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.
Anzac biscuits recipe. ANZAC
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. The third one 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.
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)
"In this version we have lowered the fat and sugar levels, and added
wholemeal flour." (But it includes an egg.)
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 probably
should not be referred to as "Anzac biscuits". They use quinoa flakes
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.
Anzac biscuits with macadamia nuts (www.taste.com.au)
Anzac biscuits recipe with macadamia nuts and ginger.
The Anzac (biscuit) story (recipefinder.ninemsn.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.
Biscuit Recipes (taste.com.au)
A variety of Anzac biscuit recipes, plus ways to use the biscuits in tarts
Anzac biscuits (taste.com.au)
Makes crisp biscuits. Additional note suggests modification to recipe to
make chewy giant Anzac biscuits.
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
Anzac Biscuit Alternative Recipes (suite101.com) [The web page at
no longer appears to be available.]
- Christmas Anzacs (glace cherries)
- chocolate Anzacs
- Australia Day Anzacs
(chopped macadamia nuts, green and yellow candied chocolates)
- extra healthy Anzacs (dried apricots, chopped nuts)