Lower Fat Mince Pies

A Christmas Treat with Less Guilt?

This easy alternative  to mince pies can be prepared in less than 20 minutes and is healthier than the real thing!

Using oats instead of pastry keeps the fat content low and increases the amount of healthy fibre.

A diet low in fat helps us to look after our hearts and maintain a healthy weight whilst the fibre found in oats has been shown to help lower heart-harming cholesterol.

Although lower-fat than traditional mince-pies these are still high in sugar and like all such things are best thought of as an occasional treat! Choose to serve these on their own or with low-fat crème fraîche instead of cream to continue the low-fat theme.

Happy Christmas!

Ingredients (makes 12)

  • 200 g mincemeat
  • 120 g rolled oats, dry
  • 100 g flour
  • 60 g sugar
  • 100 g finely grated apple
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 60 g low fat spread


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl, except mincemeat.
  3. Press two thirds of mixture into a pan and spread mincemeat evenly over crust.
  4. Sprinkle remaining batter over the top and press gently.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven when top begins to brown.
  6. Cool and cut into squares and serve.

Calories per serving: 163kcal

Fat per serving: 4.3g

(Normal mince-pie: 250kcal, 10g fat)

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