As an Australian army wife, I have the special privilege of making ANZAC biscuits for my own soldier. Unfortunately Reis is overseas this year so we won’t spend the day together but I will still make ANZAC biscuits to honour him and those that he serves with, and those that have fallen in battle for our beautiful country. This year I’ve had fun in the kitchen creating a healthier, refined sugar free and fructose friendly ANZAC biscuit recipe. They are sweetened only a tablespoon of rice malt syrup and tablespoon of honey across the whole batch. There’s also a natural sweetness in the coconut cream. So be assured, whilst healthier, these still taste great and even your guests will enjoy them as we remember our ANZACs.
ANZAC Day is always a special day in our household with Reis being in the Australian Army and with most generations of our family having served in the Australian Defence Force and at war (really interesting family war story here). This year, Reis is overseas so I won’t be a dawn service at the Army Barracks I’ll go to one at a local RSL club with my family. I’m looking forward to it and it will be Finn’s first ANZAC Day! If you haven’t been to a dawn service before, it is really something unique and worthwhile, I highly encourage you to find your local service and go along. We’re not a very patriotic bunch in Australia, but I think this is one day that we should all take our hats off and pay our respects to those that have fallen, served or are serving.
- 1 tsp chia seeds + 3 tsp water
- 2 T coconut oil
- 1 T honey
- 1 T rice malt syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 2 T coconut cream
- 1 C oats
- ½ C desiccated coconut
- ½ tsp bicarb soda
- 1 T coconut flour
- Mix chia seeds and water in a small dish and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 160°C fan forced, and prepare a 12 pan muffin tray (this is what I used, to keep my biscuits even and round).
- Melt the coconut oil; add honey, rice malt syrup, vanilla, and coconut cream. Stir to combine.
- Add oats, coconut, coconut flour, & bicarb. Mix together with a fork, mashing the ingredients a little.
- Add in the chia mix (should be a little gluggy by now) and work into the dough.
- Scoop mixture evenly into the 12 pans - about one heaped tablespoon fits nicely - and press down.
- Bake in oven for 15 minutes, until golden brown.
- Allow to cool before removing from the tray.
How do you celebrate ANZAC Day? Did you try this recipe? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!