This festive and fun chestnut roll wreath is a great seasonal twist on classic flavors. Perfect for Christmas morning, this holiday treat will soon be a new family favorite!
My family does Christmas a little unusually. Christmas was the first holiday my husband and I ever spent together, so it’s always just together. We don’t go visit family, we don’t do a feast, and we don’t make a big deal about it. We do however have two food traditions. One is to make homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast. The other is to graze on epic cheesy fondue during the afternoon. Today’s chestnut roll wreath is my new favorite way to do Christmas morning cinnamon rolls. It has a more seasonal flavor, and who can resist food made into a fun and festive wreath?
Skills & Techniques
If you really want everyone to be impressed with your mad baking skills, here are some other posts I recommend reading before you begin:
- Understanding Yeast and How To Make Stellar Dough. This chestnut roll wreath utilizes yeast to help it rise. Find out everything you need to know about how to make the yeast work correctly so your wreath isn’t flat.
- How To Buy & Store Chestnuts. Find out what to look for at the store when buying chestnuts and how to keep them fresh when you get them home!
- How To Roast Chestnuts. This recipe calls for using 1.5 cups of freshly roasted chestnuts (about 1 pound). While you could absolutely use boiled ones from the store, you’ll be much happier with the texture and flavor if you roast them yourself.
- How to Buy & Store Spices. Make sure your spices are fresh enough to really bring the flavor needed for this delicious chestnut roll wreath.
One of my favorite things about this wreath is that it is easy to make just enough for everyone. If you already know how many people you are serving, you can cut it into appropriate portions – which makes it great for a crowd. If you’re serving this to a family of four however, that would yield some very large chestnut rolls. To store your leftovers, place them in a single layer in an airtight container. You can keep them on the counter overnight if you’ll eat them the next day, or in the fridge for up to 3 days.
To reheat this chestnut roll wreath:
- Preheat the oven to 300°F.
- Place your chestnut rolls on a sheet pan lined with parchment or aluminum foil and place in the oven to reheat for 15 minutes or until heated through. You may find that it takes a little longer if you stored them in the fridge.
- Serve hot with a fresh drizzling of glaze.
If you used up all of your glaze right at the beginning, I recommend making a half batch when you reheat your chestnut roll wreath. A lot of the glaze may have run off the chestnut rolls during reheating, and this will help give it a fresher taste.
Chestnut Roll Wreath
This chestnut roll wreath is so much fun to serve to friends and family over the holidays. To make sure to have the best success with this, don’t falter on how long you knead it for. I know that 10 minutes seems like a long time, but you’ll really notice the dough smooth out and come together during that time. Also, if you’re like me and choose to use a baking stone, make sure to place a sheet pan on the rack under it to catch any filling that may come off during baking.
Get your free printable grocery list for this Chestnut Roll Wreath HERE.
This grocery list has everything that you’ll need to make this Chestnut Roll Wreath recipe. To help making grocery shopping simple, each ingredient is listed in easy-to-find grocery store amounts. If there is no amount specified, that means that you can buy the smallest (or largest) container available and still have plenty left over.
Chestnut Roll Wreath
Serving Size1 roll with glazeCalories334Sodium207.6mgProtein6.2gCholesterol84.8mgSugar9.8gTotal Fat15.3gSaturated Fat9.1gTotal Carbohydrates43gDietary Fiber1g
I want to say a super huge thank you to Stacy of Food Lust People Love for hosting this month’s #BreadBakers collection. #BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Updated links are also available on this home page. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sweetened Holiday Yeast Breads
Want to see some of the other delicious Bread Bakers recipes for this month? Here’s the list of all the recipes and the lovely bloggers who participated in this month’s theme of Sweetened Holiday Yeast Breads! Enjoy!
- American-Style Panettone from Passion Kneaded
- Beehive Bread from Sara’s Tasty Buds
- Candied Fruit Sweet Rolls from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Chestnut Roll Wreath from Food Above Gold
- Chocolate Cherry Brioche Buns from Baking Sense
- Chocolate Swirl Babka from Cook’s Hideout
- Cranberry Sweet Rolls from Food Lust People Love
- Estonian Kringle from I Camp in my Kitchen
- Finnish Nissua Bread from Gayathri’s Cook Spot
- Fruit & Nut Sourdough from What Smells So Good?
- Ginger Orange Stollen from SpiceRoots
- Holiday Wreath with Sweet Nut Filling from Hostess At Heart
- Kugelhopf from Ambrosia
- Marzipan Stollen from Palatable Pastime
- St. Lucia Buns from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Stollen Bread from Sneha’s Recipe
- Sweet Milk Dinner Rolls from A Day in the Life on the Farm/
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