ANZAC Slice | Super Easy Recipe

Our classic ANZAC Slice takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is perfect for lunchbox snacks! Chewy, sweet and oh-so-delicious (just like your favourite ANZAC biscuits!). 

A sweet Australian slice made from rolled oats.

*Please note that my ANZAC Slice recipe has been approved for publishing by the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs.  

ANZAC biscuits are an absolute classic recipe in Australia. ANZAC stands for “Australian and New Zealand Army Corps” and ANZAC biscuits are traditionally made to commemorate ANZAC Day on the 25th April each year. 

Our ANZAC Slice recipe is based on our old fashioned ANZAC biscuit recipe… but the mixture is baked into a slice rather than rolled into biscuits (a super great time-saver!). 

Pieces of sweet slice made with rolled oats on a chopping board with baking paper.

What You Need To Make ANZAC Slice

This is such a budget-friendly recipe that’s made from pantry and fridge staples. Here’s what you need (hopefully you might already have these ingredients at home!):

*Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for ingredient quantities and the method

  • rolled oats – alternatively you can substitute the rolled oats with quick oats if you prefer
  • plain flour
  • brown sugar – either light or dark brown sugar are both fine to use
  • desiccated coconut – a dried fine coconut that can be bought in packets from the supermarket
  • butter – you can use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe
  • golden syrup – if you can’t access golden syrup, you can replace it with honey, rice malt syrup or maple syrup
  • water
  • bicarbonate of soda – also known as baking soda

The ingredients for ANZAC slice.

How To Make ANZAC Slice – A 10 Minute Melt & Mix Recipe

If you’ve got 10 minutes and a stove-top, microwave or Thermomix, then you can prep our ANZAC Slice recipe without any fuss.

*Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for ingredient quantities and the method

Step 1 – Place the oats, brown sugar, flour and coconut into a bowl

Mix together and set aside until needed

Rolled oats, brown sugar and coconut in a bowl.

Step 2 – Melt the butter, golden syrup and water and then stir through the bi-carbonate of soda

You can use a microwave, stove-top or Thermomix for this step (refer to the recipe card below)

Melted butter in a bowl.

Step 3 – Pour the liquid over the dry mixture and stir to combine

A hand mixing brown sugar, coconut and rolled oats in a bowl.

Rolled oats mixture in a bowl.

Step 4 – Press firmly into a lined baking tin and bake until lightly golden

A sweet slice with oats being pressed into a baking tin.

How To Store ANZAC Slice

ANZAC Slice can be stored in an airtight container for several weeks. Please note that it will turn softer after a few days. 

Pieces of ANZAC Slice on a white cake stand.

FAQ

Can I make your ANZAC Slice recipe using my Thermomix?

Absolutely! I’ve included both the conventional and Thermomix methods in the recipe card below. 

Can ANZAC Slice be frozen?

Yes! It can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

How can ANZAC Slice last so long at room temperature?

ANZAC Slice is made using exactly the same ingredients as ANZAC biscuits – which were originally made by the wives and mothers of soldiers fighting in World War 1 and were sent to them in packages. They used this recipe as the biscuits wouldlast for several weeks.

Can I add chocolate to this recipe?

You sure can! Check out our Chocolate Chip ANZAC Slice recipe here for details. 

How will I know when my slice is cooked?

This slice takes approximately 25 minutes to cook – however, all ovens are so different. So start checking from 15 minutes – your slice will be ready when it’s lightly golden. 

Golden pieces of sweet homemade slice on a white plate.

A piece of golden oat slice on a white and blue plate.

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Our classic ANZAC Slice takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is perfect for lunchbox snacks! Chewy, sweet and oh-so-delicious (just like your favourite ANZAC biscuits!).

ANZAC Slice

Our classic ANZAC Slice takes just 10 minutes to prepare and is perfect for lunchbox snacks! Chewy, sweet and oh-so-delicious (just like your favourite ANZAC biscuits!). 
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Course: Slices
Cuisine: lunch box snacks
Keyword: ANZAC Slice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 serves
Calories: 277kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (90g) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
  • 2/3 cup (135g) brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup (65g) desiccated coconut
  • 125 g butter chopped
  • 2 tbs golden syrup
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius (160 degrees cesius fan-forced).
  • Grease and line a standard sized slice tray (approximately 17X28cm) with baking paper.
  • Combine the rolled oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Place butter, syrup and the water into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 2 minutes on 70% power (or until the butter has melted). Alternatively you can melt the ingredients in a saucepan on the stove-top (or use the Thermomix method below).
  • Stir through the bicarbonate of soda.
  • Pour the butter mixture over the oat mixture and mix through.
  • Place the mixture into the tray and press down firmly.
  • Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • Leave in the baking tray to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • When the slice has cooled completely, cut it into slices.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius (160 if using fan forced). Grease and line a standard sized slice tray (approximately 17X28cm) with baking paper.
  • Place the butter, golden syrup, water and brown sugar into the TM bowl. Melt for 3 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 1.
  • Add the bicarbonate of soda to the melted butter mixture and combine for 10 seconds, Speed 3.
  • Add the rolled oats, plain flour and coconut. Mix together for 40 seconds on Reverse, Speed 2.
  • Place the mixture into the tray and press down firmly. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • Leave in the baking tray to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • When the slice has cooled completely, cut it into slices.

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
*Please note that my ANZAC Slice recipe has been approved for publishing by the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs.  
  • rolled oats – alternatively you can substitute the rolled oats with quick oats if you prefer
  • brown sugar – either light or dark brown sugar are both fine to use
  • desiccated coconut – a dried fine coconut that can be bought in packets from the supermarket
  • butter – you can use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe
  • golden syrup – if you can’t access golden syrup, you can replace it with honey, rice malt syrup or maple syrup
  • bicarbonate of soda – also known as baking soda
Chocolate chip version - If you want to add chocolate to this recipe, check out our Chocolate Chip ANZAC Slice recipe here.
Microwave, stove-top or Thermomix - you can use either a microwave, stove-top or Thermomix to melt the ingredients for our ANZAC slice.
Cooking time - This slice takes approximately 25 minutes to cook – however, all ovens are so different. So start checking from 15 minutes – your slice will be ready when it’s lightly golden. 
Storing the slice - ANZAC Slice can be stored in an airtight container for several weeks. Please note that it will turn softer after a few days.
Freezing the slice - This slice can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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46 Comments
  1. Mikaela Ward says:

    Omg cant wait to try this!!! I want to add caramel topping, do you think that will work okay? Will I need to change anything?

    Thanks!

    1. Lucy says:

      Hmm I have never thought to try that but I would LOVE to hear how it goes!!!!

  2. Katrina says:

    Are you meant to be able to press this into the tin? My mixture was quite wet (thermomix method) and turned out quite cakey instead of what I assumed it would be, crunchy? It was still nice but not what I was expecting!

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi Katrina, it should be quite wet so you’re all good!

  3. Kym says:

    Making my second in a week. It was a huge hit. Great to mix it up with the biscuits for a nice change.

  4. Kerryn says:

    Hey, can I use GF flour instead? I’m happy to use rolled oats as they don’t seem to worry my tummy 🙂

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi Kerryn, I personally haven’t tried that sorry!

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