This nutty and fruit biscotti are packed with slivered almonds and dried Turkish apricots, making them the perfect pairing to your morning coffee!
If you know me, you know I love dunking treats into my coffee. The first time I met Nutmeg Nanny, I shocked her by dipping my buttery croissant into my black coffee! She got used to me and my crazy habits quickly. That being said, I’m a huge dunker. I’ll dunk everything from a doughnut to a grilled cheese sandwich (seriously, give it a try!) into my coffee and biscotti might just be the most perfect items to dunk. Their slender shape and sturdy body allows for a longer-timed dunk, soaking up the richness of my espresso.
These Almond Apricot Biscotti (note: apricots turn dark brown when baked for too long, maybe the sulphur in the dried fruit?) are the ideal cookie to bake up and store for weeks on end. They won’t go soft as easily as a chewy cookie and you’ll love waking up to a not-so-sweet treat you can dip in your morning java.
Today, we’re also celebration National Almond Day (isn’t it fun that almost every food has it’s own foodie holiday?)! Thanks to my friends over at the California Almond Board, I’ve listed below some almond “life hacks” or suggested ways to see almond products in a whole new light!
- Mix up banana, almond butter and almond milk for a delicious smoothie with a punch of protein. Each one ounce serving of almonds has 6 grams of protein, and this recipe packs 33 grams of protein per serving.
- DIY almond milk also produces leftover almond meal! Use as a thickening agent in soups or stews.
- Thai recipe come out too spicy? Mix in almond butter to tame the spice & create a more palate-friendly meal.
Almonds, along with hazelnuts, are my favorite nuts to snack on as well as bake with! If you wanted one more reason to celebrate National Almond Day, do it for your heart: National Almond Day falls smack in the middle of American Heart Month. Every year, about 600,000 Americans die of heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. Good news about almonds and heart health: scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving on almonds (28g) has 13g of unsaturated fat and only 1g of saturated fat. – Almond Board
Disclaimer: The California Almond Board sent me almond ingredients free of charge, but I was not under any obligation to post about them. I did because this is an awesome recipe and I truly love almonds!