Skip to main content

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Digestive Cookies Mcvities Type


delish mcvities type digestive cookies

A digestive cookie and a hot cup of tea are a match made in haven for biscuit and tea lovers. Dunk an oatmeal digestive in your tea and enjoy both taste and health.

Trust me, you are going to love every bite of it!

As their name suggests, digestives were originally developed by two UK doctors to aid digestion.Ideally these cookies are called digestives because they use sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, which is reportedly known for its antacid effect.

starch cookies











Additionally, these sweet meal biscuits use whole wheat flour with bran. The secret to getting crispy, crunchy digestives lies in the cold butter and malt extracts or a semi liquid like honey. These extracts are added to the cookies to extract some of the starch from the flours. Starch requires a good amount of time for digestion.

In a typical digestive biscuit, you will find coarse brown wheat flour, wholemeal, vegetable oil, malt extract, raising agents, and salt. These days, some brands are also trying to expand their reach to health freaks have started including oatmeal, milk powder or cultured skimmed milk, and dried whey. This is what I love in the digestives - so I have attempted making homemade whole wheat cookies with oatmeal.
digestive biscuit bread crumb type dough


I have been looking for that perfect digestive biscuit recipe for a long time and have tried my hands at various varieties. But then extensive Internet research gave me some rough idea to bake the best digestive cookies. Jayshree's blog The Baking Sutra was my inspiration here.

Here I am with my groundbreaking recipe - yes, because I find its taste similar to that of Mcvities! Voila! Okay enough of self praise. Let's check the recipe first:

Healthy Cookies Ingredients

mcvities type cookies
1 cup- oatmeal (powdered oats)
1/2 cup-whole wheat flour (atta)
1/2 tsp- baking soda
1/2 tsp- baking powder
4 tbsp- ghee (cold clarified butter)
3-4 tbsp- Honey (we are using honey as a substitute for sugar and kneading dough)
Green cardamom+black cardamom+fennel powder+cinnamon (you may use any of these, I have used a pinch of all)
Pinch of salt
1 tsp- milk (if required for the dough - my dough looked little dry, so I added)

Oatmeal Digestives Procedure

digestive biscuits

  1. Sieve baking powder, b.soda, whole wheat flour, and oatmeal three times so that everythig mixes well. Mix elaichi, dalchini, and saunf powder.
  2. Next take cold butter or desi ghee. I usually keep some amount of ghee in the fridge for cookies.
  3. Either grate the butter or cut it into small pieces and start rubbing into the flour.
  4. The mixture will appear like bread crumbs.
  5. Next, add honey. Mix everything well. Do not knead; just gather the ingredients.
  6. Add milk if the dough looks dry.
  7. Wrap the dough in a cling film/butter paper/aluminum foil and refrigerate for 30 minutes. The longer you refrigerate, the crunchier the cookies will be! But do not keep it beyond one to two days. I kept it overnight.
  8. Preheat oven for 10 mts at 180 degrees. I baked in mw convection.
  9. Take out the dough and cut it into shapes. I used the lid of a plastic box to cut into big round shapes and a small bangle for the smaller pieces.
  10. Keep the cookies at a distance from each other.
  11. Bake for 12-15 minutes. It took me 12 minutes to bake these. May vary according to temperature settings in your oven.
  12. Let them sit inside the oven for another 5 minutes after baking.
  13. Take them out on a cooling rack. Let them cool down.
  14. Meanwhile, you can prepare ginger tea and dunk these golden beauties for an absolutely delicious evening tea experience. These are certain to be your go-to digestive cookies. I am loving them.

Feedback on Mcvities digestives :




Wanna try crispy, crunchy besan crackers? Try them once and you would be tempted to bake a fresh batch every time.
besan crackers/diet cookies




Got inspired by thebakingsutra and tried with little modifications.

Comments

  1. Now this is a sixer. My oats digestive cookies. Awesum recipe and superb results.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Cookies came out awesome. Thanks for the recipe..
    Do you have cookies with no baking powder n soda for kids?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for the feedback. Yes, I have many kid-friendly recipes. Please check this http://www.mercuryimp.com/2016/06/almond-butter-oats-cookies.html

      Delete

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Eggless Cake Without Raising Agents: A No Baking Powder, No Baking Soda Sponge Cake Recipe

When you are able to bake an eggless cake without raising agents, your happiness knows no bounds, right? This is exactly what I am in for today. What started as an experiment has worked out wonders for me.


I was trying to hone my cake baking skills while learning a few baking basics. Then struck this idea of baking a cake without baking powder or baking soda. A loved one is suffering from histamine sensitivity, and these chemical agents trigger urticaria, which gives me goosebumps. So I decided to go the other way round - baking an eggless cake without raising agents.

You need a light flour here - something that would effectively replace maida/all-purpose flour/refined flour/white flour. I remember one dhaba wala telling me once about how they replace maida sometimes - using a mix of jau and rice flour.

So this is exactly what I needed. This has given me one of the simplest yet tastiest cakes. Please do not change the flours, as I am unsure how any other flour would work here. I will…

Instant Milk Badam Ladoos: Navratri Recipe

Looking for a healthy sweet recipe with almonds? Perhaps you want an instant ladoo recipe for kids. Well, this milk badam ladoo recipe is instant, sugarfree, gluten-free, and oh so so yummy that you cannot stop at just one cute little badam balls. I am sure your tiny tots would relish these melt-in-the-mouth moments as much as you!


Then these cute little almond balls are sure going to appeal to you. No, this is not the first time that I have tried these melt-in-the-mouth delicacies. Tried these on a previous occasion when I had just started doing kitchen experiments, and they exceeded my expectations. But then that wasn't an instant badam ladoo recipe. It was the traditional churning method.
smile emoticon
The milk badam ladoo recipe is different- 


it's instantit's fudgyit's yummyit's kid-friendlyit's paleoit's gluten-freeit's not diabetes friendly please (no sugar doesn't make a recipe diabetes-friendly - please try to  understand what diabetes is all…

Instant Aam Papad (Sada) With Jaggery: Sweet & Tangy Mango Slices

Aam papad has been a hot favorite since childhood. I do not remember how many times I have enjoyed these sweet & tangy mango sheets, though no one from my mom's side ever tried making them at home. After marriage, my mother in law, who is an awesome cook, made these savory & sweet mango pulp slices for me. I must tell that she makes the best mango pickle in the world - which is both sweet & sour. She made two buckets full for me after she found that I love aam achaar.

Who does not like sweet and tangy mango leather? Our generation has grown up relishing aam papad- wonder what all the present generation is missing out on! So this instant aam sada or papad recipe was born after my dear friend Poonam Bachhav had shared her aam papad post. Her post was the ultimate trigger for me to come up with my own instant Odia version. Poonam is the real Annapurna. I love the way she picks healthy ingredients to cook up deliciousness in the kitchen. Poonam blogs at Poonam Bachaav dot…

Authentic South Indian Recipes

Authentic South Indian Recipes
If you love south Indian food, do not leave without checking this page. Dedicated to Chitra Balachander, a south Indian homemaker, the page is all about taking a journey into her south Indian kitchen. Travel with me to her kitchen to savor traditional south Indian food.

North Indian Punjabi Recipes

North Indian Punjabi Recipes
If Punjabi recipes tempt your taste buds, then this page is a must-visit. Take a peep into Anita Chahal aunty's kitchen and see what authentic Punjabi food is all about. You will also find fusion recipes from Anita aunty's Punjabi kitchen. Not to mention, she has started to share OPOS recipes as well.