Anzac biscuits are a traditional Australian favourite and a proof that just a few simple ingredients can make a tasty and comforting treat, perfect for dunking in tea. Quick and easy to make, too. Maybe not exactly healthy, but surely better than shop-bought sweets. And let’s be honest, a little cheat-treat on a Sunday won’t hurt… Right?
What you will need:
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup flour (I used self-raising wholemeal but plain white will be ok)
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 3 tbsp golden syrup or maple syrup
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp boiling water
- 80g butter
How to make it
- Heat the oven to 180°C. Line baking tray with baking paper.
- Place flour, oats, sugar and coconut in a bowl and stir to combine.
- Place butter and syrup in a saucepan to melt.
- Dissolve baking soda in boiling water. Mix together with melted butter and syrup and add that mixture to dry ingredients. Mix to combine.
- Using your hands, roll spoonfuls of the mixture into balls and press onto prepared baking trays. Leave some space between biscuits as they will spread while cooking.
- Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool on a wire rack and enjoy!