I am using here my own mincemeat that I make every year and I think it is awesome (obviously) and I haven't bought a jar (the last one I bought was simply yuk). If your mincemeat seems a bit chunky, mince it down more, maybe adding a tbsp of Cointreau (or orange juice if children will eat it) - very tasty and it will go further. It took Mr T only 2 days to finish the whole batch of flapjacks - yes, they are that good.
- 400g porridge oats (I use normal ones, but try a mix of jumbo and normal oats)
- 100g almond slivers
- 150g butter
- 3 tbsp honey (or golden syrup)
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 400g mincemeat
Pre-heat the oven to 180C
Grease and line a 20 x 20cm square tin.
Mix the oats and almonds together in a bowl. Melt the butter, honey (or golden syrup) and oil in a pan over a medium heat. Pour onto the oats mix and stir until well combined.
Press half the mix into the tin, using the back of a spoon to press it down firmly. Spread the mincemeat over the mix and top with the rest of the oat mix, again pressing down firmly with the back of the spoon. Bake in the oven for about 20 mins until golden brown.
Using a knife, mark squares and leave to cool for about 30 mins before cutting it into the marked squares.
You could also add shredded coconut, sesame seeds and other dried fruit like blueberries to the oat mix.