(slightly) Healthier Anzac Cookies Recipe

Anzacs 4- 2

Over the past few years, I’ve trained myself off commercial, mass-produced biscuits.  Really never eat them.

But I could about a million bazillion of these Anzac biscuits.  Luckily, the kids eat them up very fast.

I do love a nibble of the uncooked dough too, it’s just scrumptious. I sometimes make a double batch and then freeze half to pull out and make biscuits with later… or just to nibble by the spoonful.

Yes, I know they’ve got masses of butter and sugar, but using wholemeal flour and raw sugar is a wee touch healthier, don’t you reckon?

Healthier Anzac Biscuits Recipe 

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Healthy Anzac Biscuit Recipe
Recipe type: Biscuit
  • 100g rolled oats
  • 200g plain wholemeal flour
  • 200g raw sugar
  • 60g desiccated coconut
  • 125g butter
  • 1tbs golden syrup
  • 1tsp bicarb of soca
  • 2 tbs boiling water
  1. Turn the oven to 160 degrees C.
  2. Mix oats, flour, coconut and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Melt butter and syrup together.
  4. Mix water with bicarb then pour onto butter/syrup mix. It will froth up madly.
  5. Stir in the dry ingredients.
  6. Form into small balls and place on oiled baking tray, flatten with a fork.
  7. Bake for 12 - 18 minutes depending on size/oven.
  8. Eat whilst warm. Enjoy immensely.
  9. Run around with kids to burn off the kilojoules!

And here’s a visual feast of the making of the Anzacs.

Anzac 1
Anzac bowl Anzac melt Anzac mixture Anzac spoon

Anzac bowl 2

Anzacs ovenAnzac WS 2

Anzacs oven

Do try these, they are lovely. 

Do you have any twists on the old Anzac yourself?


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Posted on: May 12, 2015


  • The best and easiest recipe! I am going to get the boys to make these for themselves in the school holidays…love that they are a simple mix and bake – might just keep the kitchen mess to a minimum as well! x PS mum always put walnuts in anzac biscuits or made it into a slice instead of individual biscuits.

    • Reply June 17, 2015

      Seana Smith

      Walnuts would be lovely, and my kids rarely eat nuts so I’m always trying to hide them in other things. Great plan. My wee ones can almost make these by themselves, do love that they are learning to cook and bake alone.

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