Classic Anzac Biscuit Recipe

Classic GF Anzac Biscuit

Some people like their Anzac biscuits to come with a twist, others appreciate the classic simplicity of a traditional Anzac biscuit. If you identify as the latter, this is the gluten free Anzac biscuits recipe for you! The origins around the Anzac biscuit were a mystery for some time, until a culinary historian made it their mission to go through old Australian cooking books to discover the secrets behind this delicious snack. The first variation of this oat-based biscuit may be traced back to the 1800s. Now in the 2000s there are tons of gluten free anzac biscuits recipes on every corner of the internet and in so many cooking books. But we think you should give these GF Anzac biscuits a whirl!

There is nothing like a delicious classic Anzac biscuit.  It conjures up some lovely childhood memories. And goodness knows, I have made my fair share of Anzac day biscuits for my children over the years for lunch boxes. That combination of syrup and butter along with the crunch of oats. Mmmm nothing quite like it.

We have made some variations of the Anzac biscuit over the years. Anzac slice and Oats Snaps for example and added in some chocolate chips. All these can be found in our recipe archives. But this recipe is the old-fashioned version, just substituting some gluten-free flour.

Let us know how you go, but most importantly enjoy!


  • 1 cup of GF Oats
  • 1 1/2 cups or 260g of Gluten-free self-rising flour
  • 100g Butter or alternative
  • 2 tbsp of Syrup
  • 1 cup/70g Coconut sugar
  • 1 cup/50g of Desiccated coconut
  • 2-3tbsp of Water


  1. Combine oats, sifted flour, sugar, and coconut in a large bowl; mix well.
  2. Combine butter, syrup, and water in a bowl and stir over low heat on the stove without boiling, until the butter has melted OR in your Thermomix for 2 min/60oC/Speed 2.
  3. Add syrup mixture to dry ingredients in a bowl; mix well or ad into Thermomix with the syrup mixture. Don't add extra bicarb it's already in the flour mix.
  4. Roll the mixture into balls in your hands and place on a pre-greased baking tray.
  5. Bake for approximately 15 - 20 mins on a moderate oven 160 -180 0C.

    Tip: If the mixture is too dry (ie: When you try to roll the mixture into balls it falls away) add more water by the tablespoon.

Best of luck in preparing your scrumptious GF snack! We hope you enjoy your gluten free anzac biscuit this Anzac day, or whenever you have a hankering for some syrupy goodness.

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