Chestnut brownie, sweet fall recipe

The chestnut brownie is an ideal recipe to savor the fall with a sweet flavor. Chestnuts have a characteristic flavor that always reminds you of those autumn days.

An ideal sensation for those nostalgic to eat roasted chestnuts in the street stalls of our streets on cold days of this nostalgic season.

Chocolate and chestnut cake, easy seasonal recipe

With this preparation we mix the chocolate with the chestnuts. A mixture of flavors and sensations ideal for those with a sweet tooth.

For those less experienced in cooking it can seem like a complicated preparation. Nothing is further from reality.

These types of recipes are easy to make , we have to follow the steps detailed below.

Chestnut brownie, a healthy recipe

Although it contains a considerable amount of sugar, it is a cake that does not have any additives or preservatives. Something that gives us the tranquility of the recipes made in our kitchen.

As it is one of our homemade recipes, we can rest assured that, if the ingredients are of quality, it is a healthy cake. It is true that it is not one of the recipes that we should eat every day, but we also deserve a treat.

In a very short time you will be able to enjoy one of the autumn recipes that I like the most and made in your kitchen ..

Chestnut benefits

We have already talked about the benefits of chestnuts . We recommend reading the article that details the properties of this fruit very well.

The chestnut has very beneficial nutritional properties for our health. It is an energetic and very antioxidant food. In addition, it is an aid to regulate our intestinal transit.

Undoubtedly, the chestnut is an ideal fruit to have in our kitchen to add to our diet during its season that can go from October to January.

When to have the chestnut brownie?

It is a preparation that we can take as a dessert or snack. You are sure to surprise your fans with an ideal seasonal cake. With its combination of flavors and aromas, it will not leave anyone indifferent.

 Recipe type Dessert, Snack
 Recipe type Mediterranean
 Main fruit Chestnut, Chocolate
 Preparation time 1 hora 30 minutos
 Total time 1 hora 30 minutos
 For how many people? personas


  • medium eggs
  • 110 grams of butter
  • 400 grams of raw chestnuts with skin
  • 160 grams of brown sugar
  • 50 grams of white sugar
  • 180 grams of flour
  • 160 grams of dark chocolate covering
  • 100 ml of cream for cooking
  • teaspoon yeast
  • ¼ cup of water

Recipe preparation

  1. First we peel the chestnuts and remove the skin. In recipe tips we tell you how to do it.

  2. Next, we chop half of the chestnuts, mix with the water and the white sugar in a saucepan and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring. Next, we crush and reserve.

  3. With the other half of the peeled chestnuts, we chop them and roast them in a frying pan. We booked.

  4. It’s brownie time. First we chop the chocolate and mix with the cream in a saucepan over medium heat. Be careful not to stick. When it is completely mixed, we reserve.

  5. We beat the butter with the brown sugar. When it is well mixed, add the eggs and beat. Next, we add the chestnut cream and the chocolate. We mix patiently and reserve.

  6. In addition, we mix the flour and the yeast that we will add to the previous mixture in a sifted way. Stir everything patiently.

  7. Finally, in the last step we add the pieces of roasted chestnuts. And we keep stirring.

  8. We already have the brownie mix done. You just need to pour it into a mold with greaseproof paper and place it in the oven preheated to 180 ºC for approximately 25 minutes.

Recipe Notes

When we take the brownie out of the oven, after 5 minutes, remove the mold and let it cool out of the mold so that it is juicy.

Chestnut brownie recipe tips

Next, we leave you some tips to make this cake , but that can be used for other types of recipes with chestnuts. We can enjoy the season that runs from November to January.

Scald chestnuts

To make it easier for us to peel the chestnuts, we recommend making a longitudinal cut and blanching them in hot water for a couple of minutes. Next, we dry the water and remove the skin to leave them clean.

Microwave chestnuts

Another trick is with the same longitudinal cut, they are covered with water and put in the microwave for 15 minutes at maximum power. Then we remove the skin with the help of a pointed knife.

We recommend this article:   Persimmon jam, an autumn jam

Other tips for the chestnut brownie

  • If the chestnuts are too dry when cooking, you can add a little more water at any time.
  • To beat the butter, it is ideal that it is at room temperature.
  • To check that the brownie is cooked, in the oven we prick with a rod checking that it comes out clean.
  • The chocolate, the chestnuts, the butter, the flour and in general all the ingredients, try to be of quality, since the recipe will win for sure.
  • The time indicated in the preparation may vary depending on the type of oven.

I hope you like the chestnut brownie as much as I do.

Ellie Lauderdale

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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