Healthy ANZAC Biscuits

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Bite into these deliciously chewy ANZAC biscuits this long weekend with the comfort that you’re munching on a healthier, lower GI version of the national classic. The addition of oats to the mix brings a great source of soluble fibre that will leave you feeling satisfied and fuller for longer. Serve with tea for best benefits. Most importantly, spare a thought this weekend for those who fought for us.

Makes 14 biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup plain wholemeal flour
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut or coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ cup rice bran oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup unsalted almonds or macadamias
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence or powder
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • Pinch Himalayan rock salt

 Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Place the rolled oats, flour, coconut, almonds, salt and baking powder in a food processor and blitz until well combined.
  4. Add the maple syrup, oil, vanilla and water to the processor and blitz again until well combined.
  5. Measure approximately a tablespoon of mixture per biscuit and drop onto the baking tray. Ensure you leave space between each biscuit, as they will spread. Flatten each biscuit slightly with a fork.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until nicely browned.
  7. Leave to cool completely before serving.