Healthy ANZAC Biscuits


Bite into these deliciously chewy ANZAC biscuits this long weekend with the comfort that you’re munching on a healthier, lower GI version of the national classic. The addition of oats to the mix brings a great source of soluble fibre that will leave you feeling satisfied and fuller for longer. Serve with tea for best benefits. Most importantly, spare a thought this weekend for those who fought for us.

Makes 14 biscuits


  • 1 ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup plain wholemeal flour
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut or coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ cup rice bran oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup unsalted almonds or macadamias
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence or powder
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • Pinch Himalayan rock salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Place the rolled oats, flour, coconut, almonds, salt and baking powder in a food processor and blitz until well combined.
  4. Add the maple syrup, oil, vanilla and water to the processor and blitz again until well combined.
  5. Measure approximately a tablespoon of mixture per biscuit and drop onto the baking tray. Ensure you leave space between each biscuit, as they will spread. Flatten each biscuit slightly with a fork.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until nicely browned.
  7. Leave to cool completely before serving.