Redefining Aussie Bites- A delicious healthy snack loaded with fiber
A great tasting treat completely loaded with fiber. Aussie bite- A Hybrid of granola bar and a mini muffin. Being allergic to honey, I never tasted any cereal bar, granola, or muffins. I make my own bars. Heard many of my loved ones getting addicted to the Aussie bites. My sister calls it Australianized Indian Pinni. Though I have never tasted; one fine day, I went to Costco and noted down all the ingredients listed on the box. Few of the ingredients didn’t appeal me such as, butter, sugar, honey; so I added and removed few as per my taste buds. Here is the recipe:
1/2 cup coconut oil or olive oil
2 Tablespoon to 1 cup pure maple syrup or agave nectar ( depending on how sweet you like)
1 1/2 cups oats flour ( Blend old fashioned oats to flour)
1 1/2 cups any oats – your choice
1/2 cup roasted quinoa seeds- toasted/cooked/raw
1/2 cup organic shredded coconut
1-2 Tablespoon flaxseed
½ teaspoon Baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup dried apricots or dried plum/figs
1 cup raisins
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoon sunflower or roasted pumpkin seeds
Blend 1 cup of oats into a food processor. Process for about 1 minute until oats are milled.
You can lightly toast quinoa in a pan. If you like you can use cooked quinoa or toasted one or raw. Totally your choice.
Add in the remaining dry ingredients in to the blender- rolled oats, salt,dried plums/figs/apricots, raisins, flax seed, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, quinoa, chia seeds, and baking soda.
Keep pulsing until dried plums/figs/apricots, raisins are shredded in to small bits.
Pour in agave nectar/maple syrup, oil, and vanilla extract. Pulse until combined.
Check the consistency of a dough. It should be a gooey mixture.
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray the cups of a mini-muffin pan with non-stick spray.
Drop with a spoon in the muffin tin. Press with your fingers gently and firmly to pack.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.
Remove the muffin pan from oven and let it cool. Remove muffins from tin and let cool completely on the wire rack.
You can keep it at room temperature for a week. Our aussies vanished in 2 days.
If you have a sweet tooth you can add more syrup, brown sugar. If making for kids you can add butter too.