Chestnut Date Spread
Well, the year is almost over. I know I say this all the time, but I am amazed how quickly it’s flown by! Today I will be sharing my last chestnut recipe. I wanted to share something you could serve at your New Year’s Eve parties and wasn’t too heavy. I’ve been tinkering with this spread recipe for awhile so I’m excited to finally share it!
Let’s get to it!
This recipe is super simple which is ideal for this time of year. After Christmas, we all deserve something tasty that’s not too complicated! Add your chestnuts, dates, and salt to a food processor and blend until everything is in small pieces.
Now add the coconut oil and blend until it’s all combined and starts to form a ball.
That’s it! I wanted mine neutrally flavored so I could use it for multiple things. However, if you have a purpose in mind you could add other flavorings, like vanilla extract and cinnamon or rosemary and a little more salt.
This spread is good on so many things! It’s wonderful in oatmeal or as a schmear on whole wheat toast. I also like it on top of a cheese and cracker situation.
The flavor is great with a little sweetness from the dates and that great chestnut flavor. As an added bonus, this spread is vegan which makes it a nice vegan snack option that’s not hummus. 😉
I’d love to hear how you plan to use it!
- 1 cup roasted and quartered chestnuts
- 1/2 cup chopped dates
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- Blend chestnuts, dates, and salt in a food processor until everything is in small pieces.
- Add the coconut oil and blend until combined and starts to form a ball.