Vanilla Matcha Biscottis (Keto, Paleo)
I'm going to tell you this, from the true bottom of my heart... These are amazing and not the average biscotti you'll try. While I was doing to recipe I decided to make a few extra twists, for example, adding matcha and white chocolate chips.
The thing is these are White Peppermint Chocolate Chips and to my surprise it taste amazing. Matcha and peppermint do have a great contrast of flavors, they play in such a tasty symphony!
The one I used are from ChocZero, and I've got to mention that they are seasonal edition but you can always use some of white chocolate chips!
By now you already know that my recipes are low carb, keto friendly and mostly paleo. I believe in nutrient dense foods and better food choices in order to help our bodies thrive, and this is so individualized.
For me, I know that low carb, keto paleo-ish works for me, but no labels. Labels are complicated and they confuse people and my clients.
Regardless of what makes you thrive these biscottis are perfect to hit that sweet spot without messing up with your glucose levels since I use ingredients that have a low glycemic index.
What's glycemic index?
It's the glucose response that your body has whenever you eat something, specially carbs because these are the principal macro nutrient that has a glucose impact. This factor changes whenever you incorporate fiber, fat, protein or salt!
For example, white bread, has no fiber and has a glycemic index around 78, considering that above 70 is HIGH. This was the glucose levels spike and so does the action of insulin. Having insulin constantly stimulated can lead to insulin resistance.
Fiber, protein and fat can help lowering the GI response of the body. And in this recipe we are using coconut flour that has plenty of fiber and as a result is low in net carbs. Healthy fats from ghee and eggs, as well as protein, and collagen. So this is a recipe that takes longer to break down.
Always choose ingredients that are a natural source of fiber, such as veggies, coconut flour, seeds or nuts! Fiber is also important to feed your gut bacteria.
So back to this recipe. You can expect that this recipe is going to be like not the average biscotti, that't for sure:
- Freezer Friendly
Plus it's a great way to use some of the matcha that you probably bought and never used again, because let's be honest, matcha has a more complex method of preparation and one step, temperature or quantity can make a difference.
My personal favorite way to use my matcha is definitely in sweet recipes since I don't need to complicate my life with all the whisking action. And this was has made me love matcha even better because I know that it's high in antioxidants.
More ideas to use matcha:
- Protein Shakes
- Paleo Pancakes
Well, the ideas are quite a lot, but if you are starting with the match a love, try it on baked foods, or in a coconut milk latte (the only way I like it) and maybe add some Keto Creamer - Vanilla, the better!
Keeping things nice and keto, clean keto!
Also, we are using Cream of Tartar, what? Don't worry about that name, this is a byproduct of plants and it acts to create softer baked goods, it's not necessary but I have been testing it's use into my baked good recipes and really been liking it. The main use is to leavening baked goods and stabilize whipped egg whites.
As for sweetness, we are getting it from granulated monk fruit, my favorite sugar replacement that comes from natural sources and doesn't have a glycemic effect. So it's keto-friendly, this is the sweetener I recommend to my clients, family and my community.
For this recipe you are only going to need:
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cup
- Mixing spoon
- Baking sheet pan
We are all set to get started no this recipe! It's going to pair so well your coconut milk, or any latte!
Vanilla Matcha Biscottis
By María Fernanda López
1 cup of coconut flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of cream of tartar
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/3 cup of granulated monk fruit (PURELYHL for discount)
1 scoop of Vanilla Multi Collagen
3 tbsp of matcha
1/3 cup of water
3 tbsp of ghee or coconut oil
1/4 cup of low carb white chocolate chips
Preheat the oven at 350F.
In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients, except for the chocolate chips.
Add the egg, melted ghee and water.
Mix well until you get a cookie style consistency.
Place the dough in a flat sheet pan.
With your hands shape it to the form of a rectangle.
Cut into 8 slices and top with chocolate chips.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Let them cool and ENJOY!
Nutritional Information (per serving 133kcal)
Net Carbs: 3.3g
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