This healthy recipe is the perfect and delicious alternative to traditional biscotti. Made with quinoa and oat flour this is a must try for health conscious chefs! 


  • 4 tbsp self raising flour (or almond meal for a gluten free alternative)

  • 2 tbsp Natvia, Rapidura or coconut sugar (or you can replace with equal quantity of your choice of sugar)

  • 4 tbsp cocoa

  • 1 egg

  • 3 tbsp milk (rice milk, almond milk or oat milk will also work as a dairy alternative)

  • 3 tbsp olive or sunflower oil (or melted butter)

  • 3 tbsp good quality dark chocolate chopped finely (you can find dairy and gluten free chocolate in health food stores)

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • Variations: 1 tsp instant coffee powder/1 tbsp orange zest/ 3 chopped fresh dates


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 175c. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, sift together quinoa flour, oat flour, Natvia, baking powder and salt. Whisk together vanilla and eggs in a separate bowl. Make a well in the centre of your dry ingredients and pour in the wet. Mix until all ingredients are just combined, then fold in goji berries and pistachios.

  • 2.

    Transfer dough to a well-floured counter and roll into a log. Place log on baking sheet and flatten to a shape that’s around 30cm long x 10cm wide. Bake log for 20 minutes and allow to cool for half an hour. Reduce oven temperature to 165c.

  • 3.

    Using a long serrated knife, cut biscotti on a 45 degree angle into 1.5cm slices. Arrange biscotti on baking sheet (cut side down) and bake for 7 minutes. Turn slices over and bake for another 7 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

  • 4.

    Break chocolate into small pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat in 10 second increments until chocolate is fully melted. Be careful not to microwave too long or you’ll risk burning the chocolate! Transfer to a shallow plate and dip base of biscotti into chocolate. Allow the excess to drip off and place upside down on a plate to set. Repeat with remaining pieces and serve on the side with coffee or tea.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (12 servings)

  • Energy 73kj
  • Fat Total 4g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 7g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Sodium 8mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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