Homemade Gingerbread Biscotti Recipe

Gingerbread Biscotti – double-dipping holiday cheer

Homemade biscotti - gingerbread of course for the holiday season - is easier than you think, and a holiday plate is sure to impress your friends, especially when you tell them you baked them in the sun.

Biscotti requires two trips to the oven, so you’ll be giving a Christmas gift to the planet as well, when you bake without consuming a drop of fossil fuel.

The perfect pairing?  A steaming mug of chai tea for dunking. 



  • 1 ½ c all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ tablespoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Place your Solavore Sport, with reflector if you have one, in the sun to preheat.

Line a baking sheet (Good Cook’s 9” x 13” cookie sheet fits perfectly) with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and cloves.

In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, butter, egg, molasses, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon water.  Stir into flour mixture until a stiff dough comes together.

Shape into an 8” x 2” log.  Place on a baking sheet and press or roll to flatten slightly.  Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon raw sugar.

Place in your Solavore Sport as shown, 

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Bake approximately 60 minutes with a 200º oven (less time if hotter, longer if cooler).

Remove from oven and let cool until it can be handled, then transfer to a cutting board and cut into ½” slices.

Lay slices on baking sheet and bake another 20 minutes.  Flip slices and bake another 10 minutes more.

Cool completely on a rack.

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Solavore Solar Oven 5-Bean Chili Recipe

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Comfort food without the calories, and a foolproof option for winter’s short sun days.


  • 1 to 1½ lb protein of choice (ground turkey or ground beef, browned, or leftover turkey, diced) – OPTIONAL
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (seriously!)
  • 15-ounce can white beans
  • 15-ounce can kidney beans
  • 15-ounce can black beans
  • 15-ounce can pinto beans
  • 15-ounce can lentils
  • 4 cups chopped zucchini
  • 4 cups (32 ounces) organic bell pepper-tomato soup
  • 1 heaping teaspoon sea salt
  • Chopped cilantro, for garnish.


It’s a dump! 

Everything into a very large bowl, stirring to mix.  Divide evenly between two Solavore GraniteWare pots. 

Load into your solar oven, checking after 4-5 hours without reflectors, 3 hours with reflectors.

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Solar Oven Tahini

Start early, the seeds roast all day for this recipe.


1.5 cups sesame seeds
2 T oil (grapeseed or olive oil)
pinch of salt


Set your Solavore Sport out in the sun to preheat.

Pour sesame seeds into a roasting pan or sheet pan that fits in the oven

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Solar BBQ Cooker

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Back Ribs (Also called Pork tenderloin ribs)

We're so excited for this recipe. Yes because it's so delicous but also because it was submited by a Solavore customer and friend Roger Stanton.

Take it away Roger...

When cooking BBQ ribs, there are two main objectives;

  1. Maintain a steady temperature over time.
  2. Keep the ribs moist.

The Solavore Solar Oven is perfect for both makes an amazing solar BBQ cooker.

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread With Chocolate Chips

Got a sunny day and some really ripe bananas? This recipe is a hit with everyone, especially the kids.

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How to Make Hardboiled Easter Eggs WITHOUT Water

The egg is seen around the world as a symbol of life and rebirth. Kind of like a Solavore getting to cook outside after a long winter!

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Tiny House Revolution: 5 Tips For Your Off Grid Tiny House

With the right set up you can take your off grid tiny house almost anywhere and not have to concern yourself with finding a utility hookup.

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Welcome Spring!

You've battled your way through the windy, cold and icy days. You've woken up when it was still dark out, and you arrived home with no sunshine to spare. 

The dark days are over!

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