Amaranth Soya Protein Biscotti (Gluten Free and Grain Free) | © 2013 | | © 2013 |

Thanks to the distinctive sweet, nutty, peppery taste of amaranth and the higher level of protein and calcium, this biscotti is a power house compared to the traditional twice-baked cookies. Made with finely ground amaranth seeds and soya protein powder, lightly sweetened with maple syrup, it's healthy, easy and tasty.
Naturally gluten-free amaranth is a common name for a group of more than 60 species of amaranthus. Amaranth is a highly nutritious seed, which offers a complete form of vegetable protein. It is also a great source of dietary fiber, calcium, B vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese.

  • 130 g Amaranth seeds, ground into flour
  • 45 g Pistachio soya protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 2 Small eggs
  • 2-3 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp Almond extract
  • 40 g Almond slices
    Preheat oven to 160C/320F. Line a standard loaf pan with parchment paper.
  1. In a large bowl, whisk the amaranth flour, soya protein powder, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and almond extract until blended. Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture. Mix until just combined. The mixture is like thick cake batter.
  2. Scrape the mixture into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the top with almond slices. Bake for 20 minutes until set. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 150C/300F.
  3. Use a serrated knife to slice diagonally into 3/4-inch thick slices. Lay flat on a parchment-lined baking sheet and return to the oven for 12 to 15 minutes until browned. Flip cookies and bake for another 12 to 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. | © 2013 | | © 2013 |


Jeanette 25/9/13 04:51

These biscotti are beautiful Angie and I love how healthy they are. I've only used amaranth flour a few times, so I'm so happy to see another recipe using it.

Just a Smidgen 25/9/13 06:08

I've never heard of amaranth, well, I might have heard about it but I've never actually baked or checked out a recipe that uses it. I had no idea it is a veggie protein.. how perfect is that for a healthy biscotti. They turned out just perfectly, I bet they taste wonderful! xx

Unknown 25/9/13 06:11

I love the fact that its gluten free! These look delicious with the almonds topping.

Kiran @ 25/9/13 06:12

Mmmmmm... divine fall biscotti!! Love the styling, Angie :)

Elisabeth 25/9/13 06:52

Angie, I just noticed that you put up your new, love, the amazing and healthy version of the biscotti with the almond topping. Can't say I've tried or even be familiar with Amaranth, but that does not mean that I would not want to try it. Lovely always! xo

Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 25/9/13 07:14

Oooh, I love the idea of maple syrup in biscotti! This sounds delicious Angie and I love your photos!

Unknown 25/9/13 07:34

Wow, Angie that is an amazing idea to use amaranth flour. We use so much of that grain in India, never would've thought of using it this way. Awesome, thanks for the recipe.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 25/9/13 07:40

They look beautiful and really tempting! That is such an interesting combination.



Lite Home Bake 25/9/13 08:24

These look delicious. Love how you always take it to another level by using healthier ingredients!

Reni 25/9/13 10:10

Amazing cookies ! Healthy and yummy !

CQUEK 25/9/13 10:27

You always have the most incredible recipes with such awesome photos

Unknown 25/9/13 11:41

I always learn something new from you. I must look into this amaranth seeds. These look so delicious and perfect for dunking with my cup of coffee :)

Minty's Kitchen 25/9/13 12:04

What healthy biscotti! Recently I've seen more and more recipes using amaranth. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe, Angie.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 25/9/13 12:53

I'm not familiar with Amaranth. It sounds amazing and so is your biscotti. Gorgeous & healthy as always Angie.

Anonymous 25/9/13 13:27

I love the idea of the sliced almonds on top Angie.
:-) Mandy xo

Donna 25/9/13 14:33

LOVE this elegant GF biscotti offering! Question...where might one procure the pistachio soy protein powder...Would you have a specific brand recommendation Angie? I live in France. Thank you for any well as this recipe share!

Riceandcoconut 25/9/13 14:34

Another great gluten free recipe,looks so good, I wish I have with my coffee right now :)

Barbara Bakes 25/9/13 14:55

How great to have a treat that's good for you and looks so delicious.

Cristina 25/9/13 15:57

You've just educated me a ton about amaranth! Where to find Pistachio soya protein powder? Lovely biscotti and beautiful images (may I borrow that gorgeous coffee cup?!). :) Have a great rest of the week, Angie.

RavieNomNoms 25/9/13 16:18

I have never had Amaranth, I really want to though!! These look so good :-)

Koko 25/9/13 17:25

Biscotti is one of my favourite things to make at Christmas time! I have never had pistachio protein powder but I just love pistachio anything!

Ashley 25/9/13 17:36

Oooo I have a soft spot for biscotti to begin with and these sound so different than the ones I usually make! I love your photos!

Angie's Recipes 25/9/13 17:41

@Donna You can get it from Amazon. The one I have been using is Ironmaxx German Forge Protein Professional (2,35kg).

Pam 25/9/13 17:41

I've never made biscotti... yours looks wonderful!

Finla 25/9/13 18:02

Wowo yet another healthy bake.

Hema 25/9/13 18:06

The biscotti looks awesome, so pretty with the almond slices and healthy too, love it..

the Squishy Monster 25/9/13 18:17

This is the best healthful biscotti ever, Angie!

Anonymous 25/9/13 19:17

Awesome healty snack, again with a ethnic ingredients...
amarath is usually a wild plant in indonesia, it's not that apreciated here..
it's kinda shame since it contains tons of health benefit

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 25/9/13 20:40

These are the most beautiful biscotti, Angie! I love the sliced almonds on top, too. A delicious holiday treat!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 25/9/13 22:45

What a yummy biscotti to dunk in my tea! I love the double hit of almond :)

Priya Suresh 25/9/13 23:22

Fantastic biscotttis, just cant resist to those beauties.

Blog do Chocolate 25/9/13 23:24

Yummy, Angie !
Never have done biscotti but I am tempted now, seeing these fantastic yours ! :)


Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 25/9/13 23:36

Your biscotti looks ridiculously tempting my friend :D

Choc Chip Uru

turmericnspice 25/9/13 23:54

absolutely guilt free, perfect with my cup of coffee, so well captured.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 26/9/13 01:16

Angie. when i read your blog I realize I need to redo my pantry. These look totally fabulous. I feel healthy just looking at the photo!

Christine Ho 26/9/13 01:37

Your biscotti looks attractive, Angie. It's perfect for tea time.

Rosita Vargas 26/9/13 02:12

Esnack muy lindos y saludables mi querida Angie, abrazos.

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 26/9/13 02:43

Biscotti is the perfect afternoon snack, but usually it doesn't keep me full for long, so I love that you added protein!

Nammi 26/9/13 04:32

nice little treat with a hot cup of coffee.

Nammi 26/9/13 04:33

nice little treat with a hot cup of coffee.

Blackswan 26/9/13 07:22

Biscotto goes really well with a cup of beverage or hot soup, don't they? Wish I could bake that well, Angie!

Jeannie Tay 26/9/13 07:31

Looks very crispy and delicious! I have not bake biscotti for the longest time! Your bakes are so healthy yet looks so yummy!

Anonymous 26/9/13 12:05

I know that I love your version way better, Angie that the sweet loaded 2 baked biscotti! I love your chosen ingredients too!
Yesterday, I made your divine GF spiced pumpkin oat bars & they are a real treat! Tasty, tasty tasty & helathy too! xxx :)

Helene Dsouza 26/9/13 12:51

Guten Appetit! =D
Your amaranth bread looks fantastic. I just thought of you earlier while staring at a bag of amaranth in the shop and there you are sharing an exquisite recipe with us.

Dajana 26/9/13 13:29

They look amazingly good. I love a good cookie/bar, and when it's loaded with good, healthy ingredients, even better

Mammalorita 26/9/13 17:43

ciao volevo farti i miei complimenti per il tuo blog che ho trovato molto bello!!!

Erica 26/9/13 18:43

You have a wonderful list of healthy treats, Angie! Delicious Biscotti!

My Little Space 26/9/13 18:51

Hi Angie, how's life? Hope you're all well. Gosh, wish I can have some of these biscotti of yours. Sounds amazing. Take care & may your day be a blessed one.
Hugs, Kristy

Evelyne CulturEatz 26/9/13 19:32

Original revamp of the biscotti. I have yet to use amaranth as a seed, I have puffs and a bit at a loss with them. These 'cookies' look wonderful.

Gloria Baker 26/9/13 20:20

I love biscottis, and I love to make them Angie, these look stunning!!!xo

Cooking Quidnunc 26/9/13 21:02

Another healthy lovely treat, great job!

Monica 27/9/13 00:55

I love biscotti and make them often just to keep around since they store so well. These look delish.

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 27/9/13 01:03

Angie, these look world-class! Marvelous recipe, indeed.

Monet 27/9/13 01:30

What delicious and nutritious snacks! I love biscotti and I can't wait to give this recipe a try!

Ilke 27/9/13 01:32

Fall...Fall...Fall.. That is what it looks like :) I love biscotti type cookies. I am looking forward to baking some soon! By the way, that coffee mug is very cute :)

Unknown 27/9/13 04:01

I love all the different flours you use Angie -you're inspiring me for my Fall baking ;)

Balvinder 27/9/13 04:39

What a strange coincidence Angie, I made biscotti today with amaranth flour.

TasteHongKong 27/9/13 08:53

Great recipe, beautifully baked! And this must be one of the most guilt-free cookies.

Alida 27/9/13 15:56

What a wonderful biscotti you have made! They look different and interesting. This is modern and refined baking dear Angie. Bravissima! Have a nice weekend X

Joanne 27/9/13 16:02

Ooo I would love to dunk one of these in my tea or coffee!

kitchen flavours 27/9/13 16:03

Hi Angie, I have never heard of Amaranth Seeds. I am always finding out new ingredients from your posts. Thank you for sharing!

Joanne 27/9/13 16:08

I would love to dunk a few of these in my tea or coffee!

Sokehah cheah 27/9/13 16:38

I'm amazed at the ingredients in your bakes, always something new. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend!

Unknown 27/9/13 19:07

What a great way to use amaranth!

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 28/9/13 00:21

The tops of these biscottis are so pretty Angie with the almond slices (very artistic) -- I'm glad you showed them off. I'm not familiar with pistachio soya but do love the idea of a protein-rich nibble. These look lovely!

mjskit 28/9/13 05:02

We've definitely moved into the time of year when biscotti's become the perfect complement for afternoon tea! Thanks for another delicious and quite different biscotti recipe!

Cathleen 28/9/13 06:56

Haha, I thought that the rock said "gluten appetit" and I thought "clever!" I guess I just can't read :p
This looks SO good! I have never made biscotti, but I want to try!!

Barbara 28/9/13 13:13

Love that ingredient list, Angie. However, not entirely certain I can find Pistachio soya protein powder. That one is new to me.

Ana Regalado 28/9/13 13:34

Angie , what a wonderful biscotti ! I heard about amaranth before but haven't known that you can use it in baking :D

Velva 28/9/13 15:11

I could enjoy all your treats without guilt. They pack a lot of flavor with healthy ingredients.

Debra Eliotseats 28/9/13 15:17

Love the stone. :). These look so delicious. I need to act on all the inspiration you provide.

[Reply] 28/9/13 15:30

Wow this biscotti is gluten free? I have never used any of these two flours before. I need to experiment more -) I think you are the queen of whole grain, gluten free flours especially when it comes to baking! I am going to post this on my FB page today :-)

Asmita 28/9/13 17:26

Beautiful and healthy! Love it!

G 28/9/13 17:47

Love this recipe! Also love that I can get all of the ingredients at the Whole Foods Market around the corner.

[Reply] 28/9/13 19:37

Delectable Presentation.
A R T.
I need one immediately w/ my coffee.
Fabulous. Xx

lena 29/9/13 03:42

though i hv nvr heard of amaranth , i know all these are one healthy combination! nice photos!

Amy 29/9/13 05:00

Your biscottis are looking wonderful. Definitely love the almond slices on top too.

motherrimmy 30/9/13 03:35

The perfect biscotti for dunking in coffee. Much preferred to the chocolate dipped variety.

Amelia 30/9/13 16:17

Hi Angie, very addictive biscotti. Great to dip in coffee.
Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

Unknown 1/10/13 03:13

Angie, Love the biscotti and anything with almonds!

Stephanie @ henry happened 1/10/13 16:22

I kind of hadn't realized you could actually MAKE biscotti :) they do look amazing, and I bet they taste it too!

Mary Moh 1/10/13 22:34

Mmmm....looks delicious. I would have lots of fun dunking into black coffee :D

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 2/10/13 13:44

We recently tried amaranth for the first time but I didn't make anything that looked like this! These biscotti are beautiful and perfect for morning coffee. Great use of a super food Angie!

Ann Jones 4/10/13 21:52

I bet these would be delicious with a cup of coffee in the morning. You always have great gluten free recipes!

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 6/12/13 23:15

You just keep one-upping yourself with these biscotti, Angie. They look perfect!

Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style 25/1/14 12:03

I love the idea of basing these on Amaranth flour, Angie. They look delicious indeed.


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