Nutty vegan chocolate digestives made at home with easy to find ingredients. They can also easily be made gluten-free!

A homemade vegan digestive biscuit topped with a layer of chocolatey toasted almonds! These are essentially pimped up digestives. So if you’re a fan of chocolate digestives, you definitely need to give these a try!

Dark chocolate Digestives are my go to biscuit and I often make my own at home because they’re so easy to make and I think everything tastes better when it’s homemade. So I decided to make a fancier version with toasted flaked almonds in the chocolate topping. The almond chocolate layer really makes them feel so decadent – like the biscuits you would spend a lot of money on in fancy tea shops. In fact they would also make a really nice edible gift for someone special who likes their biccies.

You could top them with any nut you prefer, or if you have a nut-allergy you can leave out the nuts completely and serve them up as chocolate digestives.

I love using oats to make biscuits. They’re perfect to get that crunchy texture whilst also making them slightly healthier than your regular digestives. You can also make them gluten-free by using gluten-free oats if you’re coeliac/have a gluten sensitivity or you’re making them for someone who does.

Why you need to try these nutty vegan chocolate digestives:

  • They’re easy to make
  • Vegan
  • Can be made gluten-free
  • Adjustable 
  • The biscuits are super crunchy
  • Topped with a delicious crunchy chocolate layer
  • You only need a handful of ingredients to make them
  • They’re a unique way to make and enjoy chocolate Digestives! 

Are you a chocolate digestive fan?

Nutty vegan chocolate digestives

Nutty Vegan Chocolate Digestives

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 10
Calories 175 kcal


For the digestives

  • 110g oat flour*
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp brown or white sugar**
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup***
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp almond milk

For the topping

  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 45g almonds


  • Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan.
  • Mix the oats, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl, then pour in the oil, milk and maple syrup. Mix to create a dough (if the dough is too soft, place in the fridge for 15-20 minutes).
  • Roll out between 2 sheets of baking paper, then use a round cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits.
  • Arrange on a baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool completely.
  • In the meantime dry toast the almonds in a pan for a few minutes until they brown sightly. Set to one side to cool.
  • Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave, then fold in the toasted almonds until fully coated.
  • Once the biscuits have cooled, top each with some of the almond chocolate mixture, then place in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.
  • Store in an air-tight container at room temperature.


* Oats blended into a fine flour in a high-speed blender. Use gluten-free oats for a gluten-free recipe.
** Any granulated sweetener will work. 
*** Other liquid sweeteners like honey, agave, etc. will work.


Calories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 0.3mgSodium: 88mgPotassium: 155mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 4IUCalcium: 45mgIron: 2mg
Keyword dairy-free, gluten-free cookies, gluten-free dessert, vegan, vegan biscuits, vegan cookies
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Nutty vegan chocolate digestives