Gluten-Free Biscotti


This recipe was given to me by my friend and was adapted from an old Christmas cookie book. They are delicious and keep very well. This recipe makes a lot, so you might want to cut it in half. Add dried fruit and chocolate chips to suit or dip in melted chocolate when cool.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
57 mins
48 servings


  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons anise seed

  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour mix (such as Bob's Red Mill®)

  • 1 ½ cups rice-based flour mix with xanthan gum

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup chopped almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.

  2. Beat eggs together in a bowl until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually add sugar to eggs while continually beating. Pour oil into egg-sugar mixture and beat until smooth. Mix gluten-free all-purpose flour mix, rice-based flour mix, baking soda, and xanthan gum together in a separate bowl; gradually stir into egg-sugar mixture until dough is well-mixed and sticky. Fold almonds into the dough.

  3. Turn dough onto the prepared baking sheet and form into 2 loaves, 1/2-inch thick and 2 1/2 inches wide.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Cool loaves on the baking sheet for 2 minutes; slice into 1/2-inch slices. Lay slices, cut-side down, on baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the oven until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer biscotti to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Notes:

I use half Bob's Red Mill(R) and another rice-based flour mix. Bob's Red Mill(R) is a bean-based flour and I like the texture it gives the biscotti. If your flour mix already has xanthan gum added, you can omit. It needs to have a total of 2 teaspoons xanthan gum per 3 cups of flour. I add 1 teaspoon because my rice mix contains xanthan gum, but the Bob's Red Mill(R) doesn't.

Vanilla extract or almond extract can be used in place of the anise seed, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

92 Calories
5g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 84mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 20mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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