Sivananda Biscuits



I hear that these biscuits are served after Sivananda Yoga classes. I’ve never been to one, so don’t know how true that is, but the biscuits are delicious, nutritious and not too heavy on the sugar.


Every time I make these for classes, I get asked for the recipe, so here it is again:


(makes about 12 large biscuits)



250g Oats

110g plain wholemeal flour

50g raisins (or other dried fruit according to your preference)

50g chopped nuts (whatever you like best. I also sometimes add seeds)

150g unrefined sugar

Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger – half to 1 teaspoon each according to taste

Half teaspoon baking powder

Pinch salt

200ml sunflower or rapeseed oil

200ml soya milk or water or mixture of both (other non-dairy milks would also work)



  • Preheat oven to 200c, 400f, gas mark 6
  • Mix dry ingredients in bowl.
  • Add oil and mix well.
  • Add enough of other liquid to mix to firm dough.
  • Place heaped tablespoonfuls on a greased baking tray and flatten in to rounds.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes until golden at the edges.
  • Cool on a rack.