Copycat Costco Aussie Bites + Weekly Menu

My parents were in town this past weekend and while the girls (and my dad) were napping on Saturday, my mom and I hit the kitchen. I got to cooking while she kept me company. It was perfect mommy-daughter time. And productive time, too!

First was pork and quinoa meatballs that were a total flop. They didn’t hold together and so I turned the meatballs into a pork and quinoa marinara. It was better than tossing it all!

Next up was a mango coconut mousse that was…okay. The kids liked it a lot but to me, it sounded better than it actually was. I’m mostly of the opinion that a perfectly ripe mango is perfection and shouldn’t be tampered with in any way.

Last was these Aussie Bites. My mom is an avid Costco goer and has purchased Aussie Bites on many occasions. She loves the nutritional powerhouse in just a few little bites. So when I ran across this recipe on Pinterest and after making a few small tweaks, I am sure my mom won’t buy Aussie Bites from Costco again. So long as I share.

After calculating and sharing the nutritional breakdown with my mom, she was surprised to see they weren’t higher in fiber and protein. I assured her that they’re full of healthy fats and therefore offer good staying power and loads of vitamins and minerals. They make for the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert. These babies are a great “bang for the buck” and so incredibly good.

I was so excited to share them with you that I had every intention of doing so on Sunday…but I decided to “read in bed” during the girls’ nap time…which turned into a 2+ hour nap for me. Oops. And then we ran errands, whipped together dinner, did bath time, and I went to my hockey game. Sundays always fly by.

So now, here we are. Monday, The Bachelor, and the blog. And my very weak weekly menu. It’s a week of single mommin’ and we’ll be eating lots of Aussie Bites as I was wise enough to double the recipe and not share too many with my mom who has a Costco just a few miles away! 😉


5.0 from 3 reviews
Copycat Costco Aussie Bites
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Serves: 24 Aussie Bites
 
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups old fashioned oats, divided
  • ¼ cup granular sugar
  • ¼ cup dried apricots
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mist a 24 count mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Place 1 cup of the oats into a food processor and pulse until finely processed. Add in the remaining ¾ cup oats, sugar, apricots, raisins, flaxseed, sunflower seeds, coconut, quinoa, chia seeds, and baking soda; pulse until apricots and raisins are in small bits.
  3. Pour in honey, coconut oil, and vanilla extract; pulse just until combined.
  4. Divide mixture among the prepared muffin tin, filling flush with the muffin tin, gently packing the mixture into the muffin well.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before removing. Store in an airtight container for 4 to 5 days or freeze for later.
Notes
Recipe slightly adapted from The Stay-At-Home Chef - https://thestayathomechef.com/homemade-aussie-bites/
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Aussie Bite Calories: 115 Fat: 7.3 Carbohydrates: 12.8 Sugar: 6.8 Sodium: 25 Fiber: 0.6 Protein: 1.6 Cholesterol: 0

Weekly Menu: March 4th – 8th

  • Sunday: tacos, vegetarian refried beans, corn, guac & pico!
  • Monday: leftover pasta with pork and quinoa marinara, broccoli
  • Tuesday: One Pot Cashew Chicken Ramen
  • Wednesday: sweet potatoes, rotisserie chicken, roasted Brussels sprouts
  • Thursday: scrambled eggs, toast w/ avocado, mango

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14 Comments

  1. Colleen
    March 6, 2018 / 8:19 am

    Ahhh! So pumped to try these. We are obsessed with Aussie bites in my house!

  2. March 6, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    i love love love these bites…i cant remember where i had them and been wanting to make a healthier version. thank you for this.

  3. Dani
    March 7, 2018 / 9:45 am

    Thank you! I knew I could recreate these but haven’t gotten around to it. We love Aussie Bites!!

  4. Harry Thomas
    March 8, 2018 / 7:09 am

    Never even heard of Aussie bites until I came across this post; luckily, I’m only a raisin man when it comes to them being thrown into an oats recipe!

  5. George A Starkey
    October 3, 2018 / 8:33 am

    I’m going to have to try this recipe, it looks delicious and very easy to make- Someone brought a box of these (from Costco) in to work, and over the last two weeks I’ve polished them off by myself in lieu of breakfast each day. Apparently all the “hippie” ingredients scared off my coworkers 😀 Silly people! They don’t know what they are missing!

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      October 7, 2018 / 12:18 pm

      Too funny! Couldn’t agree more – they’re delicious!

  6. Nicole
    March 18, 2019 / 12:01 pm

    I had been eyeing the Aussie bites from Costco for awhile and finally bought some. They are SO good but I felt like they were too sweet. I always bake with less sugar so Im use to less sweet. I decided to hit Pinterest to find a copy cat recipe and OMG these are better then Costco! These will definitely be a staple in my house! I made them in large muffin tins and they are perfect! Thank You for a great find 🙂

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      March 18, 2019 / 4:22 pm

      So glad you loved them, Nicole!!! We do, too!!

  7. Margie
    August 24, 2019 / 3:13 am

    I made these today and they taste exactly like the Costco Aussie bites. I also like the fact that all ingredients go into a food processor, no dirty bowls to clean. They are delicious! This recipe was for 24 bites but my dough filled just 23 mini muffin tins. Anyway, even though I just made these this afternoon, my husband and I, plus a neighbor, brought the number remaining down to 13!

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      August 26, 2019 / 8:31 pm

      Margie, glad you enjoyed the recipe! Hard not to, right? Love Aussie bites!! <3

  8. Mark Sheard
    April 7, 2020 / 5:25 pm

    My waist hates you, I on the other hand love you.

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      April 8, 2020 / 11:53 am

      Haha 🙂

  9. Patty Boyce
    April 7, 2020 / 11:38 pm

    I did double the recipe and I can’t use coconut oil so I used olive oil instead. These are truly tasty but they totally fell apart, could not get them out of the muffin pan without them falling apart. I guess this is the best tasting breakfast cereal but a big disappointment as Aussie bites.

    • Nicole Morrissey
      Author
      April 8, 2020 / 11:54 am

      Patty, I’m sorry to hear that!! Did you spray with nonstick spray and gently “pack” the mixture into the muffin tin before baking? Both of those are key for sure. It may be a difference between coconut oil and olive oil, too. I had no issue 🙁

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