This Digestive Biscuits recipe comes with the goodness of wheat flour, oats, sesame, and poppy seeds. These Oats biscuits are mildly sweetened with brown sugar and thus are a wholesome healthy package for your loved ones.

 

Digestive Biscuits recipe
Oats Digestive Biscuits recipe

Digestive Biscuits are so very common nowadays. The name itself has a magnetic effect and you just can’t control yourself from picking up at least one.

These homemade Digestive Biscuits have the perfect crunch. I wish I could make you hear that crunch. The taste was also too good. Hubby liked it a lot and also gave the compliment that those were better than store-bought ones.

These are easily available everywhere. Then why go for Homemade Digestive Biscuits? Okay, we will discuss that but before that, do you have any idea as to why these are called Digestive Biscuits?

 

What Are Digestive Biscuits?

First of all, a digestive biscuit is a mildly sweet biscuit and is perfect to munch with tea or dunking into your tea.

These biscuits were first made in 1839 by two Scottish Doctors to aid digestion. This is because they believed that baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) present in these cookies would help in digestion as sodium bicarbonate is an antacid. Read more here.

These Digestive biscuits are similar to Graham Crackers in terms of ingredients. However, Graham crackers are thinner and sweeter.

 

Why Should I make Digestive Biscuits at Home?

Digestive Biscuits recipe

 

Ingredients 

The ingredients used in these digestive biscuits are fairly simple. These include

Health Benefits 

 

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How To Make

 

 Ways to Use Digestive Biscuits

 

FAQs

Q) Can I replace brown sugar with jaggery powder?

Yes. Replace it with equal quantity. Also, remember to sift jaggery powder otherwise the tiny grits in it will spoil the texture of the cookies.

Q) Why do we keep the cookie dough in the refrigerator?

Keeping the dough in the refrigerator gives it resting time and makes the dough easily workable.

Q) I do not have oatmeal, then?

No worries. Simply, put rolled oats in the grinder and powder them. Your homemade oatmeal is ready.

Q) Can I skip seeds in this recipe?

I made these in winters (first time), so these seeds suited well but in summers you can avoid these or reduce the quantity.

Q) Why shouldn’t we knead the cookie dough?

Kneading activates the gluten which in turn makes the cookies chewy. And we want our cookies to be crunchy. So, knead chapati dough but never knead the cookie dough.

Q) Can I bake these cookies on gas stove?

Of course, yes. To see the method of baking on gas stove check my Multigrain Crackers Recipe which are baked in a Kadhai.

Q) Can I bake these cookies in an air fryer?

 

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If looking for gluten-free cookies or biscuits then check these: 

And, if you are fasting, then these Kuttu Atta cookies (Buckwheat cookies) are not to be missed at all!

 

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Digestive Biscuits

Healthy Biscuits made with wheat flour and oatmeal
Course Snack
Cuisine Baked

Ingredients
  

My Cup Measures 240 ml

  • 3/4 Cup Wheat flour Atta
  • 3/4 Cup Oatmeal
  • 1/2 Cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame seeds Optional
  • 1 Tbsp Poppy seeds Optional
  • 45 gm Butter See Note 1
  • 1 Tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 or 2 Tbsp Milk See Note 2

Instructions
 

  • Sift wheat flour, oatmeal and baking powder.
  • Add brown sugar, sesame seeds and poppy seeds.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients well.
  • Rub in cold butter and oil so they resemble crumbs.
  • Do the fist test, that is when held between your fist should leave a fist impression when left.
  • Now make a dough of it using milk very miserly, 1 tsp at a time.
  • Just gather it into a ball and don't knead it too much.
  • Once it is gathered, wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 15-20 min. ( see Note 3 )
  • Take out the dough, it will be very tight by now as butter solidifies. Just toss it between your hands and it will be fine.
  • Keep the dough between plastic sheets, roll it and cut roundels using a cookie cutter or a katori (steel bowl). (See Note 4)
  • Keep these roundels on parchment paper and again refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees for 10 min. (See Note 5)
  • Bake for 15-18 min.
  • Keep on a wire rack till cools down.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Serve with love, tea/coffee optional.

Baking in Air Fryer

  • Air fryer at 180 degrees for 5 minutes then reduce the temperature to 160 degrees and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

Notes

  1. I used normal Amul butter which is salted. If using any unsalted butter then add a pinch of salt to the dry mix.
  2. The quantity of milk may vary depending on the quality and thickness of flours.
  3. Keeping the dough in the refrigerator gives it resting time and makes it easily workable.
  4. Don't use dry flour while rolling. If you roll placing in between plastic sheets, there wouldn't be any problem.
  5. You can make these on the gas stove or air fryer also.
  6. The time of baking may vary from oven to oven. It also depends on the size and thickness of your biscuits.
  7. You can use jaggery powder in place of brown sugar.
Keyword Atta Biscuits, Graham Crackers

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  1. Thank u very much for the wonderful recipe as always 😊 love all your bakes, that’s why I try ur cookies , healthy cakes almost, thank you again Ma’am 🙏👍☺️

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