Digestive Biscuits with Raisins

This easy recipe for Digestive Biscuits with Raisins is adapted from Gary Rhodes’ recipe with few personal changes. I added a little more sugar as I wanted them a bit more sweet and I added raisins as they bring a nice touch and make a perfect combination.

Digestive Biscuits with Raisins

If you make this biscuits simple, without raisins, you can use them for preparing the crust for cheesecakes. In any case, these crispy, sweet digestive biscuits are so good that I decided to make them constantly for my family. The oats bring their specific flavor and are very good with tea or coffee in the morning or for kids.

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Digestive Biscuits with Raisins

5 from 1 vote
Crispy, sweet digestive biscuits with rolled oats and raisins perfect for morning tea or coffee. Perfect for cheesecake base if made without raisins.
Servings 18 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 3/4 cup (100g) wholewheat flour
  • 1 cup (100g) rolled oats
  • 4 tbsp (60g) sugar
  • 1 tsp (4g) baking powder
  • 3 tbsp raisins
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (110g) butter , at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) milk


  • Put the oats in the bowl of a blender and run it 5 seconds to turn them into crumbs. Mix together all of the dry ingredients. Add butter and stir to form a breadcrumbs texture. Add milk to create a moist pastry consistency. Let the dough rest 15 minutes in the fridge. 
  • Preheat oven to 180 °C (350 F) and line one baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Dust the working surface with a little flour and roll out the dough to a thickness of 3 mm (the dough is not very easy to work with). Cut circles of 7-8 cm in diameter, re-rolling any trimmings. Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 15-18 minutes until lightly brown. 
  • Let them cool on a wire rack. Keep them in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.


Serving: 1gCalories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 12.7gProtein: 1.7gFat: 5.3gSaturated Fat: 3.1gCholesterol: 13mgSugar: 4.1g
Calories: 102kcal
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: English
Keyword: biscuits, cookies, digestive, homemade, oats, raisins

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  1. The Mom Chef Author says:

    These look fascinating. What makes a digestive biscuit a digestive biscuit? Is it just a cookie with a different name? I love the addition of the raisins with the oats and whole wheat.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      As I know they are called digestive biscuits because they are made with whole wheat flour and rolled oats which makes them contain more fibers that are good for digestion. I personally like to add few tbsp of  wheat bran also, which makes them even more digestive. 



  2. Laura McCarthy Author says:

    Is this recipe available in cups as opposed to grams?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Just added the cup measurement too.. Let me know if you try it ..

  3. Kari Author says:

    Thanks for adding the cup measurements. Now I can finally try this recipe:):)

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am trying to do this with all the recipes that doesn't have cup measurements. Hope I can finish this pretty soon. Happy Easter Kari. 

  4. Tatti Author says:

    Hi! As for me 4 tbsp. sugar is too much. I added 2 tbsp. sugar and it was too sweet for me.

  5. tokyo Author says:

    This makes my evening beautiful <3 Love the combination of biscuits with raisins <3

  6. How long can these biscuits last at room temperature?

    1. Ella Marincus-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      For several days up to 1 week.. or you can simply freeze some for later. This is what I usually do.

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