Keto Biscotti with Almond Flour

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Keto Biscotti with Almond Flour

Keto biscotti cookies can be made with almond flour, coconut flower or a mix of flours.

Traditionally this Italian goodness is made from wheat flour, sugar, eggs, cranberries and nuts like almond, pistachio and pine nuts.

Their flavors are perfect for the holidays and if you are like me, you’ll need all the keto holiday cookie recipes you can get.

With all the sweet treats everywhere, I always make sure that I have my own keto friendly desserts or snacks available so that I don’t get too tempted. What about you?

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Keto Biscotti with Almond Flour

What you need

  • 2 cups of almond flour like this
  • 1/2 a cup of granulated sugar like erythritol
  • A teaspoon of gluten-free baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 a cup of softened unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cranberries
  • 1/2 a cup of slithered almonds

What you Do

  • Heat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowel mix together all the dry ingredients - the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a separate bowl mix together the eggs, butter and vanilla essence.
  • Combine the ingredients from the bowls and work them into a big lump of dough.
  • Add the cranberries and almonds and fold them gently into the dough.
  • Divide the dough into 2 big logs.
  • Place the logs onto the parchment paper and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until the top has browned.
  • Remove from the oven and let them cool for about 20 minutes.
  • Cut the logs into slices
  • Place the slices on the parchment paper and bake until crisp. (About 15 minutes)

If thinly sliced, you'll get about 32 biscottis. If you cut them thicker, you are likely to get about 16 keto biscotti biscuits.


I like to use parchment paper for most of the stuff I bake in the oven, but I have started using a silicone baking mat and find that it works very well.

I am not sure why we always add salt into sweet recipes, but I suppose we just do. 🙂

If you know why, please let us know in the comments.

Usually I use unsalted butter and add a pinch of salt, but if I only have salted butter I use that and then I don't add more salt.

If you want these biscottis to be lower in net carbs, leave out the cranberries. If you leave out the cranberries, consider adding a little bit more sugar. I know the cranberries are not sweetened, but I find they do add a little sweetness to the cookies.

I like thin biscuits. If you like yours thin as well, then you want to shape your logs slightly bigger.

If you like biscotti biscuits narrower and thicker like in the video below then make your log flatter.

Always experiment! Your oven may be different, so you may need to bake the cookies a little shorter or longer.

You may like your biscuits less sweet, so reduce the sugar a bit. The dough taste test is however not the best indication about how sweet your cookies will be. I find that the dough tends to be a bit sweeter than the final cooked biscotti.

You can try different flavors. For instance you can replace the cinnamon with nutmeg.

As you know by now, I like my biscotti biscuits thinner, but you can also make them as thick as you like.

Prefer a thicker biscuit?

... and like to watch cooks at work? Then watch how this thicker biscotti cookie is made with almond flour and chopped almonds...

If you just started on your ketogenic diet, you may want to limit your cookies and sweet treats to a minimum.

But, once you have achieved your initial goals there is really no reason why you can't enjoy an occasional snack or dessert.

Looking for more keto dessert recipes? Then you might like Dessert in Five... 

Dessert in Five

If you'd like more keto cookie recipes, you may also enjoy our No-bake Keto Coconut Clusters or our Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Almond Flour Keto Biscotti

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Noline is a therapeutic reflexologist who converted to the keto lifestyle after losing 55 pounds without counting calories or starving herself. She is a Professor Tim Noakes and the Nutrition Network student and feels compelled to share the low-carb lifestyle with as many people as possible. She does this at Essential Keto, where she shares resources, recipes, and experiences while working on losing that last 10 pounds.

SAndra TRoehler - April 30, 2020

Hey, I like the recipe but would like an easy to print recipe card. Can you do that?

    Noline - May 20, 2020

    Hey Sandra, I am working on a printable recipe card. It will be up soon.

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