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Anzac cookies

Augusta Gray
Written by

Augusta Gray

Reviewed by dietitian

Fiona Moncrieff

1 min read
Last updated May 2024

Recipe: Anzac cookies

Prep and cooking time: 35 mins

Serves: 4


  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • 160g rolled oats or gluten free oats
  • 60g desiccated coconut
  • 60g ground almonds
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp baking soda


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the banana, oats, coconut, ground almonds and a pinch of salt.
  3. Add the coconut oil, vanilla, water and baking soda.
  4. Place baking paper on a baking tray and form the cookies into 16 golf ball sized balls and flatten lightly.
  5. Pop the baking tray in the oven and bake for 30mins. Allow to cool on the baking tray before eating or they will break apart.
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28 August, 2021

How can I add this to my favourites list. Thanks


6 September, 2021

Hi Tricia,

If you’re a Second Nature subscriber, please follow the steps below to save this recipe:

1) Select the Toolbox icon from the bottom toolbar in-app
2) Type ‘Anzac cookies’ into the search bar at the top of the screen
3) Select the ‘Anzac cookies’ recipe and press the ‘Save’ button just below the recipe title

Please email with any questions! 🙂


16 August, 2021

looks good


1 July, 2021

This recipe is not in the app


30 August, 2021

The fobnobs recipe is almost identical and rewritten for Americans. You could just cut out the chocolate to get Anzac cookies.


22 July, 2021

Hi Veronica, this recipe should be available in-app for anyone with an active subscription. Please contact if you have an active subscription and can’t see this recipe – they’ll be able to help you with this 🙂

sarah norton

21 April, 2021

I am looking at your recipes to plan my first week, I can’t see carbohydrates per serving??

Amy Groome

12 May, 2021

Hi Sarah, thanks for your question! To view the carbohydrate servings for the recipes, please go to the in-app recipe page 🙂


22 May, 2021

This recipe isn’t available on the app so I can’t see how many carbs, are you able to solve this please?

Esther Reddy

20 March, 2021

These look lovely! I can’t find them in the Second Nature recipes though I am part of the programme. Could you email me the recipe please?

Judy Bird

3 October, 2020

Are these freezable? They are quite dry and would be better with a tiny bit of sweetness – would agave or honey be OK?

Jay Keep

28 September, 2020

How many carbs in the Anzacs please?


13 September, 2020

I worked out these are 2 carbs per portion.

I’ve made 12 out of the recipe, so each cookie is 2/3 of a carb portion!


13 August, 2020

Would you mind, please, let us know how many carbs portion are they?

Sharon Tate

10 August, 2020

I really do not like bananas, what can I substitute it with, could I use dates?


28 April, 2020

These look lovely! how many carb portions are these??


16 April, 2020

How many carbs in one of these!!?


14 April, 2020

I don’t eat nuts or coconut. Is there anything I could use as a replacement for the almonds and coconut? I have been searching for a low sugar cookie recipe and thought this would be great.

Tamara Willner

14 April, 2020

Hi Sharon, thanks for your comment. You could try using this ingredient list instead to avoid the almonds and coconut:

  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • 200g rolled oats or gluten free oats
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp baking soda

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25 June, 2021

I am due to go back to work on 29th June. I am a community nurse so driving round a lot! What can I eat during the day? Something easy to carry round with me.

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