Mincemeat Muffins

Mincemeat Muffins

First week or so of January is use up Christmas leftovers time and somehow making mince pies after Christmas seems so wrong. Fortunately mincemeat muffins are an easy and less obviously Christmassy way of using up left over jars of mincemeat. The quantities below make 12 and use half a jar. I had a whole jar to use and these were destined for my husbands aunts freezer. She defrosts them with a 30s zap in the microwave which also makes them nicely warmed.


  • 9oz/250g plain flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3oz/85g granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 8fl oz/240ml milk
  • 3fl oz/90ml olive or sunflower oil
  • 1/2 jar mincemeat


  1. Preheat oven to 190 C gas mark 5
  2. Sift together dry ingredients
  3. Mix wet ingredients including the mincemeat together in a separate bowl
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir until just combined (about 30 secs)
  5. Put mix into 12 muffin cases and bake for 20-25mins

mincemeat muffins before baking


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