Coconut appears to have been a standard ingredient in Anzac biscuits
since the 1930s (see Sian
Supski's report, page 8). If you do not like coconut or you wish to try
the very early recipes, see the No coconut
recipes in the next section.
Biscuits (anzacday.org.au) Origin and history of the Anzac biscuit, along with a
recipe (includes coconut).
Anzac Biscuits: The Origin and Recipe
(awm.gov.au) Includes three recipes altogether. The third one
("Anzac biscuits, No. 2") contains
coconut. The three recipes are:
- the old army biscuit or Anzac
tile/wafer recipe (this is NOT the common "Anzac biscuit")
- the early Anzac Biscuit recipe without coconut, and
- the basic Anzac Biscuit recipe with coconut ("Anzac biscuits, No.
biscuits (mckenziesfoods.com.au) Anzac biscuits coconut recipe from McKenzie's
Aussies: Anzacs with much less saturated fat (The Hunt for Low Sodium
Scroll down to the bottom of the page. "This is my
modification of the classic Anzac Biscuit recipe with much less saturated
- oil and water instead of butter
- wheat germ and coconut essence instead of desiccated coconut
- wholemeal flour instead of white flour
Anzac biscuits (healthyfoodguide.com.au)
The recipe writers replace some flour with wholemeal flour, reduce the
quantities of brown sugar and coconut, and substitute oil for butter.
Low fat Anzacs (guyleechfitness.com) [This web page at
longer appears to be available.]
"Our version has less sugar and significantly less total and saturated fat."
The main kind of sugar that health-conscious people
currently try to avoid is high-fructose corn syrup. Many
people also try to avoid simple "fructose". And since the
sucrose of table sugar contains fructose, many reduce the use of
table sugar as well.
Foods and sweeteners that have no such fructose content are
appropriately called "fructose-free". But they are also
called "sugar-free" even though they might contain more
acceptable sugars such as glucose or dextrose. (Glucose and
dextrose are very similar but come from different sources.)
Therefore, the ingredients of these Sugar-free Anzac biscuits
usually contain no fructose but they MAY CONTAIN OTHER
Recipes for Anzac biscuits without golden syrup are listed in other
categories on this page. See:
- Sugar-free(fructose-free) Anzac biscuit
- Low GIAnzac biscuit
recipes - Coconut oil
Anzac biscuit recipes
Biscuit Slice (whatcanieat.com.au) [The web page at
http://www.whatcanieat.com.au/index-tess1.php?ItemNo=1286 no longer
appears to be available.]
Wheat and additive free Anzac biscuit recipe.
Uses Brighterlife Bendy Bread Mix.
As they lack the characteristic oats, these biscuits should not be referred to as "Anzac biscuits". They
basically use quinoa flakes plus brown rice flour, almond meal, buckwheat or
instead of oats, and include vanilla bean powder and ground cinnamon. Use
either rice malt syrup or maple syrup.
Note that dipping Anzac biscuits in chocolate or making other
modifications breaks with the "traditional" recipe.
Referring to Anzac biscuits as Anzac "cookies" is frowned upon in
Australia. For more information see the DVA's
Protecting the word Anzac page.
The Anzac (biscuit) story (kitchen.nine.com.au) See "The future" for
suggested variations, which include alternative recipes for Anzac biscuits
and the use of Anzac biscuits to vary the ingredients of other recipes
Anzac Granola (sugarfreekids.com.au)
A kind of Anzac biscuit muesli suitable as a breakfast food. Sugar-free,
includes stevia powder, rice syrup, powdered ginger, almond meal, vanilla
extract. Note that in Australia and New Zealand the word "Granola" is
30+ Anzac biscuit recipes (theorganisedhousewife.com.au)
Scroll well down for links to these recipes: - Anzac slice - Anzac
caramel slice - Anzac bar sliced - Chocolate chip Anzac slice -
Anzac scones - Anzac banoffee pie - Anzac biscuit granola -
Thermomix Anzac biscuits - and more