Delicious and Guilt-Free: Low Fat Amaretto Biscotti Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen, where I’ll be sharing my Low Fat Amaretto Biscotti recipe with you. These delightful cookies are perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

As someone who enjoys cooking, I’m always looking for ways to create delicious meals and desserts that are also good for my body. This recipe fits the bill perfectly – it’s low in fat and calories but high in flavor and satisfaction.

Biscotti originated in Italy and have become a beloved dessert across the globe. Traditionally quite high in fat and sugar, I’ve created a healthier version that doesn’t compromise on taste. With the distinct almond flavor of amaretto liqueur complementing the natural sweetness of sugar and almond meal, these biscotti are a tasty guilt-free treat.

Whether you enjoy them with coffee or as a snack, these low-fat amaretto biscotti cookies are sure to become a favorite. Let’s get started on this recipe together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Low Fat Amaretto Biscotti
Low Fat Amaretto Biscotti

Are you looking for a healthy and delicious snack that won’t sabotage your diet? Then you’ll love this low-fat Amaretto biscotti recipe! Packed with almond flavor and boasting only a fraction of the calories found in traditional biscotti, this treat is a guilt-free indulgence that’s perfect for both casual snacking and special occasions.

But don’t let the “low-fat” label fool you into thinking that this dessert is lacking in flavor. Trust me, the rich and nutty almond flavor of the biscotti, combined with the subtle sweetness of amaretto liqueur, creates an irresistible treat that tastes amazing without overloading you with calories.

Plus, making biscotti is fun and easy, so you can whip up a batch to enjoy or share with friends and family. And since this recipe calls for simple and wholesome ingredients like egg whites, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and almond extract, you can rest assured that each bite delivers natural foods goodness in every crunch.

So whether you’re searching for a sweet pick-me-up to pair with your morning coffee or a scrumptious treat to enjoy after dinner, this gluten-free Amaretto biscotti recipe hits all the right notes: healthy, delicious, and satisfying. Give it a try today and discover how easy it is to make the best biscotti!

Ingredient List

 Watch me turn these simple ingredients into a delicious treat!
Watch me turn these simple ingredients into a delicious treat!

Below is the ingredient list for making the low-fat amaretto biscotti recipe. To achieve the perfect taste and texture, it is important to measure everything correctly and use high-quality ingredients.

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/4 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 3/4 cup White Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Amaretto Liqueur
  • 1/2 tsp Almond Extract

Note that if you prefer a gluten-free option, you can substitute the flour with gluten-free flour. Also, for a healthier option, you can use whole wheat flour and natural foods like almond meal instead of white sugar.

The Recipe How-To

 Don't let the name fool you, these biscotti are low in fat but high on flavor!
Don’t let the name fool you, these biscotti are low in fat but high on flavor!

Step-by-Step Guide to Make Low Fat Amaretto Biscotti

Here comes the crucial part: making the perfect low-fat amaretto biscotti. You’ll want to make sure that you follow these steps carefully if you want to achieve the best results:

Step 1: Preheat the oven
Preheat your oven to a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 2: Mix the ingredients together
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until they are thoroughly combined. In another medium-sized bowl, beat the egg whites until they become foamy using an electric mixer. Once that is done, add in the white sugar and continue beating until it is fully combined.

Step 3: Combine your wet and dry ingredients
Once your egg mixture is ready, add in your almond extract and amaretto liqueur if you’re using them. Then add in half of the dry mixture into the wet mixture bowl and mix well. Add in the remaining dry mixture gradually until thoroughly mixed.

Step 4: Form your dough
Take out your dough from the bowl and knead it util it becomes smooth, without any cracks or lumps.

Step 5: Shape and Cut Your Biscotti
Create two long loaves with flattened tops or roll your dough out into two rectangles with flattened tops. They should be about an inch thick. Use a serrated knife to cut your biscotti logs or rectangles diagonally to create long pieces around an inch wide.

Step 6: Bake Your Low-Fat Amaretto Biscotti
Place them back onto your cookie sheets, leaving space between each one. Bake for around 22 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool on their cookie sheet for about ten minutes before transferring them onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

That’s it! Congratulations on making perfectly crunchy homemade low-fat amaretto biscotti. You may also experiment with different variations by adding chocolate chips or nuts into our dry mixture or substituting some ingredients for gluten-free or whole wheat flour, so you can enjoy these delicious biscottis with natural foods while still indulging in this sweet dessert.

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready to dip these crunchy bites into your morning coffee or tea.
Get ready to dip these crunchy bites into your morning coffee or tea.

The beauty of this low-fat Amaretto biscotti recipe is that it is incredibly versatile. Whether you have dietary restrictions or simply want to mix things up, there are a lot of substitutions and variations that you can make.

– Gluten-free: Substitute the flour with almond flour or another gluten-free flour. You can even use gluten-free Amaretto liqueur to ensure that this recipe is entirely gluten-free.

– Whole wheat: Swap out half of the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour to add more fiber and nutrients.

– Sugar alternatives: Use a natural sugar alternative, such as stevia or agave nectar, instead of white sugar to reduce the calorie count even further.

– Add-ins: If you want to mix things up, try adding in some chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit into the batter before baking for added texture and flavor.

– Almond flavorings: You can switch out the Amaretto liqueur with almond extract or even almond paste for a stronger almond flavor.

– Italian biscotti: For a more traditional Italian biscotti recipe, omit the Amaretto liqueur and add in some anise extract or anise seeds for a licorice-like flavor.

Overall, this recipe is very adaptable to your taste preferences and dietary needs. Don’t be afraid to experiment with some of these substitutions and variations to make it your own!

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect for a busy day, these biscotti can be made ahead of time and stored for later.
Perfect for a busy day, these biscotti can be made ahead of time and stored for later.

Once your low-fat amaretto biscotti are baked to perfection, it’s time to savor their delicious taste. These cookies are excellent with coffee, tea or a glass of almond milk. They go well with almost any hot drink, but I suggest pairing them with a robust Italian espresso for a truly classic experience.

These biscotti are perfect for dessert and make an ideal gift for someone special. They are especially perfect for the holidays or a special event like a wedding or baby shower. You can even wrap them up in some beautiful packaging and give them as an elegant homemade gift.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try using these biscotti as a crust for a cheesecake or as an ingredient in tiramisu. You can crumble them over vanilla ice cream, sprinkle them over pudding or add them as a crunchy topping on your morning yogurt. You can also add finely chopped almonds or almond slivers into the dough for even more flavor and texture.

For those who are gluten-free, these cookies go great with a glass of milk and any other gluten-free snacks such as nut mixes or fruit slices. Rest assured that this recipe uses natural whole foods and does not contain any refined white sugar which guarantees a healthier treat no matter how you choose to enjoy yours.

With their combination of great taste, crunchiness, and lightness, these low-fat amaretto biscotti are sure to elevate any dessert occasion to new heights of sophistication and flavor.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A little Amaretto liqueur goes a long way in adding a kick of nutty flavor.
A little Amaretto liqueur goes a long way in adding a kick of nutty flavor.

Looking for a recipe that can be made ahead of time and store well for days? This low-fat Amaretto Biscotti recipe is perfect for you!

Making biscotti the day before and storing them in an airtight container allows the cookies to develop a rich almond flavor that simply cannot be achieved with freshly baked ones. The best way to store biscotti is in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. These cookies will last for up to 2 weeks, but let’s be honest, they are so delicious that they won’t make it that long!

If you want to prepare these cookies ahead of time, follow the recipe instructions until you have finished baking the biscotti. Let them cool completely and place them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag. Biscotti can be frozen for up to 2 months, which makes them perfect for making ahead when planning to serve them later, or you can also make a large batch and store them in the freezer to enjoy whenever you crave them.

To reheat biscotti: preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the biscotti on it. Bake for about 5 minutes or until they’ve become crispy again but not browned any further. Be sure to keep an eye on them because they can quickly go from underbaked to burnt if left unattended.

If you’re looking for other ways to enjoy your biscotti, try dunking them in coffee, tea or even amaretto liqueur! A real treat. These cookies make an excellent dessert with coffee or tea and can be served at any time of day. With fewer calories than traditional Italian biscotti, this healthy take on the classic biscuit is perfect for those looking for natural foods without sacrificing taste.

Tips for Perfect Results

 This is an easy biscotti recipe that even a beginner baker can nail.
This is an easy biscotti recipe that even a beginner baker can nail.

The perfect biscotti is crisp on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside, with a subtle almond flavor. Achieving this texture and taste requires following some key tips to ensure successful results.

First, for a low-fat biscotti, make sure to use egg whites instead of whole eggs in the recipe. Additionally, using natural foods such as almond flour and amaretto liqueur will give your biscotti delicious flavor while also helping to keep them healthy.

When making biscotti, it’s important to let them cool completely before cutting into them. Using a serrated knife to cut into biscotti is ideal since it prevents them from crumbling. And to get those perfectly uniform slices, make sure to cut straight down and not at an angle.

Another tip for achieving perfect results is to use parchment paper on your baking sheet. This will prevent the biscotti from sticking and ensure easy removal from the pan.

Furthermore, using an accurate oven temperature is crucial. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and check that it maintains that temperature throughout the baking process. This will prevent under or overcooking your biscotti.

Lastly, storing your biscotti correctly is essential for keeping them fresh. Store your cooled biscotti in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks or freeze them for longer shelf life.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to have perfectly crisp and delicious low-fat amaretto biscotti every time.


Now that you have gone through the detailed recipe, tips, and serving suggestions, it’s time to address some of the commonly asked questions about making low-fat Amaretto biscotti. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers to help you achieve the perfect batch of homemade biscotti.

Is biscotti better with oil or butter?

When it comes to making biscotti, you have a choice on whether to use butter or oil. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the texture and shelf life of the biscotti will differ depending on which ingredient you choose. Additionally, there are many options for adding flavor to your biscotti, including dried fruit, nuts, spices, liqueurs, and chocolate. The possibilities are endless!

What is the secret to making biscotti?

Making biscotti can be a bit tricky, but with some helpful tips, it can be a delicious treat. When you are ready to cut your biscotti, it’s important to remember to let them cool down a bit first. If they are too hot, it will cause them to fall apart. When you are ready to cut, I recommend using a serrated knife and using a sawing motion to create clean cuts. For a professional bakery look, cut the loaves on a diagonal for an elegant finish. Lastly, don’t forget to flip them over during the second bake to ensure both sides are baked evenly.

Are biscotti biscuits healthy?

Biscotti, which is derived from the Italian language, literally means “twice-baked.” These delicate and crispy biscuits are enjoyed alongside coffee and are a popular dessert around the globe. The reason why these treats are crispy is because they are prepared without any added fats, making them a healthier option. This timeless dessert has been enjoyed for generations and continues to be a favorite among many.

Why is my biscotti not crispy?

To achieve a crispy texture in your biscotti, it’s crucial to bake them adequately in the second round. In case you notice a softness in your biscotti, it’s likely that they haven’t baked long enough. If your biscotti slices are about 1/2 cm or 1/4 inch thick, baking them for about 20 minutes at 180c/350F in a preheated oven should dry them out well enough.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this low-fat amaretto biscotti recipe is the perfect treat for anyone who loves the rich flavor of amaretto but wants to keep their calorie intake in check. By substituting almond flour and egg whites for traditional ingredients, you can enjoy the sweetness of this gluten-free, healthy biscuit without any guilt.

The almond flour gives the biscuits a nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the delicious taste of coffee or amaretto liqueur. Plus, the low-fat content means that you can indulge in these tasty treats without worrying about your waistline.

So why not give this recipe a try? It’s simple to make and perfect for enjoying as a dessert, with your morning coffee, or alongside a glass of wine in the evening. And with so many variations and substitutions available, you can customize it to suit your personal preferences.

Whether you’re looking for a tasty snack or a unique gift for friends and family, these amaretto biscotti are sure to impress. So go ahead and give them a try – you won’t be disappointed!

Low Fat Amaretto Biscotti

Low Fat Amaretto Biscotti Recipe

I tried this variation of Lemon Biscotti after changing a few details – absolutely yummy and it’s low fat AND only 1 Weight Watcher’s point per cookie – bonus!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 cookie
Calories 56.9 kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup coarsely ground almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine dry ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Mix together the egg, egg whites and extract in a larger bowl.
  • Add dry ingredients from small bowl to the ingredients in the larger bowl, mixing well.
  • Form the dough into two logs each about 8 inches long.
  • Place logs onto a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly and cut diagonally into 1/2 inch slices making 36 slices. Place slices flat end up onto cookie sheet and bake until dry (about another 8 to 10 minutes).
  • Cool and store in airtight container.
  • Variation: sprinkle dried slices with powdered sugar while still warm before serving.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 16gCalories: 56.9kcalCarbohydrates: 9.9gProtein: 1.5gFat: 1.2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 5.9mgSodium: 34.2mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 4.3g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Brunch, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Easy, European, For Large Groups, healthy, Inexpensive
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