Review: Lauren’s Kitchen Biscotti
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May 23 2013

Review: Lauren’s Kitchen Biscotti

I recently had the opportunity to sample some biscotti made by Lauren’s Kitchen.  Lauren’s Kitchen was created by Pastry Chef Lauren-Hoover West who is allergic to gluten, dairy, sugar and more. 

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More about Lauren’s Kitchen:

She believes in enjoying healthy and delicious food. She was tired of going out to Coffee houses with friends and not being able to find a cookie or dessert to go with her hot beverage-usually tea. She also noticed that she was not the only person with this frustrating dilemma. Her friends would “cheat” and eat gluten and suffer later and she was so concerned knowing the health ramifications both short and long-term.

So, she created Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low Glycemic Index Biscotti( Double Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Raisin, Cardamom) to dunk in your favorite beverage. These Biscotti are great for lunches or popping in your purse to eat at a restaurant for dessert. She chose very healthy, yet not weird,  ingredients and here is what & why:

Gluten-free Oat Flour: High Protein & Fiber, Lowers cholesterol, Heart Healthy and has a great taste and texture! Most other flours are very high in carbohydrates which make you gain weight and spike blood sugar.

Coconut Palm Sugar: Low Glycemic Index(25) & Load(18-28) means that is will not spike your blood sugar or give you sugar blues like refined sugar. So, it can be suitable for Type 2 Diabetics in moderation. Consult your doctor about them.It is the sap from the blossoms of the Coconut Palm Tree and are sustainable harvested. Then, it is heated to crystallize it without any chemicals. All other ingredients are fair trade, Non-GMO,  mostly organic, local when possible, sustainable and healthy.

There are four varieties of biscotti:

  • Cardamom Skinny Dunkers – Gluten-free organic Oat Flour, organic coconut palm sugar(low glycemic), organic free-range eggs, baking soda, aluminum free baking powder, real Tahitian Vanilla Extract, organic cardamom.
  • Double Chocolate Chip Skinny Dunkers – Gluten-free organic Oat Flour, organic coconut palm sugar(low glycemic), organic free-range eggs, baking soda, aluminum free baking powder, real Tahitian Vanilla Extract, Alkalized dark cocoa powder, dairy-free dark chocolate chips, espresso.
  • Zesty Lemon Skinny Dunkers – Gluten-free organic Oat Flour, organic coconut palm sugar(low glycemic), organic free-range eggs, baking soda, aluminum free baking powder, real Tahitian Vanilla Extract, organic lemon zest, real lemon extract(gluten-free).
  • Cinnamon Raisin Skinny Dunkers – Gluten-free organic Oat Flour, organic coconut palm sugar(low glycemic), organic free-range eggs, baking soda, aluminum free baking powder, real Tahitian Vanilla Extract, organic cinnamon, organic raisins.

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Don’t they look delicious?  They are!  Every single one of them tastes fantastic!  I love the different flavor combinations, though my heart belongs to the Double Chocolate Chip Skinny Dunkers!  The biscotti are perfect for dunking in cold milk on a hot day or hot tea or coffee on a cold, rainy afternoon.

Lauren’s Biscotti can be purchased directly from her website for $7.99/package or in select locations in California.  These make a great gift for a house warming, birthday or a get well soon gift basket. 

*These items were sent to me free of charge for review purposes.  The opinions shared here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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