Digestive biscuits (gluten-free)

Digestive biscuits (gluten-free)


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About this recipe: Crunchy, nutty, gluten-free biscuits that are very quick to make and delicious with a cuppa. If you prefer a sweeter biscuit, then you can add a little more sugar. Of course, you can make these with normal flour if you don't need them to be gluten-free.

Makes: 18 

  • 25g gluten-free porridge oats
  • 40g mixed pumpkin, sunflower & flax seeds
  • 155g Dove's® gluten-free plain flour
  • 50g soft brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons margarine (dairy-free if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons milk (cow's, soya or rice)

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment.
  2. Put the porridge and mixed seeds into a food processor and whizz until quite fine.
  3. Add the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and margarine and whizz until well mixed.
  4. Add the milk and whizz again until mixture starts to come together. Don't worry if it looks a little dry - remove from processor and knead well on a floured board.
  5. If mixture is really too dry, add a little more milk but don't over-wet it.
  6. Roll out to about 3mm (1⁄8 inch) thick and cut into rounds. Lift carefully onto baking tray using a spatula, prick with a fork.
  7. Bake until lightly golden, about 15 minutes.

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Reviews (9)


It just works so well, and tastes like the real thing! I made them a bit less sweet with 40g sugar, and only used 2tsps baking powder and that worked fine - 16 Jun 2013


I have not had a digestive biscuit for 14 years due to Coeliac Disease, What a lovely surprise, they were crisp, crunchy and tasty and was so like the real thing! They are probably the most healthy GF biscuit I have made, what a bonus - 02 Feb 2013


This was my first time using my G/F flour - I halved the recipe and substituted the seeds for equal quantity of oats as I'm allergic, and they came out delicious! Mine were only tiny so they were just about ready at 10 minutes; I overcooked them to around 15 mins as I like them slightly overdone. Dough was very fragile, I don't know if this is usual for G/F recipes, I would presume so! I would use a little less baking powder next time as they seemed quite salty, but will defo make again! They taste EXACTLY like digestives, and lovely and crunchy. Thanks! - 03 Jul 2013

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