Pumpkin and Cashew Biscotti

Pumpkin and Cashew Biscotti
Contributor
Whole Foods Market

With puréed pumpkin, rich cashews, and warm winter spices layered into the dough, these crunchy biscotti make a terrific holiday gift or addition to the brunch table.

15
Servings
200
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup pumpkin purée
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 Cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 Cup raw cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, pumpkin, vanilla, and eggs until well combined. In a second bowl, whisk together flour, cashews, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture and stir until just combined.  

Using slightly damp hands, shape dough into 3 (6-by-2 1/2-inch) logs and arrange on a large, parchment-paper-lined baking sheet, spacing them a few inches apart. (This will result in medium-size biscotti. For smaller cookies, shape into 8-by-2-inch logs.) Bake until just firm and golden brown, about 25 minutes. Set aside to let cool for 10 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.  

Using a serrated knife, cut each log crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange on 2 large, parchment-paper-lined baking sheets and bake, rotating the baking sheets and flipping biscotti every 10 minutes or so, until dried out and just crisp, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool completely, and then serve. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Pumpkin Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Pumpkin Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
11g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
7%
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Protein
6g
11%
Carbs
30g
10%
Vitamin A
73µg
8%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6%
Vitamin C
0.5mg
0.8%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.4mg
2%
Vitamin K
7µg
9%
Calcium
62mg
6%
Fiber
3g
14%
Folate (food)
13µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
13µg
3%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
72mg
18%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
214mg
31%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
219mg
6%
Sodium
139mg
6%
Sugars, added
9g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.5%
Zinc
2mg
10%