As a craft baker, I’ve spent many years working in a bakery and I’ve seen 1000 upon 1000 of mince pies, after a while, you start to get a little fatigued and vow NOT to make another (If you follow my blog you will know this vow has now been broken). So I decided to spice up my mincemeat and try something new. And here we have the new recipe, mince pie bars. They are a yummy alternative to mince pies. They contain no unhealthy fats and they are also gluten-free. Why not give them a go, you may be wowed and enjoy them as much as me.
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Healthy Mince Pie Bars
These mince pie bars are gulten free and contain no unhealthy fats.
1 1/2 Cups of Rolled oats blended (turned into flour)
1 3/4 Cups of Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup of Smooth Peanut Butter
2 Bananas – Mashed
2 Tsp of Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp of Vanilla Extract
2 Cups of Mincemeat
- Pre Heat the oven the Gas mark 6/ 200c / 400f.
- Add your peanut butter and bananas into the rolled oats and give a good stir. Then add all your remaining ingredients except the mincemeat and give another stir.
- Using a greased tin or a tin with greaseproof paper (I used a loose bottom tin). Half your mixture and layer the bottom of your tin, then add a layer of mincemeat and top with the remaining mixture.
- Pop into the oven for around 20 minutes or until brown.
- Once removed from the oven cut into bars while warm and then leave on a wire rack to fully cool. Store in the cupboard an airtight container.
- I used the peanut butter as a replacement for your butter. It’s advisable to stick with smooth unsweetened peanut butter.
- Brown bananas are great for this recipe.