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Oats and Coconut Anzac Biscuits

Anzac biscuits are a beloved Australian and New Zealand treat with a rich history dating back to World War I. These crunchy, golden cookies are made with oats and coconut, creating a delightful blend of flavors and textures. Enjoy the nostalgia and deliciousness of Oats and Coconut Anzac Biscuits with this simple recipe.
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Oats and Coconut Anzac Biscuits are a classic treat that pays tribute to the Anzacs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) who served during World War I. These biscuits are known for their sweet, oaty goodness combined with the satisfying chewiness of coconut. They're perfect for dunking in a cup of tea or enjoying as a snack anytime.


1 cup rolled oats
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons boiling water
4 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 10 Mins

Cook Time:

0 Hrs 15 Mins

Total TIme:

0 Hrs 0 Mins



Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C). Line baking trays with parchment paper.


In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, desiccated coconut, all-purpose flour, and granulated sugar.


In a small saucepan, melt the unsalted butter and golden syrup (or honey) over low heat. Stir until well combined.


In a separate small bowl, dissolve the baking soda in the boiling water.


Pour the melted butter and syrup mixture into the dry ingredients. Add the dissolved baking soda mixture. Stir until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.


Take tablespoons of the mixture and roll them into balls. Place them on the prepared baking trays, leaving enough space between each for spreading. Flatten each ball slightly with the back of a spoon.


Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown. They will still be soft when hot but will firm up as they cool.


Allow the biscuits to cool on the baking trays for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, they will become crispy and ready to enjoy.

Tips for this recipe

For extra flavor and texture, consider adding a handful of chopped nuts, such as macadamia nuts or almonds, to the biscuit mixture before baking. This will add a delightful crunch to your Anzac biscuits.

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