Each month, we bring you delicious, nutritious, and eco-friendly recipes that our staff members love! This month’s Earthly Eating recipe is recommended by the EWT’s Head of Marketing, Sizie Modise, and it is her sister in law, Tracey Heldenmuth’s, Chocolate-chip Mandel Bread 

Chocolate chip Mandel Bread

Chocolate-chip Mandel Bread fresh out the oven, Photo credit: Tracey Heldenmuth

What is it?

Like biscotti, Mandel bread is crunchy. However, it’s made with more fat than biscotti, so the resulting cookie is a bit richer and less dry. You don’t need to dip it in coffee or tea to enjoy it – it’s delicious all on its own.

Serving: 8–10

Preparation time: 20 minutes


  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 veg oil
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder


Mix ingredients and flatten into a rectangle on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper

Bake at 180 degrees Celcius for 20-25 minutes. Take out for 10 minutes. Slice and turn slices on their sides and cook for another 10 minutes to crisp. Take out and enjoy

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