Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Anzac biscuits - a healthy twist on a Aussie classic

A healthy alternative to an family favourite

1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup wholemeal spelt (you could use half plain flour), 2/3 cup dessicated coconut, 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, 2 tablespoons oilve oil (you could use sunflower or a similar oil), 1/3 cup rapadura sugar or raw sugar, 1 tablespoon molasses, 1 teaspoon bi-carb soda, 3 tablespoons boiling water.

Pre-heat oven to 150C, prepare baking trays, either grease or use baking parchment.
In a large bowl combine, oats, flour, coconut and sugar, mix well. Place oils and molasses in a saucepan and heat till warm. Oil and molasses does not combine in the same way as butter and golden syrup does when heated. Meanwhile boil your jug, mix the bi-carb and boiling water in a small bowl. Take the molasses and oil mix off the heat, add the bi-carb and water, mix well, watch out it dosen't bubble up and overflow the pan. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix well. Take heaped teaspoons of mix, roll into a ball, place on baking tray and flatten with your fingers. Don't place the biscuits too close together as the will spread a little. Bake in a slow oven for approximately 15 minutes or till golden. Allow to cool on trays for 10 minutes then cool completly on a cake rack. Makes about 32 biscuits.



Rose said...

Thanks for next week's morning teas. :)

WendyB said...

These are a staple in our house, something I add for a little extra boost, is LSA (linssed, sunflower, ALmond) is ground like a meal.. tasty and healthy too - cant wait to try your version.

Katie and Reuben said...

Oh yum! ANZAC biscuits are SO good and I'm always looking for healthier alternatives to nice treats. Thanks for sharing!

Katie x

Lisa said...

My pleasure Rose, gotta keep your staff happy!

Thanks for the tip Wendy, I'll have to try that next time.

Hi Katie and welcome, hope you enjoy them.

nellymary said...

Hi Lisa, love the spelt option...but not sure where I would get it....just waiting for your address through the forum to get mum's dishcloth off to you.....I also use LSA in baking....especially in a multi-grain bread I like.
Have more baking to do shortly, thanks for the idea.

Lisa said...

Hi Narelle, you can get spelt flour in Woolies in their health food section or you could use ordinary wholemeal flour. Sorry I forgot to PM you with my address, will do so on the forum :)