Category: Recipes

Anzac Biscuits, Traditional Recipe

Although the very first Anzac Biscuits were made without coconut, they were required to stay fresh for months as they were shipped around the world to soldiers serving a long way from home.

Over the years the recipe was modified to incorporate coconut for a better taste.

This recipe makes more than a dozen Anzac Biscuits. Here’s a 2 minute video showing how it’s done.



  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water


  1. Pre-heat oven at 160°.
  2. Melt butter.
  3. Add syrup to dissolved bicarbonate soda and water. Combine with melted butter.
  4. Mix dry ingredients and stir in liquid. (If mix is crumbly, add small amount of water.)
  5. Place small balls, on baking-paper-lined tray and flatten.
  6. Bake in moderate oven for approximately 10 minutes for soft biscuits, 15 minutes for crispier biscuits.
  7. Lift out carefully with a knife as they are soft till cold.

Anzac Biscuits – Gluten Free

Bibina has many products to suit gluten intolerent people, from ready-to ready to basic ingredients. Here’s a gluten-free Anzac biscuit recipe.

Here’s the video showing how traditional Anzac Biscutis are made and is a guide to making gluten free biscuits.


  • 1 cup Quinoa Flakes or 2 cups Orgran gluten free cornflakes
  • ¾ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups plain Orgran gluten free flour
  • 125g Western Star butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Lyle’s golden syrup
  • 1 ½ teaspoons bicarbonate soda
  • 2 Tablespoons boiling water


  • Preheat oven to 130 degrees.
  • Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • Mix together quinoa/cornflakes with coconut, sugar and flour.
  • Melt butter/margarine with the golden syrup in a small saucepan.
  • Add bicarbonate soda to boiling water and mix to dissolve.  Add to butter mixture.
  • Pour butter mixture into dry ingredients and mix well until combined.
  • Roll dessert spoons of mixture into balls and place on the lined tray, being careful to allow room for spreading. Slightly flatten.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool slightly on tray before placing on a wire rack to cool completely.

Anzac Biscuits – Organic

At Bibina we stock everything you need to make delicious organic Anzac cookies quickly and easily.

This two minute video shows just how easy they are to make.



125g Lurpak organic butter
2 tbsp Absolute Organic Maple Syrup or Absolute Organic Agave Syrup
1 cup Chef’s Choice organic plain flour
1 cup Natural Grocer organic rolled oats
1 cup Absolute Organic shredded coconut
3/4 cup Organic Rapadura sugar
2 tbsp water
½ tsp bi-carb of soda
Options: Dried fruits and nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 175°C.
  2. Grease or line two baking trays.
  3. Melt the butter and maple syrup together in a saucepan over a low heat.
  4. Mix together the flour, oats, coconut and Rapadura sugar in a bowl.
  5. Stir the water and the bicarbonate of soda into the butter and syrup mixture and then add it to the dry mixture, stir thoroughly.
  6. Stir through nuts & fruit (if using) until well scattered through.
  7. Spoon mixture into balls and place them on the baking trays, spaced well apart.
  8. Bake at 175°C for 10-15 minutes, or until golden.
  9. Cool on wire racks.