If you like the flavor of anise, treat yourself to this easy biscotti!

There are only 4 ingredients!  

Anise seeds come in jars in the spice section of your market.

Anise seeds come from the anise plant that’s native to the eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia. The seeds have a licorice-like flavor that’s refreshing, fruity, and bitter at the same time. I love anise flavor!

This recipe takes under 5 minutes to mix together! They are twice-baked, so that is what takes a little time and care. But they are not hard to make at all!

They are hard and crunchy. If you’d like them to be semi-soft, then just bake the slices on one side rather than both sides.

At lot of people like to dunk anise toast in coffee, tea, or milk.   I do that too, and I like to just eat them plain!

Of course, homemade anise toast is so much better than the kind you buy in the store!  

An added bonus: One anise toast is only 69 calories or 3 Weight Watcher Smart Points!

See some pictures in the slideshow below.


Anise Toast Biscotti

If you like the flavor of anise, treat yourself to this easy biscotti! There are only four ingredients! So easy to make your own, and so delicious! One anise toast is only 69 calories or 3 Weight Watcher Smart Points!
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 16
Calories: 69


  • 9×5-inch loaf pan
  • Sheet Pan


  • 2 eggs
  • cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon anise seeds
  • 1 cups flour


  • Preheat the oven to 375°.
  • Spray a small baking sheet pan with butter spray, (You can use real butter rather than a butter spray, but that will increase the calories and the Weight Watcher Smart Points.)
  • Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan on the bottom and halfway up the sides. Spread butter on the bottom and half-way up the sides of a 9×5-inch loaf pan.  
  • With a mixer on medium speed, beat together the eggs and the sugar.
  • Mix in anise seeds and the flour.  The batter will be stiff.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are a light brown.
  • With a knife loosen edges of the loaf and immediately invert the loaf onto a wire rack.
  • Invert loaf again onto a cutting board.
  • Cut loaf into 16 slices.
  • Place the slices flat side down on the buttered baking sheet pan.
  • Bake for 4 minutes or until golden brown.
  • With tongs, turn slices over and bake the other side for 4 minutes more or until golden brown.
  • Immediately remove the anise toasts from the baking sheet pan to wire rack to cool.
  • Store the anise toasts in a covered tin or container at room temperature.


VARIATION:   If you’d like the anise toasts to be semi-soft, rather than hard, just bake the slices on one side instead of both sides.
Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg


  1. ang1m May 5, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    If you love the store bought ones, try these! Healthier, and more delicious! I buy the McCormick spices in the glass jars and that brand carries anise seeds (expensive, but they last). There is another brand that I cannot think of the name, a red label, and they sell it too (same high price). Let me know how you do with these. I think you will love them!

  2. Tricia Buster May 5, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I really love the store bought ones and never even thought of making my own . Now I have a recipe! I wonder where I can get the seeds?


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