Lemon Myrtle Anzac Biscuits Recipe

Lemon myrtle Anzac Biscuits

For Anzac day every year, I make these delicious Lemon Myrtle Anzac Biscuits that add a native Australian twist to this traditional treat.

Anzac biscuits were originally sent to soldiers in World War I because they kept long enough to survive the long journey. It has been claimed that the original Anzac biscuits from Queensland actually had Lemon Myrtle in them! Now truly a part of Australian culture, it’s hard to imagine an Anzac Day without them.

Enjoy these delicious Anzac biscuits this Anzac day (or any day, for that matter)!

Lemon Myrtle Anzac Biscuits Recipe
Author: Julie Weatherhead
  • 1 tbsp dried Lemon Myrtle spice (heaped) or 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh Lemon Myrtle leaves (heaped)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup Self Rising Flour
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb soda
  • 2 Tbsp boiling water
  • 125g melted butter
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  1. Mix together all ingredients except bicarb soda, water, butter and syrup.
  2. Dissolve 1/2 tsp bicarb soda in 2 tbsp boiling water and add to the dry ingredients along with melted butter and golden syrup.
  3. Mix well and place teaspoonfuls of the mix (or roll into walnut sized balls) and place on a lined baking tray
  4. Bake at 160 degrees C for 15 mins.

Do you enjoy Anzac biscuits at this time of year? Let me know what you think in the comments section.