Digestive Biscuits with Raisins

Digestive Biscuits with Raisins

This easy recipe is adapted from Gary Rhodes' recipe for digestive biscuits with few personal changes. I added a little more sugar as I wanted to be more sweet and I added raisins as they go perfect in this combination.


If made simple, with no raisins can be perfectly used as base for a cheesecake. 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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  • Makes about 17-18 biscuits
  • 1 cup (100 g) wholewheat flour
  • 1 cup (100 g) rolled oats
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp raisins
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 stick butter (100 g) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp milk
  1. 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. 
  2. Preheat oven to 180 °C (350 F) and line one baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  3. 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.
  4. Bake for about 15-18 minutes until lightly brown. 
  5. Let them cool on a wire rack. Keep them in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.
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Nutrition facts 1 Biscuit - Calories:102, Fat:5.3 g, Saturated Fat:3.1 g, Carbohydrates:12.7 g, Sugar:4.1 g, Fiber:1.4 g, Protein:1.7 g, Cholesterol:13 mg, Calories from Fat 48, Sodium 43mg, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 3%, Nutrition Grade B-, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On May 18, 2012 at 09:04 am, The Mom Chef said...
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.

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. 



On April 10, 2014 at 09:29 am, Laura McCarthy said...
Is this recipe available in cups as opposed to grams?

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

On April 16, 2014 at 04:25 pm, Kari said...
Thanks for adding the cup measurements. Now I can finally try this recipe:):)

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. 

On September 08, 2017 at 03:07 am, Tatti said...
Hi! As for me 4 tbsp. sugar is too much. I added 2 tbsp. sugar and it was too sweet for me.
On December 14, 2019 at 01:56 am, tokyo said...
This makes my evening beautiful <3 Love the combination of biscuits with raisins <3

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