Healthy Anzac Biscuits

Paleo Anzac Biscuits

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“These are literally the tastiest cookies I’ve ever eaten” – Mr SoleFire
(and he eats his fair share of cookies, mind you)

I first posted my recipe for Paleo Anzac Biscuits back in 2010. They are still a crowd pleaser today, and every year my partner makes such proclamations as the one above. If you’re after a nut-free version of these tasty biscuits, get my AIP Anzac Recipe here.

The Anzac Biscuit, known as the wartime biscuit, comes out every year around Anzac Day as a way to honor the Anzac Soldiers of the First World War. It’s been said that these biscuits were sent by women back home to their soldiers abroad. Made without eggs, these biscuits would hold together through shipping and wouldn’t spoil for many months.

Healthy Anzac Cookies

This is my gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo take on the traditional Anzac (which were made using wheat flour, oats, shredded coconut and golden syrup). My Paleo Anzac’s are made with nutrient-dense almond flour and flaked almonds instead of grains.

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The combination of healthy fats and protein will keep you fueled and full for a long time and the raw honey rounds out the flavor with much more nutrition than golden syrup. Enjoy these healthy, grain-free Anzac Biscuits!

Emily’s Dietary Scorecard

Gluten Free Dairy Protein Free Tree Nut Free No Sugar (added)
Grain Free Delicious Vegetarian Low Sugars (all forms)
Paleo Nightshade Free Egg Free Low FODMAP

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Ice Cream Cookie Made with Paleo Anzac Biscuit and Coconut ice cream

And for an even more decadent allergen-friendly treat…. stuff them full of coconut ice cream!


(This post was originally published on my food blog in April 2010)

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  • Reply Dee April 26, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Thank you so much. I haven’t had a treat in such a long time and it was really special to be able to eat these with my family. They tasted fantastic. A wonderful recipe. Thank you for sharing!!

  • Reply Mia April 19, 2018 at 11:37 am

    We made these this morning and my husband declared them the BEST cookies he’s ever had. Thanks for the amazing recipe we are so pleased with them.

    • Reply Emily April 20, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      Thanks for letting us know Mia, glad you and hubby enjoyed them so!

  • Reply Nic March 7, 2021 at 4:38 am

    It was fantastic to be able to eat ANZAC cookies with the family. These were so good. Even better than the traditional recipe. I used coconut oil instead of the ghee, as I did not have it. They still turned out delicious. Thanks so much, Emily.

    • Reply Emily Pruitt March 7, 2021 at 11:04 pm

      Nic, I’m so glad you were able to enjoy these delish ANZACS with the whole family! Thank you for popping by and trying out my recipes, enjoy the cookies (they never last long in my house).

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