Who doesn’t love a good anzac biscuit? Especially one that you can eat without feeling guilty whilst following a healthy eating plan! These anzac biscuits are super cute and very moreish. Be mindful that they are 95 calories each, so only 1 per day as a treat.
After giving away all of my Mini Cacao Fudge Treats that I made last week, I decided that it was time for another treat. Michelle Bridges recipe for these biscuits calls for ¼ cup brown sugar, however if you use granulated stevia you save a massive amount of calories overall. I always like to bake with gluten-free flours, however you can use plain flour if it is more accessible to you as it contains the same amount of calories. I added more cinnamon than Michelle, as I love this spice and like to really taste it in desserts. I replaced golden syrup with honey as honey is slightly lighter in calories and I am not a big fan of golden syrup, even though theres a very neglected bottle of it in my pantry that desparetly needs to be used! No doubt I'll be sharing these bad boys around so I can clear my kitchen of sweets and be able to make another treat recipe next week!
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (150g)
- 1/2 cup gluten-free plain flour, plus extra (75g)
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut (45g)
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (8g)
- 1/4 cup granulated stevia
- 1/4 cup honey (85g)
- 1/4 cup olive oil / rice bran oil (60g)
- 1 teaspoon bicarb of soda (5g)
1. Preheat a fan forced oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
2. Combine the oats, flour, coconut, cinnamon and stevia in a large bowl and stir well.
3. Pour the honey, oil and 1/4 cup water (60g) into a small saucepan and heat over low-medium heat, stirring until all ingredients are mixed. Stir in the bicarb of soda and once the mixture has foamed, remove from heat.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and stir until well combined. To shape the biscuits, make sure your hands are slightly wet (you will need to re-lubricate your hands a few times). Roll heaped tablespoons of the mixture and place on the prepared tray 2cm apart. Press each ball lightly with a fork covered in flour, just to flatten the biscuits slightly.
5. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely on the tray (during this cooling time the biscuits will harden slightly, so do not worry if they are a little soft when you remove the tray from the oven).
Makes / 20
Each biscuit / 95 calories
Total Preparation time / 20 minutes
Total Baking time / 10-12 minutes