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A copycat recipe for Homemade Aussie Bites that uses the same list of ingredients as on the package. It’s a true copycat and the best one you’ll find!

A copycat recipe for Homemade Aussie Bites that uses the same list of ingredients as on the package. It’s a true copycat and the best one you’ll find!

Close up of a Aussie Bite.

This recipe has been in the works for quite a while. One of my favorite free samples at Costco is the Aussie Bites. They are so stinkin’ delicious, but boy are they expensive. I may or may not sneak back for second and third samples. I’d been salivating over them for far too long so I embarked on making my own copycat version at home.

Stack of Aussie Bites with some ingredients spread around them with the words Homemade Aussie Bites below them.

I took a picture of the ingredient list on the box and went to work. After a few attempts, I’ve finally settled on a version that seems to match the original. The funny part is my husband hates apricots and we both hate raisins so the ingredient list actually seemed kind of scary. I tried substitutions and leaving out the raisins, but just trust me when I say you need them. For once, raisins don’t ruin everything!

These bites are full of good healthy stuff and are super easy to make in a food processor. If you want, you can substitute melted coconut oil for the butter and canola oil. It’ll be different than the original, but it still tastes great.

Watch the video to see exactly how these are made, including some tips and tricks to help you along the way. I have a whole YouTube Channel where you can check out my cooking show. I have hundreds of restaurant quality recipes you can easily make at home, all right there in video form.

Stack of Aussie bites.
A copycat recipe for Homemade Aussie Bites that uses the same list of ingredients as on the package. It's a true copycat!
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa*
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 24 count mini-muffin pan.
  • Pour 1 cup of rolled oats into a food processor. Process for about 1 minute until oats are pulverized into oat flour.
  • Add in the remaining 3/4 cup rolled oats, sugar, dried apricots, raisins, flax seed, sunflower seeds, coconut, quinoa, chia seeds, and baking soda. Pulse until apricots and raisins are in small bits.
  • Pour in honey, melted butter, canola oil, and vanilla extract. Pulse just until combined.
  • Divide batter among the prepared muffin tin.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove pan from oven and let cool in pan on a wire cooling rack in the pan.
  • Once completely cooled, remove from pan and store in an airtight container for 4 to 5 days.
Notes
*You can also use uncooked quinoa. Cooked gives a softer texture, but if you don't have cooked quinoa lying around, no need to whip up a batch. Uncooked works too!

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Aussie Bites

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Nancy Nielsen

This is my “go to “recipe. I have made a few minor changes since I baked them the first time, just to suit my taste better. 1. I don’t use any sugar. I find the honey is enough, 2. I add 2 Tbsp of chopped dates so that gives it some extra moistness and sweetness . 3. I add 2 Tbsp hemp seeds 4. I used melted coconut oil instead of canola oil. 5. I add 1 egg to help it hold together better. If it still seems too dry I will also add a Tbsp or 2 of water… Read more »

Martha

Thank you for sharing this recipe! We’ve made this several times already, and are starting to put our own twist on things (cashew flour? Sure! Extra quinoa? Why not! Cinnamon? Yes please! We’ve added in some mashed banana in place of a little bit of the oil – that worked very well and added a great banana flavor. I’ve taken to food-processing all the dry ingredients and freezing it, and then just adding the quinoa, honey, butter, oil and vanilla at the end. This makes it really fast to prepare a new batch!

Sarah Marsh

5 stars
These are great! I’ve made them a few times but always found that they didn’t taste quite the same as the Costco ones. They just weren’t quite as buttery/salty. I tried adding just a 1/2 tsp of salt and they’re now absolutely perfect! I also subbed dates for the apricots this time as I had run out and it worked awesome. Thanks so much for this recipe. Much cheaper than storebought and so easy to make!

Donna B.

Rachael, thank you for all that you do. There are times when I read some of the reviews and I get some good spins on the recipe and then there are times that people can be rude. I look forward to your recipes. I make slight adaptations to most recipes but I look forward to your emails and you inspire my menu each week. So lets talk about the bites! I never ever ate these tasty little treats before so I have nothing to compare it to. I thought they were excellent! I changed out some of the sugars and… Read more »

Ronda

PLEASE share how you swapped up sugars. I’m hoping for as close to sugar-free as possible. 🙂

Elizabeth

4 stars
Thanks for the recipe! This mostly worked for me but it NEEDS salt (at least if using unsalted butter) to match the original flavor. Based on the original’s nutrition info I add 1/2 to 1 tsp. I also halve the sugar and chia seeds and increase the fruit.

Julia Young

When I made these, they were good, but something just wasn’t quite right to me…..I changed the sugar to BROWN sugar, cookes for 11 minutes and now they are just perfect….family LOVE them

Jeremy

These are great, this is my second time making them! I split the difference and half-cooked the quinoa this time; fully uncooked was too crunchy for my tastes. I also increased the oat flour to ~ 1 1/3 cup to make them a little cakier, decreased the oil to 1/8 cup, and gelled my chia seeds with some water. If I had sea salt, I would have added that to get the experience of biting into little salt crystals. I also baked these in a 9″ x 9″ pan for ~30 min, since I didn’t have mini cupcake holders The… Read more »

Dawn

Just a note: 1/3 of a cup is less than 3/4 of a cup. If you used 1 1/3, you used decreased the amount of oat that’s called for in the recipe.

Jeremy

Yeah, what am I thinking?? Well, who knows what I used now. Good news is I’m making them again

Bethanie

5 stars
I have made this recipe countless times after searching for a copycat recipe of Costco’s Aussie bites. They make great gifts for new parents who are up at all hours of the day/night. I keep the quinoa uncooked because I feel like that’s how the Costco version is…. aaaand I’m too lazy to try the other way since this way tastes so good. Thanks for a great recipe

Thank you! Thank you!! My family loves Aussie Bites, and they are pricey. We talked about making them somehow, but figured it’s far too difficult for anyone to do. I made my first batch and WOW! They’re great!! Your effort was sooo worth it!

Rhonda

Copy cat recipe a success! I made these today, seriously folks, so good! With a few adjustments: Replaced 1/4 C sugar for 1/4 C unsweetened applesauce Then I used said applesauce to soak the raw quinoa for a couple hours to soften those up but not go to the trouble of cooking a batch *next time I think I’ll try cooking it Replaced the butter and canola oil for 1/4 C melted coconut oil + 1 mashed banana I didn’t have sunflower seeds, so I used crushed walnuts instead It took them about 10 minutes longer to cook all the… Read more »

Joseph D'Cruz

4 stars
Made several batches of Aussie Bites using this recipe but without the granulated sugar, just honey which for our taste is sweet enough. The bites are moist and tasty with more of a cake consistency but do not taste like the Costco Aussie Bites .

Pam Combs

The first time I made these, they were good,. I just did them again and they sunk in the center. What did I do wrong this time?

sonia

Did anyone have an issue of it falling apart even after baking for 12 minutes? The mixture tastes great but it does not hold it’s shape

Tina

5 stars
YOU JUST MADE MY YEAR!!! I just ran across this recipe in search of buying Aussie Bite’s. I first tried these in Hawaii at my brothers who bought some from Costco & I couldn’t stop eating them, so I am soooooo excited to be able to make them when ever I want now! THANK YOU!!!

5 stars
Your Aussie Bites are awesome but not exact copycat because your recipe calls for GROUND flax seed but when I eat the originals, I definitely feel and taste WHOLE flax seeds. Same tasty ingredients just not as grainy with whole flax seed. I also add peanut butter, but kind of difficult to figure correct oil balance .I also tried dehydrated PB. Tasty good.

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