Fiber-Power Biscotti

Makes 30 biscottis

Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 60 min

Biscotti are twice-baked cookies that are usually very crunchy and work well dipped in your favorite coffee beverage. These ones taste even better than the coffee-shop version, and they're full of fiber and other good-for-you ingredients. They were a huge hit with our tasting panel.


2 cups bran cereal, crushed 500 mL
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 375 mL
1 cup granulated sugar 250 mL
3/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats 175 mL
1/2 cup sliced almonds 125 mL
1/2 cup finely chopped dried apricots 125 mL
2 tsp baking powder 10 mL
eggs, lightly beaten
1 tbsp vegetable oil 15 mL
2 tsp almond extract 5 mL
1 tsp vanilla 5 mL
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
  • Baking sheets, lightly greased or lined with parchment paper


Step 1
In a large bowl, combine bran cereal, flour, sugar, oats, almonds, apricots and baking powder.

Step 2
In a small bowl, beat eggs, oil, almond extract and vanilla. Stir into bran cereal mixture until well blended (dough will be dry and crumbly).

Step 3
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 10 to 15 times, until dough holds together. Divide dough in half and shape each half into a log about 8 inches (20 cm) long and 3 inches (7.5 cm) wide. Place on prepared baking sheets.

Step 4
Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce oven temperature to 325°F (160°C). Remove logs from baking sheets and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

Step 5
Using a serrated knife, cut each log into 1⁄2-inch (1 cm) thick slices. Return slices, cut side down, to baking sheets.

Step 6
Bake for 15 minutes. Turn biscotti over and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown and crisp. Let cool on baking sheets on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then remove to rack to cool completely.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 biscotti
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 94
Fat / Lipides 2.2 g
Saturated / saturés 0.3 g
+ Trans / trans 0 g
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 18 mg
Sodium / Sodium 44 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 17.7 g
Fiber / Fibres 2.5 g
Sugars / Sucres 8.2 g
Protein Protéines 2.4 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer
A source of: Dietary fiber
Diabetes Food Choice Values
1 Carbohydrate
1⁄2 Fat
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