Anzac Biscuit Pancakes

A delicious, grain free and gluten free single serving pancake recipe which is based off an Australian classic- Sugar free too! 

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It’s finally Friday folks and I’m in a kicking mood entering the weekend.

GUESS WHO HAS OFFICIALLY PASSED ALL THEIR SUBJECTS? Yep. Stoked. I feel like shrieking through the forests of Narnia out of excitement. Alas, that is not possible because I tried going through my closet to get there and bumped my head. 

Guess which was my best subject? Statistics. Seriously. Maybe all those bell shaped curves and ‘is mine bigger than yours’ practice questions paid off…That, or my mature minded cheerleaders paid off. Thanks legends.

Now onto today’s recipe. Anzac biscuits. You are probably perplexed as to WHAT Anzac biscuits are and WHY the have such a name. Well let’s get the most authentic definition and rip it off from Wikipedia-

Anzac Biscuits are a simple cookie made up of rolled oats, flour, shredded coconut, sugar, butter and golden syrup. The name ‘Anzac’ hails from the days of World War 1, when (Australian and New Zealand) wives would send their soldier husbands Anzac cookies because they sustained a lengthy shelve life and travel well.

Anzac Biscuit Protein Pancakes- Gluten Free, Sugar Free and Grain Free- without sacrificing taste


To this day, it is without a doubt considered to be an iconic traditional biscuit in Australia and New Zealand loved by both kids and adults. I remember growing up and having my mum buy assorted biscuit packs and I would fight my sister for the Anzac ones- being older, I often got my way. After succeeding in transforming the Australian classic treat the ‘Lamington’ into pancakes– I wanted to try to recreate the Anzac biscuit too. Those who follow me on Instagram are probably sick of seeing multiple photos of the same thing- The Anzac Biscuit Pancakes. It took me over FIVE trials to perfect it. I wanted the pancake to taste like an Anzac Biscuit yet still pack a nutritional punch to suffice as a meal anytime of the day. Ironically, the day I ran out of coconut flour was the day I FINALLY perfected it- both in taste and texture.

These pancakes are extremely fluffy, filling and make a very generous serving size– I easily made 5 thick pancakes from the single serving batter. The ingredients, while simple, stay true to the basis of the cookies. For the most authentic taste, top simply with slightly salted butter and nothing else- adding syrup or nut butters would be criminal. 
Anzac Biscuit Protein Pancakes- Gluten Free, Sugar Free and Grain Free- without sacrificing taste

Anzac Biscuit Pancakes

A delicious, gluten free, paleo, vegan and grain free pancake twist on a classic Australian cookie- Healthy of course!
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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld



  • In a large mixing bowl, sift the coconut flour, protein powder and baking powder to avoid clumps. Add in the gluten free oats (if using it), shredded coconut and salt. Mix well to combine.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg whites with the vanilla extract. Add this to the dry mixture and stir until a dough like consistency. Slowly add the milk to the batter. Ideally, the batter should be quite thick. Do not over mix.
  • Heat a frying pan on low heat and spray with cooking oil. Once pan is extremely hot, using a measuring cup pour 1/4 cup of the batter and then cover the pan. Once bubbles appear and the edges go brown, remove cover, flip the pancakes and cover again for approximately 1 minute. Repeat until all the batter is used up (It should make 5 thick pancakes).
  • Allow pancakes to cool slightly and top each evenly with butter.


* The amount of milk you use depends on the brand of coconut flour and protein powder used. When I tried this out with a paleo protein powder it required less liquid- the most successful batch I had used a vegan type of protein powder. I didn't add any sugar to this as my protein powder was already sweetened.
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Anzac Biscuit Protein Pancakes- Gluten Free, Sugar Free and Grain Free- without sacrificing taste

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Are you a fan of butter? 

What are you excited for this weekend? 

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    73 thoughts on “Anzac Biscuit Pancakes

    1. Am I a fan of butter? That’s not a real question right?? I considered going paleo for .5 seconds purely because they encourage butter consumption!

      And I loved abnormal psych…should I be concerned about this? HATED STATS. Because I switched by major 3 times I took 3 different stats courses and they all sucked ass. I also still count on my hands so yeah.

      CONGRATS ON PASSING! Who’s the brain now?

      1. Seriously, Dav- I’ve replaced all PB and nut butters with butter. No joke.

        Join the club- I use a calculator to do 4 plus 4. I’m actually as smart as Buster. 😉

    2. Congrats, Arman! My favorite subject in school was political theory. I love stuff like that! Locke, Hume, Weber – bring it on!

      Butter is one of the most amazing foods ever invented. It can literally be used in EVERYTHING!

      Oh, worst subject was definitely microeconomics. Ridic.

      1. Political theory! Wow, a subject like that would make me go crazy!

        YES- I’ve used butter as my new pancake topping- even mixed in oatmeal, replacing my cooking oil with it. Best.

    3. Wahoo!!! Congrats Arman!!! I’m super excited for you!

      LOVE these pancakes! They look so light and fluffy!

      I’m excited to make Christmas cookies with my mom on Sunday! 🙂

      1. Thank you Holly! They were so fluffy- you’ll have to give them a go!

        Hope the cookie baking goes well!

    4. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As amazing as those pancakes sound, I do want to try the “biscuits” that look like cookies to me! 🙂

      1. Thanks Jody- give them a go, they are easy! and I tried it with vanilla almond designer whey today- it worked great!

    5. Yayyyyy! Congrats on being done and PASSING! WOOP! These look great definitely will have to make them when I’m home!!

    6. Your pancake runs deep! Congrats on passing your exams…always such a great feeling. My best classes were always non quantitative. Psychology was my fave, thankfully, because I studied it for 7 years. And I still take post graduate classes. LOVE butter! My plans for the weekend are to tie up last minute holidays ends, relax, and go on a date with my man!! Oh, and Sunday night watch the Polar Express with the kiddo! How about you?

      1. Haha, and its going to get worse…trying out a couple more recipes. Oops.

        I hope you used that date night playlist haha. Well, this weekend I had a friends Christmas dinner potluck with the most un Christmas fare. It was awesome!

    7. Oh man I hate math, and HATED stats..but I manages a 3.4 in that class. Way to go on passing everything..time to celebrate..with these pancakes!

      1. Thanks Brittany- even if I didn’t do great I’d still celebrate with the pancakes…then drown my sorrows in maple syrup.

    8. 5 thick cakes huh? All for one person?! WHERE DO I SIGN UP FOR THIS MOUTHTASTICAL TASTE BUD FIESTA?!

    9. I’m going to make these *just* for the name. Anzac. There’s a place near my city called Balzac. Yeah, I know, it’ll never not be funny.

    10. Ps. How did I miss the question, ‘Are you a fan of butter’?

      Pull up a chair my friend. Let me tell you…

      OH GOD YES. I go through almost an entire block of butter each week. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with goat butter – it’s so sweet and creamy. I just eat it straight up.
      Have you tried Bulletproof coffee yet? Coffee + unsalted butter + coconut oil, and blended until frothy? YOU WILL DIE. It’s like drinking liquid gold. Try it right now and report back!

      1. YES! Okay, I just bought a Costco sized tub of Lurpak and it’s pretty much gone. I have replaced all my nut butters, frying oil etc with butter. Seriously, it makes my house smell like lard. Nice lard.

        Bulletproof coffee sounds so odd..what are the ratios?

    11. CONGRATS!

      And these look so amazing… I LOVE butter but I stay away from it usually. 🙁 So sad.

      In school I was always good at history/geography/social studies classes and in undergrad I was good at all marketing classes. No wonder I’m such a marketing genius.

      1. Why do you stay away from it? It’s really good- I’ve been replacing my cooking oil, nut butters, everything with it!

    12. Well done on stats!! Yay! I hated stats but was so scared to fail and I think I ended up with a distinction!

      Late to the party on these but they look delicious!!

      1. Thanks Jan- haha, It always happens that way. My best subject all throughout the semester ended up being my worst!

    13. Ha, funny I just mentioned my obsession for numbers in the comment on your last post, because I was always a bit of a brainiac in school so yeah, grades were something I obsessed about as well. I made A’s in almost every subject, except Chemistry…I just can’t understand Chemistry…at least not the TEXTBOOK kind! Bow chicka wow wow! 😉 Anywho, I’m not sure what my BEST subject but my favorite subject was always biology…especially once I got to college and had my first human anatomy class! The human body is a fascinating (and sometimes disgusting) thing! Lol! I’ve never been a big fan of math (I thank God every day that I didn’t have to take statistics), but I surprised the HELL out of myself when I passed calculus without having ever taken PRE-calculus!

      Love butter! Actually, I’m just getting to where I can embrace it again after being “scared” of it for so long slash convincing myself that I didn’t like it…same thing with mayo. You know, both get a pretty bad rap, but damn do they make things taste like 2109573986 times better!

      I just Googled golden syrup and see that I can find it at World Market…I am SO making some Anzac Biscuits!! 😀

      1. Thanks alot Heather- Why didn’t you tell me you were a brain? I would have bribed you to write my papers, do my figures and draw my bell shaped curves for me. That is so strange how you guys didn’t have to take Math classes when doing science ones- Here if you do Science inclined subjects its expected your a fan of maths!

        YES! I am seriously embracing butter and mayonaise and anything deemed ‘bad’ ‘saturated’ blah blah blah. Tuna salad made with greek yogurt is great but with mayo? Sorry Chobani, no dice. Make those Anzac biscuits…so good! Then crumble them on pancakes 😉

        1. Oh don’t get me wrong…we had to take math, but only one advanced class. Statistics is on the requirement for most degrees, but I couldn’t fit it into my schedule so I had to opt for a higher math course…hence the calculus class. I also had to take Physics (regular and radiation physics) and omg, I would rather DIE than take those again!

    14. Wahoo!!! Congratulations!!! This is a huge accomplishment. My best subject was always math and/or foreign languages – both just came to me far easier than other subjects. The recipe looks great, and I love the Anzac lesson – thanks!

      1. No worries, Megan! If you had studied here in Australia, you would have gotten first class honours ha- The most difficult subjects here are maths and foreign languages 😉

    15. Congratulations!! All subjects passed. I can see you’ve got some brains to go with all that brawn. We should celebrate…with pancakes. Oh, I see you already did. Good for you. Live it up Arman.

      1. Hahaha a brain as smart as a chicken…seriously. The procrastination to study ratio was ridiculous. Pancakes all day, every day. In fact, I have a pancake creation in your honour- sweet potato, riced cauliflower and cheese. Need one more try to perfect. 😉

        1. A pancake in my honor….well don’t I feel super special. Actually I usually feel special, but this is beyond that. I shall curtsy now.

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