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postheadericon Healthy Almond Biscotti

5.00 avg. rating (93% score) - 4 votes

Healthy Almond Biscotti is a delicious recipe for a traditional Italian crispy cookie made healthier. It takes (20) minutes to prepare and only (10) minutes to bake these delicious and flavorful cookies. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (1 PointsPlus), (2 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (32) Cookies. Healthy Almond Biscotti will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.almond-biscotti

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick cooking spray
1/2 cup Splenda brand,
Sugar Blend for Baking

1/4 cup slivered almonds
2 Tbsp butter
4 egg whites
2 tsp almond extract
2 cups white whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375° F.

2. In a small baking pan, bake almonds 7 to 8 minutes or until almonds are golden brown, watching carefully that almonds do not burn. Set aside.

3. In medium size bowl, beat Sugar Blend and butter with an electric mixer at medium speed until mixture is smooth.

4. Add in egg whites and almond extract to mixture and beat until ingredients are well blended.

5. In large a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and almonds. Mix well.

6. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients until well blended.

7. Coat two 9″x 5″ loaf pans with cooking spray. Divide dough evenly. Wet fingertips and spread half of dough evenly onto bottom of each pan.

8. Bake for 15 minutes or until a knife inserted into center comes out clean.

9. Remove pans from oven and turn out onto cutting board.

10. Once loaves are cool enough to handle, cut each loaf into 16 slices about 1/2″ thick.

11. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and place slices on top of parchment paper.

12. Bake for 5 minutes, turn slices and bake for additional 5 minutes or until slices are golden brown.

13. Serve warm or cool completely and store in airtight container.

YIELD: 32 Servings.
Serving Size: 1 per serving.

Weight Watchers (1 PointsPlus), (2 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 1/2

Diet Exchange:
1/2 Fat + 1/2 Other Carbohydrates + 1/2 Starch

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 55.7, Total Fat: 0.9g, Saturated Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 1.88mg, Sodium: 65.33mg, Sugars: 1.52g, Carbohydrates: 9.2g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 1.5g

Original recipe and image from LifeMed Media, Inc. http://www.dlife.com/diabetes/diabetic-recipes/reciperesults.html?recipeId=6344

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