Delicious Breastfeeding Bites
They sell some delicious bites at Costco called Aussie bites. They were one of my favorite snacks when I was postpartum since they are filling, easy to grab and eat while bouncing a crying baby, and contain breastmilk boosting ingredients like oats and nuts. This recipe is adapted from The Stay At Home Chef, who did a great job recreating the Aussie bites almost exactly. I changed a few things to increase the milk-boosting power, like adding dates and substituting coconut oil for canola oil. Enjoy this delicious postpartum snack!
1 3/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup quinoa (cooked or uncooked)
1/4 cup dried apricots
1/8 cup raisins
1/4 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/8 cup sunflower seeds
1/8 cup unsalted almonds
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/4 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp granulated sugar
3 tbsp honey
2 tbsp coconut flakes
1/4 cup softened butter
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 24 count mini-muffin pan with non-stick spray.
Add half of the rolled oats into a food processor or high powered blender. Process for about 1 minute until oats are pulverized into oat flour.
Add in the remaining rolled oats, sugar, dried apricots, raisins, dates, flax seed, sunflower seeds, almonds, coconut, quinoa, chia seeds, and baking soda. Pulse until apricots, raisins and dates, and almonds are in small bits.
Pour in honey, butter, coconut, and vanilla extract. Pulse a few times, until the mixture is just combined and forms a crumbly dough. At this point, you can add some water 1 tbsp at a time if the mixture seems too dry. If the mixture is too wet add more rolled oats a little bit at a time.
Divide batter among the prepared muffin tin.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown.
Remove pan from oven and let cool in pan on a wire cooling rack in the pan.
Once completely cooled, remove from pan and store in an airtight container for 4 to 5 days. Enjoy!