It’s ANZAC day on the 25th of April- a day to remember all Australians and New Zealanders who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. In spirit of the occasion, I have recreated the traditional ANZAC biscuit (a long shelf-life biscuit, traditionally eaten by soldiers as a substitute for bread) into my own healthier version. Delicious and oh so moreish, you won’t be able to stop at one!
1 cup almond meal
1 cup organic rolled oats
1 cup organic desiccated coconut
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of sea salt
1/4 cup raw honey or organic maple syrup
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 – 2 tablespoons water
1. Preheat oven to 150c.
2. In a large bowl, combine the almond meal, oats, coconut, baking soda and salt together. Mix well.
3. Add honey/maple syrup and oil into the bowl and mix until well combined. Add a little water to the mixture if it is too dry. This will help it stick together.
4. Roll into large tablespoon balls and space them evenly onto a lined baking tray. Flatten out to about 1 cm thickness and bake for 20-30 minutes (until slightly golden brown).
5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. They will be soft when you remove them but will firm up as they cool down. Once cool, store in an airtight container.
Article by Kavisha Jega
Holding a Masters degree in Wellness, Kavisha works to promote optimal health and well-being by teaching people how to move away from processed foods and towards a more nourishing whole foods diet. Her educational seminars and cooking workshops draw on her knowledge of whole food cooking and passion for wellness to show everyday people that healthy eating can be easy and attainable. A lover of all things food and travel, Kavisha also has a wellness travel practice, which focuses on connecting health savvy travellers with good food by showcasing local, organic and whole food experiences all over the world.