Monday, 20 January 2014

Chocolate Chip Banana Biscotti Dipped in Dark Chocolate

Baking biscotti is something that I have always wanted to do, but ended up putting it on the back burner. I had a couple leftover bananas that were going bad and so I decided to make some chocolate chip banana biscotti (that sounds lovely doesn't it?) Biscotti intimidated me previously because I thought in order to make these delicious snacks, that you had to be a pro. Nope! It is simply baking the "cookie" twice! That's all it is. Check out these delicious chocolate chip banana biscotti with step by step instructions (and pictures!)

*Makes: 22-24 pieces

  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120g) butter
  • 1-2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups (400g) all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (175g) semisweet chocolate chips 


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Cream together butter (softened) and sugar. Mash up your banana in a separate bowl. Add bananas, egg and vanilla to the butter and sugar mixture.  

Step 2: Stir together the flour and baking powder then add to the wet ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Step 3: Cover a large baking sheet with foil. Using flour, divide your dough in two (it will be pretty sticky). Create two logs that are about 3”x 10” (I used two baking sheets, one for each log. If you can fit them both on one baking sheet, that works too!) Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Step 4: Let the logs cool on the pan for 15 minutes. Transfer the logs, one at a time, to a cutting board and cut into 1/2 to 1 inch slices. Place the slices back on your parchment papered baking sheet. Bake for another 7-9 for a lighter brown or 10-12 for a darker brown. Take them out of the oven and flip them onto the other side and bake for another 8-10 minutes, depending on what color you'd like them. 

Step 5: Heat your dark chocolate in a heat proof bowl over the burner. Once it has all melted, set aside and let it cool while the cookies are finishing cooking. Once they are done, take them out of the oven and let them cool completely on a wire rack (about 10-20 minutes). 

Step 6: When ready, dip one side into the dark chocolate and set the biscotti on wax paper to cool. Do this for all the biscotti pieces. Let them cool and harden for at least an hour. You may even want to stick in the fridge to help speed the process up. Enjoy with some milk, tea, or coffee! 


  1. Hi! I just finished making the dough - which turned out lovely btw - but I was wondering how many degrees I should put my oven on. Thanks again!

    - A reader all the way from Norway

    1. I am so sorry that I didn't put it in the instructions! I feel like an idiot! it's 350F/180C. Hope they turn out and thanks for checking out the blog :)

  2. you did put it in! in step one! thank you so much - these are sooo yummy!!!

    1. I am so glad they turned out for you! they were yummy for me as well ;) thanks for the comment! :)