Chestnut Truffles – GF, Vegan


Chestnut Truffles – GF, Vegn
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These are quiet moorish! I had a can of Chestnut puree sitting in my pantry for a while, and since I bought chestnut flour not that long ago, I thought I’d experiment and make some truffles. What came out was a recipe that I used for three different things. I’ve used this to make truffles, chestnut pudding and cake icing. Although instead of spreading it on top of a cake (which you could), I spread it in the centre by cutting the cake in half. Pure bliss!
Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 40

  • 1 can Chestnut puree
  • 10 Tbs Chestnut flour
  • ½ tsp Stevia
  • 4 Tbs Agave
  • 4 Tbs Coconut Oil
  • 6 Tbs non-diary milk
  • 1 ripe Banana
  • 2 tsp Chocolate Extract
  • 1 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cacao flakes or powder

  1. Place the chestnut puree with the bananas in a blender and blend
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend well
  3. Pour mixture into a glass bowl
  4. Place in the freezer for approx 15min
  5. Meanwhile on two plates, spread your choice of coatings. I used coconut and cacao flakes.
  6. You may need to wet your palms with some water in order to roll the truffles; otherwise they will stick to your hands.
  7. Once rolled and coated, place in an airtight container in the fridge.
  8. Best eaten after 24hrs. This will give them time to harden appropriately.
  9. You can however, eat this mixture as a dessert pudding as it’s so delicious on its own, or you can use half the mixture to make truffles and the other half to spread on or in a cake.
  10. I used this mixture as an inside cream to my Blueberry Cake under ‘Desserts’.

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This post has been submitted to ‘#glutenfreefridays #36 ‘ @ Vegetarian Mamma and to ‘Pennywise Platter Thursday 4/18′ @ and to ‘healthy vegan friday #39′ @ and to ‘Fat Tuesday: April 23, 2013′ @ and to Slightly Indulgent Tuesday; 04/23/13  @

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2 thoughts on “Chestnut Truffles – GF, Vegan

  1. Swoon, these look wonderful! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    We have a Gluten Free gift basket giveaway this week! One lucky winner will score an awesome basket, just in time for Mothers Day!

    Cindy from

  2. Pingback: Recipe for Gluten Free, Sugar Free Slightly Indulgent Tuesday; 04/30/13

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