Christmas Nut Roast: Ingredients

180 g roasted chestnuts vacuum packed such as merchant gourmet

150 g walnuts

100 g cashews

100 g dried apricots sliced in to halves

1 small red onion finely chopped

2 large garlic cloves crushed

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 large carrot grated

1 large parsnip grated

2 large sprigs rosemary finely chopped

3 sage leaves optional

Small handful fresh thyme finely chopped

2-3 sage leaves finely chopped

3/4 cup gf flour 130g

1/2 cup water 135ml

Salt and pepper

Christmas Nut Roast: Method

Pre heat your oven to 200C

Add the chestnuts, walnuts, cashews and apricots to a food processor and blend into crumbs (roughly 1 minute)

In a large mixing bowl add the finely chopped red onion, crushed garlic, chia seeds, grated carrot, grated parsnip, finely chopped herbs, large pinch of salt and pepper and toss with your hands

Now add the nut mixture into the mixing bowl and toss again with your hands without pressing it together

Now add the flour and toss again without pressing together

Add the water and start pressing it together until fully combined

Allow this to sit for 10 minutes

Line a bread baking tin with baking paper and grease with olive oil or coconut oil

Place 2 or 3 sage leave in the bottom of the tin before pushing all the mix into the tin

Place in the oven for 45 mins at 200C (ovens vary on timings so keep an eye on it)

Remove from the oven and take out of the tin and allow it to rest for 10 minutes (this is important to help it firm up and slice better)

Use a very sharp knife when slicing

This recipe was created by James Wythe for our #GiftsForYourGut campaign. Follow @healthylivingjames on Instagram.