Tropical Biscotti with banana, coconut, and macadamia nuts

These tropical biscotti feature a combination of banana, coconut, and macadamia nuts.¬†While it’s far from traditional, it’s a great summer treat!

Tropical Biscotti with banana, coconut, and macadamia nuts Tropical Biscotti with banana, coconut, and macadamia nuts

I wasn’t much of a biscotti fan growing up. To me, they were these dry dense biscuits that were difficult to chew and lacked in the flavor department. Those days are long gone. Over the years, I’ve learned to like the little subtleties of biscotti. I’ve learned to dunk it into sweet Italian dessert wine or coffee. It’s even great with a warm cup of milk.

Today I’m sharing this tropical biscotti over at BHG’s Delish Dish Blog. It’s not your average biscotti. It’s no where near traditional, but it sure is tasty.

Tropical Biscotti with banana, coconut, and macadamia nuts

While most biscotti recipes are dry, these have a little more moisture due to the addition of mashed banana in the dough. It’s also studded with chopped macadamia nuts and a hint of shredded coconut.

Biscotti are twice baked. First, it’s shaped into a loaf and baked until firm. Then it’s sliced in wedges and bake again until crisp.

Tropical Biscotti with banana, coconut, and macadamia nuts

Tropical Biscotti with Banana, Coconut, and Macadamia Nuts

Yield: about 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup roasted macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 6 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon vegetable shortening

Instructions

  1. Please visit BHG's Delish Dish blog for full directions. 

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Gone Bananas Biscotti

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Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire

When I was younger, a family friend would give us biscotti every Christmas. It was always overpoweringly anise-flavored which I hated. Only recently have I had anything different and now I am hooked on finding new, more flavorful biscotti to try. I love the flavors in this!

    Maryanne Cabrera

    I used to dislike biscotti as a kid because I always thought they were too hard. I guess it’s one of those things you learn to appreciate later on! :)

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