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Intensely chocolatey, fudgy festive flavours fill these mince pie brownies, this vegan and gluten-free Christmas bake is sure to be a hit at Christmas!

Vegan and gluten-free indulgent mince pie brownies – these rich, chewy and intensely chocolatey brownies are delicious and given that festive gooey feel from the sweet fruity mincemeat stirred through the brownie mix – they are irresistible and sure to be a Christmas hit!

mince pie brownies with melted chocolate

Why do you have 2 mince pie brownie recipes?

And yes there are 2 mince pie brownie recipes on our website (we love them that much) the first mince pie vegan and gluten-free chocolate brownies focuses on almond butter as a key ingredient, and contains less sugar, and is extremely fudgy and this recipe uses yoghurt contains more sugar and makes a more dense brownie. So you have a choice – either will be absolutely delicious.

Both mince pie brownie recipes are vegan and gluten-free.


Top tips

Mincemeat – OK we think you should make your /our mincemeat. We promise it’s not complicated and tastes better than any shop-bought, its fruiter, juicer and you can add control whether it’s your favourite festive tipple that goes in or a fruit juice.

Use good chocolate – not your super fancy stuff, savour that, but good quality at least 72% dark chocolate – for a really intense dark chocolate flavour go to 85%.

You can use cocoa powder but we like to raise the game and use cacao powder- it’s richer, its more –  well chocolatey.

How long will the mince pie brownies keep?

There is a lot of joy in any great brownie straight from the oven, but store these beauties in an airtight container for a couple of days and the flavour improves with every day. We’ve never managed to have any left past day 4.

Can I freeze them? Yes, place a square of baking paper between them so that they don’t stick together in the freezer -then put them in a freezer-proof container or wrap in foil. We like to store them in 2’s.



Are mince pie brownies just for winter?

These may seem to you like a seasonal, winter brownie recipe but as we make a double batch of our easy mincemeat recipe – so a jar can develope its flavour over the year ready for the following Christmas. This means we can dip into the jar through the year when we feel like making a mince pie tart or these scrumptious brownies – sorry if that sounds a little smug.

So, they are a Christmas brownie but you can make them in July too.



Medium saucepan

Brownie tin

Baking paper


Measuring spoon

Mixing spoons



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Mince Pie Brownies

  • Author: Healthy Twists
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Baking
  • Cuisine: vegan & gluten free
  • Diet: Vegan


Give your Chocolate Brownies a festive feel.


  • 130ml plant-based milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 80g yoghurt – oat, coconut, or natural
  • 80g plain flour or gluten-free plain flour
  • 75g ground almonds
  • 45g cacao powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 125g light soft brown sugar
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 100g dark chocolate 72% +, roughly chopped
  • 200g mincemeat – make our mincemeat it’s so fruity.
  • 60g plant-based butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A good pinch of salt
  • NOTE – if using gluten-free flour add ¼ teaspoon of xanthan gum powder


  1. Line a 20cm square brownie tin with baking paper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 160°C. 
  3. Pour the plant-based milk into a bowl, add the apple cider vinegar, stir and set to one-side. The milk will start to curdle.
  4. Sieve the flour and cacao powder into a bowl, add the ground almonds, baking powder and xanthan gum if you are using gluten-free flour.
  5. In a medium pan, add the butter and chocolate and start to melt over low heat, add the sugars and stir together until the chocolate and butter is melted and combined with the sugar.
  6. Now add the yoghurt and vanilla extract – stir through. Pour in the plant-based milk and stir to combine.
  7. Now add the dry ingredients and a good pinch of salt, before combining into the mix.
  8. Finally, fold in the mincemeat until evenly stirred through.
  9. Spoon into the lined brownie tin, making sure the mix is even on the surface.
  10. Place in the oven on a middle shelf and bake for 25 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven and leave in the tin to cool completely.
  12. Ideally, remove the brownies from the tin and wrap in foil or baking paper and leave overnight. Slice and serve.


To Serve – Slice them warm and serve with ice cream, cream or chocolate sauce or allow the mincepie brownies to cool, slice and enjoy or alternatively or cool, slice and drizzle with melted chocolate.

Keywords: mince pie, brownies, chocolate brownies, mince pie brownies

If you make any of our recipes we’d love to see the final result – do tag us #healthytwists or @healthy_twists.

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