Christmas Spiced Roasted Chestnuts

When I was a child I always remember my big brother Piers’ school used to host a Christmas fate. I always remember a man selling roasted chestnuts. My Dad and Piers seemed to really enjoy eating them. Of course any food my big brother ate I had to try and I did. To be honest though, I wasn’t a fan back then.

Nowadays I’d like to think I have a much more of a refined palate. I will try most foods and I normally enjoy them too. Therefore I decided to try a chestnut or two again. I have noticed them being sold in a variety of supermarkets and I thought they looked interesting. In recent week, I have decided to try them in a variety of recipes and this one was so tasty I had to share it with you.

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  • Saucepan
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Baking tray


  • Chestnuts x 200g
  • Coconut oil, unsalted butter or ghee x 2 tbsps
  • Ground allspice x 1/4tsp
  • Ground nutmeg x 1/4 tsp
  • Ground cloves x 1/4 tsp
  • Ground ginger x 1/4 tsp
  • Ground sweet cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C or gas mark 5.
  • Melt the coconut oil, unsalted butter or ghee in the saucepan on the hob.
  • Add in the ground allspice, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, ground ginger and ground sweet cinnamon.
  • Stir these ingredients together.
  • Set aside.
  • Put the chestnuts into the baking tray and pour over the coconut oil mixture.
  • Toss these ingredients together and put the try into the oven.
  • Bake the chestnuts for about 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
Christmas Spiced Roasted Chestnuts

Christmas Spiced Roasted Chestnuts were so tasty. I really enjoyed them and so did my mother-in-law. My husband Howard and son Ted don’t really eat nuts so they weren’t keen on this dish. I couldn’t eat all of these myself so I gifted them to my mother-in-law who really appreciated the gesture. These make a delicious Christmas sweet treat or gift for a friend or family member. However you decided to eat this treat, as always, please enjoy. Thank you. xxx