In honour of those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could continue living freely in this beautiful sunburnt country, yesterday I whipped up a batch of the good old traditional Anzac Bikkies…except with a bit of a nudiefoodie twist! Unlike the traditional Anzac biscuits that are laden with butter and therefore saturated fats..I made a slightly healthier version by replacing the butter with a canola oil spread and also added in a good handful of walnuts for some extra healthy monounsaturated fats!
What you need…
3/4 cup plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbs golden syrup
1/2 cup walnuts (or whatever nuts you fancy! macadamias would work a treat with the the Anzac flavours too!)
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
100g canola oil spread
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbs water
What to do…
Firstly, turn your oven onto 180 degrees (fan forced).
Chop up your nuts and add them to a large mixing bowl along with your flour, sugar, coconut and oats. Mix Well. Add your butter and golden syrup to a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until butter has melted. Mix your water together with your baking soda in a cup and add to your syrup mixture and stir until well combined. Pour this mixture over your bowl of dry ingredients and then mix well to combine..and don’t be afraid to get down and dirty and get your hands in there to make sure it is well combined!
Then roll tablespoons of the biscuit mixture into balls and place on a large lined baking tray. Gently press the top of them to flatten them slightly and they’re ready for the oven!
Leave them to bake for 12-13 minutes or until they are slightly crisp and browned around the edges.
Leave them to sit for 5mins before turning them onto a wire rack to cool…or if you are like me and like them hot and chewy pass them around straight away and enjoy a minutes silence with a little slice of heaven!