Vegan Christmas Spiced Biscotti (Dairyfree, Soyfree, Eggfree)

Vegan Christmas Spiced Biscotti (Dairyfree, Soyfree, Eggfree)

My Vegan Christmas Spiced Biscotti have all the flavours of Christmas Cake in a yummy, dunkable biscotti filled with cranberries, dark chocolate chunks and brazil nuts then topped with white chocolate drizzle and grated lemon zest!

My Vegan Christmas Spiced Biscotti have all the flavours of Christmas Cake in a yummy, dunkable biscotti filled with cranberries, dark chocolate chunks and brazil nuts then topped with white chocolate drizzle and grated lemon zest!

Vegan Christmas Spiced Biscotti

Christmas is a great time of year but with all those extra presents to sort out for the kids teachers, friends and other randoms, handmade gifts are an ever popular idea.

My best advice is something that can be made in bulk, in advance and with extra ingredients that can be changed depending on what is in your cupboard!

And here it is – my Vegan Christmas Spiced Biscotti, can be made in advance and kept in pretty cellophane bags ready to hand out (also makes lovely goodie bags!)

My standard xmas hamper usually consists of some handmade chocolate bark, fudge and biscotti or christmas cupcake.  This year Hubby took some goodie bags to his work do full of cinnamon spiced popcorn, Chocolate mint fudge, handmade cherry truffles (with liquid cherry centre) and these Vegan Christmas Cake Biscotti!

My Vegan Christmas Cake Biscotti Recipe, can be made in advance and kept in pretty cellophane bags ready to hand out (also makes lovely goodie bags!)  These have all the flavours of Christmas Cake in a yummy, dunkable biscotti filled with cranberries, dark chocolate chunks and brazil nuts then topped with white chocolate drizzle and grated lemon zest!  

 

Added Biscotti ingredients

The recipe for the biscotti is just a guideline, these are Christmas version so I have kept to some of my favourite festive flavours.  However the basic dough can be flavoured with whatever you like!

I love the additon of the dried cranberries in here, they are very christmassy!  You can even get them that are flavoured with pomegrante juice which would be even better.

Feel free to switch out the dark chocolate for your favourite dairy free white or milk if you prefer.  Although a soy free vegan white chocolate is quite hard to find!

The spices can be switched for lemon thyme, vanilla extract, instant coffee or cocoa powder.

As for the dried ingredients, apricots, dates, citrus peel and blueberries would all work well.

For a nut free Christmas Biscotti, simply replace the nuts with bits of toffee or sunflower seeds.

My Vegan Christmas Cake Biscotti Recipe, can be made in advance and kept in pretty cellophane bags ready to hand out (also makes lovely goodie bags!)  These have all the flavours of Christmas Cake in a yummy, dunkable biscotti filled with cranberries, dark chocolate chunks and brazil nuts then topped with white chocolate drizzle and grated lemon zest!  

 

Top Tips for Baking Vegan Spiced Biscotti:

  • It is very tempting to cut these into slices before they have cooled completely… DONT! You will end up with a squidgy mess as these are quite soft when hot!
  • Wait until they are completely cool to drizzle over the white chocolate.  Line all the biscotti up on a silicone mat and either do them individually or one at a time.
  • To decorate with white chocolate drizzle, I find it is easier to put the white chocolate in a piping bag and snip off a very small corner for a delicate line.
  • Sprinkle over the lemon zest while the chocolate is still setting and it will stick much better!

My Vegan Christmas Cake Biscotti Recipe, can be made in advance and kept in pretty cellophane bags ready to hand out (also makes lovely goodie bags!)  These have all the flavours of Christmas Cake in a yummy, dunkable biscotti filled with cranberries, dark chocolate chunks and brazil nuts then topped with white chocolate drizzle and grated lemon zest!  

Vegan Christmas Spiced Biscotti Recipe

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Vegan Christmas Spiced Biscotti

These Vegan Christmas Spiced Biscotti, have all the flavours of Christmas Cake in a yummy, dunkable biscotti filled with cranberries, dark chocolate chunks and brazil nuts then topped with white chocolate drizzle and grated lemon zest! Just remember to make extra for yourself!
Course Edible Gifts
Keyword Dairy Free Biscotti, Egg free biscotti, vegan edible gifts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16 slices
Author Midge

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 160C and line a baking tray with silicone sheet or greaseproof paper.
  • In a small bowl mix the dried fruit, chocolate and nuts together with the ginger, cinnamon and a tablespoon of the flour.  Set aside for later.
  • Next in a large mixing bowl cream the butter, sugar, vegetable oil and golden syrup together until pale and fluffy.  It probably wont look like it has gone pale as the brown sugar and golden syrup will make it a darker colour.
  • Into the butter & sugar, fold the mixed dried ingredients, flour/chia seed mix and milk and lemon juice until it begins to form a dough.
  • At this point tip out onto a board and knead together into a ball.  Separate into two equal sausage shapes about 5-6inches long and lay next to each other on the baking tray.
  • Bake for 35mins until golden brown on top.  The sausages will still be squidgy so set aside somewhere until cooled.
  • Once cooled, use a serrated knife to gently slice across each sausage into Biscotti about an inch thick.  You can do this on a slight angle which makes them look even prettier!
  • Spread the sliced Biscotti out onto the tray, lie then on their sides and cook for another 10mins.  Flip over onto the other side and bake for a further 10mins.  Watch the fruit doesn't burn, if it looks like it is then cover with a bit of foil or turn the oven down.
  • Allow to cool completely and drizzle with melted white chocolate before sprinkling on lemon zest.  For an extra sparkly festive decoration you could add some little snowflake decorations, chopped praline or popping candy!
  • Put in pretty cellophane bags or little gift boxes and make someone happy!
Tried this recipe?Mention @Peachicksbakery or tag #peachicksbakery!

Other Gluten free, Vegan Christmas Recipe Ideas

These little sugar cookies, make lovely Christmas presents or a fab activity for the kids on a cold, winter day.  The dough also is a great base for making pretty stained glass biscuits.

For more recipe ideas for baking festive gifts check out my Quick Vegan Mincemeat flavoured with whisky & ginger ale and why not use it to whip up this speedy Mincemeat Christmas Cake.  For a special someone, why not give my Luxury, fruit vegan mincemeat a try, filled with festive flavours of apple, ginger and persimmons.

These Candy Cane Cookies are perfect for the kids to make for teachers end of term gifts or why not try my Christmas spiced Biscotti or quick and easy vegan Cheese Crackers that just use 3 ingredients!

And don’t forget the cakes this Christmas – why not try our spectacular showstopping Vegan Black Forest Layer Cake, Luxurious Vegan Bailey’s Chocolate Cake or this lovely spicy, sticky Vegan Gingerbread Cake, great with a cuppa!

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My Vegan Christmas Cake Biscotti Recipe, (Dairyfree Eggfree Soyfree) can be made in advance and kept in pretty cellophane bags ready to hand out (also makes lovely goodie bags!)  These have all the flavours of Christmas Cake in a yummy, dunkable biscotti filled with cranberries, dark chocolate chunks and brazil nuts then topped with white chocolate drizzle and grated lemon zest!  

 

My Vegan Christmas Cake Biscotti Recipe, (Dairyfree Eggfree Soyfree) can be made in advance and kept in pretty cellophane bags ready to hand out (also makes lovely goodie bags!)  These have all the flavours of Christmas Cake in a yummy, dunkable biscotti filled with cranberries, dark chocolate chunks and brazil nuts then topped with white chocolate drizzle and grated lemon zest!  

 

In Other News… (Dec 2016)

So you may have read the other day that I am taking a bit of a break from posting recipes on The Peachicks’ Bakery.

Sadly, I have been quite poorly recently and have been snowed under with work too.  I feel like everything is getting on top of me.  So I have decided that I will be going into a ‘blogging hibernation.’ Hopefully, this will mean I can spend time with the Peachicks and catch up with friends and family.

I have no planned date to return although I am thinking around February half term.  Get the craziness of Christmas and my birthday out the way!

Don’t worry though you’ll still be able to catch all the Peachick Adventures over on Instagram.  And I suspect a few recipes may sneak their way in too.

All that is left for me to say is hope you all enjoy great, safe Freefrom Festivities and we will see you in the Spring!

Midgie & The Peachicks

xxx



29 thoughts on “Vegan Christmas Spiced Biscotti (Dairyfree, Soyfree, Eggfree)”

  • What a lovely Christmas recipe – I love bakes that you can eat while you are actually writing up the blog post about them! I hope you have a lovely Christmas, get well soon and make the most of the extra time your blogging break gives!

    • Thanks hun, def looking forward to the Peachicks Christmas Chaos! They do love this time of year and with all the Nativities & parties its a busy time! x

  • These look lovely and would make a beautiful Christmas gift for anyone. Sorry to hear you’re feeling the need to take a break – it does all get a bit much sometimes doesn’t it! Thanks for adding to #CookBlogShare

    • Thank you! They are really easy and you end up with loads from each batch so perfect for those teachers presents & last minute drop in guests ones! They keep well too!

  • I love biscotti but never made it myself. This looks gorgeous & so festive for Christmas & the holiday season. I love how clear & easy to follow your recipes are. And your photos are stunning. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at the #HolidayFoodie linky xx

    • Oooh you need to have a go – they are sooo easy to make youll never buy it again! Thank you lovely, I am a bit of photo perfectionist and I’m always trying out new things to make them better! Loving the holiday foodie link & looking foward to reading them all tomorrow in bed with coffee & biscotti! x

    • Def give it a go! you could replace it with seeds or other crunchy things! Thanks for featuring them too this week – I love #freefromfridays so I am looking forward to a couple of months of reading everyones recipes and Ill be back posting in the spring! x

    • They are on my list to try – I have a bag of Freefrom Fairy Flour to try and I am thinking these would work really well! Planning experiments at the end of term so I will let you know! x

  • I love the idea of having biscotti in a Christmas hamper Midgie, and these look a particularly good version of them – especially with those delicious spices in there! Sorry to hear that you’re not feeling on top form at the moment so a break away to re-charge your batteries sounds a wise idea. Take care and looking forward to what you have to share later in the new year / spring 🙂
    Angela x

    • Thanks hun! Biscotti are so good for hampers as they keep really well and look really pretty. For the girls teachers I go to the charity shops and find nice tea cups & saucers to stack them in & then wrap in pretty cellophane! x

  • Yum! I do love biscotti, and these look delicious. Sorry to hear you are going into hibernation, but it sounds like the right thing to do…friends and family should always come first! See you in the spring, if not before on some form of social media!! Eb x

    • Ah thanks hun, I just really miss hanging out with my Peachicks! I have been so crazy busy! I am hoping that I can use the hibernation to stock up on christmas recipes so that come this crazy time next year I have a bank of them just ready to go! Don’t worry I wont be off social media I am way tooo nosy! LOL!

  • I love biscotti but I’ve never attempted making them. I’m surprised it doesn’t sound as difficult as I anticipated to put them together! Thanks for joining in with #FreeFromFridays.

    • Yes you definitely should have a go they are really easy to make – although without the egg they are a little soft when hot so you have to be gentle when flipping them or you end up with baby biscotti!

  • I hope that the break does you the world of good. People do not appreciate how time consuming it all is. I love homemade gifts and this biscotti looks perfect. Wishing you a lovely Christmas and look forward to seeing you back in the new year. Thank you for sharing and joining in with #CookBlogShare x

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