Maple Pecan Biscotti

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Maple pecan biscotti is a delicious and crunchy cookie that’s perfect for enjoying with a cup of coffee or tea.

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Pecan and Maple Flavored Biscotti Cookies

This biscotti recipe is easy to make and requires just a few simple ingredients, including pecans, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. The biscotti are twice-baked, which gives them their signature crispy texture and allows them to be stored for longer periods of time.

These biscotti are perfect for serving as a breakfast treat, a midday snack, or a dessert. They pair well with a variety of hot and cold beverages, including coffee, tea, and hot cocoa. They’re also a great option for gifting, as they can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month.

The recipe for maple pecan biscotti is easy to follow and can be customized to suit your tastes. You can add in other nuts or dried fruits, or swap out the maple syrup for honey or another sweetener. The biscotti can also be dipped in chocolate for an extra indulgent treat.

Overall, maple pecan biscotti is a delicious and easy-to-make cookie that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s a great option for anyone looking for a sweet and crunchy snack that can be enjoyed any time of day.

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How to Make Maple Pecan Biscotti

To make this recipe, we will need the following ingredients:

  • Butter: The softened butter is used to give the biscotti a rich, buttery flavor.
  • Light brown sugar: The light brown sugar adds sweetness and moisture to the biscotti, helping to give it a tender texture.
  • Maple syrup: The maple syrup brings a sweet and distinctively maple flavor to the biscotti.
  • Eggs: The eggs are used to bind the dough together and add richness to the biscotti.
  • Vanilla extract: The pure vanilla extract adds a warm and comforting flavor to the biscotti.
  • All-purpose flour: The all-purpose flour is the base of the biscotti dough and provides structure to the cookie.
  • Baking powder: The baking powder helps the biscotti to rise and gives them a slightly lighter texture.
  • Pecans: The roughly chopped roasted, salted pecans add a nutty and salty flavor to the biscotti, as well as a crunchy texture.

Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, we will use the following process:

  1. Prep. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Mix. Add the softened butter, light brown sugar, and maple syrup to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy– about 2 minutes. Next add the eggs and vanilla. Mix until well combined– the mixture may look curdled but don’t worry! Add the flour and baking powder. Mix just until no large lumps of flour remain. Add the pecans and gently fold them into the biscotti dough. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet and shape it into a log (10” long, 3” wide, and 1” tall). 
  3. Bake. Bake the biscotti for 25-28 minutes, or until the exterior is golden brown. 
  4. Slice. Remove the biscotti from the oven and carefully slice the log horizontally into 1” pieces– I recommend a serrated bread knife! 
  5. Bake to crisp. Place the biscotti cut side down onto the baking sheet and return the pan to the oven for an additional 15 minutes, or until the biscotti are golden brown. 
  6. Cool. Allow the biscotti to cool completely and then transfer them to an airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to 10 days. 
biscotti on a piece of parchment paper on a table with pecans

Tips and Tricks for Perfect Maple Pecan Biscotti

Toast the pecans: Toasting the pecans before adding them to the dough will intensify their flavor and give them a crunchy texture.

Chill the dough: Chilling the dough before shaping and baking the biscotti will make it easier to handle and help the biscotti hold their shape.

Use a sharp knife: Use a sharp serrated knife to slice the biscotti after the first bake. This will help prevent the biscotti from crumbling or breaking.

Bake twice: Biscotti are baked twice to give them their signature crispy texture. After the first bake, slice the biscotti and then bake them again on a lower temperature until they are crisp and dry.

Store properly: Store the biscotti in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month. This will help them stay fresh and crispy.

Customize the recipe: Feel free to experiment with different nuts, such as almonds or walnuts, or swap out the maple syrup for honey or another sweetener.

Dip in chocolate: For an extra special treat, dip the cooled biscotti in melted chocolate and allow it to harden before serving.

FAQs

Can I use a different type of nut?

Yes, you can use a different type of nut in this recipe, such as almonds or walnuts. Just be sure to chop them into small pieces.

Can I use a different type of sweetener?

Yes, you can use a different type of sweetener, such as honey or agave nectar. Keep in mind that this will change the flavor of the biscotti slightly.

Can I make biscotti gluten free?

Yes, you can use a gluten-free flour blend in place of the all-purpose flour. Be sure to check the baking powder and any other ingredients for gluten as well.

How do I store biscotti?

Store the biscotti in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month. You can also freeze the biscotti for up to 3 months.

Can I make biscotti ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the biscotti ahead of time and store them in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Can I dip biscotti in chocolate?

Yes, you can dip the cooled biscotti in melted chocolate for an extra indulgent treat.

How do I slice biscotti?

Use a sharp serrated knife to slice the biscotti after the first bake. Cut straight down through the biscotti to prevent them from crumbling or breaking.

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What to Serve With Maple Pecan Biscotti

Coffee or espresso: Maple pecan biscotti is a classic accompaniment to coffee, dalgona coffee, or espresso. The rich and nutty flavor of the biscotti complements the bold and earthy flavors of the coffee.

Tea: Maple pecan biscotti also pairs well with tea, especially black tea or herbal tea with a slightly sweet flavor, such as chamomile. It’s even great with a chilled tea drink like our Earl Grey Sparkling Tea and Tonic Drink!

Milk or hot chocolate: For a kid-friendly option, serve maple pecan biscotti with a glass of milk or a mug of hot chocolate. The sweetness of the biscotti complements the creamy and rich flavors of the milk or hot chocolate.

Ice cream: Crumble maple pecan biscotti over a bowl of vanilla ice cream or Avocado Ice Cream for a sweet and crunchy dessert.

Cheese: Maple pecan biscotti can also be served with cheese, such as a soft brie or a sharp cheddar. The sweet and nutty flavors of the biscotti contrast nicely with the tangy and savory flavors of the cheese. Find our tips How to Make a Cheese Plate here.

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Maple Pecan Biscotti

Yield: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Crunchy baked biscotti with toasted pecan and maple flavor, perfect for dunking into coffee!

Ingredients

  • 1 stick (½ cup) butter, softened
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup roughly chopped roasted, salted pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Add the softened butter, light brown sugar, and maple syrup to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy– about 2 minutes. 
  3. Next add the eggs and vanilla. Mix until well combined– the mixture may look curdled but don’t worry! 
  4. Add the flour and baking powder. Mix just until no large lumps of flour remain. 
  5. Add the pecans and gently fold them into the biscotti dough. 
  6. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet and shape it into a log (10” long, 3” wide, and 1” tall). 
  7. Bake the biscotti for 25-28 minutes, or until the exterior is golden brown. 
  8. Remove the biscotti from the oven and carefully slice the log horizontally into 1” pieces– I recommend a serrated bread knife! 
  9. Place the biscotti cut side down onto the baking sheet and return the pan to the oven for an additional 15 minutes, or until the biscotti are golden brown. 
  10. Allow the biscotti to cool completely and then transfer them to an airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to 10 days. 
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 161Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 31mgSodium 56mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 1gSugar 13gProtein 4g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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  1. It’s delicious. Each spice blends to create a unique and very characteristic flavor of the dish.