Sugar Free Gingerbread Biscotti

I had a conversation with my mum the other day about the beauty of biscotti. It stemmed from the fact that almost a year to this day, I shared her infamous fruit free biscotti recipe.

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She asked me what home made foodie gifts I’d had intentions of making and sharing this year. I told her none. I also told her to have a look in my freezer.

She declined and said a flight to Sydney for such an endeavour was ridiculous.

Oh mother. I was clearly joking.

 

I then went into a big spiel about how biscotti was the one biscuit or cookie you could get away with over cooking because of it’s crispy factor- unless you turned it charcoal. Not that I’ve ever experienced that….

In Australia, it’s our iconic biscuit or ‘cookie’- the Tim Tam- which is designed for dunking in a cup of coffee or tea. There’s even an art to it- the infamous ‘Tim Tam slam’– Bite one end of the Tim Tam and dunk it in coffee or tea and well…suck the coffee or tea through the Tim Tam. Wow, that doesn’t sound anything below PG13. 

Seeing as Tim Tams are only available readily here in Australia (promise you it’s worth the trip just for them- Ask Davs, Meg and Charlotte if you don’t believe me), the next best thing to dunk in your hot beverage is biscotti. Bonus points if it’s Gingerbread biscotti. Ten points to Gryffindor if the drink is a Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Latte.

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For this biscotti recipe, I trialled it twice- One standard version (which was gluten free and used sugar) and also a version using Natvia and Norbu- the natural sweetener based off stevia and erythritol. I find it imperative to trial out recipes a couple of times when offering suggestions or substitutions because there is the assumption everything can be swapped quantity for quantity when in reality- they can have huge repercussions.

Seeing as it’s the festive season, Gingerbread biscotti just had to happen…that and the fact that a peppermint version didn’t sound too appealing to dunk in tea. The combination of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon work well with the dried currants. After several friends on my blog’s facebook page requested more nut free recipes, I completely omitted them but feel free to add some in!

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The irony- last year’s biscotti was fruit free. This year it’s nut free.

Maybe next year it will be just fruit and nuts and no biscotti at all. 

Sugar Free Gingerbread Biscotti
A crispy, delicious biscotti tasting like gingerbread with a sugar free option- naturally gluten free!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup gluten free flour, plus more for kneading, sifted
  2. 1 tsp baking powder
  3. 1 tsp cinnamon
  4. 1 tsp nutmeg
  5. 2 tsp ginger
  6. 1/4 cup + 2 T Natvia natural sweetener/Norbu Sweetener (or 1/4 cup caster sugar)
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 1 cup dried currants
  10. 1 cup raisins
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and sweetener of choice and mix until combined.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs with the vanilla extract. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Slowly fold in the currants and raisins until incorporated. Do not over mix.
  4. On a floured surface, pour the dough from the bowl and lightly knead it until the clumps are removed.
  5. Form the dough into a log shape and place gently on a baking tray and put in the oven for approximately 25 minutes, or until slightly firm. Keep oven turned on.
  6. Remove the log shaped dough from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  7. Once cooled, slice the dough into thin slices (about 1 cm each) and spread out back into the baking tray and put it back in the oven for a further 10 minutes.
Notes
  1. Biscotti is best when eaten crispy. If you really want more softer versions, do not put back in the oven after cooling and slicing.
Adapted from Easy Gluten Free Biscotti Recipe
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Have a great Monday stunners. Here’s to a….stunning start to the week.

Have you ever tried a Tim Tam?

Drinking hot drinks through a cookie- Genius or Kim Kardashian hoochy?

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86 thoughts on “Sugar Free Gingerbread Biscotti

  1. I just made biscotti and remember how I loved them last year – I still do! I’m going to make your version next weekend!! And I’ll try to make them really crispy this time. I’m already excited, can’t wait for the gingerbread taste 🙂

  2. I adore biscotti–seriously, I have a problem with this brand call Irene’s that I just mow through., I tried to make biscotti one time, and it was a total failure, though. I will just have to try again I guess!

  3. Yay more gingerbread lol… I’m obviously a big fan hahaha!! 🙂 and I’ve never tried a Tim Tam… After you’re description MUST Hahahah 😉

  4. What is with Aussies and Tim Tam? My friend Alex brought a pack of those cookies from Australia, I mean they’re kinda okay but your gingerbread biscotti look 100x better, not to mention how healthier they are!

  5. Gingerbread is my favorite holiday flavor…and I love biscotti! So it goes without saying that I would love these. If you get in the gifting mood, then I would gladly take a batch (or three) off of your hands. Oh, and you totally need to try the American-style biscotti. They are more like a cookie than a crunchy Italian-style biscotti. Both versions are delicious…and both go great with coffee. (Leave it up to the Americans to add more butter to a recipe, though…haha!)

  6. I grew up in Hong Kong and we had tim tams! My sister loved them and ate soooo many of them when she was a kid. Having gone to university in Britain, I think I’m more of a dark chocolate digestive girl (sorry, Arman, tim tams are great but nothing will beat a good ole digestive biscuit…), which I love dipping in tea. Since leaving the UK there have been no digestives in my life. Might be time to replace the digestive habit by dipping these biscotti in my morning coffee/tea instead 😉

    1. Oh Meg. I ate the end bits first because I knew they had the least dried fruit in them. Saying that, I snacked on dried (sugar entrusted) mangoes and papaya in Malaysia.

      I bring you tim tams next year.

  7. I want to TimTamSlam all night long. That sounds like fun. I just recently appreciated the cookie that is a biscotti, I’m usually more of a soft cookie lover. Vegan biscotti is not a common find so I’ve been wanting to try making my own. These look like the perfect addition to the coffee I’m drinking right now. Slam dunk the funk.

    Ten points to Gryffindor for saying, “ten points to Gryffindor.”

  8. The tim tams are worth the trip!! i would legit travel 36 hours on a plane for those amazing pieces of confectionery miraculousness. I would also travel the same amount of time for these biscotti because i freaking LOVE biscotti (in fact its weird i didnt get one when we stopped in nyc… or did i? no i dont think I did) ok so to sum up – i heart all the food in australia 😀

  9. I think I actually saw TimTams in the grocery store in Calgary a while back – now I need to look again and see if they’re still there because sadly, a trip to Aus is not in the budget 🙁
    If not, I suppose I could stop being lazy and bake 🙂

  10. Sorry, we can talk biscotti (aka my love language) in a few minutes…I’m just trying to get over your description of a Tim Tam Slam, haha. Wondering if that’s something that will be in the upcoming 50 Shades movie?? 😉

  11. These look so delicious. Think I can land a spot on the Queen’s “to see” list so I can eat these with her?
    Cookies need milk and milk needs cookies (or pancakes/French toast/carbs). All about the drinking a beverage through a cookie.
    Send me Tim Tams and these biscotti I’ll send you…Oreos? Milk’s favorite cookie!

  12. You’re my hero for
    1. making gingerbread biscotti
    2. sharing the recipe
    3. casually bringing up a Harry Potter reference
    4. for being team Gryffindor

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