Prep:  20 mins + chestnut prep time
Cook:  25-30 min
Makes:  16 pieces
Serves:  8
Average: 3.4 (15 votes)
Decadent gluten-free chestnut and chocolate brownie recipe made with homemade chestnut puree. A delightful autumn dessert recipe to enjoy chestnut season.

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Gluten-free chestnut and chocolate brownies
Roasted Chestnuts
Roasted Chestnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced)
  2. Cut a shallow cross into the flat side of each chestnut shell. Place prepared chestnuts onto a baking tray and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the shells split open
  3. Once cooked, remove chestnuts from the heat and wrap in a clean tea towel for 5 minutes. While chestnuts are still warm, quickly peel off the outer brown shell and remove the papery thin skin underneath
Tips & Hints:
  • Makes 350g cooked and peeled chestnuts as required for brownie recipe
  1. Reduce oven to 180˚C or 160˚C fan-forced. Grease and line a 16cm x 26cm x 2-3cm deep slab pan with baking paper, leaving a 2cm overhang on the sides of the pan
  2. Set aside 50g cooked and peeled chestnuts. Place remaining chestnuts into a food processor. Process until fine crumbs form (you’ll need 2 cups ground chestnuts). Set aside
  3. Place chocolate and butter in a large microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring with a metal spoon every minute until melted. Set aside to cool
  4. Using a metal spoon, stir in sugar, vanilla and eggs into chocolate mixture until well combined. Sift over flour, cocoa and salt. Stir to combine. Gently fold through chestnuts. Pour into prepared pan. Chop reserved chestnuts and sprinkle over mixture. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out with moist crumbs sticking. Cool completely in the pan. Cut into squares. Serve with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa if liked
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