Gluten Free Anzac Biscuits

These gluten-free Anzac biscuits are perfect! All the flavour of the traditional recipe but with no gluten. Anzac biscuits are one of my son’s favourite cookie recipes, since his diagnosis with coeliac disease last year we have been working on perfecting a gluten free version.

Why This Recipe Works

All the flavour of traditional Anzac Biscuits without the oats

Easy recipe

Egg Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free and easy to make Dairy Free

Ingredients you will need

gluten-free corn flakes

gluten-free flour

desiccated coconut

sugar

butter

golden syrup

baking soda

water

Ingredient Notes and Substitutes

Gluten-free corn flakes: This recipe also works with brown rice flakes and gluten free special K cereal. Although my son’s favourite version is this one with cornflakes.

Butter: This can be substituted with coconut oil or a full fat margarine such as Nuttelex.

Golden syrup: This can be substituted for maple syrup or honey, but the flavour will change a bit if you use these substitutes.

This recipe works with GF cornflakes, GF Special K or brown rice flakes.

Step-by-step instructions

Below are illustrated step-by-step instructions to make my Gluten free Anzac biscuit recipe, if you prefer just the written instructions then head straight to the printable recipe card below.

Step one: Place the cornflakes in a bowl use the base of a smaller bowl or mug to smash up the cornflakes into small pieces (think rolled oat size).

Step two: Add the gluten free flour, coconut and sugar to the crushed cornflakes and mix together

Step three: Melt the butter and golden syrup together, this can be done in on the stove top or in the microwave.

Step four: Dissolve the baking soda in the boiling water then add this to the butter syrup mix, kids still love watching the butter and syrup foam

Step five: Add the foamy butter mix to the dry ingredients and stir

Step six: Roll into small teaspoon-sized balls and place onto a baking paper-lined tray

Step seven: Very gently squish the balls with a fork or spatula (a great kids job).

Step eight: Bake at 180 degrees celsius for around 6-10 mins until lightly golden but still soft in the middle

Leave the cookies to cool on the trays, when they are warm they are quite fragile, but they harden as they cool down.

These cookies were baked 6 minutes, and is how my daughter likes her Anzac biscuits.

Step nine: Lick the spoon and the bowl and enjoy the cookies!

This batch was baked for closer to 8 minutes and is how my son thinks Anzac Biscuits should be baked.

Enjoy!

Top Tips

Here is how you can make these Gluten free Anzac biscuits perfectly every time!

The bake time for Anzac Biscuits is quite short. Watch the oven closely and/or set a timer so that you don’t burn your biscuits.

When the biscuits first come out of the oven they will be soft, leave them to cool on their trays before trying to move them around. When they are warm they are quite fragile, but they harden as they cool down.

Store your Anzac Biscuits in an air tight container for up to 5 days. You can also freeze this biscuit recipe

These Anzac biscuits are perfect for ice cream sandwiches

This recipe makes a delicious crust for a cheese cake or as a crumble topping on a feijoa crumble , apple, or strawberry crumble

FAQs

Are Anzac Biscuits Gluten Free?

Traditional Anzac biscuits have rolled oats as an ingredient.
The Australian New Zealand Food standards do not allow oats to be labeled gluten free due to the high risk of them being contaminated with gluten containing cereals during processing.
Further to this oats contain avenin, a protein similar to gluten. Research shows that one in five individuals with Coeliac Disease react to the avenin in pure, uncontaminated oats.
People with Coeliac disease should speak with their health care professionals before including uncontaminated oats in their diet.

Gluten Free Anzac biscuits

This Gluten-free Anzac Biscuits Recipe has all the flavour of Traditional Anzac Biscuits without the oats.

Course Baking

Cuisine New Zealand

Keyword Gluten Free Anzac Biscuits, Anzac Biscuits with no oats, oat free Anzac Biscuits, Gluten Free Anzac Cookies

Prep Time 12minutes minutes

Cook Time 8minutes minutes

Total Time 20minutes minutes

Servings 16 biscuits

Calories 73kcal

Author Stacey

Ingredients

1 Cup gluten-free corn flakes25 grams

¾ Cup gluten-free flour110 grams

½ Cup desiccated coconut 35 grams

¼ Cup sugar 55 grams

70 g butter

3 tablespoon golden syrup60 grams

½ teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoon water

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius.

Place the cornflakes in a bowl use the base of a smaller bowl or mug to smash up the cornflakes into small pieces (think rolled oat size).

Add the gluten free flour, coconut and sugar to the crushed cornflakes and mix together

Melt the butter and golden syrup together, this can be done in on the stove top or in the microwave.

Dissolve the baking soda in the boikling water then add this to the butter syrup mix, kids still love watching the butter and syrup foam

Add the butter mix to the dry ingredients and stir

Roll into small teaspoon-sized balls and place onto a baking paper-lined tray

Very gently squish the balls with a fork or spatula (a great kids job)

Bake at 180 degrees celsius for around 6-10 mins until golden but still soft in the middle

Lick the spoon and the bowl and enjoy the cookies!

Notes

The bake time for Anzac Biscuits is quite short. Watch the oven closely and/or set a timer so that you don’t burn your biscuits. 
When the biscuits first come out of the oven they will be soft, leave them to cool on their trays before trying to move them around. When they are warm they are quite fragile, but they harden as they cool down. 
Store your Anzac Biscuits in an air tight container for up to 5 days. You can also freeze this biscuit recipe 
These Anzac biscuits are perfect for ice cream sandwiches
This recipe makes a delicious crust for a cheese cake or as a crumble topping on a fruit crumble
Gluten-free corn flakes: This recipe also works with brown rice flakes and gluten free special K cereal. Although my son’s favourite version is this one with cornflakes. 
Butter: This can be substituted with coconut oil or a full fat margarine such as Nuttelex. 
Golden syrup: This can be substituted for maple syrup or honey, but the flavour will change a bit if you use these substitutes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 0.5mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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