Raw Mince Pies Recipe – Vegan & Gluten-free

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Raw Mince Pies Recipe – Vegan & Gluten-free

This is my first Christmas recipe on the blog this year…yay! 

Delicious raw/no-bake mince pies that are so easy to make and taste amazing without any added sugar, dairy or wheat! 

When I first moved to the UK around 11 years ago (my goodness how time flies!) and during my first ever proper Christmas day celebration with my uncles, granddad and cousins, I tried a mince pie for the first time.

Did I like it? NO!

I actually hated it! First of all I found the name so confusing. You would assume a mince pie would contain minced meat, but instead I had a mouth full of raisins, which I wasn’t too keen on. I wasn’t keen on the the flavour and texture overall. Those were the days when my taste buds were still underdeveloped as I hadn’t experienced anything like that growing up in Iraq.


Having said that, there were a lot of things I ‘hated’ when I first moved here, avocado being one of them…WHAT?? 

11 years on and I now like almost anything! I’m not a fussy eater at all and there is only a few things I don’t like, mince pies definitely not being one of them!

I have learned to appreciate and come to love all kinds of different flavours and textures. I guess that’s one of the many advantages of being a foodie at heart. 


These raw mince pies are so easy to make using ingredients that are easy to find at most supermarkets – no fancy superfoods or trendy ingredients here so anyone and everyone can make them! They’re vegan, gluten-free and much much healthier than the shop bought version. 


For the base, I’m using a simple mix of oats (ground into a flour), ground almonds, milled flaxseed and melted coconut oil to help bring the ingredients together.

For the filling, I blended together apricots, dates and raisins with some festive spices and orange peel. Couldn’t be easier to make and tastes so Christmassy! 

Raw Mince Pies - Vegan & Gluten-free
Serves 12
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For the base
  1. 1 + 1/4 cup (150g) oat flour (plain oats ground into a flour in the food processor) - use gluten-free oats if you're allergic/intolerant
  2. 1/2 cup (50g) ground almonds
  3. 1 tbsp milled flaxseed
  4. 1/4 tsp salt
  5. 4.5 tbsp coconut oil, melted
For the mince meat filing
  1. 1/2 cup (65g) raisins
  2. 1/2 cup (90g) dates
  3. 1/2 cup (100g) dried apricots
  4. 1.5 tsp mixed spice
  5. Pinch of salt
  6. 1 tbsp milled flaxseed
  7. Juice of 1 orange - about 6 tbsp
  8. Zest of 1 orange
To make the mince meat
  1. Blend all the ingredients together until the texture somewhat resembles that of mince meat.
  2. To make the base - mix together all the ingredients until you have a crumbly dough.
  3. Place in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  4. Press into a 12 cup mini silicon muffin tray saving about 1/4 of the mixture to create the star shaped topping.
  5. Transfer to the freezer and chill for 30-60 minutes to make the cups easier to remove from the tray.
  6. Take out of the freezer and start filling with the mince meat mixture.
  7. Use the remaining of the base mixture to create stars - sprinkle a little bit of flour on a clean kitchen surface and start rolling out the dough. Using a small star shaped cookie cutter, cut out star shapes and use it to top the pies.
  8. Store in the fridge until ready to eat.
  9. Enjoy!
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  1. I’ve never had a mince pie either, but based on the ingredients it sounds like the sort of thing I would love! Mouthful of raisin–sounds yummy to me 😀 It is so funny how tastebuds evolve and change though, I clearly remember a time when I hated avocado too. But these little no-bake pie cuties are a perfect way to dive into holiday recipe creation! I love love love the star top, and nothing is more winter-perfect than that heavenly dusting of sugar-snow. They are so easy I must try them 🙂

  2. Already missing these!! Making them again this weekend…perfect anytime of the year if you ask me! Thank you for a fantastic recipe xx

  3. Nadia this recipe looks amazing – thank you. It’s much too hot to put the oven (or dehydrator) on – S Australia…..it doesn’t feel like Christmas : ( (I’m English) BUT I’m sure things will look so much better when I make some of these beauties – thank you again.

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