Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits
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Prep: 15 min
Cook: 15 min
Dietary: , ,
Cost: $


  • 1/2 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg lightly beaten


  1. Pre-heat oven to 160°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper
  2. Place wholemeal and plain flour, oats, coconut, sugar and lemon rind in a large bowl. Mix to combine and set aside
  3. Place the baking soda, golden syrup, oil and egg in a small jug and whisk to combine. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined
  4. Roll mixture into 3cm balls. Place balls 4cm apart on the baking trays and flatten with a fork
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, until golden. Allow to cool on the trays then store in an airtight container

Serves in 1 portion

  • Cereals1/3
  • Unsaturated Spreads/Oils1 1/4
  • Discretionary Choices2/3

What was swapped?

These delicious ANZAC biscuits are lower in fat and sugar than traditional ANZAC biscuits

Plain flour was swapped for wholemeal flour

Butter was swapped for canola oil


Foods that are high in sugar and/or saturated fat are considered to be part of the 'discretionary choices' food group. Not only does this recipe contain castor sugar and syrup, but it contains coconut. Whilst coconut contains fibre, it is also one of the few vegetable products that are high in saturated fat (the 'bad' fat that increases our risk of high cholesterol). For more information about discretionary choices, check out our pictorial serves guide.

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