Monday, 14 April 2014

Recipe: Cranberry and White Chocolate Anzac Biscuits

This is a recipe I have hand written in an old, well used folder so I am unsure of it's origins (if you know, let me know!) but it is an easy classic, ready in no time, looks good and most importantly is great to eat and share.  With Easter baking on the agenda and Anzac Day around the corner, these easy Cranberry and White Chocolate Anzac Biscuits tick a lot of boxes.

Why easy?  Traditional Anzac Biscuits require some effort on the oven top to combine the bi-carb soda and golden syrup, whereas this version just requires some boiling water. They are also a little healthier than the traditional version yet you don't lose anything in taste or texture.

Easy Cranberry and White Chocolate Anzac Biscuits

1 cup rolled oats
¾ cup desiccated coconut
1 cup wholemeal plain flour
½ cup honey 
½ cup rice bran oil (or macadamia or canola)
1 ½ tsp bicarb soda
2 tbs boiling water
1/2 cup dried cranberries 
1/2 cup white chocolate bits

Pre-heat over to 150 degrees.  Mix oats, coconut and flour in a bowl.  Dissolve bicarb with boiling water.  Mix in oil and honey to water mixture until smooth.  Add liquid to dry ingredients.  Add in cranberries and white chocolate - you can increase or decrease the amounts to suit.  Bake for 20 mins or until golden. They will harden upon cooling.


Dark choc chip and dried apricot, white choc and macadamia, sultanas or raisins.

I'll be sharing a plate of these while we camp over Easter at Corowa.  Perfect with a cup of tea around the camp fire.

Tell me, what is on your Easter baking agenda?

Thanks to Alicia at One Mother Hen and Eva and the Multitaking Mummy for the link ups
The Multitasking Mummy

Happy Baking.

Keep smiling 
Dani xx


  1. Wow these look yummy!! We made ANZACs last week and will whip some up this week too. The recipe I use is so easy!! Love the idea of the chocolate and cranberries.

    1. You can never go wrong with a tray of Anzac biscuits. Happy Easter.

  2. Ooh yum, never thought to add anything else to ANZAC bikkies. I'm hoping to bake Hot Cross Buns, I doubt I'll ever get around to it though.

    1. Hot cross buns are always on the list, but I end up always putting off baking with yeast. Happy Easter.

  3. I forgot how close to Anzac Day we are! Love this addition to Anzac bickies, have to give it a go, and thanks for the reminder to put rolled oats on the shopping list this week. xx

    1. I love oats, as my blog name may already tell you, so rolled oats are always on my shopping list! Hope you enjoy the flavour combination.

  4. Haha I had to google what Anzac was ;) But coconut, white chocolate, and cranberries sound like a winning combination! I wonder if melted coconut oil would work in place of the rice bran oil? Oh and people would be giving me raised eyebrows over here if I called these biscuits... in the US they are cookies!

  5. LOL, I do the same thing when I read American blogs!! I'll have to make sure I don't use 'thongs' to describe my preferred summer footwear. Coconut oil should work, if you give it a go, let me know how you go.