Healthier ANZAC Biscuits (Vegan Option)

Hello everyone, sorry for being MIA for a few months. I have been studying for my fellowship exam, so blogging my recipes have been less of a priority ☹️ But the first thing I did after my exam was bake! I find it so relaxing to bake after a stressful exam. Since it was the day before ANZAC day, I decided to make some ANZAC biscuits.

As always I like to make my desserts/sweets on the healthier side. So, I changed a few ingredients in this ANZAC biscuit recipe I adapted from Nigella Lawson. I used wholemeal spelt flour instead of white flour and coconut sugar instead of white sugar. I also halved the amount of sugar used. These biscuits also have some seeds in it for good fat 😊 And if you bake them for the right amount of time, they are crunchy on outside and chewy on the inside. Yum! And they are only 102 calories each 😋

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have. As always, please let me know what you think of this recipe. If you like what you see on this blog, you can follow me on my blog, Facebook or Instagram for some food porn. Also, if you do recreate this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @subz_foodie 🙂

Yummy ANZAC biscuits 🍪

For the those of you counting calories/macros, you can use the table below as a guide.

ANZAC biscuits nutritional information

Makes 25 delicious biscuits


  • 100g butter, softened (or vegan butter for a vegan option);
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup/honey;
  • 50g coconut sugar;
  • 2 tsp baking powder;
  • 2 tbsp boiling water;
  • 125g wholemeal spelt flour;
  • 100g rolled oats;
  • 75g seeds (I used a mixture of sunflower seeds, pepitas and white/black sesame seeds); and
  • 50g desiccated coconut.


  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper;
  2. In a large saucepan on a medium heat, melt the butter, golden syrup and coconut sugar together and take off the heat;
  3. In a small bowl, dissolve the baking powder in the boiling water and add this to the butter mixture and mix until well combined;
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients to the saucepan and mix until well combined;
  5. Use a tbsp to form into balls and place on the baking tray. Use the back of a spoon to slightly flatten the balls into a cookie;
  6. Once all the dough is shaped into cookies, place the tray in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Bake for a couple more minutes if you like a little crunchier. The cookies will be soft when cooked and will harden to a chewy texture once cooled;
  7. Once cooled, place in an airtight container and store for up to a month; and
  8. Enjoy with tea or coffee.
Yummy Anzac biscuits 🙂

Happy baking,


Xx 💋

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