Crunchy Keto Almond Biscotti


Step 1Pre-heat oven to 160 °C/ 320 °F (fan assisted), or 180 °C/ 355 °F (conventional). Mix dry ingredients: almond flour, sweetener, baking powder, xantham gum, spices and almonds together in large bowl. Melt butter and add butter and beaten eggs to mixture. Mix well until a dough forms.

Step 2Line a baking tray with baking paper. Form the dough into a low, wide log shape. The dough is a bit sticky, so I dusted my hands with coconut flour to do this comfortably. Bake for approx. 45 minutes or until loaf is browned on the outside and firm in the centre. Remove from oven and let cool.

Step 3Once cold, slice the loaf into 24 slices about 1 cm (1/2 inch) thick.
Please note: using almond meal instead of wheat flour results in a crumblier consistency and the addition of whole almonds can make this slicing tricky. If your loaf is refusing to slice and is very crumbly, I recommend allowing it to sit out overnight and go slightly stale. This will not affect the finished quality, but will greatly enhance the slice-ability of the loaf.

Step 4Preheat oven to 120 °C/ 250 °F (fan assisted), or 140 °C/ 285 °F (conventional). Lay the slices very carefully in a flat layer on one or two lined baking trays. Toast for 15 to 20 minutes each side.

Step 5Turn oven off, prop oven door open using a wooden spoon and let biscotti cool in oven until crisp.

Step 6Store in an airtight jar.