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Savoury Bites

Loads of umami flavour from each little bite

savoury bites on a plate with a blue rim

savoury bites

lots of umami flavours in one little bite
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: English
Keyword: batch cooking, budget meals, cheap family recipes
Dietary Requirements: Dairy Free
Servings: 36 bites
Cost per portion 2p
Calories: 37.71kcal
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  • 5 g garlic
  • 40 g tomato puree
  • 40 ml vegetable oil
  • 70 g self raising flour
  • 120 g chick peas soaked, cooked and lightly crushed with a fork
  • 150 g lard melted in the microwave
  • 130 g oat instant oats
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  • Place dessertspoon blobs onto a baking tray and cook at gas 6 for 10ish mins or until the top looks a little crispy and browned at the edge.
  • Makes 36.
  • Eat 3 at a time as a snack, make 3 batches in the month.


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Nutrition Facts
savoury bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 37.71 Calories from Fat 13
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.49g2%
Saturated Fat 0.96g6%
Sodium 1.53mg0%
Potassium 38.47mg1%
Carbohydrates 5.14g2%
Fiber 0.85g4%
Sugar 0.28g0%
Protein 1.16g2%
Vitamin A 214.79IU4%
Vitamin C 1.68mg2%
Calcium 13.47mg1%
Iron 0.31mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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