Mince pies packed with extra healthy goodies like spices, chia, flax, ground almonds, nuts and of course yummy fruit!

The crispy case isn’t your usual pasty: made from oat flour, buckwheat and ground almonds, making it gorgeous, nutty, and naturally gluten free.

Healthy Mince Pies

Healthy Mince Pies

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  • 12Servings



    • 75g medjool dates
    • 125g mixed fruit
    • 50g dried apricots
    • 25g cranberries
    • 25g crystalised ginger
    • 25g ground almonds
    • 1 tbsp chia
    • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
    • 1 tsp almond extract
    • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
    • 1 tsp all spice
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
    • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
    • 1 tbsp fresh ginger grated
    • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
    • 2 tbsp chopped nuts
    • Pinch sea salt

Tart Base

    • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
    • 4 tbsp filtered water
    • 50g ground almonds
    • 50g gluten free oat flour
    • 60g buckwheat flour
    • 1/2 tsp sea salt
    • 1 tsp coconut sugar
    • 2 tbsp neutral oil
    • 3 tbsp almond milk


To make the filling:

  1. Place the dried fruits in a large bowl, cover with water and soak for an hr or so until soft.
  2. Squeeze the excess liquid out of the fruit then blitz in a food processor with the crystalised ginger until roughly mixed.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl, stir to combine. Then add the fruit mix and mix to combine thoroughly.
  4. Then add in the grated ginger and salt. Stir thoroughly to combine everything.

To make the pastry:

  1. Make the flax egg by mixing the ground flax and water in a bowl – set aside to thicken.
  2. Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix to combine. Then add in the oil, almond milk and flax egg. Mix throughly to form a dough.

To make the mince pies:

  1. Pre heat oven Gas mark 5/190c. Grease a bun tray (12 holes) with a little coconot oil.
  2. Reserve a 1/4 of the dough to make the star toppers.
  3. Roll out the larger ball of dough and cut into 8cm circular shapes with a cutter.
  4. Place the pastry rounds into the base of the bun tray. Press into the bottom. Prick each pastry base a few times.
  5. Add around a 1 tbsp of the filling into each base.
  6. Roll out the remaining dough and cut into small stars. Place on top of the pie filling and press done a little.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes then allow to cool a little before eating.

This recipe was republished with permission from Rebel Recipes. Find the original recipe here.

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  • Serving Size: 12

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