Monday, 22 April 2013

Anzac Biscuits - Gluten Free

It's been a while. Life has been busy and hectic, in a good way. I thought I'd share this quick recipe with you. The original can be found here. If you're looking for a gluten-free alternative, then the recipe below is my first attempt at making a gluten-free version of this biscuit.

Anzac Biscuits - Gluten-Free

Anzac Biscuits - Gluten-Free


1 cup Almond Meal
1 cup Quinoa Flakes
1 cup shredded coconut
40g Butter *
85g Coconut Oil *
1/2 cup Coconut Palm Sugar
2 tbs Golden Syrup
1 tsp Bicarb Soda


The method follows the original recipe I have linked above, which is:

- Preheat oven to 160°C and line 2 trays with baking paper.
- Mix the almond meal, quinoa flakes, shredded coconut and bicarb soda together in a mixing bowl.
- Melt the butter, coconut oil, golden syrup and the coconut palm sugar in a pan. It will look like a brown thick-ish splodgy mess, but that's ok.
- Pour the melted mixture into dry mixture and stir with wooden spoon.
- Now, by this stage I stopped referring to the rest of the original Method and basically threw a spoonful of mixture onto the trays, so that when the whole thing was done - in 10 minutes - it was one ginormous Anzac biscuit! All was not lost, as I used a knife to separate the still warm biscuits and then waited for them to cool before calling the Official New Recipe Tasters, that is, the Family.
Anzac Biscuits - Gluten-Free
The raw biscuits are definitely not 5cm apart...And that's why it's important to read ALL the instructions...
Anzac Biscuits - Gluten-Free
One ginormous Anzac Biscuit for one, or 12 good size biscuits to share...your choice ;)
Freshly baked gluten-free Anzac Biscuits. A lot nicer looking than first batch! #food
EDIT: Batch No. 2, freshly baked. No butter, just coconut oil and a tablespoon of coconut flour

The Verdict? 

"You are making more of these, aren't you?", "Can I have another one?", "These are so nice, can you make more?"

* Note: I wanted to use a blend of both butter and coconut oil and the only reason for the 40:85 blend was that was all the butter I had in the fridge. If you're avoiding dairy, then you should be able to omit the butter and use coconut oil instead. I will try that version and post the results as an edit to this post.

These biscuits are super easy to make, take 10 minutes to bake and they're totally yummy. What's your favourite version of the Anzac biscuit? I'd love to hear your variations on this classic biscuit.

Happy baking :)

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