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.
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.
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Homemade Aussie Bites
- 1¾ cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup dried apricots
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ cup ground flaxseed
- ¼ cup unsalted sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ¼ cup cooked quinoa*
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
- ¼ cup canola oil
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 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 ¾ 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.
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