Cranberry Pecan Biscotti (Low Carb and Gluten Free)

Cranberries, cranberries, cranberries. I seem to be on a roll here, what with the Cranberry Filled Cupcakes and the Cranberry Ginger Mulled Wine. I actually made these several weeks ago, as part of Budget Gourmet Mom‘s “12 Days of Allergy Free Cookies”. Krista is doing a whole series of guest posts, with cookies made by various “specialized” bloggers, and she asked me if I would like to do a gluten free cookie. I was happy to oblige. Krista is a blogger that I don’t know all that well, except through the power of this crazy world called social media. I think we perhaps first “met” on Stumble Upon, when one of us started following the other. But I’ve always enjoyed her posts and she apparently thought well enough of mine to ask me to guest post.

For years, I’ve been making biscotti as part of my holiday baking. Mind you, they were definitely not of the low carb, gluten free variety. I love biscotti at all times of year, but with a certain combination of flavours, they can definitely have a holiday feel to them. Cranberries are definitely one of those flavours. Since fresh cranberries only come out at this time of year, they add instant holiday festiveness to almost any recipe. And pecans, although readily available at throughout the year, are associated with the holidays in many people’s minds. And chocolate? Are you kidding me? I think the holidays were invented just so we all had an excuse to eat more chocolate. It doesn’t matter what holiday it is, chocolate is a welcome guest. The life of the party.

Now, this particular recipe contains some home-made dried cranberries. Sugar-free dried cranberries are pretty hard to come by. At the time that I made these, I was waiting on a shipment of sugar free cranberries from another blogging friend, Toni of Boulder Locavore, who generously offered to send me some that are made in her area. They hadn’t arrived, and I needed to create my cookies for Budget Gourmet Mom, so necessity dictated that I dry my own in the oven. I’ve now tried two ways of doing this, and I am working on perfecting it. When I do, I will definitely share. This time, they ended up a bit too dry and crispy, but it hardly makes a difference when they are in a recipe like this. Still, I have an idea of how to make them a little better for just eating straight as a snack.

These biscotti were seriously delicious, by the way. They turned out so well, and with a touch of orange zest added to the batter, they definitely had a holiday feel. I am very proud to have these by my gluten free contribution to 12 Days of Allergy Free Cookies over at Budget Gourmet Mom. Stop by and check them out!

Cranberry Pecan Biscotti on Budget Gourmet Mom

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  1. These are definitely festive biscotti – been thinking of making some as my kids love biscotti.

  2. DELISH!!!! I adore cranberry biscotti…and these look amazing dipped in chocolate!!!

  3. More cranberries please! I love those biscotti.

  4. These look fabulous!! Bookmarked

  5. Ooo – stunning – would love to sit now for a cuppa cuppa with you and these biscotti.

  6. Pecan biscotti sounds like an utter revelation to me, though cranberries usually don't make me swoon. The chcolate dipped end looks fabulous! :)

  7. love the sound of these, Carolyn! I might whip some up for a holiday cookie swap soon :)

  8. what a gorgeous treat.

  9. Yummy! Cranberry and chocolate heaven.

  10. Those looks delicious! Biscotti is pretty cool, maybe I'll try to hang with it and make some!

  11. These look amazing!! I can't believe they are low carb. You just created some magic! I would love to do some magic and make one disappear. :)

  12. I love the chocolate coating!! I'm jealous of your biscotti baking skills. Everytime I try biscotti they come out all crumbly…I've given up on making them in my kitchen. But these look fantastic!

  13. Heading over to check these out. May be another perfect recipe to bring for my mom for Christmas!

  14. food_dreamer says:

    I worked some hefty magic and made a whole lot of them disappear in a matter of a few days!


    Blog: All Day I Dream About Food

  15. happywhennothungry says:

    These biscotti look so delicious! Love the flavors!

  16. biscotti looks fabulous lovely flavour

  17. Love cranberries, love biscotti, love chocolate – this recipe is absolutely perfect! And love the pics too :-)

  18. I don't think I have ever had cranberry biscotti, they look goregous!!

  19. I love this idea – cranberry in biscotti seems like a wonderful combination.

  20. Lovely – I haven't made biscotti in ages. Sounds wonderful.

  21. another gorgeous low-carb/gluten-free treat that you would never know was any "different" and then you take it over the edge and dip them in chocolate! Well, it is Christmas, after all! Theresa

  22. I love biscotti! This looks amazing. I've only made biscotti once before, but now I am so inspired.

  23. YUM Carolyn! I love biscotti…so beautiful! Love this recipe.

  24. Go you for making your own dried cranberries in a pinch! These biscotti definitely look like the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee in the morning =)

  25. Your comment that the holidays were invented just so we all had an excuse to eat more chocolate is hysterical. I go into a food coma every holiday but I'm not complaining. I enjoy dipping biscotti into my morning cup of tea. I bet these would taste great alone or with some tea.

  26. food_dreamer says:

    Thanks, Wendy. Wish we could share a few biscotti dipped in our favourite hot drink (coffee, for me).


    Blog: All Day I Dream About Food

  27. The biscottis are really looking gorgeous!! Shall love to try out the recipe. Looks like this is right down my alley

  28. these look deliciously good! perfect wit that cup of tea or coffee!

  29. Having you guest post was a pleasure!!! Thank you so much, Carolyn!

  30. This post is absolutely fetish-worthy and I've been inspired to include it in my Friday Food Fetish blog. If you have any objections, please let me know

  31. food_dreamer says:

    No objections whatsoever!


    Blog: All Day I Dream About Food

  32. I' ve never made biscotti before, this one seems pretty good

  33. These are bookmarked for an honored place in my “13 cookies of Noël” platter I make every year come holiday-time…These would be sheer bliss dipped in a high-quality, vanilla bean flecked white chocolate!!..Thank you for your inspiration!

    Also…would you or your readers know of a place to obtain erythritol in France at a decent price?…This ingredient CAN be found in one local store close to me…but in a very small format and somewhat pricey…It is so crucial to the success of many of your offerings…Thank you in advance for any enlightenment!

    • I don’t know of where to purchase erythritol in France, although I know it must be possible since the erythritol Swerve uses is made n France! Is it available online in France anywhere?

  34. Do you have/post the nutrition info on these anywhere?

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