Coffee-Cacao-Pistachio Biscotti

Biscotti on Plate, Tea

Biscotti on PlatterAs fun as seven days of salad were – – I’m ready for something different!  What better way to dive back in than to share something crunchy, chocolatey and slightly sweet to go along with your afternoon tea or coffee?  Without further ado:

Coffee-Cacao-Pistachio Biscotti
Makes 24

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. powdered stevia
1/3 cup maple sugar
1 tbsp. freshly ground coffee beans
2 tbsp. flaxseed meal
3/4 cup freshly brewed coffee
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup pistachio nuts, chopped
1/3 cup cacao nibs (or use vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, ground coffee, salt and powdered stevia.

In a small bowl, whisk together the maple sugar, coffee, vanilla extract and flaxseed meal.  Set aside to thicken slightly.

Pour the coffee mixture into the flour mixture, add the cacao nibs and pistachios and stir to combine.  You may need to use wet hands to mix thoroughly.

Divide the dough in half and pat each portion into a ~ 6″ x 4″ rectangle.  Bake for 30 minutes, remove from oven and let sit on a wire rack for 20 minutes.  Cut into 1/2″ thick slices and place, cut side down, back onto the baking sheet.

Whole Biscotti on Pan

Biscotti, Sliced

Reduce oven temperature to 325F.  Bake biscotti for 7 minutes, then turn them over and bake the other side for an additional 7 minutes.  Cookies should feel slightly soft in the center.  They will crisp as they cool.

Remove biscotti from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.  Dip in, brush or drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired.

Biscotti on Rack

27 thoughts on “Coffee-Cacao-Pistachio Biscotti

  1. keepinitkind

    It has been a long time since I’ve made biscotti, but I have 1/2 a bag of pistachios in my pantry just yearning to be used in these! So lovely!

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      I hadn’t made them in ages either – not sure why – guess the whims of baking. Somehow I don’t feel too guilty eating biscotti as compared to cookies. Oh – hey! I made your Grandma’s Minestrone for Sunday dinner – so GOOD! Love the seitan meatballs. The soup was so pretty and so healthy-looking, wanted to dive right in while it was cooking!

  2. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    Hahah you certainly earned the right for a treat, those were an amazing collection of salads you just posted. These look perfect for dipping!. I love chocolate dipied biscotti because when you dip it some of the chocolate gets in your coffee- just divine! 🙂

  3. Veggie V! @ Veggie V's Vegan Adventure

    I love biscotti! How did you keep yours crisp? I’ve only made it once, and it was delicious, but I couldn’t keep it crisp. By the next morning, it was soft, and by the end of the second day, it was icky. I don’t have a giant glass container to keep biscotti in, so any other ideas if that was your initial response? LOL

  4. Shira

    So amazing! Chocolate and pistachio – ridiculous! I honestly don’t know how you do it. You amaze me! 🙂

  5. thingsmybellylikes

    Oooh, I have all these ingredients (except pistachios, I can’t keep them in the house for reasons of cramming them into my mouth)…excited!

  6. annesturetucker

    Divine Biscotti – they look SO good. Beautifully dipped in dark chocolate. It really takes willpower not to rush out in the kitchen and start making biscotti 🙂
    I made your salad “Fruit with basil/lime dressing” – and it was so tasty I made it 2 days in a row!!

  7. luminousvegans

    You know, I’ve never had biscotti pregan or otherwise so I may have to try this soon. It looks yummy! Do you know what country biscotti originates from? It’s Italian right? I only ask b/c we r having an Italian themed potluck soon and I am considering what to make/bring.

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      Italian, I believe. I avoided biscotti for a long time cuz I’d only seen it in cafes looking very sad, dry and scraggly in glass jars. But it really is very good and you can put all kinds of good things in them. Italian potluck sounds fun!

  8. Dudette

    Coffee-cacao-pistachio biscotti?!?! Is that even real?! Maybe I am miss your salad-week a bit less now!!! This is fantastic! You’ve earned it!

  9. Ashlae | oh, ladycakes

    I haven’t made biscotti in ages (2 years, at least). I certainly need to start making it again. It’s one of my favorite things to enjoy with my morning cup of coffee. Or anytime, really 🙂 And I love the combination of coffee, chocolate AND pistachios – delicious!

  10. tinykitchenstories

    Mmmm! Yet another post of yours I’ve added to the “Blog posts to make” folder in my bookmarks…The Husband will love them!


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