Deconstructed Gingerbread Mince Pies – With a Spiced Apple and Dried Fruit Topping

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Hi everyone! It’s recipe time and what better way to celebrate December than making protein fuelled mince pies. Delicious! These aren’t your ordinary mince pies, they’re packed full of gingerbread flavoured protein and offer a true hint of spice. I enjoy them on their own or dunked in almond milk.

I have created a recipe that is healthier than sugar-laden shop bought mince pies but still provides comfort and sweetness. There is nothing better than enjoying a warm homemade mince pie. I have made a few simple swaps and made this option much healthier and I definitely didn’t compromise on the flavour.

A soft and subtly spiced base with a sweet and indulgent mince pie topping. If you make extra mince pie topping, you could spoon this into your porridge or eat it with yoghurt. Simple store the remains in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last for up to 7 days! It’s a delicious substitute for jam or other sugar-laden spreads.

It’s extremely important that you keep fuelled and well hydrated this December. Wrap up warm, make comforting food and enjoy yourself. Remember, if there are some mince pies leftover, why don’t you donate them to the homeless? A little kindness goes a long way. Especially at Christmas when loneliness levels reach an ultimate high.

Although this recipe may look daunting and complicated, it’s far from it. This recipe is super simple to make! Remember, you can print the recipe out and save it for future reference. Simply right-click the image and save.

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As an added infusion of gingerbread, I have used a sachet of gingerbread protein from Whey Box. Creamy, subtly spiced and naturally sweet. This protein adds creaminess to my porridge and infuses every dish with festive spice. This is an optional ingredient and you could substitute this for mixed spice and extra honey or sugar.

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  • Whey Box protein is Gluten free, GMO-free and Vegetarian.

Whey Box is a subscription service which delivers flavoured protein sachets to your door every month. Have you ever purchased a huge tub of protein powder, spent a ridiculous amount on it and got bored with the flavour after a few weeks? If this is you, maybe it is time for a change. The Whey Box offers you the choice to customise your box every month by selecting different protein sachets from their collection of 10 different flavours! Yes, 10 different flavours! That means you will never get bored of your breakfast, post workout shake or smoothies.

So if you don’t have the gingerbread protein, you can substitute this for a flavour of your choice.

RECIPE

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I hope you like the festive recipe and you re-create your own batch of mince pies at home! If you do, please tag me in your creations and don’t hold back with being creative. Baking is exciting, fun and it shouldn’t always be so difficult. @positivelyjessicaward – my Instagram handle.

Jessica, x

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