Mincemeat Muffins

Friday 22 December 2017
A lighter version of the traditional Christmas Mincemeat Pie. These Mincemeat Muffins are so quick and easy to make. When you've made them once they are sure to become a Christmas baking staple.

This is absolutely the last recipe for Christmas 2017. I almost didn't bother to post it as like everyone else I currently have a HUGE to do list. However I'd made them and taken the photos so it seemed a shame for the work I'd already done to go to waste. The recipe is actually already on my blog in a post back in November 2012 however I've given the measurements in a rather weird combination of imperial and metric and the photography leaves a lot to be desired, so definitely time for a revamp.

I'm a huge mincemeat pie fan at Christmas however I do try to resist them for as long as possible as once I start on them I literally can. not. stop. My Mincemeat Muffins are a great alternative and are much quicker and easier to make and always go down a storm with those that try them. This year they headed to my husband's work colleagues and I'm taking it as a good sign that none came home. They are at their absolute best when freshly made and still warm, however a 20 second blast in the microwave will work wonders. Alternatively they freeze really well and can be instantly thawed by 40 seconds in the microwave. For extra Christmas spirit I made mine using my homemade Gin Mincemeat and I can thoroughly recommend serving them with a generous dollop of my Gin Butter. Merry GINmas!

Mincemeat Muffins
Makes 12

225g Plain Flour
60g Rolled Oats
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
60g Caster Sugar
1 Free Range Egg
250ml Milk
90ml Vegetable or Corn oil
1 jar Mincemeat (411g)

Preheat the oven to 200c and prepare your muffin tins with 12 paper cases.
Sift together all dry ingredients into a large bowl. 
In a separate bowl combine all wet ingredients and the mincemeat.
Pour wet into dry and mix until just combined.
Spoon into muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes until tops are lightly browned. 
Sieve icing sugar over the top to serve. 

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