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Christmassy Mince Pie Recipe

What is Christmas without some deliciously healthy mince pies? These delicious creations are a staple in our households each year. They are super fun to bake, if you have kids, get them baking with you in the holidays. Not only is it a great way to bond with them but it also gets them excited about learning new things in the kitchen.

(This recipe mades 6 -8 delicious mince pies)

Ingredients

You will need (Pastry):

35g raw coconut oil.
200g oat flour.
90ml maple syrup/
1 big pinch of vanilla powder, ground cinnamon or ginger (this is optional)

Add these into the pastry to give it the Christmas feel:

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon.
1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves.
1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger, or ground ginger.
1 and a half tablespoons of maple syrup to brush and then coconut palm sugar to sprinkle.

Instructions For Making The Pastry:

  1. Melt your coconut oil, and then leave it to cool for a few minutes.
  2. Combine all your ingredients into a box mixing bowl...
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The Healthy (& Delicious) Gammon Recipe

Hmmmmmmmm, Christmas smells like cinnamon spices, warm summery days with pineapples and most of all, our healthy deliciously juicy gammon!

This recipe serves 8 people, with lots of leftovers for the week after Christmas

Ingredients

You will need:

A nice big gammon, approximately 1.8kg or 2kg.
125ml of rice malt syrup.
4 tablespoons of olive oil.
1 tablespoon of paprika.
2 teaspoons of ground cloves.
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
1 teaspoon of sea salt and 1 teaspoon of black pepper.
Zest of 1 big orange.
3 tablespoons of orange juice.

Instructions

Prepare the following on Christmas Eve:

  1. Line your baking dish with baking paper or grease the pan with coconut oil.
  2. Wash your meat and pat it dry so that it is ready to cook.
  3. Combine the rice malt syrup, olive oil along with 4 tablespoons of water into a jug.
  4. Stir in your spices, the salt, pepper, orange juice and orange zest.
  5. Pour the mixture over your gammon and rub it into the meat.
  6. Place your gammon into the baking dish and cover...
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Ginger Biscuit Recipe - A Christmas Favourite!

One of our favourite Christmas time traditions is this deliciously snappy ginger biscuit. These can be baked quickly throughout the month in the build-up to Christmas!

Give these a try, share them with family and friends, we trust your kids will love them too!

Ingredients

You will need:

200g rolled oats (grind them in your Nutribullet or blender)
60g raw honey
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 
½ teaspoon ground ginger 
10g Coconut palm 
50g softened raw coconut oil 
Sprinkle of ground nutmeg 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven at 180c and line a baking tray. 
  2. Grind the rolled oats in your blender or Nutribullet. 
  3. Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  4. Roll the mixture into small balls and then flatten them onto the tray.  
  5. Bake these for 20 min, turning them over after 10 minutes, until they are golden brown.

P.S. Ginger is great for balancing blood sugar and is great for your gut as well. 

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