Mincemeat and Cherry Flapjacks

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I’ve never met anyone that doesn’t love a good flapjack and they are such a simple recipe to vary, creating all different kinds of flapjack varieties really easily.

A few years ago we made Mincemeat Flapjacks which are something we make year after year without fail but this year I decided to make a new Christmas flapjack recipe and came up with Mincemeat and Cherry Flapjacks.

Mincemeat and Cherry Flapjacks

What to do with leftover mincemeat?

I’m always looking for new ways to use mincemeat instead of just making traditional mince pies and over the years we’ve made mince pie cookies, mince pie fudge and now our latest creation, Mincemeat and Cherry Flapjacks.

Mincemeat and Cherry Flapjacks

These easy leftover mincemeat flapjacks are full of flavour and we use 200g mincemeat – half a jar – for a subtle flavour but you could use a whole jar if you want a really festive flavour. The recipe would remain the same but the flapjack may need a little extra cooking time.

With this Christmas mincemeat flapjacks recipe, we also sometimes throw in some extra dried fruit to compliment the mincemeat qualities and add more texture. I’m going to be working on chocolate mincemeat flapjacks next – watch this space!

If you’re looking for other festive recipes to try, check out our Mince Pie Cookies, Festive Swirls, Mincemeat and Apple Flapjacks, Christmas Pudding Sundae, and Mince Pie Fudge recipes. You can see all our mincemeat themed recipes to date here.

Mincemeat and Cherry Flapjacks

What equipment do you need for this flapjack recipe?

You can make this recipe simply with things you already have in your kitchen but here are the things we use in case there’s something you don’t already have:

As you can see, it’s all things you probably have already – that is what makes flapjacks so simple and convenient to make.

Here’s our delicious Mincemeat and Cherry Flapjack Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 200g margarine or butter
  • 200g soft brown sugar
  • 120ml golden syrup
  • 400g porridge oats
  • 200g mincemeat
  • 250g glace cherries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 160C/325F/Gas 3 and grease a suitable baking tray
  • Put the margarine in a saucepan and melt over a low heat. Add the sugar and syrup, stirring until melted together.
  • Add the porridge oats, mincemeat and cherries and stir until combined.
  • Spread the oat mixture onto the baking tray and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Slice whilst still warm and leave to cool in the baking tray.

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Mincemeat and Cherry Flapjacks

A few years ago we made Mincemeat Flapjacks which are something we make year after year without fail but this year I decided to make a new Christmas flapjack recipe and came up with Mincemeat and Cherry Flapjacks.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 15 flapjacks
Calories 366kcal

Ingredients

  • 200 g margarine or butter
  • 200 g soft brown sugar
  • 120 ml golden syrup
  • 400 g porridge oats
  • 200 g mincemeat
  • 250 g glace cherries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 160C/325F/Gas 3 and grease a suitable baking tray
  • Put the margarine in a saucepan and melt over a low heat. Add the sugar and syrup, stirring until melted together.
  • Add the porridge oats, mincemeat and cherries and stir until combined.
  • Spread mixture onto the baking tray and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Slice whilst still warm and leave to cool in the baking tray.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Mincemeat and Cherry Flapjacks

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