Healthy Anzac Day Biscuits
Love an Anzac Day biscuit? They are yummy but packed with sugar.
Please note- These are not completely sugar free. They are granulated sugar free but have sweetness added via golden syrup*
Here's the recipe for Anzac Day biscuits with very low sugar content!
1 cup gluten free quick oats
1 cup gluten free flour or lupin flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar free sweetener of choice (we like Natvia)
2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 tablespoon golden syrup
1/2 teaspoon bicarb
Preheat the oven to 140 degrees celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the quick oats, flour, granulated sweetener and unsweetened coconut and mix until combined.
In a microwave safe bowl, add the butter and golden syrup and heat for approximately 1 minute, until just melted.
Add the bicarb soda to the butter mixture before transferring immediately to the dry mixture. Mix very well until fully incorporated. Form balls with the batter (approximately 1-2 tablespoons) and place on the lined baking tray. Flatten each one slightly and bake for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until golden on top.
Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Note: these can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks - but they'll probably all get eaten way before that!
A bit about Anzac Day
ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, commemorated on April 25th each year. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
The acronym "ANZAC" stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. On April 25th, 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers landed at Gallipoli, Turkey, as part of a larger Allied force, in an attempt to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula and open up the Dardanelles to the Allies. The campaign was ultimately unsuccessful, and the Allied forces withdrew in January 1916, with significant casualties on both sides.
ANZAC Day is a day to honour and remember all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in the Australian and New Zealand armed forces. The day typically begins with a dawn service, where people gather together to commemorate the soldiers who landed at Gallipoli in the early hours of April 25th, 1915. Other events throughout the day may include marches, wreath-laying ceremonies, and memorial services.
ANZAC Day has become an important day of national remembrance in both Australia and New Zealand, and is a time for reflection, gratitude, and respect for the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served their country.