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Chocolate and chestnut gluten-free brownies recipe

Recipe from Australian Chestnuts

These gooey, chocolatey, nutty brownies are irresistible. No gluten required! Get familiar with chestnuts and embrace new ingredients.

Here in Australia, we’re lucky to have the best fresh produce on the planet. Find chestnuts and more from Australian growers at that Adelaide Central Market.

Chestnut brownies gluten free

Recipe for chocolate and chestnut gluten-free brownies

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 25 - 30 minutes | Makes 16

  • 350g cooked and peeled chestnuts
  • 200g good quality dark chocolate, broken into squares
  • 200g unsalted butter, chopped
  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • Pinch salt

Standard self-raising flour can be used for a non-gluten free version.

  1. Preheat 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 then cut into squares. 

The food to change your mood.

Fruit, veg and nuts aren’t just good for our bodies, they’re also good for our moods. What we eat plays a huge role in looking after ourselves, both physically and mentally. Because simply put, when we eat better, we feel better. So feed your body and brighten your mind with some fresh Aussie-grown fruit, veg and nuts.

This recipe was supplied by Horticulture Innovation Australia. Visit the Good Mood Food website for more.

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