A Christmas Treat with Less Guilt?
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.
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
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl, except mincemeat.
- Press two thirds of mixture into a pan and spread mincemeat evenly over crust.
- Sprinkle remaining batter over the top and press gently.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven when top begins to brown.
- Cool and cut into squares and serve.
Calories per serving: 163kcal
Fat per serving: 4.3g
(Normal mince-pie: 250kcal, 10g fat)