Aussie Bites

If any of you are familiar with Aussie Bites you’ll know they are the most raved about healthy bite-sized snack found at Costco. I have never had an authentic Aussie Bite because they’re unfortunately not vegan – they contain milk and honey. My mom loves them and actually found a vegan recipe for them online which we tried and had to share. We found 2 recipes, one that more closely mimicked the ingredients in the original bites, and this one seemed to be a healthier version. They’re full of Omega 3’s and 6’s with flax seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, quinoa, coconut, oats and dried fruit. They’re a great snack to serve guests especially during the holidays, topped with flaked coconut for a winterey feel.

To make 24 bites, you’ll need:

1 Cup Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup Cooked Quinoa
1/2 Cup Coconut
1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1/4 Cup Flax Meal
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
1/2 Cup Dried Apricots
1/4 Cup Raisins

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a food processor, combine oats, quinoa, coconut, sunflower seeds, flax meal and chia seeds. Put mixture into a large bowl.

3. Combine apricots, raisins and maple syrup in the food processor and blend.

4. Add the dried fruit mixture to the bowl with the oat mixture and mix with a large spoon until combined evenly.

5. Grease or line mini muffin pans. I used vegetable margarine.

6. Spoon some mix in each cup and press down well with fingers.

7. Bake for 10-12 mins.

Let cool half an hour and enjoy while still a little warm, topped with some vegan butter, flaked coconut and raisins!

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