biscotti are super intense and chocolatey. They're also grain free & rich in antioxidants from 3 kinds of chocolate. Pair one (or 2!) with a cup of coffee for a nourishing and delicious afternoon treat!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 22 biscotti

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder , non-alkalized
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup bitersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine almond flour, sugar, cocoa powder, arrowroot powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well with a fork, then make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  • Mix well until ingredients are combined. Add chocolate chips and cacao nibs and stir until mixed in to dough.
  • Divide dough in half and form in to two logs, approximately 4 inches by 9 inches, on each baking sheet. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes {dough should be firm to touch}, then remove from oven and let cool for approximately 20 minutes.
  • Reduce temperature to 300 degrees. Using a serrated knife, cut the logs into 1/2 inch slices on the diagonal. Place slices, cut side down, on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and flip the cookies over. {Be careful as the melted chocolate chips will be hot!} Bake another 10 minutes, then remove from oven and let cool completely before serving.
  • Once baked and cooled, you may store the cookies in an airtight container for up to two weeks. That is, if they last that long!

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low FODMAP, Vegetarian
Keyword chocolate biscotti, grain free biscotti
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Let’s Chat! Have you ever made gluten free biscotti before? Did you know that biscotti means “twice-baked” in Italian? Have you ever been to Costa Rica before???

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43 Comments

  1. Debbie Gertner says:

    Looks yummy. Would it be possible to makes these with another fat than coconut oil. I may be intolerant to it! And since it’s only me that would be having these, how would you suggest storing them to last a month or more. Can I freeze them? What best? Thanks!!

    1. EA Stewart says:

      Thanks so much Debbie! Absolutely, you can make these gluten free biscotti with a different type of oil. I like organic high oleic expeller pressed sunflower oil. It’s rich in heart healthy monounsaturated fats and has a nice, neutral taste. As for storage, I haven’t tried freezing them, but you should be able to. I did a little research on storing biscotti and found recommendations to layer them with a paper towel in an airtight container. You can keep this at room temp for up to 2 weeks or freeze them for up to 3 months. Give it a try and let me know how it works πŸ™‚ Cheers!

  2. We love biscotti at our house! I was so happy to find this recipe. The texture of the finished cookies is just perfect!

    1. EA Stewart says:

      Hi Jessica! Yay! So happy you found my biscotti recipe and gave it a try. I haven’t made them in awhile. Thanks for the reminder to make them soon πŸ™‚ Cheers!

  3. Sonali- The Foodie Physician says:

    Triple XXX chocolate for Valentine’s Day sounds pretty risquΓ©!! Lol πŸ™‚ Seriously though, these look and sound phenomenal!!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Sonali πŸ™‚ Hope you have a fabulous Valentine’s Day!

  4. Kim - Liv Life says:

    One can never have too much chocolate!!! I adore biscotti. We actually made 5 batches for Liv’s dance showcase last weekend and apparently the girls love biscotti too! These beauties are definitely going on our to try list, chocolate is always a favorite. I’ve not worked with the almond flour, but it’s idea for the girls at competitions for energy. Sold!
    You are a good mom for spending the night on the ship! Our school didn’t do that field trip, but one of the girls I carpool with did. She loved the night, but didn’t get much sleep (fingers crossed for you!) Apparently she did something wrong as I believe she spent some time swabbing the decks!! So not to self, don’t get into trouble!
    Let us know how it goes and I sure hope the chicken is waiting for you when you get home. You will deserve it!

  5. teri@managedmacros says:

    They are so beautiful! They look rich, flavorful and so yummy!!! I would love to have one with my coffee right now! I love of the dough, its so clear and detailed. As ususal…a fabulous post. Thanks for sharing!!!

  6. yay! gluten free biscotti….so making these!

  7. I have never made biscotti before, but I definitely want to try. Yours turned out so nicely. I think I remember once I learned that it meant twice baked, because it sounds so familiar, but I can’t remember when or where (maybe when I was in Italy?).

  8. Marie Spano says:

    These look delicious! LIke Gina I would also pair these with a fabulous cup of coffee in the morning!

  9. Gina (The Candid RD) says:

    I have never made biscotti and I didn’t know it meant “twice baked” either. I do love biscotti, and now that I’m thinking about it I don’t think I’ve ever had a chocolate one!! This sounds great (and reading this post makes me want some chocolate in my coffee this morning!).

  10. Simply Life says:

    oooh- I would love this for breakfast…or dessert! perfect!

  11. Deb @ knitstamatic says:

    Love biscotti and these look delicious. You know with just a few small tweaks I think I can wrangle a Passover version from your recipe, it’s already so close!

  12. Lovely color and great pics!Never made biscotti before, but I think I should try making them sooner than later πŸ™‚

  13. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    I’m all about the chocolate so these are right up my alley!

  14. Lauren Slayton says:

    Ha ha, so these are porn cookies? They sound great but xxx made me chuckle.

  15. EA-The spicy rd says:

    Thanks so much for all your lovely comments! I wish I could have you all over for afternoon biscotti, coffee, and tea πŸ™‚

  16. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says:

    I only need arrowroot powder and cacao nibs to make this recipe. Thanks for sharing. So drool-worthy!!

  17. Reem | Simply Reem says:

    This is a recipe I will be dreaming about till I make it and have it…
    I love biscotti’s and being a chocolate one this is even more special…
    Yumm….

  18. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says:

    fabulous!!! great recipes and photo

  19. Another fabulous recipe. I love your photos of all the chocolate, makes me want to cook the recipe even more!

  20. Those are some chocolatey looking biscotti – can’t believe they’re gluten-free!

  21. Nicole @WholeHealthRD says:

    I oddly enough have all these ingredients on hand :p I normally am not a biscotti fan, but these have me intrigued. Anything with triple chocolate must be good!

  22. The chocolate Biscotti Looks fantastic! Wish I had some now! A beautiful post with great photos! Yes, I have been to Cost Rica,and Yes I follow David Lebowitz but did not know biscotti menat twice baked! Thanks!

  23. oh, ea… why can’t we be neighbors?

  24. Erin @ WholesomeRD says:

    Wow – these look delicious! Not to mention beautiful pictures and interesting information on chocolate!! πŸ™‚

  25. Grain Crazy says:

    Wow! Now that is an amazing recipe. And almond flour! Sounds incredible!

    Britney

  26. Melanie Flinn says:

    No, I never grow tired of chocolate recipes. Great shots- as always! I have been to Manual Antonio before twice, but was almost 8 years ago and did not know of the plantation! Next time!

  27. Karriann Graf says:

    EA I’ll read your chocolate posts all day long πŸ˜‰ These chocolate biscotti look awesome!

  28. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos says:

    gasp this recipe looks AMAZING. i love chocolate in all forms. yay for delightful gluten free baking.

  29. a spoonful of yumm says:

    chocolate biscotti looks yummy ! love the images πŸ™‚

  30. gabriella vetere, RD says:

    This looks amazing!! I have been seeing cocoa nibs more now like in my market down the street had cocoa nibs by Theo! Great post! I am going to pin it! πŸ™‚

  31. Kristen (swanky dietitian) says:

    Oh my gosh! My mouth is seriously watering after reading this post. These look just amazing! I have never made biscotti but I am going to have to attempt it after reading this post! πŸ™‚

  32. Dr Barb, Nutrition Budgeteer says:

    I love maing biscotti cookies. I make them for family and friends every Christmas holiday. Last Christmas, my brother gave me a package of chocolate nibs that he suggested I put in my morning coffee. Now, I have another great way to luse them. Thanks.

  33. Alysa (InspiredRD) says:

    Yum! So excited to make these. Perfect for my afternoon chocolate cravings!

  34. Danielle Omar says:

    EA, you never cease to inspire. πŸ™‚ All this biscotti needs is to be dipped in more chocolate. Wish I were enjoying one of these lovelies right now with my tea. Perfection!

  35. Love the photo of dough…SWOON. Of course the final product looks amazing too. So creative with the 3 chocolate products – love the descriptive photo of all 3. Very helpful to folks! XXX and O’s to you too!

  36. Sanjeeta kk says:

    Wow..what beautiful clicks, EA! Love the close up shot of the biscotti dough.

  37. I’ve got a new bag of nibs and anything that’s got XXX must have my name on it. I’ll give these a try. Yum.

  38. Biscotti is one of absolute favorite things to make and I’m sure almond flour would give an amazing taste – not to mention the triple dose of chocolate (love the name of the recipe and photos, as always!)

  39. I can’t WAIT to make this recipe!! Wonderful!!

  40. Regan @ The Professional Palate says:

    I LOVE cacao nibs… only, I find them a bit hard to find ;-(

    This is super high on my must make list.

    And thanks for bringing us our first XXX recipe. I’m impressed πŸ˜‰