Spiced Chestnuts

Spiced Chestnuts

Nothing says Christmas like roasted chestnuts! Cayenne, cumin and cinnamon come together in this salty-sweet spiced variation.


4 (1/2cup) servings


  • 3/4 pound (approximately 15) chestnuts, raw
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 packet Born Sweet Zing™ Organic Stevia Sweetener - Zero Calories
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut an X into the flat side of each chestnut. Place chestnuts on baking sheet. Roast 25 to 30 minutes. Cool slightly; peel while still warm.

Cut each peeled chestnut in half; set aside.

Combine spices in a large bowl and set aside.

Preheat oven to 250°F.

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine Born Sweet Zing™, water and butter. Heat to a low boil. Turn off heat; add chestnuts and stir to fully cover with butter mixture.

When chestnuts are fully covered, remove chestnuts and add to bowl with spice mixture. Toss to coat.

Place nuts in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.

Warm chestnuts in oven 10 to 15 minutes.

Store in a cool, dry place up to 3 days.