December 7, 2012

Anzac Biscuits in a Jar Recipe

Weeeee! I absolutely LOVE this idea! I have been wanting to publish a recipe served in a jar for a while now but have been waiting for something that has distinctive layers and looks really beautiful and festive. I had also thought of serving our granola recipe in a jar too... it would look so prettiful! If you are unsure of some vegan gift ideas for Christmas, birthdays or just the everyday loving present, why not give a jar of love? It is not only low-cost but shows so much love and care and is such a sweet gift. You could get all creative and decorate it with twine, ribbons, string and cute little gift tags. It really calls for your own perfect touch and customisation. On another note, Jerome and I are in the process of developing the Veggieful Forum! So keep checking back for the release. I am hoping that this forum will provide you with friends and support to chat at any time, day or night :) I have had quite a few emails from vegans and vegetarians who feel lonely due to their veggie lifestyle. The Veggieful Forum will hopefully assist you all with friends and buddies to discuss your lifestyles, opinions and just to chit-chat  :)

To layer in the jar:
   1 cup plain flour, sifted
   1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
   1/2 cup brown sugar
   1/2 cup shredded coconut
   1 cup old-fashioned oats

To write on the Gift Card:
   3 tablespoons golden syrup, melted
   1/2 cup melted vegan margarine

  1. Purchase and open a clean, 800 ml glass jar.
  2. Pour in the plain flour and flatten it down with a spoon.
  3. Top with the bicarb soda.
  4. Pour in the brown sugar and use a spoon to flatten it down as hard and tightly as possible.
  5. Top with the shredded coconut and push it down to an even layer.
  6. Pour on the old fashioned oats.
  7. Close and tighten the lid.
  8. Tie a gift tag around the jar with a message similar to:

    "Just add: 
    3 tablespoons golden syrup, melted and
    1/2 cup melted vegan margarine.
    Stir until combined and bake at 180 degrees C for 15 to 20 minutes."

  9. Decorate the jar with pretty ribbons, twine, string or anything that you heart desires.

The nutrition information above is an approximate guideline.


  1. Love, love, love this! I'm a bit fan of a 'mix in a jar'.
    Thank you for giving me another present idea. :)
    Love your work! xx

  2. I made these without the jar just so that we could eat the biscuits for dessert and they were so yummy. thank you!

  3. Am I correct to say that bicarbonate soda= baking soda?

    1. Hi Samantha,

      Bicarb and baking soda are both leavening agents but aren't the same thing. I got this from
      "Bicarbonate of soda is used in recipes that already include an acidic ingredient, such as lemon juice, buttermilk or chocolate, because it needs an acidic ingredient, combined with moisture, to create air bubbles which cause food to rise when cooked.

      Baking powder actually contains bicarbonate of soda as well as an acidic ingredient so all you need to add is moisture to get it working. But it doesn’t achieve the same result as using pure bicarbonate of soda. Bicarbonate of soda, when used in the correct measure, imparts a slightly tangy taste and helps to give a golden colour to baked goods. But it needs that acidic ingredient to do this."

      Hope this helps :_

    2. Just to clear up any confusion, Bicarb Soda and Baking Soda are the same thing (at least according to my bottle of McKenzie's Bi-Carb Soda); it's Baking Powder that has the acidic ingredient added.

      I can't wait to make these biscuits, Madison, they look delicious! :-) I'd be baking them today, if only I didn't already have two containers full of biscuits from my baking frenzy earlier in the week!

  4. Do you think these would work with oil instead of margarine? How many biscuits do you get out of this approximately?

    1. Hi Natasha! I haven't tried it but you could try! Approximately 20 :)

    2. Hi Natasha, I was going to ask the same question regarding oil.
      Did you get around to making these with oil? I'm very interested to know how they turned out.
      Cheers, Nina

    3. I would like to try these with coconut oil, I have heard it works well instead of margarine.

  5. We can't get golden syrup here...Do you think maple would be okay? I realise it would add a maple-y flavour...

    1. Hi Ann! I don't see why not :) I think it would still make them taste amazingly delicious! Enjoy.