My husband loves Aussie Bites. You know, those crazy-delicious bite sized cookie-cakes that just ooze honey, butter, fruit and coconut. We originally became hooked on the Costco bins of these things, to the point that we carry a container of them in our vehicle at all times, just in case we need a fix. Finally, I pulled down a recipe from the internet so that we could have a never-ending supply at a more affordable price.
Needless to say, this buttery confection does not quite fit my new vegan no-fat lifestyle, so I have created my version with no fat or coconut. This new “Aussie Bite” is only roughly similar to the original, but can honestly serve as a delicious stand-in, and might be fairly called an “awesome bite”, and my husband loves it! The foundation of my “bite” is orange marmalade and graham flour. I use St. Dalfour Orange Marmalade, but any favorite brand will work. I have also made my own marmalade from scratch, which is very affordable. These are very quick to put together and bake only 6-7 minutes (do not over bake)! You will need a mini muffin pan for these.
No-fat Vegan “Aussie Bites”
1/3 C seeds (combination of whole flax seeds and/or raw shelled sunflower seeds)
1/3 C dry rolled oats
1/3 C graham flour
1/3 C dried fruit (combination of golden raisins, chopped dates, chopped apricots)
1/4 tsp. each: baking soda, baking powder, salt
1 heaping TBSP. potato flour
1/3 C no-sugar orange marmalade
1/4 C agave or maple syrup or honey
2. Fold in the marmalade and syrup or honey and mix thoroughly.
3. Using a non-stick mini-muffin pan, fill with each muffin with about 1 TBSP. of dough, pressing with the back of your spoon to ensure there are no air pockets.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 to 7 minutes or just until the top edges begin to brown.
5. Remove from oven and immediately use a sharp knife to loosen the edges around each bite. Give the pan about 5 minutes to cool, then use your knife to remove each bite.
6. Cool completely and store in an airtight container. Makes 12 bites.