Gluten Free Chestnut Bread Recipe

Looking for cheering up the fall or just found some chestnut flour in the pantry? Let’s make a naturally gluten free chestnut bread!

Leaves are falling down, dressing the countryside with their pretty colors. Chestnut is one of the best known symbols of the season for a long time.
Conkers give their spiky forms for the scene while chestnuts contribute with their flavor, scent for this time of year. Chestnut could also be used, cooked or fried but we can work with it as chestnut flour.

This Chestnut bread should be among everybody’s fall recipe collection. Its unforgettable, exquisite and it’s a sugar free dessert recipe. The best thing in seasonal recipes that are not using the same stuff we are made to use all year around. This almost instantly makes them healthy and if we skip the sugar bit or substitute it with something else then it’s gonna be a perfect healthy sugar free recipe. Actually we could call it a gluten free banana bread or sugar free banana bread too but that wouldn’t make it a fall recipe. 🙂

Ingredients

  • 3 Eggs (separated)
  • 1 Ripe banana or one tablespoon of sweetener of choice
  • ¼ cup / 30g Flax seed (ground)
  • ⅓ cup / 70g Chestnut flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder

Kitchen utensils

  • 8½” x 3″ / 22cm x 7.5cm Loaf pan

How to make Chestnut bread

  1. Break and separate eggs.Separate-egg-white-from-yolk-gp-SunCakeMom
  2. Put egg whites into a mixing ball and whisk until hard peaks form.Beat-egg-whites-gp-SunCakeMom
  3.  Pour yolks into the mixing bowl slowly one by one whilst whisking vigorously.Beat-egg-white-mix-yolk-SunCakeMom
  4.  Peel banana and place it in a bowl then squash it with a fork.Chestnut-bread-gluten-free-process-5-SunCakeMom
  5. Measure and grind flax seed. Mix dry ingredients, flax seed flour, chestnut flour and baking powder in a medium size bowl. Chestnut-bread-gluten-free-process-6-SunCakeMom
  6. Fold dry ingredients and squashed banana alternately into the egg mixture.Chestnut-bread-gluten-free-process-8-SunCakeMom
  7. Pour batter into a loaf baking form and put it into the 350ºF / 180ºC preheated oven.Chestnut-bread-gluten-free-process-10-SunCakeMom
  8. Bake it for 45 minutes. Check it with a toothpick if it’s baked properly. (Stick toothpick into the bread if it comes out clean it is ready. If not, leave it for another 5-10 minutes. Wait at least 10 minutes before slicing it up.Chestnut-bread-gluten-free-process-11-SunCakeMom

Enjoy!

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What’s the difference between a banana bread and a pound cake? Let’s taste it out:

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5 from 9 votes

Exquisite Chestnut Bread Recipe

Looking for cheering up the fall or just found some chestnut flour in the pantry? Let's make a naturally gluten free chestnut bread!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Gluten free, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 14
Calories 58kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Equipment

  • 8½" x 3" / 22cm x 7.5cm Loaf pan

Ingredients

  • 3 Eggs separated
  • 1 Ripe banana or one tablespoon of sweetener of choice
  • ¼ cup Flax seed ground
  • cup Chestnut flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder

Instructions

  • Break and separate eggs. Put yolks aside into a glass or cup for later.
    Separate-egg-white-from-yolk-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Put egg whites into a mixing ball and whisk until hard peaks form.
    Beat-egg-whites-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Pour yolks into the mixing bowl slowly one by one whilst whisking vigorously.
    Beat-egg-white-mix-yolk-SunCakeMom
  • Peel banana and place it in a bowl then squash it with a fork.
  • Measure and grind flax seed. Mix dry ingredients, flax seed flour, chestnut flour and baking powder in a medium size bowl.
    Chestnut-bread-gluten-free-process-6-SunCakeMom
  • Fold dry ingredients and squashed banana alternately into the egg mixture.
    Chestnut-bread-gluten-free-process-8-SunCakeMom
  • Pour batter into a loaf baking form and put it into the 350ºF / 180ºC preheated oven.
    Chestnut-bread-gluten-free-process-10-SunCakeMom
  • Bake it for 45 minutes. Check it with a toothpick if it's baked properly. (Stick toothpick into the bread if it comes out clean it is ready. If not, leave it for another 5-10 minutes. Wait at least 10 minutes before slicing it up.
    Chestnut-bread-gluten-free-process-11-SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 58kcal (3%) | Carbohydrates: 7g (2%) | Protein: 2g (4%) | Fat: 2g (3%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg (12%) | Sodium: 46mg (2%) | Potassium: 68mg (2%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 2g (2%) | Vitamin A: 60IU (1%) | Vitamin C: 3mg (4%) | Calcium: 32mg (3%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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11 thoughts on “Gluten Free Chestnut Bread Recipe”

  • I was looking for a chestnut flour recipe to try. This looks good but I’m confused about it being labaled as low carb since chestnut is a high carb nut comparable to grain in its carb content, at least that is my understanding.

    • 5 stars
      Many thanks for bringing that to our attention! Chestnut bread recipe is one of our oldest recipe and it seems badly needed an overhaul. The label ‘low carb’ merely referred to the chestnut bread not containing added refined sugar as most of the recipes did at the time. It’s been corrected.
      The recipe card has also been checked and a metric switcher with serving size selector were added to it along with the macro data for 1 serving. Now you know roughly how much carbs, protein or calories are in one slice.
      Thanks again!

  • I love this recipe! Thank you! One question, can it be doubled? Thank you, Susie

  • 5 stars
    I have made this recipe four times now. It is delicious toasted and lends itself well to a dab of cream cheese and apricot jam
    on occasion. Thank again, definitely a five star rating in my opinion!

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