Healthy Digestive Biscuit Recipe (Oats, Almond and Sesame)

Healthy Digestive Biscuit Recipe (Oats, Almond, and Sesame): Easy to make and healthy digestive biscuits or cookies made using oats, almonds, and sesame seeds.  They are absolutely delicious and can be served with a hot beverage or makes a healthy snack.

healthy digestive biscuit recipe

Digestive Biscuit Recipe using oats – almonds

Happy Monday Everyone and I’m here with an easy Healthy Digestive Biscuit Recipe (Oats, Almond, and Sesame) to share with all of you.

As I’ve mentioned a couple of times in my previous posts that I’m a big-time snacker hence, always trying to make a healthier or easier recipe for a quick bite.

These digestive biscuits are hands down my favorite tea/coffee companion.

I always have a batch ready at home and sometimes you might even find them in my bag especially if I’m running an errand or going shopping….do provide some serious energy for shopping 😉

Digestive Biscuit Recipe

how to make Digestive Biscuit / digestive cookies

Growing up in India, most of the household followed a simple to elaborate tea-time ritual for an afternoon or evening tea.

It was either a couple of ladies sitting together and enjoying a relaxing cup of tea with these biscuits or it was the whole family sitting in the evening discussing the day over a cup of hot tea.

No matter which scenario, there were two things common – tea and this Healthy Digestive Biscuit.

If it was the evening tea, you might even find petite veggie sandwiches and some light savory mix which we call ‘namkeen’. Go anywhere in India and you can find this setting.

Although as a child, I was never allowed tea or coffee but these teatime snacks were my favorite, especially when mom made these Healthy Digestive Biscuit Recipe.

Also, that time, ovens were not that common in every home, so some of them had these clay pot ovens made in some nook of the open verandah or even rooftop and the whole house would smell like a bakery.

Trust me, the biscuits made in clay-pot had even a richer aroma cause of that earthy feel.

oats digestive biscuit recipe healthy

Now, they are called ‘Digestive Biscuits/Cookies’ because of the main ingredients like whole wheat flour, oats and seeds, that helps in digestion or as we call it ‘gut health’.

The recipe that I’m sharing today, has been made as is since last 20 years or so and the only thing that I’ve added more are ingredients like chia seeds and oats.

Also, at times, I do eat these biscuits/cookies with a fruit-flavored yogurt, sprinkled with lemon zest and trust me it tastes absolutely delicious.

So, go ahead and make these Healthy Digestive Biscuit Recipe and try them with your favorite hot beverage or as it.

 eggless digestive biscuit recipe


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Yield: 15 Medium Biscuits

Healthy Digestive Biscuit Recipe (Oats, Almond & Sesame)

Healthy Digestive Biscuit Recipe (Oats, Almond & Sesame)

Healthy Digestive Biscuit Recipe (Oats, Almond and Sesame): (No-Egg Recipe) Easy to make digestive biscuits or cookies made using oats, almonds and sesame seeds.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes


  • 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Oat Flour : Grind quick oats
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Honey - optional
  • 1/2 Stick Unsalted Butter : about 4tbsp
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 Tbsp Milk
  • 4 Tbsp Ground Almond
  • 3 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Flax Seeds - optional
  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds - optional


  1. In a large bowl, mix together flours, sugar and baking soda. 
  2. Add in the room temperature butter and mix using fingers or fork to form a bread crumb kind of a texture.
  3. Now add ground almonds, sesame, flax and chia seeds along with milk and knead to form a smooth dough (Don't over-knead).
  4. Cover the dough with a cling wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Doing this will make the dough workable and you can easily roll it.
  5. Take the dough out and roll it thin (approx 1/4 cm) and cut it into circular or desired shapes.
  6. Place them on a baking tray lined with Baking paper/silicon mat.
  7. Bake them into a preheated oven at 180°C for 15-18 minutes (depending on the oven).
  8. Once baked, place them on a cooling rack and let them cool completely.
  9. Store in an air tight container or serve with favorite beverage.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 65mg Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 8g Protein: 3g



32 Replies to "Healthy Digestive Biscuit Recipe (Oats, Almond and Sesame)"

  • Kuku January 22, 2018 (2:12 am)

    Thanks for this awesome recipe! Reduced butter and added almond butter instead and they turned out good. Great after workout snacks!

    • Molly Kumar January 22, 2018 (7:14 pm)

      Thanks so much and so glad you tried the recipe 🙂

  • Kylee from Kylee Cooks March 30, 2017 (4:13 pm)

    I LOVE Digestives!!! I can’ never remember why they’re called Digestive biscuits – do you know? I hated them growing up (too healthy), but love them as an adult. These look SUPER good.

    • Molly Kumar May 22, 2017 (6:47 am)

      Hahahha, I dont know either but these are super yum 🙂

  • Kelly @ Trial and Eater March 29, 2017 (5:20 pm)

    The first time I ever had a digestive biscuit was when I traveled to London a couple years ago. I thought they were going to be weird, just from the name . But BOY was I wrong! Pinning this for future reference 🙂

    • Molly Kumar March 30, 2017 (6:41 am)

      Hehehe, I thought the same growing up but they actually tastes so much better than what we thought 😉 I’m glad you liked the recipe.

  • Jennifer A Stewart March 29, 2017 (3:16 pm)

    I love the idea that the cookies are called biscuits. And having digestive ones make me laugh sometimes. Is it because most people want to eat a sweet after dinner or because the health benefits really do help digestion? I can’t wait to try these and keep a batch in my purse while I am doing errands too. So much better than a sticky granola bar!

    • Molly Kumar March 30, 2017 (6:54 am)

      Hey Jennifer, for me, it’s more of a teatime or snack biscuit n being a big snacker, I totally love the health benefits that come along 😉 They’re definitely a saviour on my shopping days

  • Christine March 29, 2017 (12:17 pm)

    I definitely NEED these biscuits in my life! Love that they’re good for the digestive system. Saving this recipe and can’t wait to try it out!

  • Noel Lizotte March 28, 2017 (10:42 pm)

    Baking in clay pots sounds so exotic these days … but I’m sure the ladies you knew didn’t think of themselves as exotic.
    I love having a little something to nibble on while having a cup of tea. I’ll be giving these a try.

    • Molly Kumar March 30, 2017 (7:26 am)

      Thanks Noel. I can so imagine ‘clay-pot’ ovens as exotic but they were just so normal or regular stuff to have at that time 🙂

  • Stephanie@ApplesforCJ March 28, 2017 (4:04 pm)

    I’m also a snacker so always looking for new ideas for healthy snacks. This sounds like it would be a perfect tasty snack.

    • Molly Kumar March 30, 2017 (7:29 am)

      Thanks CJ, they are so helpful with those frequent snacking 😉

  • Traditionallymodernfood March 28, 2017 (4:01 pm)

    Homemade digestive cookies looks super delicious. I should try this for my kid

    • Molly Kumar March 30, 2017 (7:29 am)

      Thanks and absolutely, give them a try 🙂

  • Sara @ Modern Little Victories March 28, 2017 (3:19 pm)

    Yum! I’ve never seen a recipe for homemade digestives before. I always just sort of thought of them as the cookies you always get from the shops. These look incredible!

  • Traditionallymodernfood March 28, 2017 (5:23 am)

    Cookies looks healthy and yummy. I should try this

  • Gillian Thompson March 28, 2017 (12:40 am)

    These look gorgeous. I love all the ingredients you’ve used. I’m sure they taste so good, I’m now in need of a cup of tea and could just do with one of these beauties.

    • Molly Kumar March 28, 2017 (2:42 am)

      Thanks so much Gillian and glad you liked the recipe 🙂

  • Dene' V. Alexander March 27, 2017 (9:32 pm)

    Love the sound of this recipe – it’s different and I love that it’s healthy!!

  • Julia March 27, 2017 (7:58 pm)

    These digestive cookies look really good and your suggestion of serving them with yogurt and lemon zest sounds excellent. It’s like taking a cookie and turning it into a fancy dessert. Oh, and you are not using eggs in the recipe. I don’t have dietary restrictions but I always like finding recipes that can be served to someone who doesn’t eat eggs.

    • Molly Kumar March 28, 2017 (2:50 am)

      Thanks Julie. I love adding different toppings to cookies 🙂 and yes, these are eggless as I do like them this way.

  • Byron Thomas March 27, 2017 (6:10 pm)

    In Canada, we can get Digestive Cookies directly from our grocer, but I’ve never seen a homemade version of it. I’m intrigued! I’ll certainly give this one a try, because we love any cookie/cracker made with oats!

    • Molly Kumar March 28, 2017 (2:53 am)

      Thanks Byron. I love making them at home as they just remind me so much of my childhood 😉 We do get them at local Indian stores n others too…but homemade are just so much more special at times.

  • Veena Azmanov March 27, 2017 (5:59 pm)

    Oh this looks so wonderful. I love the ingredients you have going here. The Oats, almond meal, chia seeds.. oh so perfect when i’m busy and have no time to cook. Going to try soon.

  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish March 27, 2017 (3:54 pm)

    I love biscuit cookies like this! They remind me of a version that my mom used to make when I was a kid. I’d love to enjoy a few of these with a cup of afternoon tea.

  • Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy March 27, 2017 (2:30 pm)

    I think I should start filling my cookie jar with healthy stuff like these instead of the junk I usually fill it with! 😛

    • jojo October 6, 2017 (3:20 am)

      i just made a version of this but using almond butter and homemade cashew milk as substitutes for the dairy and oil..and used a little bit less sugar …yummm! still really good . love it. thank you! 🙂

      • Molly Kumar October 9, 2017 (12:49 am)

        That sounds wonderful, thanks for trying our recipe 🙂

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