Gluten Free Chocolate Cranberry & Almond Biscotti

In the lead up to Christmas and so there has been a less than usual amount of baking in our house. December has brought two overseas trips, out of town guests, the beginning of a new job and a winter cold. I have been juggling a few too many things for my mental health. But there is always baking, which is strangely a wonderful stress relief for me. And with only one day remaining until Christmas, I spent plenty of time in the kitchen today.

This festive Christmas Eve, we are spending in Hong Kong. It’s a quiet time of the year because almost everyone we know heads “home” for the holidays. Tonight we headed to a dear friend’s house for some holiday cheer (and by cheer, I mean bubbles- YES!). Being a friend of a foodie, I always know the way to her heart, so I decided to make these beautiful Biscotti biscuits for her. Sugar free and gluten free they are just a little but naughty and mostly just NICE and delicious.

Time to prepare: 60 minutes


  • 1.5 cups of Almond Flour
  • 1/2 cup of Coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp holiday spice (you can substitute cinnamon)
  • 2 tsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1/2 cups of almonds
  • 1/2 cups cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 180 Celsius
  • In large bowl, mix dry ingredients (Almond flour, coconut flour, cacao, baking soda, baking powder, and holiday spice)

  • Chop Almonds and cranberries. Add to dry ingredients and mix
  • In small bowl, mix eggs, vanilla, and honey
  • Mix all ingredients together and form a dough
  • Line baking sheet with baking paper and form a dough into a shallow loaf

  • Bake for approx 15 minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow loaf to cool for 10-15 minutes
  • Slice loaf with serrated knife and place pieces into oven again

  • Bake pieces for 8- 10 minutes on each side until brown (total of approx 20 minutes)
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool
  • While pieces are cooling, melt one bar of dark chocolate in small pot over low heat. If the texture is too thick you can add 1-2 tbs coconut oil. Whisk until smooth
  • Pour chocolate over biscotti pieces and chill on lined baking paper until ready to eat

May Santa bring you lots of love and joy with friends and family this year. Merry Christmas to all!


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