healthy ANZAC biscuits | recipe

With the addition of Chia seeds, this healthier version of the classic ANZAC biscuit will go down a treat. Perfect for freezing and adding to the lunchbox!


  • 1 cup spelt flour (or plain/wholemeal flour)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut
  • 2 tbs chia seeds
  • 125g butter or coconut oil (I used half/half)
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1/2 tsp bi-carb soda
  • 2/3 tbs boiled water


  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, oats, brown sugar, coconut and chia seeds together, and set aside
  3. Boil the minimum amount of water in a kettle and set aside
  4. Melt the butter/coconut oil in the microwave or on the stovetop over a low heat, and stir in the honey
  5. Dissolve the bi-carb soda in the 2-3 tbs boiled water in a small bowl, and then add to the melted butter/oil/honey mix
  6. Add the wet mix to the dry mix, and stir until combined. If mixture is too crumbly, add more boiled water 1 teaspoon at a time
  7. Roll into balls and place on a greased tray, leaving space between the biscuits for spreading. Press gently with a fork to flatten slightly
  8. Put in oven for 10-15 minutes, or until browned

For chewy biscuits, allow them to cool on the tray for five minutes and then transfer to cooling rack. If you prefer them crunchy, leave them to cool completely on the tray. 

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