Lest we forget…

Anzac Day, the day to remember and celebrate those that fell in war for us. It is a day that holds a special piece of everyones heart in Australia.  

One of the ways we love to honour them is as similar things in Australia through food. In particular the Anzac Cookies. 

Anzac cookies used to be sent by wives and women’s group to the soldiers abroad as they do not easily spoil.  

There is nothing wrong with the classic, and that is why in my variation I didn’t want to change them too much – because Anzac cookies really are sacred. But in my classic ways, I upped the fibre and reduced the sugar a little still keeping that delicious classic flavour!

Wholemeal Anzac Cookies

A little twist on the classic to up the fibre. But still just as tasty and the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea!
Course Dessert
Keyword anzac cookies, baking, cookies, fibre, wholemeal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 20 cookies


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup whole meal flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 125 g butter
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • ½ tsp bicarb
  • 2 tbsp water


  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Combine the oats wholemeal flour, ¼ cup cast and desiccated coconut in a bowl. Melt golden syrup and butter together over a low heat in a saucepan. In a small bowl whisk the bicarb soda in the water to form a smooth paste. Remove the butter from the heat and whisk in the bicarb paste. It will bubble up. Quickly pour it into the dry ingredients and then use a wooden spoon to bring it all together.
  • Drop 1tbsp of mixture onto a lined biscuit tray. Repeat with remaining mixture. Bake for 12-15mins.


You can switch the flour for white flour or gluten free flour if preferred