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healthy vegan anzac biscuits

Healthy Anzac Biscuits (gluten free and vegan)

  • Author: Remy
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 9-12 large cookies 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


A traditional Australian/Kiwi cookie (biscuit) made healthier! These healthy Anzac biscuits are also gluten-free, vegan, and refined-sugar-free. They are oaty, coconutty, thin cookies with a crisp edge and they’re absolutely delicious! My recipe calls for just 8 ingredients and takes about 20-25 minutes from start to finish!


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees while you prepare your batter.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together oats, coconut, flour and sugar. Separately, dissolve baking soda in hot water.
  3. Melt coconut butter until liquid, and add maple syrup to combine over low heat. Add this wet mixture to dry ingredients and use a spatula or hands to combine. Add dissolved baking soda liquid and mix until a dough forms. If the mixture feels dry, you can add hot water by the half tablespoon as needed.
  4. Take about 2 heaped tablespoons of dough and form large circular cookie shapes. Flatten with the bottom of a glass cup, or use your hands to thin out. Bake cookies for 10-13 minutes (mine were ready at about 11 minutes) and let cool completely before enjoying.


Secrets to Success

  • For the flour, you can use buckwheat flour, oat flour, or regular all-purpose flour (if you’re not allergic to gluten). I’ve tried chickpea flour, which works, but does add a slight extra nutty-ness to the recipe.
  • As always, I recommend using a non-stick baking mat to line your baking trays for the best results. It will not only ensure an even bake but also makes for less clean-up and no cookies stuck to the pan! As an alternative, use parchment paper (baking paper).
  • I made my cookies fairly large, with 2 heaped tablespoons of dough per cookie. If you do the same, make sure to flatten the cookie so it bakes evenly!
  • Feel free to add additional bake time if you prefer your cookies more on the crisp side.

Storage Tips

  • Store your healthy Anzac biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: desserts, cookies
  • Method: baking

Keywords: vegan, australian, new zealand, healthy anzac biscuits, gluten free, refined sugar free, holiday