Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia E. DeGaris
2 dozen (serving size: 1 biscotto)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Combine banana, oil, vanilla, and egg in a medium bowl; stir in flour mixture and pecans (dough will be sticky).

Step 3

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; shape dough into 2 (8-inch-long) rolls with floured hands. Place rolls on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; flatten to 1/2-inch thickness.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 23 minutes. Remove rolls from baking sheet; cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Cut each roll diagonally into 12 (1/2-inch) slices. Place slices, cut sides down, on baking sheet. Reduce oven temperature to 250°; bake 15 minutes. Turn cookies over; bake an additional 15 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft in center but will harden as they cool). Remove from baking sheet; cool completely on wire racks.

Ratings & Reviews

nicccolettte's Review

September 09, 2012
These were easy to make and I usually have all the ingredients in the kitchen. I followed the recipe exactly as written, and yes, the dough is very sticky. But they turned out great and I will make again!

Payal23's Review

November 05, 2011
These are wonderful. They are delish with french vanilla coffee.

foxegurl266's Review

September 19, 2011
Turned out better than I expected! The recipe wasn't kidding when it said the dough was sticky. Could taste the banana and enjoyed the crunch of the pecans.

casandreas's Review

August 04, 2011
Wonderful banana flavor. I used a VERY ripe banana. Definitely adding to my collection. Outstanding!

nl1098's Review

January 26, 2011
These ended up terrific. I was really worried when the dough was VERY VERY sticky. I suggest using a floured spatula to make the rolls directly on the cookie sheets. Also don't be silly like me and put the biscottis in a ziploc bag... they will soften and get chewy.. no good! (If you do however, I put them in the toaster before I eat them to crisp the outside again ;)

peaches09's Review

May 06, 2010
Wow, these are good! Very easy to make, and a great way to use up that last banana. I didn't toast the pecans. I used an entire banana, 1/2 cup. Otherwise, made just as directed. A healthy, tasty treat!

BethieofVA's Review

February 06, 2010
Another favorite!!

tigerlily2000's Review

October 14, 2009
Delicious and very easy to make. I made it almost exactly as written, except I added 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the dry ingredients. Fantastic biscotti!!

foodjunkie's Review

August 17, 2009
Wow these really do taste like banana bread! I didn't have any pecans on hand, but I decided to add a couple shakes of cinnamon to the dough because I always add cinnamon to my banana bread. It was fantastic! Will definitely make again.

mehwish's Review

November 19, 2008
i used 2 bananas after reading the reviews & walnuts & peanuts instead of pecans .. i got 26 biscotti .. considering low-cal, this recipe is absolutely lovely ! .. my first go with biscotti, what a triumph ! .. i made it as a healthy-tea-time alternative for my dad .. he so profusely complimented that i threw my hands in the air & twirled ! .. next time i would like to add banana essence though .. that should make it even better