Guts UK’s Digestive Biscuits

This is not just any digestive biscuit, this is a Guts UK digestive biscuit! These are not called digestive biscuits for fun – they do contain fibre. Great to enjoy with a cuppa (it is important to have a cup of fluid with them to help the fibre to move through the gut).

Photography & recipe by Julie Thompson, Information Manager at Guts UK. Top: liver biscuit and bottom right: gut biscuit!

Guts UK’s Gluten free digestive biscuits

Makes: approx 21 biscuits • Nutritional breakdown per undecorated biscuit (average weight of a biscuit at 15g): 60Kcal, 0.94g protein, 3.06g fat, 7.67g carbohydrate and 0.7g fibre • The nutritional content will depend on the size of cutter used and the recipe will make 21 biscuits at a 15g weight.

How does a Guts UK digestive biscuit compare to a typical digestive biscuit?

Biscuit (per 100g) Fibre (g) Fat Carbohydrate Protein Kcal
Digestive 3.8 27.2 51.1 6.25 506
Guts UK digestive 4.7 20.4 62.8 6.20 402


  • 30g               Rice Flour
  • 40g              Buckwheat flour
  • 60g              Almond flour
  • 70g              Plain gluten free flour
  • 35g              Butter or dairy free margarine
  • 45g              Muscovado sugar
  • ½                 Teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 30g              Milled linseeds
  • Seasoning to taste

How to make:

  • Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
  • Add the butter and rub into the flour – or add all the ingredients to a food mixer and blend.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of water to bind the biscuit mix together (you may need to add more, depending on the flour, whilst you bring the mix together with your hands. It is best to judge the amount that way)
  • Roll out the mix in-between sheets of grease proof paper or cling film or use gluten free flour to prevent the mixture from sticking. Remove the top layer of film or paper.
  • Cut out shapes with a pastry cutter.
  • Cook at 200 degrees C or gas mark 6 for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  • Decorate if desired.

Suitable for a gluten free diet and those with Coeliac disease. Suitable for a low lactose diet if dairy free margarine is used. Not suitable for a low fibre diet.

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