Get ready for the best Healthy Mince Pies you’ve ever had! They are a healthier option as they use a nut base rather than a pie crust. In addition, they’re quick and easy to making with no baking required and are gluten-free and vegan!
Recipe Difficulty – Very Easy
Why this recipe works
A popular British dish at Christmas time is mince pie. I’ve created healthy nut base mince pies.
You’re probably thinking “nut base mince pie”!? Trust me, it’s amazing!
I wanted to create something different this Christmas to share with friends and family. I decided to swap the traditional baking style for a healthier bakeless mince pies recipe.
After a few recipe tests and tweaks, I have come up with a nut-based no bake mince pie which tastes amazing. These raw mince pies are a far healthier option due to all of the healthy fats from the nuts. It also allows you to be creative and design the top however you wish.
The great thing about these bases is that they will last in the fridge for 2-3 days if covered. You can just quickly add the mince along with some toppings. So you don’t feel pressured into eating them all at once!
Ingredients to make Healthy Mince Pies
- Walnuts – are a super nut with fabulous health benefits. If you have some spare try making my Walnut Sausage Rolls.
- Almonds – are fantastic with the mincemeat flavour.
- Pecans – add a buttery, sweet flavour to the crust. If you have some spare then make my Candied Pecans.
- Pitted Dates – have a caramel-type flavour that is perfectly sweet and normal.
- Chia Seeds – work to bind together everything into the crust.
- Cinnamon – has a sweet and woody flavour.
- Nutmeg – is another wonderfully warm spice.
- Maple Syrup – acts as a natural sweetener.
- Cold Water – helps the crust to form.
- Mince Pie Meat Mix – serves as the topping.
See recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
- Nuts – Change around the amounts and types of nuts as needed based on your preferences and what you have on hand.
- Maple Syrup – can be replaced with honey or agave syrup.
- Mince Pie Meat Mix – If you want to make your own homemade mince, feel free!
- Deluxe – Top with a dab of vegan cream or a fun design to finish off the perfection of these mince pies.
- Kid friendly – Kids may enjoy these alongside a scoop of ice cream.
See this Chocolate Fig and Pecans Brownie recipe on my website for another Christmas treat!
How to make Healthy Mince Pies
Step 1: Firstly, add all of the nuts and dates into a food processor or blender and blend.
Step 2: Add the chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, and water. Blend again until the mix becomes sticky.
Step 3: Place 12 cupcake cases inside a cupcake baking tray. Create small balls from the mixture and place inside each cupcake case. Press into a cup shape.
Step 4: Add a spoon of mince pie mix into the middle of each one. Cool in the fridge for an hour to allow the base to set.
Hint: leave a useful hint here
Vegan mince pies can be stored in a fridge. It is best to store the base and mincemeat separately until serving, but if you have some leftovers that are already put together, they’ll keep for 2-3 days.
Mince pies are a common British Christmas treat. They are mini, individual-sized pies made of a combination of things like currants, raisins, apples, etc.
Yes! Rather than having a pie crust that needs to be baked, I use a nut mixture as a base. As such, it doesn’t need to be baked.
Traditionally, they aren’t. They are full of fat and sugar between the suet, sugar, and pastry puff or shortcrust pastry. In my healthy gluten free mince pies, I replace the pastry with a nut base to focus on healthier fats.
Absolutely! They are good both warm and cold. Try eating them warm when they’re fresh and cold the next day and see which is your favourite!
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Healthy Mince Pies
- 100 g walnuts (1 cup)
- 150 g almonds (1 cup)
- 125 g pecans (1 cup)
- 30 g pitted dates
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 3 tablespoon cold water
- 1 jar Mince Pie meat mix
- Firstly add all the nuts and dates into a food processor/blender and blend.
- Now add the chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, water and blend again until the mix becomes sticky.
- Now place 12 cup cake cases inside a cupcake baking tray (I use a deep cupcake tray to help shape). Create small balls and place inside each cupcake case and press into a cup shape.
- Add a spoon of mince pie mix into the middle and place in the fridge for 1 hour for the base to set.
Please note that Nutrition information is a rough estimate