Gluten Free Blueberry Orange Biscotti with Pistachios

 This biscotti will rock your world. It's full of flavors, textures, and colors, and it has the perfect balance of sweetness. It is way easier to make than you can imagine, and you'll be able to impress anyone and everyone that comes over for a cup of coffee or tea.

Once upon a time, I tried biscotti at Starbucks. It was just one of the typical, mass-produced biscottis that were individually wrapped. While, it was pretty good, I wasn't sold on the biscotti craze. It was extremely dry, even after being dunked in coffee, and it didn't have much flavor. 

One day, I was scrolling the internet for new recipes to try, and I came across one for biscotti. I always thought it was so difficult, but it seriously isn't at all. It's actually very simple. I decided to give it a try and make it for friends and family for Christmas in 2019. That was how it began. My love for homemade biscotti. I make it every year for Christmas, and it is such a treat.

I have seen so many people turn their noses up at the sight of biscotti, because they think it is just a dry, boring, stale cookie. WRONG! It is supposed to be so much more - ditch the prepackaged ones and bake up a batch of these special biscotti. 

I have converted many "biscotti-haters" to the bright side = the biscotti loving side. You can be next! Give it a try! 


What is Biscotti?

 Biscotti is a twice-baked Italian cookie. This biscuit is traditionally made with almonds. You can add any mix-ins, citrus, and flavors that you want. I love changing it up for what I have in my pantry. 

So, Biscotti is essentially a cookie that has been baked in a slab, cut into pieces, and then baked again to dry it out a bit more. 

They are known for being more on the dry and crumbly side, because they are traditionally dunked into coffee, an espresso, or a cup of tea. It is so delicious. 



How to Make Biscotti

It all starts with a simple sugar cookie dough, basically. From here, you can add in dried fruit, citrus zest, nuts, chocolate chips, toasted coconut, or whatever else you might like. 

Next, the dough is put on a parchment lined baking sheet and shaped into a log, baked, and then cooled for about 30 minutes. Once slightly cool, the large cookie is sliced into pieces about 1 inch thick, with a serrated knife, and arranged back on the baking sheet laying flat. 

The biscotti are then baked once more to further dry out the cookie's crumb. This gives it the classic biscotti biscuit texture that makes it perfect for dipping in coffee or tea.


There are so many flavor possibilities to create with biscotti. The dough is simply the canvas that you can add multiple flavors, textures, and colors to. It's so much fun to mix and match ideas.

Different Flavor Ideas for Biscotti

- Dried Blueberries, Pistachios, and Orange Zest

- Dried Cranberries, Pecans, and Lemon Zest

- Dried Cherries, Almonds, and Orange Zest

- Dark Chocolate Chips, Caramel Chips, and Pecans

- Toasted Coconut, Chopped Dried Pineapple, Macadamia Nuts, and Lime Zest

- Dark Chocolate Chips, Mini Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips, and White Chocolate Chips

- Chopped Dried Apples, Caramel Chips, and Pecans

- Toasted Coconut, Dark Chocolate Chips, and Almonds

- Raisins, Cinnamon Chips, and Pecans

- Crushed Oreos, White Chocolate Chips, and Dark Chocolate Chips

Plus, a million and one more ideas. 

Try pairing some of these biscottis with this Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso - I love dunking my biscotti in almost any beverage, but it is fabulous in this coffee drink. 


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