Maple Walnut Biscotti

There is always a time for sweets-
baked goods or coffee
For those who love to eat-
this Christmas,
Consider gifting them biscotti!

^^^ That was my rap. I have unleashed my inner rapper. Want to know where it comes from? I’ll tell you.

Maple Walnut Biscotti | www.alldayieat.com

You know when I was a wee little one, the first two tapes that I ever bought were:

I played it on the way to school one day in the car. After my mom heard the uncensored language, she promptly returned them for me.

I then wanted 2Pac’s Me Against the World and Gun’s N’ Roses Use Your Illusion, but because they had the “parental advisory” sticker on it, she wouldn’t let me. Why don’t you buy Michael Jackson she said, but I just wasn’t into it… So until I got older, I had to stick with the censored versions on MTV and the radio. True story.

Back to my delicious biscotti. There are 12 days until Christmas.

Have you decided what you are going to do for gifts?

If not, please allow me to present to you, a tasty and edible option. These biscotti should be considered as a gift for these reasons:

  • It’s edible and everyone’s gotta eat
  • Probably won’t find this in stores
  • Homemade = more personal
  • It’s easy to make: at a high level, you could summarize the process in 4 steps – mix, bake, cut and bake again
  • It keeps for at least a week (sealed in an airtight glass container or heavy ziplock)
  • It’s not overly sweet and not overly rich
  • Goes great with tea or coffee
  • It has walnuts which are healthy to eat since they have good fats
  • ____________fill in the blank with anything else i could be missing ?

To summarize, I would describe these biscotti as having notes of butter and a delicate, subtle maple flavor. There are firm toasted walnuts for added texture and flavor. The walnuts easily give way when you break into them with your shark-like teeth. The aftertaste is clean and comforting. The perfect way to wake up with your morning coffee on a cold winter day.

Here is a video clip showing me cutting up the mother piece into little baby biscotti and laying out for the second bake:

 

 

In case you missed them, here are some of my other breakfast recipes!

 

 

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Course breakfast
Cuisine New American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
6-8" pieces
Ingredients
Course breakfast
Cuisine New American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
6-8" pieces
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment. Spread walnuts in a single layer and toast for 8 to 10 minutes (or until a light gold brown).
  2. Meanwhile, beat together the eggs, sugars, and maple syrup. Once combined, add the melted butter, and beat until smooth.
  3. In another bowl, mix in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix until just combined. Lastly, add in the nuts.
  4. Transfer dough to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Wet your hands with water, and shape into a 8" x 16" flat disc, about and 1" thick. (wet hands prevent the dough from sticking to you)
  5. Bake the biscotti dough for 25-30 minutes. It's okay if the dough has not completely browned. Notice the bottom part is a bit darker than the top. You are going to bake this again, so it will be uniform once complete.
  6. Remove from the oven, and cool for about 10 minutes.
  7. Use a knife to cut the baked dough, slightly on the diagonal, about 1/2" thick. Place the slices on their side (interior of the biscotti should face down) on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, until the biscotti's cut sides are beginning to brown. Remove them from the oven, and cool. Enjoy right away or store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

OPTIONAL: For an added crunch or if you absolutely love your sugar, sprinkle with Demerara or Turbinado sugar prior to the first bake.

 

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28 thoughts on “Maple Walnut Biscotti

    • January 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm
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      you’ll want to chop them into small pieces before mixing into the batter

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  • December 18, 2016 at 4:19 am
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    I have never tried biscotti before but your recipe looks so easy and quick. So delicious.
    I would love to try this recipe.

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  • December 17, 2016 at 4:24 pm
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    These look great. I love a biscotti when it’s crunchy and when I dip it in my coffee and it goes soft. Perfect both ways!

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  • December 17, 2016 at 4:06 pm
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    Biscotti and coffee! Great! I will try your recipe!

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  • December 17, 2016 at 3:23 pm
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    I love these ones in coffee shop…will surely try this at home next time!!

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  • December 16, 2016 at 3:31 pm
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    I have never had a biscotti before but you made it seem easy to make & delicious. Btw I loved your rap lol.

    xoxo
    Isaly Holland
    http://www.memoriesbyisaly.com

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    • December 17, 2016 at 8:15 am
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      thank you Isaly! they are like cookies but usually not as heavy, hope you give this a try 🙂

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  • December 16, 2016 at 2:10 pm
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    Love biscotti with morning coffee. you make them look so easy to make might have to give it a whirl!

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  • December 16, 2016 at 12:15 pm
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    i like this recipe! its easy.. I would love to try it! Btw nice photos and video! Thanks for sharing with us! i pin it for sure

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  • December 16, 2016 at 11:42 am
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    Super fun! This would make a unique gift for my friends and neighbors. I’m going to give this a try!

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    • December 17, 2016 at 8:16 am
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      thank you Daria! would love to hear how it turns out !!

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  • December 16, 2016 at 11:25 am
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    I love this post. Especially the fact that it has a video to go with it!

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  • December 13, 2016 at 11:08 pm
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    I don’t think I can wait for a long time to try attempting these lovely Maple Walnut Biscotti. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing. The pics are awesome and the recipe is put in a very simple way so that all can understand.

    UK
    http://fashionablefoodz.com

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    • December 15, 2016 at 8:47 am
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      Absolutely! thanks for stopping by Christy!

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