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Fruity Wheat Germ Biscotti

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Servings: Makes 18-24 biscotti
My son is a health food nut and with his encouragement (and eating everything I baked) I came up with this healthy version of biscotti.

We also use all whole wheat flour at times. I have used dried pineapple (I loved, Chris hated) and dried cherries (very good) and even plain raisins. Each fruit changes the taste of the biscotti...try them all!

1 cup wheat germ
1 cup oats
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 large eggs
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups dried fruit, diced (I like 2/3 cup apricots & 2/3 cup cranberries)
1 cup toasted pecans or walnuts

In food processor bowl (using steel blade) combine wheat germ, oats, whole wheat and all-purpose flours, brown sugar, baking powder and soda, cinnamon, and diced fruit. Pulse until fruit is diced into small pieces; add nuts and pulse a few times.

In large mixing bowl beat eggs, honey, and vanilla until well combined. Add dry ingredients to egg mixture. Mixture will be very dry, continue to mix with hands until dough comes together.

Divide dough into 4 pieces and shape each into logs. Place on cookie sheet covered with parchment (I use my Silpat sheet). Bake in a 325ºF (160ºC) oven for 25-30 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes and remove to wire racks to cool more. Let cool another 15 minutes.

Note: Logs may be sliced sooner but the slices will be cleaner and look much better if the dough has cooled.

Slice logs diagonally into 3/4 inch slices. Stand slices on cookie sheets and bake in a 300ºF (150ºC) oven for 15-20 minutes or until starting to brown. Slices will crisp more when cool. Remove from cookie sheets and cool on wire racks.

Makes 18-24 biscotti.

Source: Carol Forcum
Submitted By: Carol Forcum
Date: May 10, 2004


Reviewer: Heather
Mmmm! Wonderfully tasty, flavorful and healthy. I used half apricots and half dried cherries for the fruit mixture.

Reviewer: Maureen
Very good and very healthy! I used all whole wheat flour, egg whites and 1/2 the honey....excellent! I just made them for a family gathering and 4 people requested the recipe!


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