Gluten-free Anzac Biscuits

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Serves Enough for 8 people

Gluten-free Anzac Biscuits

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Serves Enough for 8 people
Gluten-free Anzac Biscuits


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flax meal and 3 tablespoons water)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)


  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well to form a cookie dough.
  2. If the mixture is too wet and oily, add more gluten-free flour.
  3. If it hasn’t formed well then add coconut oil (a teaspoon at a time).
  4. Roll the dough to form flat, round shaped biscuits – ideally the size of the palm of your hand.
  5. Bake on a baking tray at 180 degrees for 15-18 minutes.


Freeze individual portions wrapped in baking paper and sealed

Pimp up your Anzac cooking by dipping half of it in chocolate – yum!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the flax egg in this gluten-free Anzac biscuits recipe?

The flax egg serves as a binding agent in this recipe. It helps hold the ingredients together and provides moisture, similar to a traditional egg, making it suitable for vegan baking.

Can I use regular oats instead of rolled oats?

Yes, you can use regular oats if you don't require a completely gluten-free version. However, be aware that cross-contamination can occur in oats processing facilities, so if you have a gluten sensitivity or allergy, it's best to use certified gluten-free oats.

Is there a substitute for coconut sugar if I want to use a different sweetener?

Yes, you can substitute coconut sugar with other granulated sweeteners like brown sugar, cane sugar, or even a sugar substitute like erythritol or stevia, depending on your dietary preferences.

Can I add nuts or dried fruit to these Anzac biscuits?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize these biscuits by adding chopped nuts (such as almonds, walnuts, or macadamias) or dried fruits (like raisins, currants, or chopped apricots) to the dough for extra flavor and texture.

How should I store these gluten-free Anzac biscuits?

Store these biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature. They should remain fresh for several days. If you want to keep them longer, freezing individual portions as mentioned in the notes/tips is a great way to preserve them for later enjoyment.

These biscuits don't contain traditional Anzac biscuit ingredients. Why?

We've removed the butter to veganise them and have opted for a healthier fat alternative to vegan butter. And we've removed the golden syrup to provide a healthier sugar. But by all means sub out the coconut sugar with golden syrup if you prefer.