Maple Cinnamon Chilli Chestnuts

Author: Richard Church

Maple Cinnamon Chilli Chestnuts

There’s nothing like hot, sweet, roasted chestnuts to give you that Christmas feeling. This maple cinnamon chestnut recipe with chilli is a quick and easy version that can be done in about 8 minutes.

Want more vegan recipes? Try 3 issues of Vegan Food & Living magazine for just £3!

The maple chestnut recipe ready-to-eat whole chestnuts, and the chilli powder adds a slight warmth without being overpowering.

You can have them with your vegan Christmas dinner or even as a snack throughout the festive season. A word of warning: they are incredibly moreish.

Total Time: 10 minutes

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Servings: 2

Rating:  

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2

Ingredients

Method

Ingredients

(Servings: 2)

  • 180 180 g (2 packs) whole ready-to-eat chestnuts
  • 1 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 0.25 0.25 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 0.125 0.125 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 0.125 0.125 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1 1 Tbsp unrefined sugar
  • 1.5 1.5 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 0.125 0.125 tsp fresh red chilli, thinly sliced, to garnish

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan or wok. Pour in the chestnuts and fry on a medium-high heat for about 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until they are browned and a little crisp.
  2. Add the spices and cook for another minute, then add the sugar and maple syrup and cook for another two minutes or so, until the sauce is thick and sticky.
  3. Garnish with the chilli slices and serve immediately.

Looking for meat-free mains to adorn your table with this Christmas?

Feast your eyes on these impressive vegan roast recipes!

Written by

Richard Church

Richard Church is a portrait photographer and plant-based food blogger living and working in London. He’s been passionate about food since he was thirteen years old, when he made his first pizza from a cookbook. In the spring of 2014, he decided on a whim to go vegan. Richard was a voracious meat eater up until then and thought he would last about 2 weeks before giving up. But he’s never looked back…

We use cookies to give you a better experience on veganfoodandliving.com. By continuing to use our site, you are agreeing to the use of cookies as set in our Cookie Policy.

OK, got it