Something Different This ANZAC Day

April 24, 2012

Well isn’t this a slice of loveliness, having a day off mid-week?

How will you be spending Anzac Day? Regardless of your views on our involvement in wars (past and present), I feel it’s important to honour those who have fought for our country and those currently bravely serving us. I have cousins in the Army, and they’re pretty darn courageous (and work super hard).

We’ll be laying low this Anzac Day – lounging around, working on a few ‘around the house’ tasks and doing a little cooking. Maybe watch a movie. Snuggly socks will be involved. How domestic, I love it. We also have an apple pie that I made on Sunday to work our way through. It looks as though the weather will be encouraging such a lovely, loafing day, so that’s how we’re going to roll…

And for breakfast?

I dreamt this simple recipe up a few months ago and wanted to share it with you in time for Anzac day, as it’s a nice alternative to Anzac Biscuits. Although I do love an Anzac Biscuit. Soft and chewy, always. These ones by Katie Quinn Davies particularly took my eye (recipe link).

But for now, I think this will be breakfast…

Anzac Biscuit-Inspired Breakfast Parfait

Serves 1


15g Walnuts
2 teaspoons Shredded Coconut
200g Greek Yoghurt
1/3 cup Rolled Oats
Golden Syrup


1. In a nonstick pan, toast the walnuts over low heat until fragrant and golden (~3 minutes). In the last minute or so, add the coconut to the pan and allow to toast slightly – keeping it separate to the nuts. Set aside.
2. In a wide glass, add half the yoghurt. Drizzle some golden syrup over the yoghurt, before adding 2/3rds of the oats and half the toasted coconut.
3. Add the rest of your yoghurt, drizzle with golden syrup again and then scatter the remaining oats and coconut before topping with the toasted walnuts.Β Serve.

Heidi xo

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  • Michelle Chin April 24, 2012 at 6:17 am

    i think you can use agave syrup too right?

  • Heidi April 24, 2012 at 6:47 am

    yes for sure, but golden syrup gives it that traditional Anzac Biscuit flavour πŸ™‚
    Heidi xo

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 24, 2012 at 7:15 am

    love that parait! and snuggly socks:)

  • Oh, Natalie.. April 24, 2012 at 9:42 am

    … YUMMMM!!! Man if I wasn't avoiding dairy due to sinusitis (what do you think of that opinion, by the way?), I would be eating that this very second.

  • Kari April 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Mm – I don't like Anzac biscuits (I know, so un-Australian – also so odd, as I like oats!) but I do like the look of this. Enjoy having a lazy day πŸ™‚

  • Hannah April 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Oh, this is so perfectly wonderful! I may just have to make it myself this ANZAC day, for I'll need something to make me smile as I spend the whole day working on a rural and regional issues submission paper. Sadface. xo

  • Nic@diningwithastud April 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Oh I love it! Much better than eating a cookie for breakfast πŸ˜‰

  • Heidi April 24, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Poor thing!! Hope you get better soon. It's a bit of a controversial one, lots of alternative therapies suggest avoiding dairy, however studies have shown that dairy does not contribute to mucus production. I'd say it's ok to avoid it if you feel better doing so, however definitely not for a long period of time as it's so important for calcium/B vitamins etc.
    Heidi xo

  • Heidi April 24, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Lisa – snuggly socks are the best πŸ™‚

    Kari – I used to think I disliked them too, however then I had a super soft and chewy one…bliss!

    Hannah – major sad face πŸ™ BUT I hope you have some deliciousness to get you through.

    Nic – hehe, thanks!

    Heidi xo

  • KittyCate April 24, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Oh this look amazing! Definitely going to try this out for brekky
    Hope you have a lovely, relaxing, snuggly day tomorrow xx

  • The InTolerant Chef April 25, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Yummy breakfast indeed! Hubby has just got home from the dawn service- I chickened out in the cold, and we will watch the Anzac cove and French services on telly as well.

  • Hannah April 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I'm totally watching Downton Abbey with my parents and eating chocolate right now; so it hasn't been all bad πŸ˜›

  • Hannah April 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Beautiful! We had pancakes for brekky… I may have filled it with an anzac biscuit & greek yoghurt πŸ˜‰ x

  • Heidi April 25, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Cate – it's been glorious, thanks, lady πŸ™‚

    InTolerant Chef – good on your hubby!! brrrrrr.

    Hannah – brilliant πŸ™‚

    Hannah – um, amazing!!!

    Heidi xo

  • Misspriss April 26, 2012 at 9:19 am

    hi there,
    love your blog and especially the delicious recipes!
    Just a question about oats, I notice you are a big advocate of oats for breakfast, I am too, but I always have them cooked in porridge. Would like to try uncooked in a parfair like this, but have heard that having uncooked oats is bad for your digestion, as they are too hard for your body to break down. Is this the case? would love your thoughts!

  • Oh, Natalie.. April 26, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you! Very aware of the calcium/b vitamin factor, so doing it for now but I'll see how I go. Enjoy the rest of your week x

  • Heidi April 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Why thanks, Miss Priss! I do not find any difficulties with digesting raw oats. It's just like untoasted muesli, really! Totally fine to have. But if you do find it gives you stomach pain or other gastrointestinal issues, then maybe it's not for you, but it should be completely fine. They're so nice and chewy this way!
    Heidi xo

  • Ali April 26, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    yummo! i might try a hot version of this for tomorrow's breakfast! thank you!

  • msihua April 26, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    ooo! What a lovely variation to the good ol' ANZAC biccy!

  • Gracey April 27, 2012 at 3:56 am

    A Breakfast Parfait?!?!
    This looks reaally good.

  • Misspriss April 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    thanks very much! will give them a go :0

  • Heidi April 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Ali – sounds delicious!!

    Msihua – thanks, lady πŸ™‚

    Gracey – thank you! I love a parfait.

    Heidi xo

  • Not Quite Nigella April 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    What an interesting recipe! As I love Anzac biscuits, I would love it πŸ™‚

  • denitapreston April 30, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Oh Heidi this sounds divine!! I may just have to make this one too. Anzac biscuits in parfait form… genius!

    De xx

  • Ali April 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    heidi… I tried this with cooked oats (which I then cooled in the fridge for 15minutes of soo and assembled as per your instructions! delicious!!

  • Heidi April 30, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Lorraine – thanks, lovely!

    De – hehe thanks, muffin xo

    Ali – so good to know, thanks!! v happy about that πŸ™‚

    Heidi xo

  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 1, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Ohhh damn i wished I had saw this post a few days ago πŸ™‚ because this Anzac biscuit inspired breakfast is perfect i want this for breakfast tomorrow πŸ™‚ hope u had a lovely Anzac day!

  • Heidi May 1, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    awe thanks lovely! My day was brilliant, thanks πŸ™‚
    Heidi xo