Recipe courtesy of Neat Nutrition.
Just because you choose to follow a vegan or plantbased lifestyle, doesn’t mean you should miss out on all the traditional Christmas treats! We’ve created these gluten free, vegan and protein-packed mince pies, because it isn’t really Christmas until there’s mince pies on the table…
- 60g rice flour
- 35g chickpea flour
- 40g tapioca flour
- 25g vegan vanilla or naked protein
- 80g vegan butter or margarine
- Pinch of salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1-2 tbsp granulated sweetener of choice (such as stevia or xylitol)
- 2.5 tbsp water
- 2 apple cubed
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 150g mixed raisins, sultanas and goji berries
- 2 oranges, juiced
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Coconut cream / yogurt or ice cream to serve
Mix together the 3 types of flour, protein, salt, cinnamon and granulated sweetener before rubbing in the butter. Add in the water a tablespoon at a time and work it into a dough, being careful not to overwork.
Roll into a ball and wrap in cling film, putting it in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
Whilst this is chilling, on a low to medium heat, start to cook the apple in the coconut oil, adding in all the other filling ingredients. Cook in a pan with the lid on, stirring frequently, until the apple is soft.
Place a little flour on a clean surface and roll out the pastry gently. Be careful as this will be a little more crumbly than regular pastry.
Cut out circles with a cookie cutter and place into a greased cake tray, using extra pastry to patch up any holes or cracks. Fill the pastry cases with the filling and cook at 180c for 15-20 minutes.
Best served warm with a dollop of coconut cream, yogurt or ice cream!