Traditional Anzac biscuits recipe

Traditional Anzac biscuits recipe | Anzac biscuits without coconut

How To Make Traditional Anzac Biscuits

How to make traditional anzac biscuits as they used to be with this pre 1920 traditional anzac biscuits recipe. These anzac biscuits without coconut are quite healthy and have a steep history in both New Zealand & Australian tradition.

Course Snack
Cuisine Kiwi Style, Aussie Style
Keyword Anzac biscuits without coconut, Traditional Anzac biscuits recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 biscuits
Calories 120 kcal
Author Fare Bite Catering

 ★ Ingredients ★ 

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 125 g butter
  • 1 Tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp. boiling water

 ★ Instructions ★ 

  1. Pre-set oven 160°C
  2. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Put the oats, flour and sugar into a large bowl and mix well.
  4. Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat, dip tablespoon in hot water and then use to measure the golden syrup, stir till dissolved and just coming to the boil. Remove from heat source don't allow it to cool.
  5. Stir the bicarbonate of soda with the measured boiling water until its dissolved then add to the pan of hot melted butter and golden syrup.
  6. Stir until it 'froths up'- immediately add to the dry ingredients and mix all together.
  7. Taking teaspoons or a flat dessert spoon of the mixture - place it in your hand, bring together by rolling into a ball, place 5 cm apart on the baking sheet (they will spread).
  8. The biscuits need to be flattened slightly - use the base of a glass or, press down with a fork dipped in a little flour (this will stop it sticking).
  9. Bake in oven for 15 - 18 minutes until golden (they will still be soft)
  10. Leave the biscuits on the trays for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

 ★ Recipe Video ★ 

 ★ Recipe Notes ★ 

  • When the biscuits are cold store them in an air tight tin.

Traditional Anzac biscuits recipe Variation

  1. See our Chewy Anzac Biscuits Recipe

Traditional ANZAC Biscuits Calories & Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Servings 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.7g
Saturated Fat 3.3g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 13mg
Sodium 101mg
Total Carbohydrates 16.1g
Dietary Fibre 1g
Sugars 5.4g
Protein 1.8g
Vitamin A 0mg
Vitamin C 0mg
Vitamin D 4mcg
Calcium 7mg
Iron 1mg
Potassium 38mg
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.
2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
This nutritional label is a product of the online calculator at

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