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Quinoa Anzacs



Anzac Quinoa (1)


Thank you Jasmine from The Gluten Free Scallywag for this recipe.

By far, this is the best Anzac Biscuit recipe I have baked.

On a personal note, tomorrow my husband and I will be attending the ANZAC Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux in northern France.  A time of quiet reflection.


100 g quinoa flakes

120g plain gluten free flour

100 g castor sugar

65 g desiccated coconut

2 tablespoons golden syrup

125 g butter

½ teaspoon bi-carb soda

1 tablespoon boiling water


Preheat oven to 160C fan forced.

Line 3 trays with baking paper.

In a large bowl, combine the quinoa flakes, flour, coconut and sugar and set aside.

In a small saucepan, melt the golden syrup and butter.  In a small bowl or cup mix the bi-carb and water and then pour into melted butter.  Remove saucepan from stove and pour over the dry ingredients.  Stir to combine.

Press and roll tablespoons of mixture into balls and place on baking trays a few centimetres apart to allow for spreading.  Press down lightly with the palm of your hand to flatten.

Bake for 12 minutes (chewy) to 15 minutes (crunchy).

Leave to cool on trays before removing to cooling rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container for 3 – 5 days.

(The Gluten Free Scallywag Magazine Volume 4)

Banana Flour and Gluten Free

I am very lucky to have my sisters, all three,  as my support group on this gluten free journey. They find me new products, keep an eye out for recipes and can be relied upon to make a gluten free dessert for family gatherings.IMG_0718

My sister Terese discovered Banana Flour on her holiday on the Atherton Tablelands recently.  I had never heard of it nor seen it but now I know it exists I have found I can source it locally. (Townsville: Sprout Organic Groceries and Otto’s)mt uncle

Mt Uncle’s website has some helpful advice to help you convert your recipes to banana flour recipes as well as easy and delicious banana flour recipes. http://www.bananaflour.com.au/ )

So with a bit of time on my side, I decided to bake the Butterscotch Buttons and Anzac Biscuits.  


My son has had an exhausting 3 weeks of school assessment: exams, speeches, pracs. He  is tired and weary so I am hoping  these biscuits will hit the spot before his  school Jazz Band commitment tonight.

Everyone loved the Butterscotch Buttons and the use of flaked almonds in the Anzac Biscuits worked much better than quinoa flakes that most gf Anzac Biscuit recipes use.