Gluten Free Mince Pies
With it being Christmas time there is a whole load more other treats hitting the shops with you being tempted round every corner!! Sadness swells up inside you as you think how much you would love to eat and try some mince pies but the thought of how many calories in each makes you feel like you gain weight even at the sight of them!
*SWOOSH* And so enters the new amazing gluten free and lower calorie option! And like the morning after a long storm the sun rises, happiness swelling deep within you knowing now you too can indulge in the epic taste of Christmas without worrying as much!
Brand Calories Carbohydrates Protein Fat
Mr Kipling – Mince Pie 254Kcal 39.9g 2.2g 9.7g
Will's -Pastry topping 134Kcal 20g 2g 5.1g
Will's -Marzipan topping 178Kcal 22g 5g 8g
BOOM Will wins on all fronts as well as taste!! Lower calories, carbs and fats you really can’t go wrong! So let’s get makin’ & bakin’ already!
115g Rice Flour or Gluten Free flour
70g Yogurt or soya yogurt for to make it vegan
1.5 tbsp truvia (or any sweetener you like)
1/4 tsp xantham gum
40g melted butter or coconut oil
1/2 tsp nutmeg & cinnamon
I used a pre made organic mincemeat 100g ( mine was vegan though check the label to be sure)
For Topping – use either more pastry or my sugar free marzipan
1 Egg white
SET your oven to 190C
SIFT flour and all powders in to a big bowl
ADD yogurt and combine till it forms bread like crumbs
STIR in the melted coconut oil to form a big dough
WRAP in clingfilm and leave 10-15mins
ROLL it out with a rolling pin
CUT your pie shapes and place in muffin tray.
FILL with filling
SLAM them in the oven for 15mins
If you want a pastry top follow the next steps and put the top on before cooking
For sugar free marzipan BOSH all ingredients in a blender
ROLL out and cut into shape
PLACE on top
BOOM!!! Epic tasting and quick, cut into slices and serve with gooey melted cheese or tuppaware up and take to work to make you the envy of all your colleagues!
From Will, that guy who couldn’t stop eating goat’s cheese as he made this
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