Low Carb Anzac Biscuits

Low Carb Anzac Biscuits

Low Carb Anzac Biscuits

Low Carb Anzac Biscuits are a delicious biscuit or cookie that are reknowned in Australia and New Zealand. Here in Australia, they signify our fallen soldiers and our national rememberance day, also known as Anzac day.Low Carb Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Day

Anzac biscuits were initially known as Soldiers’ Biscuits. After the landing on Gallipoli by Australian and New Zealand troops (the Anzac’s) in World War 1, they were renamed ANZAC Biscuits. Many believed that these biscuits were sent to soldiers on the line, but that isn’t true. In fact, they often featured at fetes and fund raisers, where they were sold to raise money for the war.
Low Carb Anzac Biscuits
Traditionally the ingredients used in these biscuits were oats, sugar, flour, coconut, butter, golden syrup, bi-carb and boiling water. Because of their historical military connection with the ANZAC’s, these biscuits are still often used for fund raising for the returned services league.

The Low Carb Version

Oats, sugar and golden syrup have been replaced in this sugar free version of Low Carb Anzac Biscuits. Basically, the sugar and processed carbs have been replaced with almonds and a low carb sweetener. There is no compromise on taste though with this recipe. Whilst not exactly the same as the original, these still taste superb and still manage to have a  wonderful buttery, slightly caramelized flavor. Low Carb Anzac Biscuits have very little impact on your blood sugar levels, making them ideal for anyone watching their carbs and also for diabetics.

Low Carb Anzac Biscuits
More Delicious Sugar Free Cookie Recipes

If you are looking for some other fabulous low carb cookie recipes, check out these other recipes on this website. All are easy to make, and are perfect sugar free snacks to have on hand for a healthy treat. Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies are really lovely, and I also highly recommend you try making some Low Carb Vanilla Macadamia Cookies.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.


Low Carb Anzac Biscuit

Low Carb Anzac Biscuits

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Course: Baking, Cakes, Muffins and Sweets, Snacks
Cuisine: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegetarian
Keywords: anzac, Anzac biscuit, biscuit, cookie, keto baking, keto cookie, low carb baking, low carb cookie, vegetarian
Servings: 22 cookies


  • 1/2 cup Erythritol or xylitol. If using monk fruit or stevia blend add 2 tablespoons
  • 150 gms butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1.5 cups almond meal/almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut unsweetened- dessicated/shredded or flakes
  • 1/2 cup almonds- slivered or flakes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat the oven to 175 C/340 F fan forced. 
  • Melt the butter and the Erythritol in a medium sized saucepan on medium heat. Continue to heat until the butter starts to caramelize slightly, for approximately another 5 minutes. Turn the heat off and add the baking powder to the mixture, stirring until it is combined.
  • Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Stir through the butter mixture and add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix till well combined.
  • Using a tablespoon measure, shape cookie dough into balls and then flatten into cookies. Lay on a prepared baking tray with a small gap for spreading and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the tray before moving to a cooling rack. Cookies will crispen up as they cool if you used Erythritol as the sweetener.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 2g
Note that we calculate our own nutritional values so they may not be precise. Calculate your own if desired. Carb values exclude sugar alcohols such as Erythritol, as they generally have no impact on blood sugar levels. 50% of the carbs from Xylitol is added to nutritional values. This is consistent with industry practice.
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9 thoughts on “Low Carb Anzac Biscuits”

    1. Hi Trudy
      You certainly can. Yours is probably a monk fruit erythritol blend so I would add about 2 tablespoons as it is a lot more concentrated than pure erythritol.
      Taste the dough once you have mixed it to test for sweetness levels as you can adjust it if you wish to.

    1. Hi Karen. Recipes like this need the bulk from a powdered sweetener. Drops are concentrated as well so it isn’t going to suit this recipe. You could use a monk fruit blend powdered sweetener though as it is a bulky sweetener( they add erythritol to bulk up the monkfruit). If you want to bake cakes, cookies etc I highly recommend you get some powdered sweetener for better results. Kx

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