Soft Cinnamon Raisin Banana Biscotti With a Crunch

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

A lovely, decadent, sweet-smelling treat that will surely leave your house smelling absolutely wonderful by the time you're through baking this. It's a wonderful recipe that will absolutely make you proud! This is a biscotti that although is nice and crispy on the outside, is a bit soft on the inside--fantastic with coffe or a late-night ice cream treat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease cookie sheet very lightly.
  3. Sift all-purpose flour and baking powder into large mixing bowl. Then stir in sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine banana, vegetable oil, vanilla, and one egg.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients; mix well with a hand or cookie mixer.
  6. Fold in raisins.
  7. On a floured board, scoop mixture onto it and lightly knead.
  8. Form a 7-8" log onto lightly greased baking sheet. Pat down to 1/2 thickness.
  9. Bake at 350ºF for 25 minutes.
  10. Turn oven down to 250°F.
  11. Remove log from sheet and let cool for 10 minutes.
  12. In a small bowl, mix together one egg and a bit of water for white-wash, mix.
  13. Cut biscotti into 1/2-1" pieces, lightly and thinly brush top and centers with white-wash.
  14. Turn biscotti on their sides and bake at 250ºF for 15 minutes.
  15. Let cool for 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

I love biscotti and this one is really tasty. I coated it with a chocolate glaze that hardens Chocolate Glaze (That Hardens when Cool), but the biscotti definitely is good without it. I found this recipe easy to make but I think I'd double it next time. Thanks for the delicious cookie.

Chef Joey Z. March 03, 2008