Superfood Healthy ANZAC Biscuits

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  • April 24, 2017
Image: Olenka Kotyk

It’s ANZAC day on Tuesday so we thought it might be nice to share with you our infamous recipe for healthy ANZAC biscuits.

We pulled this one out of our archives.

Superfood Healthy Anzac | Image: My Food Book

ANZAC Biscuits: Invented by incredible women

The wives and mothers of Australian soldiers first came up with the recipe for these biscuits during World War 1. The original ingredients were chosen because they didn’t spoil and didn’t need refrigeration: rolled oats, sugar, plain flour, coconut, butter, golden syrup or treacle, bi-carbonate of soda and boiling water – this meant the biscuits travelled well over the long boat trip from Australia to Europe. As the war continued many women’s groups spent a great deal of time making ANZAC biscuits to send to the troops. And they’ve been made every April since (but they’re good all year round!).

We’ve given our recipe of this classic Aussie treat a twist by using some of our favourite superfoods. These biscuits still taste delicious and are a little bit guilt free. As always, it’s best to buy organic wherever you can!

Ingredients

This recipe makes about 30 medium sized biscuits

1 cup of Organic Wholemeal or Spelt Plain Flour sifted

1 Cup of Organic Rolled Oats

1/2 Cup of Organic Coconut Sugar

1/2 cup of Organic Desiccated Coconut

2 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds

125gm of Organic Coconut Oil (in liquid form – heat to melt if necessary)

1-2 Tablespoon of Rice Bran Syrup

1/2 Teaspoon of Bicarb Soda

2-3 Tablespoons of boiling water

Method

1. Preheat Oven to 175 degrees Celsius (347 F).

2. In a large bowl mix the Flour, Oats, Sugar, Coconut and Chia Seeds.

3. In a smaller bowl, combine the Coconut oil and the Rice Bran Syrup.

4. Dissolve the baking soda into 2 tablespoons of the boiling water then add this carefully to the Coconut Oil mix.

5. Stir the liquid mix into the dry ingredients, if the mixture is still crumbly add another tablespoon of water.

NoteIf the ingredients are too dry the biscuits will fall apart, so the wetter the better!   

6. Roll into balls and place on lined baking tray and squish them down a little so they’re a bit flat.

Superfood Healthy Anzac Biscuit pressing | The Healthy Academy

7. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

8. Leave to cool – if you want crunchy ANZAC’S leave them on the baking tray until they’re cool – for chewy ones leave them for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack.

9. Enjoy with a cup of your favourite tea!