These delectable, chewy 'bites' are the perfect way to start or end your day, especially when accompanied by a tall glass of milk!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

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  • In a large bowl, blend the applesauce, brown sugar, and honey. In a separate bowl, sift together the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Blend the flour mixture into the applesauce mixture. Fold in the oats, vanilla extract, almond extract, apricots, almonds, and cranberries. Drop the batter by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

71 calories; 0.7 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 60 mg sodium. 15.7 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2009
I was looking for something that would be similar to these Aussie Bites I get at Costco. These Bites are not dense like the Aussie Bites (I'm thinking about trying it and not putting in the Baking powder). So I did make changes (for all those who don't like that too bad). Because of the previous reviewer I only did 1/4 c. of honey and brown sugar. I didn't put in cinnamon or nutmeg. I did 1/2 tsp almond extract. And I added dried cherries and shredded coconut and a little bit of butter. I'm doing all this because I want it to be like the Aussie bites so I also thought I would put them in a mini muffin pan. I didn't expect them to rise though. But they did and they are mini muffins and they are DELICIOUS! My 2 year old tried it and came in two more times for more. I like this recipe and I might keep trying to tweek it to get some Aussie bites out of it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/21/2004
I wanted a low-calorie snack so I tried these. My batch looked and tasted like rubbery muffin tops. The 1 TSP almond extract overpowered the other flavors. These "Bites" were just too sweet for my taste. Read More
(5)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2009
I was looking for something that would be similar to these Aussie Bites I get at Costco. These Bites are not dense like the Aussie Bites (I'm thinking about trying it and not putting in the Baking powder). So I did make changes (for all those who don't like that too bad). Because of the previous reviewer I only did 1/4 c. of honey and brown sugar. I didn't put in cinnamon or nutmeg. I did 1/2 tsp almond extract. And I added dried cherries and shredded coconut and a little bit of butter. I'm doing all this because I want it to be like the Aussie bites so I also thought I would put them in a mini muffin pan. I didn't expect them to rise though. But they did and they are mini muffins and they are DELICIOUS! My 2 year old tried it and came in two more times for more. I like this recipe and I might keep trying to tweek it to get some Aussie bites out of it! Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
03/21/2004
I wanted a low-calorie snack so I tried these. My batch looked and tasted like rubbery muffin tops. The 1 TSP almond extract overpowered the other flavors. These "Bites" were just too sweet for my taste. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2009
I was looking for something that would be similar to these Aussie Bites I get at Costco. These Bites are not dense like the Aussie Bites (I'm thinking about trying it and not putting in the Baking powder). So I did make changes (for all those who don't like that too bad). Because of the previous reviewer I only did 1/4 c. of honey and brown sugar. I didn't put in cinnamon or nutmeg. I did 1/2 tsp almond extract. And I added dried cherries and shredded coconut and a little bit of butter. I'm doing all this because I want it to be like the Aussie bites so I also thought I would put them in a mini muffin pan. I didn't expect them to rise though. But they did and they are mini muffins and they are DELICIOUS! My 2 year old tried it and came in two more times for more. I like this recipe and I might keep trying to tweek it to get some Aussie bites out of it! Read More
(4)
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Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2010
substituted 1/4c each frozen cranberries and used dried mango. also used flavored applesauce m mm yummy. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2010
These cookies turn out really sticky and way too sweet the next day. Best fresh! I'm going to modify this recipe next time I make it to provide for less sugar and maybe and egg or two instead of honey. I liked the idea though because I love cookies but not the fat. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
11/19/2016
These had a nice flavour but the texture was strange. They were soft but chewy sort of bouncy not at all what I was expecting. Not sure if I would make them again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2013
These are interesting. Puffy with lots of spices a bit on the moist side-probably from using chunky applesauce. My husband didn't seem to care much for them though. Read More