Gluten Free Anzac Biscuits
Ok you asked for it ! So here they are – gluten free Anzac biscuits. The perfect cookie for gluten free diets that will satisfy that sweet cookie craving, it’s hard to stop at one. The almonds are packed with protein and add a lovely sweetness, and I’ve added macadamia nut oil which gives a delicious buttery flavour to the whole biscuit and marries perfectly with honey and coconut. These cookies keep for about 4 – 5 days and make the perfect snack if you’re craving something sweet and healthy.
What’s great about them
This yummy biscuit is packed with protein and antioxidants that will help nourish your body. These tasty biscuits help boost your metabolism, repair muscle and help stabilise blood sugar levels. Almonds are anti-inflammatory for the body and are high in vitamin E, an antioxidant that can help fight off free radicals for a healthy immune system. They are also a great source of potassium – a mineral necessary for nerve transmission and the contraction of all muscles including the heart. Macadamia nut oil contains a potent bundle of heart protective nutrients: healthy fatty acids (plant omega-3s and mono-unsaturates), plant sterols, dietary fibre and antioxidants like vitamin E and manganese. This combination of nutrients can help slow ageing and support cardiovascular health.
1 cup (100 g) almond meal (ground almonds)
1 cup (100 g) flaked almonds
1 cup (75 g) organic desiccated coconut (see notes)
1/4 (80 g) cup raw honey or organic maple syrup
1/4 cup (60 ml) macadamia nut oil or olive oil
1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda (baking soda)
1 – 2 tablespoons water
Combine almond meal, flaked almonds and coconut.
Combine honey and oil into a small pot and heat gently.
Mix the bicarb and water then pour into the honey pot and mix until it starts to froth.
Pour the wet mix into the dry nut ingredients and mix through until combined. Add a little water if needed to combine which will help them stick together.
Form into 22 cookies
Bake in a low pre heated oven 120 C (248 F) for about 30 minutes until golden.
Cool and enjoy.
Notes + Inspiration
Boost these super delicious Anzac Biscuits with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and chia ! Just replace half of the flaked almonds with your super nutritious seed mix.
Add 2 tablespoons Healthy Chef Protein for a boost of pure protein and a more complete snack.
For a more traditional oatmeal Anzac biscuit made with rolled oats CLICK HERE