Chocolate Banana Biscotti

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


3/4 cup Ripened Bananas, mashed
1 Egg
2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 3/4 cups plus 2 TBS Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Espresso Powder, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Place banana, egg, brown sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Mix to combine.
In a separate bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Divide into two equal portions and place on a silpat lined baking sheet (or parchment paper) 4 inches apart.
Form each piece of dough into a 6 inch log, about 3 inches wide. Bake for 25 minutes.
When done remove from oven and reduce heat to 250 degrees. Let biscotti cool for 10 minutes.
Using a serrated knife, cut biscotti into diagonal strips
Place back on the cookie sheet and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until crisp. (I turned mine half way for even coloring.) Let cool at least 20 minutes.
Optional: Decorate the top of the biscotti with chocolate. Melt chocolate chips in microwave in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth.




I decided to make some biscotti for a few reasons. We will be drinking mass quantities of coffee over the next few days, and who doesn't love to dip something in coffee (or any warm drink). Also biscotti last a while since they are baked until dry. Hopefully I will have some left for our first morning as #239, but they may not last that long!

These are flavorful and fantastic. They had a subtle banana flavor when eaten dry, but when you dipped them into your coffee the flavor was much stronger.


24 servings


Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 8:07pm


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