Have you ever tried those "Aussie Bites" from Costco? SO addicting. They're like little mini cakelets (that's a word in my books) filled with all sorts of flavourful ingredients like oats, coconut and dried fruit. I consider them to be mostly healthy, and they are such a filling snack. I thought they'd be fun to try to recreate, but in a cookie format. I modified a Aussie Bites knockoff recipe, added some cookie-ish ingredients to it and the result was YUM.
These make a filling, flavourful snack and they're also great for breakfast! The whole wheat flour, oats, coconut and apricots make them taste so good, and they keep really well.
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 cups quick oats
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup sunflower seeds (optional – I don’t add them in mine)
- 1 cup dried fruit (raisins, dates, figs, cranberries, chopped dried apricots – I prefer dried apricots only)
- ½ cup flaxseeds
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream together the honey, softened butter, vanilla and brown sugar. Whisk in the egg.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the whole wheat flour, oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, dried fruit, flaxseeds, salt and baking soda.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown on the bottom. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Enjoy with a cold glass of milk. Yum!