Oatmeal Date Biscotti

1 Feb 2016

Oatmeal Date Biscotti

Do you want a healthier alternative to a cookie for breakfast? This Oatmeal Date Biscotti is your solution!

Oatmeal Date Biscotti

Another month, another SRC recipe!

If you are new to reading my blog, or don't know what SRC is, it is a secret recipe club where each month, we are assigned a blog, and are asked to recreate one of their recipes on your blog. The thing is, the owner of this blog doesn't know until today! Reveal day! That's what makes it so secret!

Oatmeal Date Biscotti

This month, I was assigned Sawsan's blog Chef in Disguise. I am in love with her blog, and had a hard time deciding what to make. So I searched her blog. For a long time. And I narrowed my choices to this spanakopita recipe or this oatmeal date biscotti. But since I have these dates in the cupboard that I haven't used (story of my life), I decided on the biscotti.

I'm not even sure if Sawsan remembers making this recipe, she made it all the way back in 2011. But like most things, even though it's an oldie, it's a goodie.

Oatmeal Date Biscotti

This is actually the first time I have made biscotti ever in my life. And as such, I totally botched the order of the steps that Sawsan did for her biscotti recipe. I wrote down what I did below, but if you want to trust a true biscotti master (or someone who has many biscotti recipes on her blog), then head over and check out her original recipe. But even though I did everything out of order, it still turned out amazing.

I wasn't quite sure what to do with the dates: whether to leave them whole, cut them up, or mix them up in a food processor and add them in this way. It doesn't specify in the original, and I didn't want to ask Sawsan because, well, then it wouldn't be such a secret now would it? So I decided to cut them up and sprinkle them in the batter. But I would imagine however you make this recipe, it will be great.

This is a foolproof recipe for any biscotti newbie. I will definitely be making more biscotti in the future!

Oatmeal Date Biscotti

Oatmeal Date Biscotti
printable recipe

What you'll need:
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dates, chopped into small pieces

  1. Preheat the oven to 355°F. Line a baking sheet in parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs until fully mixed.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Slowly mix into the eggs until combined.
  4. Add in the sugar and vanilla, mixing until fully incorporated. Fold in the dates.
  5. Place the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, and form into a rectangle. Sprinkle some additional oats for decoration. 
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and slice into 1-1.5 cm logs. Lay them with the cut side flat on the baking sheet. Lower oven temperature to 300°F.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove, flip the sides of the biscotti and bake for an additional 15 minutes. If the biscotti is not yet firm, flip again and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Adapted from Chef in Disguise

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  1. I am totally in love with Sawsan's site, she is THE best!

    from photography to write up, to recipes... simply amazing...

    you picked an oldie but goodie indeed!

    Happy Reveal Day!

  2. These biscotti are not only great for breakfast, also perfect for a post workout snack.

  3. I'm a huge fan of biscotti, and I love this healthy version! Perfect way to start the day :-)

  4. I love Biscotti, and as it happens, I not only have some dates in the pantry, I also have some Oatmeal. Guess what I'm going to do. Great recipe.

  5. Biscotti are super easy and I am intrigued by the idea of including oats and dates. This sounds like a wonderful recipe.

  6. These look so good! I look at dates in the store, but I'm never sure what I'm going to do with them. Now I know. :) I've never made biscotti either.

    I loved checking your blog out this past month. We really enjoyed the tuna enchiladas. So easy, and so good!

  7. I love biscotti and have dates i n my pantry. Hmm - should I put aside my plan for the afternoon and instead make these adorable and delicious-looking sweets instead? Secret Recipe Club strikes again:)

  8. Love this biscotti with the addition of oats :)

  9. Sounds like a fun group! These biscotti sound great!

  10. Sawsan is one of my favorite bloggers... Love this oatmeal date biscotti, my first attempt at biscotti was a dud and then I never went back to trying it again. Must break the mould...

  11. You made these for me right? And now my next question - do you deliver? :)
    I am loving that you used dates in biscotti! Delicious!

  12. I screamed BREAKFAST when I saw these. Wonderful SRC pick, and so glad to be in Group A with you. -- Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

  13. I'm always up for cookies for breakfast. Even healthy ones. :-) This looks wonderful -- thanks.

  14. I would never admit to eating cookies for breakfast, but I would admit to eating these!

  15. I love the sound of oatmeal and dates in this version of biscotti. This would be a great portable breakfast!

  16. I love diving deep into recipe blogs wat back in time and see what they made back then :D Biscotti is amazing, and with a creamy cuppa cappuccino for dunkin'? I am sold :D Thanks for sharing Cathleen! x

  17. I have never made biscotti, but would love to give it a try. I'm always up for a cookie for breakfast - I had one today in fact!


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