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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
March 30, 2020 11:55 am

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
May 27, 2019 4:29 pm

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
July 31, 2018 1:35 pm

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.
March 31, 2020 12:07 pm

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
June 2, 2020 7:15 am
Reply to  Donna B.

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

Lizanne Hatfield
April 4, 2017 12:04 am

Can you believe I never tasted Aussie Bites before today? They were so good, I just had to look up a recipe to try to make my own at home. I look forward to trying yours very soon. Just an FYI though…your recipe says 1/4 tsp baking soda, while your video says 1/4 cup. Eek! I plan to try your recipe with the tsp version. Thanks for sharing!

June 6, 2020 2:35 pm

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!

Elizabeth
May 3, 2020 9:53 am

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
March 26, 2020 3:49 pm

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

Bethanie
February 5, 2020 7:19 pm

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

Elyn
October 8, 2017 8:36 am

5 stars
My husband is addicted to Aussie Bites, so I was excited to try out this recipe. I accidentally left out the sugar the first time I made them, and we didn’t miss it at all! I’ve also substituted half of the fat for pumpkin puree, and they are still delicious. Removing the quarter cup of sugar and splitting the fat in half makes these 77 calories each and still just as tasty and satisfying 🙂 Thanks so much for the great recipe to build off of.

Joseph D'Cruz
August 30, 2020 1:50 pm

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 .

Jeremy
March 18, 2020 1:21 pm

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
March 31, 2020 11:04 am
Reply to  Jeremy

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
May 16, 2020 12:24 pm
Reply to  Dawn

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

Rhonda
January 5, 2020 5:03 pm

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 »

Raquel
March 27, 2019 12:38 am

I have to say THANK YOU for this recipe. Literally a dead on copy cat. I tried making a vegan version and it turned out quite well. Basically I used vegan butter and also threw in a “flax egg” (basically a little flax in a spoonful of warm water to make a slurry) to help the ingredients bind. I have also substituted the canola for coconut oil. The recipe is cool prof even with these substitutions. I will treasure this recipe forever! And my 87 year old Aussie bites loving grandma is going to be so happy when I share!

Jenny
December 16, 2018 9:31 pm

Great recipe, thank you. I always leave out the sugar and they’re fine without it. I have tried cranberries instead of raisins, all coconut oil instead of a mix of coconut oil and butter, or used Miyoko’s vegan butter in place of butter, and used maple syrup instead of honey. Once I used sesame seeds instead of sunflower seeds. I’ve done them with cooked and uncooked quinoa. They’ve always come out fine and I get positive comments and requests for the recipe. I agree they should be left to cool completely before taking them out of the tin, otherwise they… Read more »

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