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Lemon-Lavender Biscotti {GF, DF, Paleo-Friendly}

Updated: Jul 3

These biscotti are so delicious you would never know that they are gluten-free - I believe they are better than the real deal. The almond flour makes them slightly soft on the inside and delicately crisp on the outside - and of course, the white chocolate takes them over the top. The hint of honey, lemon, and lavender makes these truly heavenly.

Biscotti are one of my favorite sweet treats. I love anything that you can dunk in a cup of tea. I wanted to create something a little different, and I've been loving cooking with lavender lately. And of course, lavender and lemon go perfectly together, so there had to be lemon. I thought dark chocolate would be a little overpowering, so white chocolate turned out to be just perfect.

My mother-in-law has a biscotti every morning to treat herself, which I absolutely love. She would always buy them at Trader Joe's. One day at Christmas time, we were traveling together for my husband's family annual Christmas get-together, and she wanted to start doing the Paleo diet but didn't want to give up her beloved morning tradition. I said, "why don't you make them?" They are so easy and so much healthier than the store-bought ones. You can even make them Paleo! Ever since then, she has been making them!

These biscotti are Paleo-friendly if you use Paleo-friendly white chocolate. I chose to use organic white chocolate from Azure Standard, as a lot of the Paleo-friendly options have sugar-free sweeteners that don't agree with me. You could also just leave the white chocolate out altogether, and they would still be delicious!

Ingredients you need to make these biscotti:

  • Almond Flour – I purchased blanched organic almond flour from Azure.

  • Arrowroot or Tapioca Flour – You can use these interchangeably. I get them from both Azure and Thrive Market. Even though the Thrive comes in plastic, I do prefer it because it is resealable and makes less of a mess. But both are great.

  • Baking Powder – If keeping these GF, be sure to find a GF version. I bought it in bulk from Azure and then keep it in a glass container.

  • Lemon - Organic is best since you will be zesting it.

  • Dried Lavender – I purchase this bulk bag from Amazon, which is organic and from France. You get enough to last you a very long time. It's a great deal for the price; however, it does have some stems in it... but overall, a really good product.

  • Honey - When COVID hit, I purchased a 5-gallon bucket of honey from Azure, which I don't recommend because it has seriously crystallized, plus all the plastic... but I do love Azure honey... I was just maybe slightly excessive;).

  • Whole Canned Coconut Milk – I love to buy the organic Simple version from Azure that doesn't have the gum in it. I buy in bulk to save money.

  • Vanilla Extract – I have searched all over and found the best deal, and stored in glass, is from Azure. If you buy in bulk, you will save a little money.

  • Dairy-Free White Chocolate Chips – The organic version from Azure Standard is the best that I have found.

Change it up...

For a different variation, you could omit the lavender and lemon and dip in dark chocolate and drizzle with white chocolate... still equally as delicious. If doing this version, I like to substitute maple syrup for the honey... the maple goes really well with the dark chocolate.

Whichever way you decide to make these biscotti, I highly encourage you to take the time to sit down with a sweet biscotti and a cup of tea/coffee and enjoy a little peaceful moment.

"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you" (2 Thessalonians 3:16 NIV).


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