Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free & Vegan Mince Pies

Who can have Christmas without mince pies right?!




Not me!! But I wanted healthier versions, mainly so I could eat more of them! So this recipe is for 6 mince pies, they are chunky and filled to the brim with fruit!

I have to admit the first time I made these I doubled the mixture and accidentally put them in the oven too high and they came out more like rocks! Everyone has their bad days!! 


I have experimented with these multiple times but this recipe seems to be the best one yet. And the great thing is they are Free from Gluten, Wheat, Dairy and Sugar and are completely vegan. So literally everyone can enjoy them!! (The photos only show four because me and mum ate them warm from the oven!)




When I eat mine I warm them up in the microwave for about 40 seconds and top it with Alpro Soya cream. Delicious on a winters evening.

Enjoy!!




Ingredients:

For the cases:

  • 200 grams Ground Almonds
  • 120 grams Buckwheat Flour
  • 75 grams Coconut Oil
  • 150 grams Medjool Dates
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Water
For the filling: 
  • 225 grams Mixed Dried Fruit
  • 2 Oranges
  • Half tsp Cinammon
  • Half tsp Ginger
  1. Pre-heat the oven to about 150 degrees.
  2. Place all of the dried fruit and the juice from the oranges in a saucepan. 
  3. Heat for about 15-20 minutes, or until soft.
  4. In a food processor, add in the ground almonds, buckwheat flour, dates, vanilla extract and coconut oil. 
  5. Blend until smooth, adding water as you go along. You should be able to form a ball of dough.
  6. I split the mixture into 7 pieces and used 6 silicone cases to create the base of the mince pie. 
  7. Once moulded, spoon in the cooked filling and use the remainder to create a shape to place on top. 
  8. Place in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes. 
Love Lucy xoxo 

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