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

Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 20 mins

Chill time 20 mins

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

Nutty vegan chocolate digestives