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Easy to Make Homemade Chocolate Digestive Biscuits

Healthy homemade digestive biscuits made out of easy to bake recipe

Homemade chocolate digestive biscuits

Apart from our love for American sitcoms, we love to watch travel and food shows too. When these shows have both travel and food, just imagine how popular they must be in my home. We just can’t help but watch Anthony Bourdain, David Rocco, Donal Shekhan and the latest addition to that list is Paul Hollywood. In one such episode, I watched Paul Hollywood baking chocolate digestive biscuits. It was such an effortless bake that I knew I could make this homemade chocolate digestive biscuit.

Did you know in the US, both biscuit and cookie are called as cookies, while in the UK, cookies are soft, moist and bigger than a British biscuit?

Here are some cookie recipes that you might like.

Homemade Whole Wheat Cookies

Healthy Homemade Oat and Multi Seed Cookies

Enough on the cookie and biscuit lesson, let me now share with you – digestive biscuit recipe from Paul Hollywood.

Healthy homemade digestive biscuits covered with thick chocolate icing made out of easy to bake recipe

Homemade Chocolate Digestive Biscuits

Ingredients for Chocolate Digestive Biscuit recipe:

  • 200 gm whole wheat flour
  • 150 Quaker oats
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ baking powder
  • 150 gm unsalted white butter from the fridge
  • 70 gm coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 150 gm dark chocolate (use good quality dark chocolate)
Healthy homemade digestive biscuits made out of easy to bake recipe

Homemade chocolate digestive biscuits

This is the whole wheat digestive biscuit recipe

  • In a large mixing bowl, add flour, oatmeal, salt and bicarb. Mix it with your hands just to avoid any lumps.
  • Rub butter into the mixture with your hands. The mixture should be crumbly like bread crumbs.
  • Add sugar to milk and stir it to dissolve. Add this to the flour mixture.
  • Knead the flour into a dough. Flatten it and wrap it in cling film. Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Take a small ball of dough, place it between 2 sheets of parchment paper and roll the dough into the thickness of a cookie.
  • Using a cookie cutter, cut out circles. Place these on the tray leaving some space in between. Using the surface of the biscuits with a fork (it helps the biscuit to not rise) and place in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Pre-heat oven at 180°C for 10-15 mins.
  • Take the biscuits out from the fridge and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 180°C until golden and crisp.
  • Leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes and then let them cool on the wire rack.

Now that the whole wheat digestive biscuits are ready, let’s prepare the chocolate sauce.

  • Put water in a pan to boil. In a heatproof bowl that can set over the water pan, add dark chocolate pieces. Put this bowl on the water pan and stir the chocolate with a spoon till it melts. Turn off the gas and remove the bowl from the heat.
  • Dip a teaspoon in the melted chocolate and spread it on the biscuit into a thick-ish layer. Using a butter knife, you can draw pattern on the chocolate surface or just leave it alone.
  • Leave the biscuits until the chocolate has set or put it in the fridge.
  • Store these chocolate digestive biscuits in the fridge as the chocolate on top melts if kept outside for a few minutes.

I usually enjoy these slightly bitter-sweet chocolate digestive biscuits with my black coffee.

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  1. I have tried many variations of cookies, but have never made digestive biscuits. Bookmarking this!

  2. Seems like a tasty and healthy recipe.

  3. nyamat dhaliwal

    Oh wow! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • mammaspeaks

      Thank you Nyamat, with your interest and skill, I am sure you will present even a better version of this. 🙂

  4. Anshu, I get hungry on seeing such yummy pictures. I guess by the time I finish making them, half of the bunch would already be in my stomach. This looks so delectable and is a must try recipe.

    • mammaspeaks

      Thank you Sonia. I know the biscuits smell so good that you feel like gobbling them there and then. Do try and let me know.

  5. These look lovely, seem tasty and easy. You are a whiz at this.

  6. I love anything homemade for kids. So much better than outside packaged foods. This looks yummy!

  7. These look really delicious and my chocoholic daughter would love them 😉 Only problem is I don’t bake. :/ But will pass this on to my sister. 😀

    • mammaspeaks

      I was watching Paul Hollywood’s show when he showed this recipe and I knew I had to try it then and there. It came out wonderfully well. Thanks Shailaja. Hope your sister enjoys this as much as I did. 🙂

  8. Not a baker but if someone were kind enough to bake this for me, I would gobble it up! They look delish ?

    • mammaspeaks

      Arre, even I didn’t like baking before, but gradually learnt to like it because of my family. It’s not difficult, Ankita, believe me.

  9. Bookmarking this easy yet wholesome recipe; love the idea of making digestive biscuits at home. I would just use nutella to eat them instead of choc sauce 😉

    • mammaspeaks

      Thank you Shalini! Nutella would be just as awesome. BTW, we can make nutella too at home. Will share the recipe once I have mastered it well.

  10. Vishal Kaushik

    Wow…amazing article…thanks a lot!!

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