We love the Aussie Bites from Costco. They are great. I don’t however use Wheat Germ and I wanted better control of the ingredients I put in my family’s bodies! This lead me to track down a way to make these Aussie Bites from scratch. I found several recipes out there, and they are all the same. If you google Aussie Bites, you will find it too. I didn’t bother giving credit because I can’t tell who did it first, as none of the others gave credit either! Here is another reason why I didn’t give credit….I changed the recipe enough (shocker) that I can consider it my own. Create, love and enjoy it to your hearts content!
What is an Aussie Bite? Everything but the kitchen sink (hence, the name). Think of it as a really stout muffin. It is packed with nutritious “umph” and gets you ready to face your day. Pair two of these little muffins with a green smoothie and you have yourself a balanced, well rounded, healthy REAL breakfast! It really couldn’t be easier. You will want to use a stand mixer, if you have one, and a pan. I kept it pretty easy. Follow along:
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all of these dry ingredients into the bowl of your stand mixer, or a mixing bowl if you do not have a mixer:
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups sprouted flour - I have also used spelt - not a real food foodie? use whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup sweetener (rapadura or sucanat) – not a real food foodie? use brown sugar
- 1-1/4 cups shredded coconut (if you can only find sweetened coconut, reduce sweeter to 1/3 cup)
- 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds (mine are crunchy, ie soaked and dehyrdrated)
- 1/4 cup flaxseeds
- 1 cup dried raisins (if you use alternate dried fruit you will need to chop, ie apricots, dates, figs, cranberries)
- 1/4 cup honey (raw, wild and unfiltered!)
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (sub with more butter if you’d like, or remove butter and do one cup of coconut oil. Both work!)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 3 eggs, beaten (I beat right in the pan if the liquid has cooled enough…clean dishes everywhere will thank you).
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons hot water
Pour liquid mixture (from pan) into mixer bowl. Mix thoroughly. Spoon batter into greased* mini muffin tin. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes on the dot (set yours for 10 minutes just in case, for the first time). Allow to cool and store in air tight container at room temperature. Enjoy!