It’s December, which means it’s perfectly acceptable to start making (and scoffing) mince pies, but the pre-made jars of mincemeat you buy in the shops is often riddled with sugar, salt and preservatives and it certainly isn’t as tasty as homemade versions. We’ve put together our own healthy version, which cuts out the refined sugar without cutting out the taste. Our healthy Christmas mincemeat is packed full of all the dried fruit, but uses coconut oil, sugar, and jam for a healthy twist.
And the best bit? Less calories means you can eat more…who’s for another?
What’s In Healthy Christmas Mincemeat?
- 1 Apple
- 50g Sultanas
- 50g Currants
- 50g Dried Peel
- 100g Raisins
- 50g Coconut Sugar
- 100g Coconut Jam
- 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 50ml Ginger Cordial
How Do I Make Healthy Christmas Mincemeat?
Core and grate the apple; you don’t need to peel it as the peel adds a lovely texture to the mincemeat. Pour into a bowl and mix together with all of the remaining ingredients. Give it a good stir, making sure the coconut jam and coconut oil have been evenly distributed. Pack the mixture into a sterilised jar and allow the flavours to steep for a good couple of days before using.
Perfect in mince pies, flapjacks, stirred into porridge, and pretty much anything else you feel like making festive.
We used ginger and lemongrass cordial in our healthy Christmas mincemeat, but you can use whatever liquid takes your fancy. What about cinnamon tea, ginger wine or a dash of brandy?
Have you got a healthy festive recipe you’d like to share?
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