I’m excited to share my first recipe with you all: my SIBO friendly Anzac biscuits! I’m usually behind the scenes being Rebecca’s right hand woman, but I’m also a very keen cook. Being from the UK you’d be surprised to know that I’m slightly addicted to Anzac biscuits. However once you know I have an Aussie Stepmum and loads of Aussie friends it’s probably not so surprising. My Stepmum told me many years ago the tale of how this iconic biscuit was originally made to send to the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli. The story has stayed with me, and I’ve now shared it with my boys, what better way to honour the day than to whip up a batch of these special biscuits?
My family all have their own little tweak on their recipes, however as theirs all have oats in I wanted to create a recipe without oats that is suitable for people with SIBO. My boys and I had great fun baking up test batches of these, there was a lot of eating them before they had even cooled down and hardened up, I hope you enjoy them!
Recipe contributed by: Kate Morgan
SIBO Anzac biscuit recipe
Makes: 14 small biscuits, 1 per serving
Classification: Semi-Restricted phase (Bi-Phasic Diet), gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free (if coconut oil used)
1.5 cups almond meal
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup walnuts (chopped very finely in a food processor)
1/3 cup butter or coconut oil
1 tsp bicarb soda
3 tbs honey
1 tbs water
1 tsp vanilla powder
Pre-heat your oven to 120C/250F. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl place the almond meal, coconut, vanilla powder and walnuts. Mix together and create a well in the middle of the mixture.
In a small saucepan melt the butter (or coconut oil) and honey together. Take the saucepan off the heat and add the bicarb and water. Stir this until it becomes a white-ish foam.
Pour your honey and butter mix into the well in your dry ingredients. Mix well until well combined.
Take dessert spoon fulls of the mixture and roll it in your palm as firmly as possible into a ball. Be patient, this mix holds together well but needs a little handling. Place the ball on your baking tray and flatten out a little.
Place in the oven for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Leave to cool on the baking sheet and don't handle until they have hardened.
Pour a lemon and turmeric tea, grab a biscuit and sit down in a comfy chair!
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