Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Gluten/Butter-Free ANZAC Cookies

 April 25th is Anzac day- A national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand; to honor the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. There are many types of commemorations, but none is more patriotic than the Anzac cookie. These cookies/biscuits are made using rolled oats, flour, desiccated coconut, sugar, butter, golden syrup, baking soda and boiling water. It's been said the biscuits sent by wives to soldiers abroad, because the ingredients don't spoil easily.
   This recipe is special to us, since the first Gluten-Free recipe book we read contained a recipe for Anzac cookie. The Gluten-Free version can be made with, Gluten-Free rolled oats, Brown Rice Flakes, Quinoa, or even Quinoa flakes. Traditionally, these cookies are made with butter, but we used a banana instead. It wouldn't be Good Stuff if we didn't tinker with tradition now and then. `.^

Gluten/Butter-Free ANZAC Cookies


1 Banana
2 TBSP of water
1 cup of Brown Rice Flakes
3/4 of brown rice flour
1 tsp of xanthan gum
2 TBSP of golden syurp
1 tsp of baking soda
2 tsp of water
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
1/4- 1/2 cup of cane sugar


1) Chop banana, and place in a microwave safe bowl, add 2TBSP of water.

2) Place bowl in microwave and heat up banana for 1 min. Then mush the banana, it should look like baby food. Then heat again for around 40 seconds.

3) In a large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients.

4) In a small sauce pan, on medium heat, warm up the mushy banana and golden syrup, and stir.

5) In a tiny bowl mix 1 tsp of baking soda and 2 tsp of water. When the syrup mixture is nice and warm (the texture should be nice and lose) then pour the soda water into the small sauce pan. The mixture should start to fizz.

6) Turn off heat, and pour contents into the large mixing bowl; and start stirring.

7) Make sure all ingredients are nice and mixed. (If the mixture is dry simply add some water.)

8) Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper.

9) Here comes the fun part, take the dough, roll into little balls. Place the ball on the baking sheet and flatten it by hand or with a spoon.

10) Prep the oven to 300 degree, and bake for 12-15 min until cookies are golden brown.

This recipe is dedicated to my brother. 

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