Gluten free digestive biscuits

Gluten free Digestive biscuits (vegan)

Craving for Digestive is a serious thing, and finding good gluten free Digestive biscuits can be a tough job. Once you will see how easy it is to bake them homemade, you will make this recipe every week.

These dairy free, egg-free, gum free (no xanthan gum or guar gum) biscuits are deliciously crunchy and addictive thanks to their pinch of salt. The list of ingredients is very short and naturally gluten free: oats and rice flour, sugar, plant based milk, oil. As a result, these cookies low in sugar, healthy and perfect for breakfast every day.

Do digestive cookies have gluten?

YES. Traditional digestive cookies, also known as “digestives,” are a type of biscuit that originated in the United Kingdom. They are typically made from whole wheat flour, which contains gluten. Some brands may offer gluten-free versions of digestive cookies.

On the contrary, this recipe is a gluten-free option suitable for people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.

It’s important to note that even the flours mentioned among the ingredients may still be processed in a facility that also processes wheat, barley, and rye, which could lead to cross-contamination. So, it’s best to check for a gluten-free label on the package.

Gluten free digestive biscuits (vegan)

4 from 20 votes
Course: SnacksDifficulty: Medium


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  • 100 g / 10 tbsp rice flour

  • 50 g / 8 tbsp oat

  • 40 g / 4 tbsp brown sugar

  • 25 g / 2 tbsp olive oil (or avocado oil)

  • 45 g / 3 tbsp plant based milk

  • 0,5 tsp fine salt

  • a pinch of baking soda

  • a tsp of baking powder

How to

  • Put in a blender half of the oats with the oil and the milk. Blend everything together until smooth.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add all the other ingredients + the other half of oats. The final consistency should be slightly sticky and moist. If not, add a teaspoon or two of more milk/water until you reach a smooth consistency.
  • Create a ball with the dough, flour a pastry board and roll out evenly with a rolling pin, I make them quite thin because I like them very crunchy. You can also roll it out between two parchment papers.
  • Cut the biscuit with a round cutter.
  • Spread the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Help yourself with a dough cutter to move them.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F, once it reaches the temperature, bake and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Once removed from the oven the biscuits will still be soft but just let them cool and they will be very crunchy.

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Tips to make these gluten free digestive quickly

If you don’t mind about having perfectly round biscuits, you can spread a unique layer of dough and then precut lines across it to make a grid. No need to separate the biscuits, you can bake them and break them apart after they have cooled down.

Other classic cookies recipes

Check out this danish butter cookies recipe in the shape of kitten or this foolproof almond-based shortbread cookies recipe.

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  2. I have followed the measurements however I do not have anywhere near a dough like consistency never mind sticky consistency. What do I do to fix this? Thank you

    • Hello Claire, this is probably because of how much your flour and oats absorb the liquids (depending on how fine they are/rolled or not etc…). In this case, just add some more milk or even water, 1 tsp at a time, until you reach a smooth and stick dough.

  3. Thank you for this delicious recipe. I’m going to use the digestives for part of an ice cream cake….well….that’s if there’s any left as they’re soo yummy!

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