A fall-inspired chestnut oat smoothie with cinnamon and banana that makes a great breakfast or midday snack. I love the mild nutty flavor of chestnuts combined with cinnamon and cocoa powder.

chestnut oatmeal smoothie with banana and cinnamon

I love roasted chestnuts so much, they’re my favorite part of Fall. Admittedly I rarely roast them at home, instead I love to buy the ready-to-eat bags of chestnuts that come peeled and roasted, ready to be enjoyed instantly.

And since I love smoothies, I decided to mix some in and make a chestnut oat smoothie. Combined with cinnamon and cocoa powder, the flavor is very autumnal and almost dessert like, but still mellow and not too sweet.

I love how filling oatmeal smoothies are, like this apple smoothie with oats. The banana gives it some bulk too, but it’s the combination of chestnuts and cocoa powder that takes it to the next level.

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Chestnut oat smoothie

A great fall oatmeal smoothie with banana, cocoa powder and chestnuts! This is sweet and creamy.
Prep 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1


  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups milk use any milk that you like
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/2 cup roasted and peeled chestnuts I buy ready-to-eat bags of these
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Put oats in a blender and blend on maximum speed until they turn into powder. Pour in milk, then top with the rest of the ingredients. Blend on high speed until smooth.
  • Taste to see if you want more honey, cinnamon or other ingredients. Enjoy right away.


To make this vegan use plant based milk and maple syrup instead of honey. 
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  1. Kelsey M says:

    What a wonderful idea! A few weeks back one of the local farmers (from whom I buy eggs) let me pick a bunch of chestnuts that had fallen. I picked so many though, that sadly I wasn’t able to use them all in time. I sure did enjoy the freshly roasted ones! Next time I visit and pick up more I’ll have to keep this recipe in mind!

    1. Alice says:

      Thanks Kelsey, I’m glad you found a new way for using the chestnuts! 🙂

  2. Ciorba says:

    I love chestnuts and this recipe is very tasty thanks.

    1. Alice says:

      Oh, thank YOU! 🙂

  3. Trish says:

    Oh man…. this is a genius idea! I’ve actually never cooked with chestnuts before, but have been thinking about giving it a whirl this holiday season. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Alice says:

      Thanks Trish! You should definitely give it a try. Chestnuts also work in desserts or with green vegetables.

  4. Patricija says:

    OMG, I need to try this next time chestnuts are in season!

    1. Alice says:

      Let me know if/when you do!

    2. Patricija says:

      I’ll probably be in Slovenia at that time getting a new visa, so I’ll definitely give it a try then. Can’t wait 🙂

    3. Alice says:

      Great, and let me know when you’re in the area! 🙂