Healthy ANZAC Biscuits 

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To us Australians the ANZAC Biscuit it a sweet biscuit made from rolled oats and golden syrup. They were inspired by hardtack biscuits that was a staple of Australian soldiers rations during the war. 

Lest We Forget

INGREDIENTS:

For approx. 14 small biscuits

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, in liquid state 

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) maple syrup 

  • 2 tsp baking powder 

  • 2 cups (200g) rolled oats 

  • 1 cup (100g) almond meal (flour)

  • 1 cup (100g) desiccated coconut 

  • 4 dates finely chopped 

  • 5 tbsp water 

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt 

DIRECTIONS:
 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees (C) fan-force and line a baking tray with baking paper.
     

  2. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients (oats, almond meal, desiccated coconut, salt, baking powder)
     

  3. Add the wet ingredients EXCEPT the water in a seperate bowl and whisk together (coconut oil and maple syrup) 
     

  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix. Add the dates and begin to add the water slowly until your desired consistency is reached (the mixture should be sticky and damp). 
     

  5. With damp (wet) hands, roll the mixture into 14 small balls and then place on the baking tray. With your hands, gently flatten the balls to form 1-1.5 cm thick cookies. I also topped mine with coconut shards. 
     

  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and let cool until they become firm.