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Anzac Biscuits Recipe With A Healthy Twist: Bake Anzac New Zealand-Special Cookies


If you are a cookie lover, then this batch of Anzac cookies is a must try. Wondering why? Well, I was unaware of this type of cookies unless my online research led me to this delicious variety of biscuits from New Zealand. One try is a must and you will love to bake Anzac biscuits with oatmeal and coconut again and again. I am sure these will be a people pleaser. Dad was amazed at their deliciousness.

crunchy anzac biscuits with a healthy twist
Your search for a healthy cookie recipe ends here. What do you look for in a healthy simple cookie recipe?

  • Taste
  • Crunch
  • Healthy bites
What do you get in these healthy Anzac biscuits?
  • Taste
  • Crunch
  • Health overload with dietary fiber

anzac cookies: how to make oatmeal delicious


To me, these are unique cookies, but this is a simple cookie recipe that you can try out today, especially with easily available ingredients. You do not need any fancy stuff here to make gluten free cookies.

Flavored with honey, these crunchy bites use a mix of oats, coconut, and barley. If you are on diet and looking for a low fat, low carb recipe, this one should work. With subtle sweetness, this Anzac cookie recipe is a class apart from all other varieties of cookies with oatmeal.
anzac cookies with oatmeal
The sweet biscuits from New Zealand and Australia came into being when wives of warriors and soldiers would send Anzac biscuits to soldiers on duty. The oatmeal cookies were especially chosen because they would not spoil easily and had a long shelf life.

This is an eggless cookie recipe, which omits eggs due to the scarcity of eggs during the time of war.


Ingredients for anzac biscuits: How to make oatmeal delicious

1 cup- oats
1 cup- dry coconut powder
3/4 cup- barley flour (You may substitute barley with whole wheat flour for healthy anzac biscuits, though original recipes use white flour/ all-purpose flour)
1/4 cup-olive oil or butter (authentic version uses butter)
2 tbsp- ghee/butter (make ghee in 5 minutes here)
1/4 cup- raw cane sugar
1/2 tsp- baking soda
1 tsp- hot water
1 tbsp- honey or golden syrup (Honey can be replaced with jaggery syrup or maple/golden syrup.)

How to make oatmeal delicious with Anzac Cookies


Line up a baking tray with parchment paper or grease it.
Heat 1 tbsp of water and add baking soda to it. Keep aside.
Heat ghee and oil together in a pan.
Stir in baking soda-water mixture.
It will get frothy.
Add raw cane sugar and honey.
Stir in all the flours and coconut powder one by one.
Mix everything with hands.
Roll into small balls and flatten. The dough may feel crumbly but you can still make balls with hands or put them in an ice cream scoop and place on a baking tray. Else, you may add little amount of milk or water to bind it.
Bake in a preheated oven/microwave convection at 170 degrees for 8-10 mts.
Allow the Anzac biscuits to cool on a cooling rack before munching on crunchy bites.
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    1. You may substitute barley with whole wheat flour for healthy anzac biscuits, though original recipes use white flour/ all-purpose flour. Honey can be replaced with jaggery syrup or maple/golden syrup.

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