When you think of the holidays, a handful of flavors likely come to mind: peppermint, eggnog, cinnamon, cocoa and the like. But one is consistently forgotten: chestnut. The Nat King Cole classic reminds you of its existence every year, but have you ever actually eaten one? They may be crisp and bitter when raw, but once they’re roasted, they’re sweet, buttery, soft and tender. Not only can chestnuts be eaten whole or tossed in sweet and savory dishes, but they can also be transformed into sweet chestnut flour, a gluten-free substitute that works in a wide range of baked goods. Without further ado, here are 21 chestnut recipes to enjoy throughout the holiday season (or on any old weeknight).
21 Chestnut Recipes That Demand a Spot on Your Holiday Table
6. Chestnut Cranberry Blondies
The recipe for these chestnut flour-based handhelds calls for pecans, but we’d up the holiday ante by substituting chopped roasted chestnuts instead.
19. Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Chip And Candied Chestnut Blondies
Don’t look now, but we’re making a second batch of honeyed chestnuts exclusively for snacking…
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