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Banana Biscotti

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Prep Time: 30 Min

Total Time: 1 Hr, 12 Min

Makes: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch cereal, crushed
  • 1 square semi-sweet chocolate

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Mix flour, baking powder and salt until well blended; set aside. Beat sugar and margarine in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, bananas and vanilla; beat until well blended. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing until well blended after each addition. Stir in crushed cereal.
  2. Divide dough in half with floured hands; place on lightly floured surface. Roll each half into 14x2-inch log. Place, 2 inches apart, on nonstick baking sheet.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 min. or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheet to wire rack; cool 5 min. Transfer to cutting board. Use serrated knife to diagonally cut each log into 12 slices. Place, cut-sides up and 1/2 inch apart, on same baking sheet. Bake an additional 12 to 15 min. or until slightly dry. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over biscotti. Let stand until chocolate is firm. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature.

Tips and Suggestions

Special Extra: Mix 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 Tbsp. orange juice until well blended. Drizzle over cooled biscotti. Let stand until glaze is firm.

Cranberry Breakfast Biscotti: Prepare biscotti as directed, omitting the banana, increasing the sugar to 3/4 cup and using Post Great Grains Cranberry

Almond Crunch Cereal. Nutrition Bonus: Enjoy one of these crunchy cookies in the morning or any time of the day.

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