Digestive Biscuits
This vegan digestive biscuits recipe is a treasured one from my collection, because everyone needs a trusty digestive biscuits recipe. Digestives for years now have been adored by biscuit lovers. UK’s favorite biscuit is a digestive for more than 100 years!
Servings Prep Time
26biscuits 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15minutes 40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
26biscuits 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15minutes 40 minutes
  1. In a small bowl mix the flaxseed and almond milk together. Let the mixture rest to thicken and chill in the fridge for 20′. This is a great egg substitute for baking!
  2. In a large bowl combine the whole wheat flour with the oat flour, baking powder, brown sugar, and salt.
  3. Pour the olive oil and flaxseed-almond milk mixture into the large bowl. Combine and knead for a few minutes until the dough is firm. As far as the biscuit dough texture is concerned, it is oily and crumbly. Place plastic wrap over the bowl and let the dough rest before shaping and chill in the fridge for 20′.
  4. Preheat oven to 170°C or 338°F.
  5. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Roll out the dough between 2 parchment sheets; the dough should be approximately 1/4-inch thick (5-7 mm). Lift off the top sheet and cut the biscuits using a round biscuit cutter. Pull away the excess dough around the biscuits and place them on the baking sheets.
  7. Do not discard the excess dough, knead the dough pieces to combine them, roll out the dough and cut biscuits.
  8. Bake the biscuits for 13′-15′.
  9. Remove the sheets from the oven and let them cool on the sheets. Store them in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

Useful Information

I used a round biscuit cutter with 2-3/4-inches (7 cm) diameter and baked 26 biscuits.

Retro Recipe

Digestives date back to the early 19th century! UK’s favorite biscuit is a digestive for more than 100 years. Digestives were developed by two Scottish doctors in the aim to create a biscuit that could aid digestion.

My digestive biscuits recipe is vegan and vintage-inspired.

Tea pairing

Digestives must be the most dunkable biscuits! Pennyroyal tea (mentha pulegium) with its delicate and minty flavor is delightful with digestives.

Breakfast Recipe

Digestive biscuits and almond milk are the best breakfast partners!


Store the biscuits in an airtight container. Homemade digestive biscuits will keep for up to two weeks.

Zero Waste

You can easily make the perfect tart crust with digestive biscuit; they are ideal for a tart crust or a versatile biscuit base for pies or cheesecake as they are crunchy and semi-sweet.

Crush some homemade digestive biscuits. Spread a layer of crushed digestives in individual dessert bowls or dessert glasses and press lightly. Spread chestnut cream over the layer of biscuits. Set in the refrigerator, cool and serve. Decorate with candied chestnuts.

Digestive Biscuits