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Festive Vegan Mincemeat Flapjacks | Christmas Flapjacks

Festive Vegan Mincemeat Flapjacks | Christmas Flapjacks

These vegan mincemeat flapjacks are gooey, sweet, festive flavoured and absolutely delicious! They are so easy to make with a few simple ingredients. Don’t let that jar of mincemeat go to waste – whip up these festive flapjacks and have a stash of delicious snacks, whether its with over a cup of tea, in a lunch box or on the go for all the Christmas cheer.

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There is minimal fuss with these mincemeat flapjacks. The recipe uses jarred mincemeat, which of course you could totally make your own if you fancied. With two small kids, I wanted quick and easy – which is what these are.

These are the perfect snack for coming into December. They make a great addition to your kids lunch box or after school snack. But importantly, great for adults too with a hot cuppa tea or delicious Oat Milk Hot Chocolate. I brought these to a team meeting and they were devoured by everyone. 

These are almost a homage to the humble mince pie, however with a oaty twist. Most mince pies are not vegan, however you can find them in some supermarkets or buy the shortcrust pastry to make yourself. I find theres a bit more skill in making vegan mince pies, so these vegan flapjacks are a delicious and easy alternative.

Simple Four Ingredient Flapjacks

  • Oats
  • Vegan butter
  • Golden Syrup
  • Mincemeat
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How to make mincemeat flapjacks

  1. Preheat the oven to 170c/gas 5. Line a flapjack baking tray or baking tin, grease it and put some greaseproof paper on top
  2. Melt the vegan butter in a pan, alongside the golden syrup and the mincemeat. Do this on a low heat until all of the butter is melted
  3. Stir through the oats until all is fully coated
  4. Add the mixture to your lined tray and pat down to even out
  5. If using, add some glace cherries on top
  6. Place in the preheated over for approximately 25 minutes
  7. Allow to cool fully before cutting to get a cleaner cut. You can always pop them in the fridge to speed this process up!

Some other totally optional extras include glace cherries, cinnamon powder, black treacle to sub out some of the golden syrup, lemon zest, orange zest, chocolate chips. 

There is no need for additional sugar with this recipe as the golden syrup and jarred mince meat has plenty of sweetness on them.

What is mincemeat?

Mincemeat generally is a mixture of chopped fruit, distilled spirits and spices. The name is certainly off putting for non-meat eaters, however apparently mincemeat did once contain mince meat and beef suet. Thankfully the large majority of mincemeat these days are completely vegan friendly.

What is a flapjack?

Flapjacks are probably more well known than mincemeat as it is less seasonal and more of an all year round snack. A flapjack in the UK is generally a baked oat bar, containing rolled oats, fat, sugar and golden syrup. However there are now tonnes of variants of flavours – like these festive mincemeat flapjack recipe. In the US, flapjack is a lesser used term for a pancake.

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Yield: 12

Festive Vegan Mincemeat Flapjacks | Vegan Christmas Flapjacks

recipes using mincemeat

These vegan mincmeat flapjacks are festive, gooey, sweet and delicious! They make the perfect cheery snack, that are super easy to make. Bake these as we come into December and have them for your morning break with a hot cuppa or pack them in your kids lunch boxes in the run up to holidays - they are a real hit with the kids and grown ups alike!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup vegan butter
  • 1 cup mincemeat
  • 6 tbsp golden syrup
  • Optional - glace cherries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170c/gas 5. Line a flapjack tray or baking tin, grease it and put some greaseproof paper on top
  2. Melt the vegan butter in a pan, alongside the golden syrup and the mincemeat. Do this on a low heat until all of the butter is melted and all is combined
  3. Stir through the oats until all is fully coated
  4. Add the mixture to your lined tray and pat down to even out
  5. If using, add some glace cherries on top
  6. Place in the preheated over for approximately 25 minutes
  7. Allow to cool fully before cutting to get a cleaner cut. You can always pop them in the fridge to speed this process up!

Notes

1) Some other totally optional extras include glace cherries, cinnamon powder, black treacle to sub out some of the golden syrup, lemon zest, orange zest, chocolate chips. 

2) The added 30 minutes is to allow these to cool fully - you can always pop them in the refrigerator to speed up this process

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g

this is an estimate

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