6.15.2010

cinnamon oatmeal and toasted coconut biscotti

I first heard about Red Ape Cinnamon and Singing Dog Vanilla while visiting Suzi's blog. This company, Kestrel Growth Brands, Inc. is out of Eugene, Oregon. I love finding local companies like this one. The robust cinnamon is organic cassia cinnamon from Sumatra. 5% of the profits are donated to organizations that protect orangutan habitat. The Singing Dog Vanilla is also organic and fair trade. A portion of all sales are shared with their family farmers.

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If you visit the website you can listen to the singing dog. Fun! ;)

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I decided to use both the vanilla and the cinnamon in some yummy biscotti.

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I also threw in some whole wheat pastry flour, oats, golden flax and toasted coconut. Next time I think I'll add some nuts...maybe hazelnuts.

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My son went crazy over this biscotti. He keeps coming back for more. My picky little eater doesn't know that tucked inside this tasty treat is a whole lot of healthy goodness. What he doesn't know definitely won't hurt him!

Cinnamon Oatmeal and Toasted Coconut Biscotti
by theUngourmet

Makes 15-18 biscotti

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup toasted coconut
2 tbsp golden flax seed
1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp Red Ape Cinnamon
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
2 tsp Singing Dog Vanilla
2 large eggs

raw sugar
Red Ape cinnamon

Place the oats, coconut and flax into a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Spoon flour into measuring cups and level with a knife. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and brown sugar. Add the oat mixture and whisk to combine. In a smaller bowl combine the milk, vanilla and eggs. Whisk until blended. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until moist.

Place dough on a floured surface, knead lightly about 7 times with floured hands. On a parchment lined baking sheet shape dough into a 15x3 loaf. Pat into 1 inch thickness. Sprinkle a bit of raw sugar and cinnamon over the top and press lightly into the loaf.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove from sheet and cool on a wire rack. With a serrated knife cut roll on the diagonal into 1/2 inch slices. Reduce temperature to 325 degrees. Place slices on their sides and bake an additional 18-20 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and allow to cool on a wire rack.

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Thanks Kestrel Growth Brands for allowing me to sample your wonderful cinnamon and vanilla!



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33 comments:

Susan said...

How wonderful! They are just calling for a dark, rich cup of coffee!!

Jennifurla said...

I love your local finds, this inspires me to take a look around. Looks delicious.

Jhonny walker said...

I am delighted with your local finds...and this I will agree with susan calls for some rich coffee...fantastic! and bookmarked!

sweetlife said...

I love to use local products, from family companies, i love their logaos, the ape is super cute...I lve biscotti in the afternoon with an espresso and your flavor combo is outstanding..

sweetlife

Taylor said...

I love this idea for oats! Good to know its picky eater approved :)

Joanne said...

That cinnamon and organic vanilla sound fantastic! I bought some REAL (i.e. not McCormick) cinnamon from a spice shop here not so long ago and the taste difference was AMAZING. It's like it's a whole new way more delicious spice. These biscotti look excellent. I so would keep going back for more.

Pam said...

Biscotti is the only thing I bake! So, I get really excited when I see a new biscotti recipe to try, especially a healthy one!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Oh that biscotti looks perfect. Cinnamon is my favorite spice and that jar is just so cute. I am a sucker for a cute package.

Whitney said...

this looks so delicious! I've been looking for a biscotti recipe lately and this is just perfect. thanks for sharing.

if i may ask, where did you get that red flowered cup in the picture? I love it!

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Faith said...

You make the best biscotti! I love the oats in this recipe!

A Joyful Chaos said...

Is and sounds delicious! I had never heard of red Ape Cinnamon or Singing Dog vanilla. I'll have to go check out their website now.

Thanks for sharing.

Chef Dennis said...

that is an incredible biscotti!! I love all those great ingredients....not at all the biscotti I have made! wow....
thanks so much for sharing

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

Singing Dog vanilla is used in my favorite NuNaturals stevia. That stuff rocks, as do your biscotti. I have seen that Red Ape cinnamon....guess it is worth a try :)

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I've used the cinnamon before and loved it - bet the vanilla is pretty special too. Your biscotti look delicious - I'd be coming back for more too!

Bit of Butter said...

Oh yay -- I love local, Northwest, foodstuffs! Thanks for mentioning them in your post!

Jeannie said...

I simply love your biscotti photos, they all look so scrumptious! It's good to lend support to local companies:)

Jenn said...

I have some of that red ape cinnamon, too. I just use it for special baked goods. hahaha... but I love the taste of it.

Stir Crazy said...

These look amazing! I love your healthy additions too. I'm always excited over local finds (which is one of the reasons farmers' markets are so wonderful!)

I've just recently discovered your blog and love it... my type of food. Looking forward to trying some of your delicious recipes!

Foodessa said...

I highly doubt to have the opportunity of finding these great products in Montreal any time soon. However, it always pleases me when fair trade is encouraged.
This biscotti recipe will be baked...most probably soon ;o)
Excellent ingredients!
Flavourful wishes, Claudia

5 Star Foodie said...

This vanilla and cinnamon sound terrific and the biscotti look so scrumptious!

kallaydoscope.com said...

My mouth is watering. That looks delicious. And that coffee cup is adorable!

Kat said...

I love anything with coconut in it...especially a cookie! haha yum.

Katie@Cozydelicious said...

Why have I never put oatmeal in biscotti? these look hearty and wonderful and full of flavor. I so want one with my tea right now!

ck said...

I have to stop visiting your blog on an empty stomach. They look soooooooooo good!

The Blonde Duck said...

I just like the name red ape.

Randi Troxell said...

these look awesome, of course just like everything else.. but i really wanted to tell ya.. i LOOOVE that mug in the 2nd pic- so stinkin' adorable!!!!!

pigpigscorner said...

hah what a cute name!

Michelle said...

Wow I loooove biscotti and even more than that, gimmee some delicious cinnamon and I am in heaven. You did the company a GREAT job!!! I'm all for family owned companies with delicious products. Thanks for introducing us to them!!! :)

Julia said...

I gotta do it. I gotta bake something this summer. Since it's warmed up I have abandoned my oven. It's true. I avoid it at all costs. You're gonna have to beat me or something to get me back to using it.

These biscotti are mighty tempting. I do love my crunchy sweet goodness in those biscotti!

Kim said...

I love it when I can get the kiddos to eat something that is good for them like this. They look great and I love the pics!

tasteofbeirut said...

Kim
These biscottis look [icture-perfect! I love the fact that they are made with such healthful ingredients! Will use your recipe next time I feel the urge for biscottis!

Jamie said...

Oh I love making biscotti and we all love eating them. I love the flavors of these, the cinnamon and coconut. Yum! Must try them. I've never made biscotti like these.

Cara said...

For you non-locals in the US and Canada, I wanted to let you know you can find both of these at http://www.shoporganic.com and have them shipped to you. The vanilla extract with the whole vanilla bean in the bottle is awesome!

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