Okay. So these Alberta Bites were originally called Aussie Bites. You may have even bought them at a well-known big box store. I’ve adapted the recipe slightly but kudos to The Stay At Home Chef Rachel Farnsworth for cracking the recipe.
I feel okay calling this version Alberta Bites because I crammed them full of as many Alberta grown ingredients as possible. If you live in Alberta, I hope you’ll do the same. Wherever you live, source from your local food artisans and claim these nutritious bites as your own too.
Gluten-free and nut-free, they make a great school treat. If you switch the butter for coconut oil, they can also be vegan. Enjoy!Print
Nutrient dense morsels that are gluten-free and packed with dried fruits, grains and seeds.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 24 bites 1x
- Category: Snacks
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: Canadian
1¾ cups (divided 1 then ¾ cup) organic Alberta rolled oats (I used Highwood Crossing)
¼ cup organic cane sugar
¼ cup dried apricots
¼ cup raisins
¼ cup ground organic Alberta Flax seed (I used Highwood Crossing)
¼ cup unsalted sunflower seeds
¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
¼ cup cooked red quinoa
2 Tablespoons chia seeds
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup Alberta honey
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
¼ cup organic Alberta canola oil (I used Highwood Crossing)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
72 frozen Saskatoon Berries
- Preheat the oven to 350℉ and spray a 24 cup mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
- Pour 1 cup of the oats into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until it becomes oat flour.
- Add the remaining oats, sugar, apricots, raisins, flax and sunflower seeds, coconut, quinoa, chia seeds and baking soda and pulse until the apricots are small bits.
- Add the honey, melted butter, canola and vanilla and pulse until just combined.
- Divide the batter between the muffin cups, poke 3 Saskatoon berries on the top of each and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
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