Food & Nutrition

Gluten free biscuits you can buy that taste just as good as normal biscuits (top 7)

Published by Finn Hayden

If you're trying to follow a gluten free diet, either because you want to or because you need to for medical reasons, then it can often feel like the world is against you. Gluten can pop up anywhere and everywhere, and ingredients containing gluten are often used in the most delicious foods. Biscuits are a great example of this - check the back of a packet of biscuits, and chances are they contain something like wheat flour.

Although most biscuits will contain gluten, in recent years we have seen a huge increase in choice when it comes to gluten free biscuits. We thought it would be useful to try some of these gluten free biscuits and to see which were the best, let's get into the guide:

Hobnobs milk chocolate gluten free

People might wonder why there needs to be a separate gluten free version of Hobnobs when the original Hobnobs are made of oats, but as we mentioned in our gluten free granola guide, oats can be easily cross contaminated, so only oats which are produced in an environment without gluten can be classed as being gluten free. For that reason, these gluten free Hobnobs taste exactly the same as normal Hobnobs, which is why they're so tasty! We love the milk chocolate layer and of course, the classic oaty taste and texture too. Learn more and buy them here - ocado.com

Hobnobs gluten free biscuits

Schar Rich Tea Biscuits

The Schar brand is excellent for gluten free products and makes a number of products which we've included on our site previously, including the excellent gluten free Curvies crisps. These Rich Tea Biscuits from Schar are really simple just like normal Rich Tea Biscuits, but we think they're really tasty. Made using maize flour, they have a nice crunch and they're also great for dipping into tea if you enjoy doing that with your biscuits (we certainly do). Learn more and buy them here - tesco.com

Schar Rich Tea Biscuits

Prewett's Jammy Wheels

We're massive fans of Jammie Dodgers, however, unfortunately, those classic biscuits are made using wheat flour and therefore contain gluten. The good news is that Prewett's Jammy Wheels exist as an excellet gluten free alternative to the classic jammy biscuit, and we'd go as far as saying that these Jammy Wheels are just as good as the original. Made using gluten free oat flour, the texture and taste are both very similar to normal Jammie Dodgers, and we also love the raspberry filling. Learn more and buy them here - waitrose.com

Prewetts Jammy Wheels

Tesco Free From finest oat & raisin cookies

We've included a few of the gluten free products from the Tesco Finest range in our guides before, including the really tasty gluten free bread. These Oat & Raisin cookies are made using gluten free oat flour and a bit of tapioca flour. They're also packed with raisins and plenty of butter, so they're not particularly healthy but they are delicious. These are quite hard to find in store but can be bought online, learn more and buy them here - tesco.com

Tesco Free From finest oat & raisin cookies

Sainsbury's Free From chocolate cookies 

Sainsbury's has a great range of gluten free food, which is why we recently listed them as one of the best supermarkets to buy gluten free foods from. We love these chocolate cookies from the Free From range at Sainsbury's and don't think they taste too dissimilar to other chocolate chip cookie biscuits we'd buy from the supermarket. These are also made using gluten free flour and are absolutely packed with chocolate chips, making them very tasty. Learn more and buy them here - sainsburys.co.uk

Sainsbury's Free From chocolate cookies

The Beginnings Almond Cookies

What's interesting about these gluten free biscuits is that they're mostly made from almonds, which not only makes them naturally gluten free but also relatively high in protein. Almonds are blended with rice flour and agave syrup to make these cookies, which are very delicious and have a wonderfully crunchy texture. It's impressive to have biscuits with 100% natural ingredients, and a bonus that they're gluten free. Learn more and buy them here - hollandandbarrett.com

The Beginnings Almond Cookies

Rhythm 108 biscuits (lemon, ginger & chia)

We actually included these biscuits from Rhythm 108 in our list of the best healthy biscuits we've tried, because not only are they gluten free, but they're also pretty healthy. But most importantly, they're really tasty - made using gluten free oat flour and coconut oil, we love both the crunchy texture and the slightly bitter, slightly sweet taste. They're small biscuits too, so perfect for snacking on. Learn more and buy them here - amazon.co.uk

Rhythm 108 biscuits

We hope this guide helps you to find delicious gluten free biscuits to enjoy (responsibly). Let us know in the comments if you've tried any of these or if you have any other suggestions for us to try!

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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