Easy Paleo ANZAC Biscuit Recipe.


Last week we visited our favourite cafe (Paleo Perfection Espresso Bar) in Canberra for paleo mochas! Yum! The lovely owner, Misty gave us some of her paleo ANZAC biscuits to try and my oh my were they delish! There was no way we wanted to compete with their deliciousness so we asked for her recipe (lucky you guys!). So here is Misty’s Easy Paleo ANZAC Biscuit Recipe! These would go perfect with a glass of choccie almond milk! Yum!

Always merrymaking,

e + c

Easy Paleo ANZAC Biscuit Recipe.


easy paleo ANZAC biscuits
Serves 12
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 1 cup almond meal
  2. 1 cup unsweetened desiccated/shredded coconut
  3. 1 cup walnuts chopped finely (the original recipe uses almonds)
  4. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  5. 1/4 cup honey
  6. 1 tsp. baking powder
  7. 1 tsp. water
  1. Preheat oven to 120 degrees celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl place the almond meal, coconut and walnuts and mix together.
  3. In a small sauce pan (or you can use your microwave) melt the coconut oil and honey together.
  4. Take the sauce pan off the heat and add the baking powder and water, stir together until it foams and turns a white-ish colour.
  5. Transfer this in to the dry ingredients and mix well until combined.
  6. Take tablespoon-fulls of mixture, firmly roll in to balls, place on to the baking tray and flatten.
  7. Place the tray in to the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool and harden, then enjoy with a nice cup of tea!
  9. Store in an airtight container for around 5 days.
Merrymaker tip
  1. Make sure the nuts are chopped finely otherwise you won't be able to roll them into balls! If your mix is too crumbly don't be sad! Simply turn it into a slice or make delish granola or ANZAC trail mix!
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  1. Just wondering if using agave syrup would work? Also do they have the chewy factor? This is a must in any quality anzac biscuit so hoping they do :)

  2. Hi ladies,

    Just thought I would drop you a quick note and let you know that even though it’s not ANZAC day, I’m making another batch! They were sooo good and as you say, easy! This time with almonds instead of walnuts though as what I have on hand.

    Also, just to let you know we used malt rice syrup instead of honey and they were perfect! Although I would say the texture was more crisp than chewy, which my husband says is perfect/authentic.

    We used baking POWDER per the ingredients however I just noticed you referred to baking SODA in the comments. Think I’ll stick to baking powder again as they were such a success last time.

    Thanks again for the amazing recipe ladies!!! Just had to tell you we were repeating ahahahah!

  3. Thanks guys this recipe is brilliant & I was able to adapt and make a 2nd batch with Quinoa flakes! The family love them 😀

  4. Wondering if you could help, mine were too crumbly and so I couldn’t really get biscuits… I tried to add more oil and honey to help the mixture to no avail. I used ground almonds instead of almond meal, would that have been the problem?? The crumble tastes great, just not biscuits… THanks for your help!

    • Hi Fiona! Hmm, yes we think perhaps if your almonds were a little more ground – as they have to be quite compressed! We’re glad it turned in to crumbly yum-ness though! Tehehe! e + c

  5. Hi Fiona – I had trouble with my mixture sticking togehter – when trying to ‘firmly roll into balls’ it was just falling apart. I did use almond meal and ‘chopped walnuts’ but i think the walnuts weren’t fine enough – the mixture was just crumbling as i tried to roll them into balls. I ended up putting the mixture into my thermie & blending all together – they stuck togehter much better !
    Any suggetstions next time to make my chewy biscuits into crunchy ones…? I did leave them overnight to cool but still quite soft..but very yummy !

  6. These were amazing! I made them for the kids’ lunchboxes so couldn’t use the nuts and used some crushed cornflakes for texture instead. I also noticed I didn’t read the recipe properly and used 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup coconut oil. I guess the cornflakes absorbed the extra because they were awesome!

  7. It is actually illegal to call them Anzac biscuits if they aren’t made to the original recipe, besides without rolled oats and Golden Syrup, they are NOT Anzac biscuits at all. SO STOP CALLING THEM ANZAC biscuits. They aren’t.

    • You could just PM the girls regarding this – not need to get stroppy in the comments. The simple courtesy of quiet enlightenment is much nicer than publicly pointing out a little known fact. I doubt this is the worst abuse of this kind.

  8. HI
    I’m making these for my super fit husband. I am not sure how they will taste without oats, golden syrup and butter…too coconutty I’m guessing….more of a macaroon!
    Anyway, I have accurately measured and this mix is very dry and whilst the foamy liquid was lovely, it was not enough to bind them to make a firm ball…..it would have been crumble topping especially if i had flattened them as you advise. I have added a medium free range egg white, which is surely still paleo and i’ve popped them in at higher temp and for less time….I’ll let you know what they are like :-) The mixture was certainly better and made a lovely ball able to be pressed without completely falling apart….fingers crosses x

    • Hi Anna! Let us know how you go! We’ve had such a mix range of results! So.. WE MUST re-look ate the recipe! We’d love to hear how yours went! We can make the changes asap! :):) YAY! Thanks for your comment!

  9. Haven’t made then yet but I notice the method says to allow to cool and harden. I like my Anzac bics soft and chewy. Have long given up buying them in the shops (or cafes) as some are sooo hard. So with this recipe is this a matter of cooking for less time – maybe 25 min, or is it a recipe adjustment? I ask this as one traditional recipe I have gives a hint of a recipe adjustment for making them soft and chewy. Thanx

  10. These biscuits taste amazing! but mine were crumbly and falling apart in the oven as they just would not stick together. Any ideas on how to get them to bind so the kids can take them to school??
    Thanks girls 😀

    • Hmmm! Not sure! They’ve worked when we made them a couple times. You really need to roll them in a ball then flatten. Did you roll really well? That’s the only issue we can think of! Otherwise, turn it into ANZAC crumble with yoghurt! YUM! Hehe. But really, we think if you roll a bit longer/harder it should work! :) x

  11. Mine were turning out too crumbly when trying to roll them into balls. I was making a double batch so instead of wasting the ingredients I have put ingredients into a slice tin and hoping it will turn out as a nice Anzac slice!!!

  12. Ok first batch I had the oven too high but they still taste really good just a bit dark second batch lower oven and looking better
    Used maple syrup instead of honey and worked well
    Going to use the dark ( burnt) ones crumbled over yogurt water not want not
    Thanks will use this recipe a lot as I miss a biscuit with my tea

  13. I made these last night and they’re delish! Made it exact to the recipe except I added a bit of cinnamon and sea salt. I love how they are crispy on the outside but very chewy inside! I brought them to work and my coworkers loved them. Thanks :)

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