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You'll love this Digestive Biscuits Recipe. Choose the healthy sugar free option or sweeten with golden syrup and cover with dark chocolate - delicious whichever way you choose and so much better than shop bought !

Healthy Digestive Biscuits

You’ll love my Healthy Digestive Biscuits Recipe. Delicious, low calorie oatmeal cookies and refined sugar free. Perfect with a cup of tea and so much better than shop bought!
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Course: Afternoon Tea, Biscuit, Snack
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 30
Calories: 68kcal
Author: Sarah James

Equipment

  • 2 x large baking sheets lined with baking parchment or silicone mats

Ingredients

  • 175 g white spelt flour or plain flour
  • 150 g fine oatmeal
  • 150 g ( 5 oz ) sunflower margarine or butter I used Pure Sunflower
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 60 ml maple syrup or golden syrup or milk.

Instructions

  • Sieve the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and add the butter or margarine. Rub the fat into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add the maple syrup or golden syrup or milk (depending on which version you want to make) and bring the mixture together into a ball using your hands.
  • Flatten the dough into a thick disc ready for rolling out. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 190°C / 170°C fan / 325°F / Gas Mark 4
  • Remove your biscuit dough from the fridge and roll out to about 3 to 4 mm thick.
  • I used a 6 cm circle cutter and although you can use whatever shape you like, this may mean adjusting the cooking times.
  • Place the biscuits onto your baking trays – I used a fork to make a basic pattern on the biscuits.
  • Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly browned. If you like a really crisp biscuit, switch the oven off and leave them in for another 5 minutes or so.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  • Optional: decorate with melted chocolate.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Notes

Use golden syrup instead of maple syrup if you want a sweeter biscuit made with sugar.
If you prefer a totally sugar free biscuit, omit the maple syrup and use 3 to 4 tablespoons of milk or non dairy milk and flavour with ¼ teaspoon of salt.
Calories are based on using sunflower margarine and maple syrup in the recipe.
Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Digestive Biscuits
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
68
Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Sodium
 
73
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
10
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
6
g
2
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
179
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
8
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.