Oat and Spelt Digestive Biscuits


In my post about Terrone Coffee Pop-Up, I mentioned that I have been baking cakes and biscuits to sell at the café. I was very proud of these Oat and Spelt Digestive Biscuits branded with the Terrone Coffee name!

Oat and Spelt Digestive Biscuits

I love Digestive biscuits, they are very British and delicious when dipped in coffee or tea. I never thought about making them at home, but they are surprisingly easy to prepare.

I tried different recipes and found my favourite combination on an Italian food blog, called Fragole a merenda. It worked perfectly!

I also made other recipes for Terrone Coffee pop-up, including my favourite Carrot Cake and some yummy Chocolate Chip & Minstrels Cookies.

Oat and Spelt Digestive Biscuits

Oat and Spelt Digestive Biscuits


  • 100g oats
  • 50g wholemeal flour
  • 50g spelt flour
  • 50g demerara sugar
  • 100g salted butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Oat and Spelt Digestive Biscuits


Preheat the oven to 170 °C.

Grind the oats in a food processor for a few seconds only, to make them smaller (you don’t want to get a fine powder).

Sift the flour (wholemeal and spelt), baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Mix the dry ingredients with the crushed oats.

Add the softened butter and milk, little by little, until you get a stiff dough. Wrap the dough in cling film and store it in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.

Unwrap the dough and place it in between two sheets of baking parchment paper. Roll it out using a rolling pin, until it’s about 3-4 mm thick.

Cut out the biscuits (I used a plain round cookie cutter) and, if you want, use an alphabet cookie stamp set to write a few words on them. Last month I made a batch of biscuits branded ‘Digestive’, but this time I carved out the words ‘Terrone Coffee’.

Oat and Spelt Digestive Biscuits

Transfer the biscuits to a baking tray covered with parchment paper and cook them for 10 minutes on each side. Check the biscuits in the oven during the baking: they can easily burn or get too dark. You want to get a nice golden colour.

Remove from the oven and cool down on a wire rack.

Oat and Spelt Digestive Biscuits
You can store the biscuits in an airtight container for at least a week.

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Giulia Mulè
29/04/2013 10:32

Who knows what’s inside store bought biscuits! Lots of preservative and flavouring, probably! These biscuits are very tasty and don’t have too much sugars/fats! :)

Brooke Schweers
Brooke Schweers
29/04/2013 10:27

Yum what a great recipe. These look far healthy then store bought ones and I bet they taste better too!

Giulia Mulè
29/04/2013 10:31

Grazie! Ho già provato anche la tua torta al cioccolato con ripieno di panna montata e mascarpone! È venuta benissimo, ho pubblicato la foto sulla mia pagina Facebook!

Sabrine d'Aubergine
26/04/2013 19:56

Felice (anzi: so happy…) che i miei digestive ti siano riusciti bene! E che ti siano piaciuti. E adesso corro a mettere il tuo post in questa pagina: Grazie e arrivederci alla prossima ricetta! Sabrine

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