These sweet and buttery cookies use gluten-free flour and oats, so will be suitable for those on a gluten-free diet. The other ingredients are Low FODMAP so these should be a winner for everyone!

Anzac Cookies get their name as they have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps established in World War I.

Some Low FODMAP tips before we get into the recipe:

Flaked coconut contains sorbitol. 40g is a low FODMAP portion so feel free to eat 2-3 cookies!

We like to use gluten-free pinhead oats instead of rolled oats, but rolled oats work well too.

You can switch golden syrup for maple syrup if you are very sensitive to GOS.

Anzac cookies on plate


Difficulty Rating: Easy

Prep/ Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Serves: Makes 16 cookies, and 2-3 cookies should suit most people


  1. Saucepan
  2. Mixing bowl
  3. Baking tray
  4. Baking paper
  5. Teaspoon
  6. Tablespoon
  7. Mixing spoon


  1. 85g pinhead oats
  2. 85g flaked coconut
  3. 100g gluten-free all-purpose flour
  4. 100g caster sugar
  5. 100g butter
  6. 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  7. 1 tablespoon of golden syrup or maple syrup
  8. 2 tablespoons of boiling water
anzac cookie ingredients laid out on counter


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan oven)/360 ˚F.
  2. Place the oats, coconut, flour and sugar in the mixing bowl.
  3. Melt the butter over a medium heat and add the syrup (golden or maple syrup).
  4. Carefully mix the bicarbonate of soda to 2 tablespoons of boiling water.
  5. Add this mixture to the butter and golden syrup. It will start to bubble slightly.
  6. Carefully incorporate this to the dry ingredients, stirring gently.
  7. Using your hands, you can make small even sized balls with the mixture.
  8. Place on the baking paper, evenly spaced (allowing room for spreading).
  9. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden.
  10. Allow to cool on a wire tray.
birds eye view of anzac cookies on cooling tray

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