Egg-Free Chocolate Biscotti

    1 hour 15 min

    A chocolate take on the classic Italian, twice-baked dunking biscuits. They are rich, chocolately and very crunchy. Enjoy with a mug of tea or coffee.

    16 people made this

    Makes: 24 biscotti

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 50g margarine
    • 175ml egg substitute
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 310g plain flour
    • 100g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 140g milk chocolate, chopped

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line baking trays with baking parchment.
    2. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, olive oil and margarine until smooth. Stir in the egg substitute and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking powder, gradually stir into the wet ingredients. Mix in the chopped chocolate. Chill dough for 10 minutes.
    3. Divide the dough into two equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 23cm long log. Place the logs onto the prepared baking tray, 10cm apart and flatten to 3.75cm thickness. If there is not enough room, put each one onto a separate tray.
    4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven until somewhat firm. Cool on the baking trays until cool enough to handle.
    5. Remove baked loaves to a cutting board and cut each one crosswise into 1.25cm slices with a sharp knife. Place the slices cut side down back onto the baking trays and toast on each side for an additional 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks and store in an airtight container.

    Egg substitute

    Can be purchased in health speciality shops or online.

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    Great recipe for the heart smart cookie lover! The only thing I changed was I used 5 ounces of MILK chocolate chips I had on hand instead of chopping up a candy bar. It was faster & easier. I also sliced them thinner, at the end I had 46 biscotti. This cut all the calories, fat, ect information in half.  -  26 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Pure Passion! One night, my wife was feeling low, so I lit a fire, put on some relaxing music, and whipped up a batch of these exotic treats. Needless to say, we felt like we were in Venice and..., well you know. The next morning, we ate more of the biscotti with our morning coffee. Simply Great!  -  17 Oct 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My family and I loved this recipe! I made these cookies with walnuts instead of other choppes nuts and they came out great. These cookies came out softer than the average biscotti, but everyone liked them and even Grandma with her dentures was able to eat them.  -  22 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)