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White Chocolate Macadamia Biscotti

By February 2, 2010February 12th, 2020Desserts, Vegetarian

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“Hi, Maria! I’ve been putting off doing this for a while but finally decided its time to share! After 10 years of struggling with my weight due to the effects of enduring chemo for breast cancer, I was frantic to find answers. I don’t know how I stumbled upon your blog, but it has worked wonders for me. 

You can see the left photo I was very pasty, puffy, and miserable! About the same time (one year ago) that I decided to follow your plan, my husband was having extreme digestive issues, he’d had ah Pylori, was unable to sleep at night due to bile and acid problems-no matter if he ate a banana or pizza! He was about to go on a special diet to try to remedy his problems as Prevacid and every other Rx was doing no good at all. The problem was, everything his “new” diet proposed, was completely opposite from what I had been reading about and was preparing to try. I asked him to do one thing for me first. That was to try this “other way” (“Maria way”) for 2 weeks to see what would happen. I told him I’d be happy to prepare his meals separately if necessary but if he would please give this a try first.

He agreed and his heartburn and indigestion went away within 3 days!!! He has never turned back!!! He dropped 30lbs quickly-he wasn’t overweight but now he looks great! It took my body a bit longer to acclimate and begin the fat burning process but I did not give up. I kept hard at it, as well as exercising faithfully.

By week 8 I began to see some changes. My clothes began to get loose, and by month 3 I had lost 20lbs. The photo on the right is me 3 months into this change. I was thrilled. I will never ever go back to that old way of eating…and I love it when you post the question about what some of the worst questions or comments we get from people-it never stops! But that will not deter me from my plan. My 16-year-old daughter does not need to lose weight but she has embraced this way of eating and now I am working on my three younger children. (A little more difficult) I have breakfast and dinner down, just mastering lunches and snacks!!!” – Kari

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1/3 cup coconut oil or butter, softened
1/2 cup Swerve (or equivalent)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups almond flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup La Nouba white chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1 egg yolk, beaten
1 TBS water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease baking sheets, or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sweetener until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the almond flour and baking powder; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. The dough will be stiff, so mix in the last bit by hand. Mix in the white chocolate pieces and macadamia nuts. Divide dough into two equal parts. Shape into 9x2x1 inch loaves. Place onto the baking sheet 4 inches apart. Brush with a mixture of water and yolk. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Cool on the baking sheet for 30 minutes. Using a serrated knife, slice the loaves diagonally into 1-inch slices. Return the slices to the baking sheet, placing them on their sides. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes on each side, or until dry. Cool completely and store in an airtight container. Serves 30

Using white flour and sugar = 71 calories, 10.7 carbs, 0.5 fiber
Using Almond flour and Swerve = 59 calories, 3.1 carbs, 1.4 fiber

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Jessy says:

    Oh, this looks pretty interesting and doesn’t seem to include any complicated/weird ingredients. Bookmarking! 🙂

  • samar singla says:

          With the help of nutrition consulting it is possible to eat plenty of nutrients while eating less calories.

  • Anonymous says:

    I’ve seen La Nouba products at my local market. They even have sugar free marshmallows which=h would be a nice addition the your recipes of s/f hot coco. Just wondering your thoughts on Maltitol. Does it impact blood sugar? Do you approve of some of their other products?
    Thank you!

    • Brenda says:

      For some people maltitol has an unpleasant effect on the digestive system, my son got severe abdominal gas pains then diarrhea. Sorbitol also has this effect on him. People with Crohn’s and IBS generally cannot tolerate these sugar alcohol products.

  • Malitol does impact blood sugar, but in a tiny amount compared to sugar. I would just keep that as a treat:)
    Happy Baking!

  • Anonymous says:

    Have you ever tried their chocolate bars?
    If so, how do you think they compare to ChocoPerfection?

  • They are okay. The ChocoPerection are super healthy and they taste GREAT! I would get those instead…

  • Anonymous says:

    Okay, I appreciate your opinion!

  • Jennifer says:

    I am so sensitive to maltitol and any sugar alcohol, except erythritol. Then I tried Truvia and stomach upset as well. No idea why as I can have erythritol and Stevia on their own without problems. It’s sad.

    Love Biscotti – I need to make some one of these days soon!

  • Susan says:

    Just made these this weekend with the following changes — no white chocolate, used almonds instead of macadamia nuts (more of them). They are TO DIE FOR! I love biscotti and have really missed them while trying to keep carb counts low. These are a wonderful treat!

  • Thanks Susan! I appreciate you taking the time to write me!

    Happy eating!

  • Anita Wenzel says:


    Thanks so much for all of your posts. I rarely buy cookbooks, but I will be buying at least one of yours to show support!

    I have these biscotti in the oven right now with a twist: rather than using white chocolate/macadamias, I subbed a handful of pistachios and some craisins (which I know raises the carbs, but it’s Christmas). One of my favorite Christmas cookies was a “Christmas Cantuccini” recipe I’ve used for years and was going to sorely miss it – but I do think your recipe is going to more than fill the void.

    Blessings to you and your family!

  • laura says:

    thank you for this recipe Maria! I look forward to making your biscotti–I’ve been searching for a NON-vegan recipe that uses almond flour. I think I’ll try it with the butter first, and then try it using coconut oil. And I’d also like to experiment using different nuts and dried fruits (toasted almonds or pistachios, and dried apricots, figs or cranberries…) Thanks 🙂

  • Jenn says:

    Could these be converted into a coconut flour recipe?

  • Trisha says:

    Just had to applaud you for this recipe. I needed a crunchy companion for my cup of tea, so I made these yesterday, using the butter, and substituting pecans and used one Milk Choco-Perfection bar all chopped up. They were the best! Just the right amount of crunchy, sweet, and dessert-ish. My 30+ weight loss (first 3 months) is the best proof keto works! Goal: Healthy weight, good HDL/LDL withOUT type 2 Diabetes (bought your supplement plan, too). Thanks Maria!

  • Cathy says:

    Happy Birthday Maria! I just made your pita bread. It is amazing! Ate it hot right out of the oven! Thank you thank you! I just now put the biscotti in the oven. I changed up the extracts for anise oil. Hoping the taste like my Aunty Mary’s! You’re the best!

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