Chocolate Chestnut Brownies

chestnut brownies on white plate

5 from 3 reviews

One bowl recipe for rich, cake like gluten free brownies made with chestnuts or chestnut flour.


  • Chestnuts, cooked and shelled- 200 grams or about 1 cup packed tight or 1 1/2 cups chestnut flour
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 heaping teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Get out an 8-inch square baking pan. Line it with parchment paper so it hangs over the sides like handles.
  2. If using whole chestnuts, grind into a fine powder in a food processor.
  3. In a food processor or a mixing bowl, add the eggs, water, butter, sweetener, vinegar, and vanilla. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add the cocoa powder, salt, soda, and mix well to a pudding-like texture.
  5. Spoon into baking pan. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes, until center is soft set. Allow to cool 15 minutes, cut into squares and eat.


  • Stir in one cup chopped nuts before baking, if desired.


Keywords: brownies, gluten free, chestnut