How To Make Homemade Aussie Bites (Healthy, Easy, And Delicious)

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Healthy and homemade, these copycat Aussie Bites have extra protein, extra flavor, and is the perfect on the-go, portable snack.

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Have you tried the Aussie Bites from Costco yet? With oats, dried fruit, seeds, and coconut, it packs in the nutrition. I love to take these on hikes or eat them in the car on a busy day.

The store bough version is actually perfectly healthy and making them from home doesn’t exactly make them “healthier”. The only reason you’d want to try your own homemade version of Aussie bites, would be if you want to swap certain ingredients, or do like I did, and add protein powder! Another reason to make your own is just for convenience. Let’s be honest, going to Costco for this snack is going to cost you more than $100. I mean, let’s be real. Have you ever checked out at Costco with a total under $100? Not likely.

The classic Costco version is 26grams in weight (similar to a mini muffin pan size). It has

  • 130 calories,
  • 2 g protein
  • 14 g carbs
  • 7 g fat
  • 2 g fiber.

This homemade version is honestly pretty close to the store bought. But, calculating the nutrition info for the homemade aussie bites, I got:

  • 115 calories
  • 4 g protein (so double than the store bought version)
  • 16 g carbs
  • 5 g fat
  • and 2 g fiber.

Pretty similar, I’d say.

Aussie protein bites recipe in a pan

What are Protein Muffins/Aussie Bites?

Aussie Bites are like a healthy granola bar in a mini cupcake shape. They’re nutritionally dense and naturally sweetened with dried fruit, and coconut. They have a variety of whole grains, like oats and quinoa. And, they can be a good source of protein and healthy fats with the seeds, and in the case of this copycat recipe, protein powder.

Can I make Aussie Bites without a food processor?

The best texture and distribution of ingredients you’ll get is with the food processor. But, you can blend the oats in the blender to make oat flour and chop up all the dried fruit really small. Mix in a big mixing bowl. You will have a chunkier end result but they should still work.

Aussie bites recipe with a bite taken out of it

Can I make these without a mini muffin tin?

Yes, lay a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet and scoop one tablespoon-sized balls on top, about 2 inches apart. Bake a few minutes shorter than the recipe says to bake for.

Can I freeze these?

Yes. These freeze so well! After they cool completely, place in a freezer bag or freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.

Are there substitutions I can make?

These are really customizable. Don’t like raisins? Leave them out and add a bit more other dried fruit. Don’t have coconut oil? Use vegetable or canola oil. Want to add a bit more sweetness? Add ¼ cup mini chocolate chips or a few tablespoons of sugar.

My bites are too crumbly/ too moist. How do I fix this?

Add a bit more coconut oil or honey if they’re too dry. Add a bit more oats or oat flour if they’re too dry.

How much protein is in each bite?

If you make 28 bites, there is about 4 g of protein per bite.

How to make these Copycat Aussie bites

First, I recommend getting out all your ingredients.

Ingredients for Aussie Protein Bites

Then, start by blending the oats into oat flour.

steps for making homemade aussie bites

Add the remaining ingredients to a food processor, and pulse until all the ingredients are uniform in size and texture.

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Scoop into a mini muffin pan and then bake!

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Homemade Protein Aussie Bites

Healthy and homemade, these copycat Aussie Bites have extra protein, extra flavor, and is the perfect on the-go, portable snack.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: aussie bites
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 28 bites
Calories: 115cal
Author: Amy Roskelley

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Old fashioned Oats divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup Quinoa cooked
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2/3 cup Vanilla Protein Powder (CSE)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to package directions
  • Blend 1 cup of oats and baking soda in a food processor until it becomes oat flour.
    steps for making homemade aussie bites
  • Add the rest of the oats, the qunioa, coconut, dried fruit, flax seeds, sunflower seeds and chia seeds. Using the pulse setting on the food processor, pulse until all ingredients are uniform in size. (very small!)
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  • Once dry ingredients are incorporated into each other, add the protein powder, honey, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Pulse again till it becomes a dough.
  • Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Divide the mixture into the muffin tin and bake for about 12 minutes till the top edges are starting to become golden brown. If you overbake they will be dry.
  • Let them cool in the muffin tin for about 10 minutes before removing them to cool the rest of the way on a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, but I'd eat as soon as possible!

Nutrition

Serving: 1bite | Calories: 115cal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g
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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Protein Aussie Bites
Serving Size
 
1 bite
Amount per Serving
Calories
115
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
16
g
5
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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