There are very few things in life that I love more than my morning cup of coffee. ☕ In fact, most days it’s necessary. Just ask Aaron… or my kids… or my mom… or anyone who attempts to talk to me before coffee. It can sometimes be, well… not very pleasant. Words tend to be grumbles, loud noises make me cringe and my eyes may not really be all the way open until that warm cup of Joe so sweetly touches my lips.
If you’re anything like me then you’re going to want in on this coffee game changer. It’s this thing called biscotti. Maybe you’ve heard of it? 😉 It’s perfectly shaped and baked specifically to dunk-soften-enjoy-repeat until 100% morning satisfaction is achieved.
So, yesterday was my first attempt at making homemade biscotti. I think they came out pretty awesome and were easier to make than I anticipated. The process took some time, but wasn’t labor intensive. They just have to bake for awhile to get to that crunchy, dippable sweet spot. Next time, I would shape them a bit differently—longer—so I’m writing up the recipe the way I would do it next time.
I adapted a recipe from Pinch of Yum, and added in some chia seeds for added fiber. You can’t really taste them but the little seeds do look cute and apparantly fiber is important in your 30s! 🙂 I love how the honey replaces sugar in this recipe and the almonds add some protein. Dark chocolate because that actually does have some health benefits and a mixture of whole wheat flour and white so there’s a good balance of health and flavor. It’s all about balance, friends. Life, food, everything.
I went with a can’t-go-wrong combo of choclate honey and almonds but the flavor combinations are limitless, really. So, I’m kind of excited to try some different flavors now that I have the process down. Stay tuned. There may be more biscotti recipes in the future!