Anzacs | Recipe

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Oats, sugar and coconut. What a delicious combination.

If you’re a fan of flapjacks or even oats you’re going to love this traditional Australian biscuit. I’ve grown up with these from the supermarket but during lockdown baking was an essential part of my routine and these Anzacs definitely did not disappoint.

What’s even more great is this recipe can even be vegan friendly too, so just swap out regular butter for a dairy-free version and it works just as well!

*Disclaimer: This recipe contains coconut and those with a tree nut allergy may also be allergic to coconut. Although I am allergic to tree-nuts and peanuts, I am not allergic to coconut and I have therefore used desiccated coconut in my recipe. For a coconut substitute, ground ginger or dried fruit are both great options!


90g Rolled Oats

1tbsp Golden Syrup

110g Butter/ Dairy-free Butter

90g Desiccated Coconut

1tbsp Bicarbonate od Soda

100g Granulated Sugar

1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)

150ml Hot Water in a Mug 

Oats, sugar and coconut. What a delicious combination.


  • 1. Place the Oats and desiccated coconut in a bowl and combine. Don’t forget to savour that waft of coconut. Simply divine.
  • 2. Next, make a well in the centre of the bowl.
  • 3. Step away from the heavenly bowl and in a pan melt the butter and golden syrup (make sure to dip your spoon in the hot water before scooping the golden syrup out of the tub, this means it will be a lot easer for the syrup to fall of the spoon!).
  • 4. Stir until melted.
  • 5. Slowly pour the butter and golden syrup mixture into the well.
  • 6. Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  • 7. Once a mixture is formed, use a spoon to collect a handful of mixture, place on the baking tray using the spoon to maintain a circular shape.
Before Being Baked
  • 8. Bake for 10 minutes (leave in depending on desired texture. Anzacs are traditionally crunchy but I prefer them soft, so I left them in the over for just under 10 minutes!)
  • 9. Marvel at how simple these were to make.
  • 10. Try not to eat these all in one sitting and enjoy.

Fancy trying something savoury? Try out my garlic breaded tofu recipe!

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