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Have you ever had those Aussie Bites from Costco? They are such a great healthy snack on the go and now you can try our Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe! ohsweetbasil.com

 

Have you ever had those Aussie Bites from Costco? They are such a great healthy snack on the go and now you can try our Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe!

Are Aussie Bites Healthy?

They’re pretty clean, all things considered.

Just little bites of deliciousness, packed with almost all goodness.

Have you ever had those Aussie Bites from Costco? They are such a great healthy snack on the go and now you can try our Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe! ohsweetbasil.com

 

Those dang Aussie Bites at Costco are so good!! I’ve tried a bazillion recipes lately and while these are admittedly not the perfect Aussie Bites copycat recipe they are just like them and so delicious.Even the hubby was snagging bag fulls for work which is always a good thing.

 

 

 

Have you ever had those Aussie Bites from Costco? They are such a great healthy snack on the go and now you can try our Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe! ohsweetbasil.com

 

I really am entirely intrigued by them though. What makes them so delicious and how in the heck are they made? Again, I think these are totally awesome and definitely a copycat recipe, but let’s be honest most copycat recipes still aren’t the exact same as the real thing.

 

Have you ever had those Aussie Bites from Costco? They are such a great healthy snack on the go and now you can try our Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe!

 

Either way this is a healthier snack that keeps me out of the candy, junk and treats and in the house and they are easy to take in my purse for on the run. Even if I’m only out and about for 2 hours I still like to have a little something in my purse so that I don’t get overly hungry and come home and pig out. Because that’s what happens, if I don’t eat lots of small, healthy things all day then my main meals always end up bigger and not as healthy because I’ve let myself get too darn hungry.

 

Can Aussie Bites be Frozen?

These Aussie protein bites are also great for freezing.

If you would like to double the batch, like I did, and freeze some of them they will keep in your freezer for at least 1 month.

 

Have you ever had those Aussie Bites from Costco? They are such a great healthy snack on the go and now you can try our Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe!

 

Even as a kid I couldn’t wait for snack time. I remember watching the clock like a hawk (ha! I’m a poet) and as soon as it was 10:15 I busted out my Kudos bar (yes, I made a copycat of that as well) or gushers. Which by the way I didn’t not make a copycat recipe of those. Are they even real food? I cannot stand to eat them now and it’s not just the pretend flavor, they hurt my teeth!

 

Aussie Bites Copycat

Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe

Have you ever had those Aussie Bites from Costco? They are such a great healthy snack on the go and now you can try our Aussie Bites Copycat Recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 3 1/2 cups Old Fashioned rolled oats, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sun flower seeds
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Flax seed
  • 2 tablespoon coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a mini muffin tin with nonstick spray.
  2. Heat a nonstick skillet over high heat.
  3. Once hot, add 1/3 of the quinoa at a time, they should start popping in a matter of seconds.
  4. Only allow them to cook for a few seconds and quickly remove to a bowl, and repeat until all of the quinoa is cooked.
  5. Set aside.
  6. In a blender, process 2 cups of oats into a flour.
  7. Remove to a large bowl.
  8. In a food processor, pulse the apricots until smooth.
  9. In a large bowl, combing all remaining ingredients and stir to combine, switching to your hands if it’s easier.
  10. Press the dough into the muffin holes and bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Repeat with remaining dough and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 30, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 116 Calories
  • Total Fat: 6.6g
  • Cholesterol: 4.1mg
  • Carbohydrates: 13.8g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Sugar: 5.6g
  • Protein: 1.9g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

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36 comments on “Aussie Bites Copycat”

  1. I made these also, & they never held their shape.  Dumped them out of the pan which was then like granola no muffins in sight.  Wanting to try again…..I researched other recipes.  I believe the problem may be more oats than other recipes.  I’m going to give it another try.

  2. Ah…you broke Costco’ Austie bite recipe code.
    Looking forward to dab and try other recipes as the ingredients look clean and void of junk.

  3. I have to agree, just made these a they are a crumbly mess. I do a lot of baking and these just don’t hold their shape. They just crumble. The batter is moist but it needs more glue to hold it together. this seems to be a problem with a lot of people. I did give it try. I even watched the video 3 times.

  4. Well, they certainty are not healthy. All they are is sugar and carbs. But they are tasty!
    8g sugar / 28g total weight means they are almost 1/3 sugar by weight.
    The body processes all sugars the same, regardless of the name or origin of the sugar. The chemical is the same and the body can’t tell the difference between “natural” “organic” or “processed” sugar.

  5. I think the reason they fall apart or don’t come out of the pan is because you forget the chia seeds. Maybe a tablespoon would be good.

  6. I made these a couple of days ago, and they were a little dry and crumbly, but I sealed them in a container and tried one this morning and it was delicious! I think they improve with a little time. I was able to get them out of the pan by waiting until the pan was completely cool and then turning it over and tapping the bottom of the muffins with a spoon. They came right out.

  7. If you like sawdust you will love these-like many others they were so dry could not get out of pan even after letting cool a couple minutes.

  8. I finally got around to making these and we couldn’t get a single one to come out of the muffin tins in one piece. It wasn’t that they were sticking to the pan, it was that they just crumbled. So I have a tupperware full of the stuff and a spoonful of it is definitely tasty but not the bites I was hoping for that I could take on the go! How did yours actually turn out like little muffin bites?!?!

  9. I tried your recipe because it seemed very close to Costco’s. All of them have fallen apart; couldn’t get even one whole to come out of the pan. I put the reamining batter in a shallow bakepan–it falls apart, too. Totally crumbly. Great flavor though. What is wrong here? I want it to work. The butter did get melted (vs. softened). Otherwise things were the same.

  10. Hi
    We just made these! They taste great, a little on the dry side. Our biggest concern is that they seem to fall apart while removing them from the pan. Any thoughts?

  11. Hi, I noticed that you add sugar to your receipe. Since many of the ingredients are very sweet (apricots, figs, etc.) you may want to try it without the sugar. Healthier (so my cardiologist says) to avoid processed sugar or basically any sugar at all. I noticed in the comments that someone suggested adding some honey to the receipe. Perhaps if you really want (and sometimes I REALLY crave) the additional sweetness that honey might be a great substitute.

  12. Made these today. Very good! Just a little on the dry side. I wonder if a touch more butter would help? Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  13. Hi, these look delicious! Just wondering, is the quinoa cooked or uncooked. I’ve never tried using it uncooked. Thanks!

  14. I like your version of this recipe.it’s the closest I’ve found to their ingredient lists. the only thing I see you forgot is the honey.

  15. I’m an Australian and I’ve never heard of “Aussie” Bites. What’s supposed to be Aussie about them?

    • Hi Diane, I have no clue the story behind them. It’s just a healthy snack sold at Costco here. I’ll have to google it to find out.

      • The Aussie Bites sold at CostCo are supposed to be akin to Anzac cookies.
        Q for Sweet Basil – the Aussie Bites sold at my local CostCo are loaded with flax seed. Any reason why you left them out in your recipe? Thanks for posting! Can’t wait to try making them at home!

      • We chose to skip the flax because we didn’t have much left and our kids always try to pick it out, haha. You can certainly add some in. 🙂

      • Agree a friend has told me that these are a slightly healthier version of Anzac biscuits. I am going to substitute coconut oil for butter and coconut sugar for sugar. I am calling my version Gallipoli biscuits.

      • Lovely! I can’t wait to hear how they turn out!

  16. Any idea on the nutritional info on each little bite? I am making these regardless but am curious how many I can get away with eating! 🙂

    • Hi Jamie, Unfortunately I’m not awesome with nutritional facts, so I’m not sure. I say eat 5 and pretend it’s 50 calories. 😉 Just kidding. Sorry, I wish I could help!

  17. I am so excited to try this recipe!

  18. I’m excited to try these. Had never thought to use uncooked quinoa….looks like red, right? Thanks for posting! Trying them today!!

  19. I am so happy that you made these! My sister used to love these things and I’ve been wanting to try them but I hadn’t found any recipes I liked. This looks perfect and I bet they are even better than the real thing!