Low Carb Anzac Biscuits
Low Carb Anzac Biscuits
Low Carb Anzac Biscuits are a delicious biscuit or cookie that are renowned in Australia and New Zealand. Here in Australia, they signify our fallen soldiers and our national rememberance day, known as Anzac day.
For those who have never heard of an Anzac biscuit nor tried one, I highly recommend you bake a batch. Low Carb Anzac biscuits have wonderful buttery, slightly caramel flavors combined with coconut and almonds and make a wonderful keto sweet treat.
During the war, 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. They often featured at fetes and fund raisers where they were sold to raise money for the war.
Traditionally the ingredients used in these biscuits were oats, sugar, flour, coconut, butter, golden syrup, bi-carb soda 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. I love that Low Carb Anzac Biscuits have very little impact on your blood sugar levels. This makes them ideal for anyone watching their carbs and also for diabetics.
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, which are egg free. Make sure you also check out the really simple to make recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies, which are always a favorite in my house. For the best keto shortbread, you simply can’t go past this Keto Shortbread recipe.
Make sure you also check out the latest cookie recipe on the blog for Low Carb White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies but be warned. You are going to find it hard to stop at just one.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.
- ½ cup Erythritol or xylitol. If using monk fruit or stevia blend add 2 tablespoons
- 150 gms butter
- ½ teaspoon baking soda/bicarb soda
- 1½ cups almond meal/almond flour
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup desiccated coconut unsweetened /shredded or flakes
- ½ cup almonds- slivered or flakes
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 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 simmer gently until the mixture starts to caramelize ever so slightly and becomes a light golden color. This should only take a couple of minutes. Watch constantly to ensure the mixture doesn't cook too much or burn, as different sweeteners react differently to heating and some can crystallize if heated too much . Remove the pan from the heat and add the baking soda to the mixture, stirring until it is combined.
- Mix the almond flour, coconut flour, desiccated coconut, almonds, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir through the slightly cooled butter mixture, egg and vanilla extract mixing until well combined.
- Using a tablespoon measure, shape cookie dough into balls and then flatten into cookies. Lay on a prepared/lined 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 crisp up as they cool if you used Erythritol as the sweetener.
- Store in an airtight container.
16 thoughts on “Low Carb Anzac Biscuits”
A great simple to make recipe.
Made these recently for family morning tea. Easy & delicious. Absolute winner too as my cousin is coeliac.
Thanks for your lovely feedback Anna. All recipes on this site are gluten free which is a bonus when catering for anyone with coeliac. Kxx
Can you use dry monkfruit?
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.
Can you use liquid monk fruit?
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
Great recipe thanks Karen. These taste amazing.
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