Chocolate Chip Coconut-Banana Biscotti






Chocolate Chip Coconut-Banana Biscotti

2 cups white rice flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut, toasted
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, or very finely chopped vegan semisweet chocolate
1/2 of a ripe banana, mashed
1 large egg, or 3 T water + 1 T milled flax seed
3 tablespoons coconut oil
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together rice flour, baking powder, salt and sugar until well combined; whisk in coconut and chocolate until combined. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together banana, egg, coconut oil and vanilla until well combined; stir dry ingredients into liquid, until well combined and moistened. Knead the dough using hands until mixture starts to clump together.

Divide dough and shape into two (7 1/2 x 3–inch) logs on cookie sheet.

Bake 25 minutes; transfer logs to wire racks to cool an additional 20 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and cut rolls diagonally into 1/2-inch thick slices. Place, cut sides down, on baking sheet. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees; bake 10 minutes. Turn cookies over; bake an additional 10 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft in center but will harden as they cool). Remove from baking sheet; cool completely on wire racks.

Makes about 2 dozen biscotti

44 comments:

  1. Once again - YUM. Can you please make something really ick just once? LOL. Everything you do always looks so good.

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  2. About how much Greek-style yogurt do you get after straining that entire tub?

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  3. I'll take one bowl of your strained yogurt with a crumbled up Biscotti cookie on top...feel free to throw in any leftover chocolate chips.Thank you. :)

    Good luck packing Emily. It will all come together.

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  4. oh yum. i keep meaning to attempt to make biscotti but when you screw up toast, it's kind of a daunting task.

    on another note -- i am in LOVE with greek yogurt lately! so i went to trader joes and was loving the yogurt until i read the carton - it was like 14 grams of fat. but it was VERY good. maybe i will try your way instead. :)

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  5. Yummy! I was just looking for something to do with all those bananas in my freezer. So now I will take the bananas out of my freezer and fill it up with biscotti instead! Good luck on the move, it will all work out fine!

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  6. If your new house is going to look anything like this site, it is going to be beautiful and elegant. Everyt ime I come here, you have changed something for the better. Keep your tins filled with these biscottis and your house will always be a welcoming place....

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  7. mmm biscotti looks awesome. i've never actually made it! i'm so excited for you and your boyf to move in together. yall look adorable together :) :)

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  8. that's the MO i use for greek yogurt too, i never buy it pre strained anymore, saves so much $!

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  9. wow I m excited for you. A new home eh !! These biscotti look so tempting . Surely not the usual boring ones :)

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  10. Good luck with the move! I'm the same way with decorating. If only I had enough money to buy the Pottery Barn store. Biscotti looks amazing. Much more amazing than a scented candle would look :)

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  11. Are you and Eric seriously having your own rooms, or is this a game you play with your parents to pretend you're not living in sin. Like how when then-boyfriend/now-husband and I moved to Alaska, and my dad kept asking if David was going to be having his own room, or would he be sleeping on the couch, and whatnot. That's totally nosy.

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  12. Moving is tough! I just found this article about it yesterday http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/realestate/28cov.html?em

    I'm moving from Baghdad to D.C. in three (!!!) weeks and I couldn't be more excited to throw all of my stuff into boxes and get out of here!

    And I love that you're making dual-purpose recipes. I'm not vegan or gluten-free, but it's great that the recipe can go that way.

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  13. Those are handsome biscotti. They look a lovely texture.

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  14. When I moved, I didn't think I'd be into decorating too much either. But once I moved in, settled down a bit, and got situated, I made a trip to IKEA and was able to decorate my whole apartment for SO cheap. I actually found trying to do it on a budget was a fun challenge--good luck! :o)

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  15. Hey Em. I haven't much time lately for blog reading, but wanted say how excited I am about the new chapter in your life. I'd be like you, more kitchen things over scented candles any day! I wish you and Eric the best of good wishes on your new venture together. Oh, and the biscotti looks great too!

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  16. This looks amazingly delicious and great with a morning cuppa. Love the pictures as well as the choc chip coconut banaa flavours.

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  17. very cool yogurt project! and although biscotti is among my least favorite of all cookie types, i'll still eat 'em, particularly if both chocolate and coconut are involved. great recipe for both friends and enemies of gluten!

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  18. You're too funny.

    Some advice:
    Don't move junk into your beautiful new place. THIS is the time to purge. Maybe Mom and Dad will let you keep a few items at home. THIS is the time to get rid of your felt mini skirt and black bolero. (I don't even know what a bolero is.)

    I agree about Greek yogurt being SOOOO expensive, but try Stonyfield organic, not Dannon. It's about a million time better. THAT'S worth the extra money.

    I'm passing this recipe onto the gluten-free types that I know.

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  19. Yay, almost moving day! I had packing. I'd be baking if I were you too. I heart greek yogurt and am going to try straining regular like that. This biscotti sounds great. Mmm, banana and chocolate.

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  20. As someone who officially just finished a move, I say take some time this week and pack. It will definitely save your sanity later on :) But make sure to using baking as a much deserved break!

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  21. PS
    By the way, I'm SO psyched for you:
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/ultimate-recipe-showdown/index.html

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  22. I love Greek yogurt, we make our own at home. So easy and cheap too! I will have to try these!
    Congrats on your Saveur nomination!! You go girl!

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  23. gorgeous! for some reason, biscotti always feel like a healthy cookie alternative to me! these look amazing!

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  24. Good luck with your move Emily. Head to the nearest Home Sense and you will find everything you need...no I don't work for them:D

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  25. Ugh...packing is an absolute pain in the butt. I'd much rather unpack. Your biscotti like everything else you bake - looks terrific!!!!

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  26. I love all things yogurt, however, I have never heard of this Greek Yogurt Phenomenon!

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  27. How cool is that - I never knew that Greek yoghurt was made like that. Your biscotti look divine, and double bonus for being gluten free.

    Good luck with the packing!!! (I'd rather bake than pack any day.)

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  28. I'd never guess it was gf, fabulous pics! It's so cold here, coconut always warms me up. I could go for biscotti and tea right about now :).

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  29. sounds like a winning recipe to me!

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  30. I totally agree that baking is more fun than packing, any day. Especially when what you baked looks so good :)

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  31. Those biscotti rock. Happy shopping and moving!

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  32. Thanks everyone!

    Eva, I strained half a tub of yogurt, and I was left with 1/4 a tub of yogurt.

    Marla, I wish we had a TJ here. :(

    Amy, hmmm.

    Hi Anj!

    Sue, I'm definitely throwing a ton of stuff away. I feel like maybe I should throw away more though.
    I don't think we have Stonyfield Greek yogurt here. We have Oikos now, and Greek Gods.

    Thanks, Carly!

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  33. I love when you put a bunch of my faves in the same dessert.

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  34. I have never baked with rice flour and these look wonderful!

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  35. Delicious! I love all these flavors...yum!

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  36. I'm making these for my pediatrics call on Monday! Can't wait to try it. I'll let you know how it turns out. :-) I need to try this greek yogurt making...I love the stuff!

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  37. I tried to do that with yogurt a few weeks ago. Major fail. :( I just ended up with a very wet coffee filter and confused roommates (who discovered my contraption in the fridge after I went to bed). Any tips?

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  38. Here in India, we make yughurt at home everyday. And I always go the extra step to make it all the more creamy and thick, exactly like you did. Had no idea I was making Greek Yoghurt :P The biscotti combines all my favorite flavors in one, it sounds amazing!

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  39. Hey Emily!! I would looove to make these biscotti today! biscotti's are my fave. I don't have any coconut oil though. Do you think I could sub just regular canola/vegetable oil? Thanks so much i love your blog i follow religiously!! :)

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  40. Hi Veronica! Thank you so much for reading! Yes, you could sub those oils and it would be fine!

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