Friday, November 29, 2013

Healthy Cooking: Chocolate Biscotti for Less than 50 Calories

http://cornerofheaven1.blogspot.roSnacks, cookies and fudge are great for the holidays. The problem is that they contain loads of calories and fat grams, which are probably not the best for you. However, if you are looking for a great dunking biscotti with 50 calories this might be the recipe for you. This type of chocolate biscotti is offered at Starbucks, Pete’s coffee shop, or other similar places and have 150-200 calories. This is a low calorie alternative. Use with coffee or tea.

Mix in bowl one:
3 egg whites (no yellow)
1/3 cup avocado oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbs. concentrated (strong) coffee

Mix in bowl two:
1& 2/3 cup all purpose flower
½ cup sugar
¾ cup cocoa mix (sweet or unsweetened)
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
1/3 cup walnuts
1/3-1/2 cup cranberries

Slowly mix all of the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Using a mixer will save your arms and effort.  Once a consistent mixture is completed, two logs which are 12” inches long 1.5 inches high and 6” wide, and formed on a greased cooking sheet.

Place the two logs in a 350-degree oven for approximately 30 minutes. Let the partially cooked logs cool for around 10-15 minutes. Cut 1.5” width biscotti size pieces along the entire length of the log. Flip the pieces on their side so that the cut side faces upwards. Place back in the oven at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes.

Upon their completion, the biscotti should cool on a rack. It is also possible to adjust this recipe to include melted chocolate or icing poured onto each piece to give it additional flavor. Keep in mind, this will change and adjust the calorie count of each piece. 

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