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Banana Biscotti

Skinny Banana Biscotti

Banana Biscotti - Chewy, crunchy and dunkable with tea or coffee with a pleasant yet not overwhelming banana taste. Super easy to make, too!
Course Snack
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 32 pieces
Calories 72kcal
Author Imma


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup mixed nuts almonds and pistachios
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fine cornmeal or polenta
  • 1 ripe small banana or 8oz butter)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Line two baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mash bananas with spoon or puree bananas in food processor or blender. Then add eggs, vanilla, and almond.
  • Combine, cornmeal, sugar, flour, salt, grated orange. and baking powder in a large bowl, followed by the nuts ,
  • Add the flour mixture with the banana mixture, stirring until well-blended
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly. Divide dough in half and flatten. Shape each portion into a 12 inch-long log and 1- inch thickness Place rolls about 4-5 inches apart on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for about 25-30 minutes. Transfer the logs to a cutting board and let cool 10 minutes.
  • With a serrated knife cut the logs crosswise into 1/2 inch slice, 36 total biscotti. Arrange the cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet. Lower the oven temperature to 300. Bake the biscotti about 10 minutes per side, turning once as you bake. Transfer biscotti to a wire rack. The biscotti will crisp as they cool.


Butter version
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. and almond . Stir in the combine flour mixture , followed by the nuts.


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg