Anzac Biscuits

Low fodmap, wheat free, fructose free, lactose free, vegan

Low fodmap, wheat free, fructose free, lactose free, vegan
This recipe has been a long time coming! It's been floating around in my recipe book for a few years now. This blog has only been around for one Anzac Day and sadly I missed posting it last year. I was clearly too busy preparing this post. Anyway, I swore I would save it for this year and post it well in advance for you to get baking Anzac Cookies all week long. But of course I forgot, only recalling on Tuesday when I decided to bake cookies and Robbie insisted we make Anzac Biscuits! Of course! So in a flurry I have managed to pull this post together in record time (not counting the last few years). 

This healthier twist on the Anzac Biscuit is low FODMAP, wheat free, fructose friendly, lactose free, vegan, and I promise, delicious. I assure you they have been taste-tested by many!

Low fodmap, wheat free, fructose free, lactose free, vegan

Anzac Biscuits
Makes 12-16 cookies

1 cup quick oats or oatmeal
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 cup plain gluten free flour
1 tsp bicarb soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp golden syrup
2 tbsp water

~2 tbsp chocolate chips or dried fruit of choice

Preheat oven to 160°C and prepare a tray with baking paper. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients except the sugar. Combine sugar and wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Add wet mixture to the dry ingredients (and any chocolate or dried fruit additions if you choose) and mix well. Use your hands to roll the mixture into cookies, place on tray and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.


Low FODMAP | wheat free | fructose friendly | lactose free | vegan


  1. The recipe looks great!

    Interesting fact: it's actually illegal to use the term 'ANZAC Cookies' commercially in Australia! They can only be called ANZAC Biscuits, and that's why Subway can't sell them.

    1. Wow! That's crazy, I guess I better change the title of this post...
      Thanks miss jones!

  2. can I swap the coconut for sumthing similar that would work?

  3. I was so excited when I saw these cookies, but then I noticed they are not low FODMAP after all. Almond meal and golden syrup are both high FODMAP foods, and gluten-free flour can contain high FODMAP ingredients. Guess I'll keep searching...

    1. Hi there,
      If you refer to the Monash Uni FODMAP app you will see that both golden syrup and almond meal are low FODMAP in small amounts, ie. 1/2 tablespoon and 1/4 cup respectively. There are gluten free flours that are low FODMAP, however if you are not comfortable sourcing this yourself, you may use buckwheat flour as a great substitute which will work just as good in this recipe. Therefore 1-2 biscuits would be well tolerated by those with fructose malabsorption. The low FODMAP diet is different for everyone, and everyone has different tolerance levels so do what is comfortable for you.
      Many thanks,

  4. Getting these ready for the oven now! Cannot wait to try them.


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