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Gluten-free no-sugar Anzac biscuits recipe

The traditional Anzac biscuit has had a nutrition upgrade with Faye James' low-sugar version

If you want your traditional Anzac Day treat without the gluten or high gycaemic load of traditional sugar, try this recipe by nutritionist Faye James.

By Faye James

Anzac biscuits are usually made with rolled oats, flour, desiccated coconut, golden syrup, butter, sugar, and baking soda.

The biscuit name became well-known after World War I when the no-egg biscuits didn't spoil when sent as 'care packages' to support the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp on the front.

Photography by Darrin James

Ingredients for Anzac biscuits recipe

2 cups of almond meal

2 cups of shredded coconut

1/2 of coconut oil, melted1/2 cup of maple syrup

2 teaspoons of baking soda

Method to make Anzac biscuits recipe

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Mix your dry ingredients in a bowl, then add the coconut oil and maple syrup, mix to form a dough, add a little water if it's dry. Roll into even balls then place on an oven tray lined with baking paper and flatten the biscuits. Bake until golden brown. Store in an airtight container once cooled.

Citro nutrition fact

Shredded coconut is rich in insoluble fibre and medium-chain triglycerides.

Faye James is a member of the Nutrition Council Australia and associate member of the Australian Menopause Society. She is the author of The Menopause Diet.

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