Aussie Bites Recipe [+ VIDEO]

Jessica Penner, RDBaked, Dessert, Recipes, Snack4 Comments

A plate of stacked homemade Aussie Bites with a glass of milk and two apples

Save money by making this Aussie Bites recipe at home! They’re quick, easy, and a near perfect replica! One batch makes 48 bites!

Do you ever walk past the Aussie Bites at Costco, start to put them in your cart, then look at the price again and think… “I could probably make these at home for a fraction of the cost!”

Well, if you just googled “Aussie Bites Recipe” and landed on this page, you probably did just that!

And I have good news for you, my friend. It most certainly IS possible to make Aussie Bites at home and it’s easy as pie! Actually, it’s so much easier than making pie. Who thought up that expression? Pies are not exactly entry-level baking.

These Aussie Bites, in contrast, are very entry-level. If you can toss ingredients into a food processor, hit pulse a few times, scoop, and bake, then you can make this recipe!

Part muffin, part energy ball, part granola bar, Aussie bites are 100% delicious!

Original or Lightened Up?

I’m giving you TWO options for recipes. The top recipe card is most similar to the original version. I’ve matched the nutritional and taste profile fairly closely. If you’re looking for an exact replica, go with the original version!

But if you’ve ever bit into an Aussie Bit and  thought that they could be a tad less sweet and oily, then I would suggest trying the second, lightened up version! They’re equally as delicious but with less sugar and butter.

A closeup of a person's hand holding a homemade aussie bite

Why These Aussie Bites are a Smart Choice

As these Aussie Bites have some fat, protein, and fibre, this is a snack that’s going to keep you going in between meals! Without those key nutrients, your energy levels are going to crash before you know it.

HOW TO MAKE THESE AUSSIE BITES (120 SEC):

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A stack of aussie bites (homemade) on a plate surrounded by a bottle fo milk, apples, and raisins

Aussie Bites Original Recipe


  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 48 bites
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking

Description

Save money by making this Aussie Bites recipe at home! They’re quick, easy, and a near perfect replica! One batch makes 48 bites!


Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 5 tbsp water
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¾ cup dried apricots
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Mix together the flax and water in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together the oats, flour, salt, baking soda, and sunflower seeds.
  3. Add in the apricots, raisins, coconut, and chia seeds. Pulse until the apricots are chopped into small pieces.
  4. Stir together the water/flax mixture, melted butter, canola oil, brown sugar, honey, and vanilla.
  5. Add to the food processor and pulse to combine.
  6. Grease mini muffin tins (recipe makes ~48 bites). Using a small cookie scoop, place one scoop in each tin. 
  7. Bake for 11-12 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit on until the edges just start to turn a golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and using the backside of the cookie scoop, press the tops down (see video to get the idea).
  9. Allow to cool for 5 minutes then flip over onto a cutting board to release them from the pan.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bite
  • Calories: 89
  • Sugar: 5.5
  • Sodium: 54.5
  • Fat: 5.5
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5
  • Carbohydrates: 10.5
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 1

Keywords: Aussie Bites

And below you’ll find the “lightened up” version. The only difference is that I reduced the butter and sugar content. Either version is great but choose the one below if you want a version that’s a little less sweet 🙂

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A closeup of a homemade aussie bite

Aussie Bites Recipe (lighter version)


  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 48 bites
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baked

Description

This version has less sugar and butter than the original.


Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp ground flax
  • 5 tbsp water
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¾ cup dried apricots
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Mix together the flax and water in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together the oats, flour, salt, baking soda, and sunflower seeds.
  3. Add in the apricots, raisins, coconut, and chia seeds. Pulse until the apricots are chopped into small pieces.
  4. Stir together the water/flax mixture, melted butter, canola oil, brown sugar, honey, and vanilla.
  5. Add to the food processor and pulse to combine.
  6. Grease mini muffin tins (recipe makes ~48 bites). Using a small cookie scoop, place one scoop in each tin. 
  7. Bake for 11-12 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit on until the edges just start to turn a golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and using the backside of the cookie scoop, press the tops down (see video to get the idea).
  9. Allow to cool for 5 minutes then flip over onto a cutting board to release them from the pan.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bite
  • Calories: 76
  • Sugar: 4.5
  • Sodium: 46.5
  • Fat: 4.5
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 9
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 1

Keywords: Aussie Bites

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4 Comments on “Aussie Bites Recipe [+ VIDEO]”

  1. I always wanted to buy the Aussie Bites at Costco as well but always changed my mind due to the cost! So I was super happy to find your recipe. I made these yesterday and they are FANTASTIC, in fact they are already 1/2 gone!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, these will become a staple in our home for sure

    1. Yup, you could substitute any dried fruit you’d like! And the “push down” isn’t probably absolutely necessary; it just creates the same shape as the Aussie Bites in the store 🙂

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