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Homemade Hazelnut Butter

18 min

Homemade staple

Make-ahead

10 ingredients or less

Pantry-ready

We have already featured blended hazelnuts in our vegan Nutella recipe, but plain hazelnut butter is also incredibly tasty on its own! Enjoy it on toast, in oatmeals, or as part of a dessert recipe. Especially the combination with chocolate is one that can't be missed!

Servings

(1 Tbsp per serving)

Total

18 min

Prep

7 min

Cook

11 min

Contains

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tree nut

Free from

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soy

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peanut

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sesame

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gluten

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (405 g)
    raw blanched hazelnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Spread the hazelnuts onto a baking tray and bake for 9 - 10 minutes, until lightly golden and fragrant, stirring once halfway*.
  2. Place the toasted hazelnuts in a food processor (ideally 600W or higher). Using a blender is not advised as there is not enough liquid. Blend on high for about 5 minutes, or until a nut butter consistency is formed. The mixture will go from crumbly to smooth over this time*.

Notes

  • If your hazelnuts have the brown skin still on, you'll have to remove it after you take them out of the oven. When cooled enough to handle, rub them firmly between the palms of your hands.
  • * Be careful not to overcook, as the nuts continue to 'cook' even when taken out of the oven.
  • * You may need to blend it for an extra 5 minutes to achieve the desired consistency or consider adding a bit of vegetable oil or coconut oil.

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container or mason jar in a cool, dry, and dark place for up to one month. Store in the fridge for up to three months.

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Nutrition info

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Lawan - May 3, 2022, 10:38 p.m.

Thanks for the recipe 😊


Lenora - March 30, 2022, 3 a.m.

Worked just as you said. We did have a little trouble with some skins not coming off completely, but it really did not affect the end result to have a little bit of skin in the mix. Thank you! I feel more confident in making nut butters. Your recipes are very consistent and come out as expected!

PUL Team - March 30, 2022, 4 a.m.

So happy to hear, Lenora! We find that rubbing the hazelnuts quite firmly between the palms of our hands can help the skin come off in case it helps 🙂


Joe - March 27, 2022, 5:48 p.m.

Hi Sadia/PUL-team, made some butters a little while ago to try oats. The overnight oats aren't to my taste however... What other fun things could I use nut butters in?

PUL Team - March 27, 2022, 9:38 p.m.

Hey Joe, thanks for the question! A few ideas include using it in granola, as a spread on grains such as toast, pancakes or waffles, as a dip for fruit, or in smoothies, energy balls, breakfast bars, or other baked goods. You can find some recipes that use nut butter within our recipe filter page here in case you're interested and haven't already seen it: pickuplimes.com/recipe/?sb=nu… . We hope this helps for now 😊

Joe - May 2, 2022, 10:18 a.m.

Majorly helpful! thank you!


Neech - March 14, 2022, 9:29 p.m.

Hello there PUL!
this recipe looks so exciting to make and I can’t wait to do so, but before making it I just have some questions to ask about such as the heating sides!l I use a toaster oven and since it’s different than a regular oven, which side do I preheat and turn on when toasting the nuts, the upside or downside or both? the toaster oven has many options and I’m new to it but as I’m really cautious and want make it the best way possible, I had to ask about that. Thank you so much ☺️ 🙏🏻

PUL Team - March 15, 2022, 1:28 a.m.

Hey Neech! So cool that your toaster oven has all the abilities 😃 The top and bottom option would be nice to roast the hazelnuts more evenly. Either option sounds lovely though and you could always adjust the time or temperature in the toaster oven if needed. As long as the hazelnuts toast until lightly golden. We hope this helps for now and you enjoy the Hazelnut Butter if you're able to give it a try!


Mary - Feb. 9, 2022, 5:12 p.m.

I try few methods to remove skin and I just cant remove it all,can i bleach hazelnuts in boiling water with baking soda,peel them and then toast them and make butter,will bleaching change hazelnut texture? I dont know is homemade bleaching came out same as bought one!

PUL Team - Feb. 10, 2022, 12:33 a.m.

Hey Mary! Do you mean blanching by any chance? We would strongly recommend avoiding the use of storebought bleach on food products as it can be very dangerous.

If it's possible to purchase blanched hazelnuts, this may be easier, although you can blanch them at home as well. There are several recipes online that use water and baking soda successfully. Removing the skin will help the hazelnut butter become smoother and creamier 😊

Mary - Feb. 10, 2022, 9:34 a.m.

Yes i meant in water and baking soda as I wrote,i just wrote wrong word,english is not my language,my apologies for mistake,i would never use store bought bleach,i meant blanching! Thank you, I'll try with blanching! (Sorry if i wrote something wrong again🤭)

PUL Team - Feb. 10, 2022, 11:52 p.m.

No need to apologize at all, Mary, we just wanted to confirm just in case. We hope you enjoy the recipe 😃

Yuliya N - June 16, 2022, 6:20 p.m.

To remove skins, I toast in the oven first, when they are almost cooled I put them into a Tupperware container with lid on, and shake shake shake! This gets almost all of the skins off.


Abby - Jan. 22, 2022, 9:54 p.m.

I have just made this incredible Hazelnut butter! For the longest time I've wanted to make it, tried different recipes but this is by far the best!!
I came up with a little trick in getting the skins off of the hazelnut, I just used my spatula and rubbed the top of the hazelnuts with it, most of the skins came off.

Curious question - my batch this round is little grainy, drippy-smooth but grainy. Is this common?
Once again, thank you for this incredible recipe! I love learning new tricks/tips from you!

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2022, 5:52 a.m.

Hey there, Abby, we're so glad the hazelnut butter was enjoyed! A lovely trick as well. We find that with hazelnut butter especially, the key is to a smooth texture is to ensure the skin is removed and allow the nuts to mix for longer. You could also try adding a tbsp or so of coconut or vegtable oil. This can help to make it a bit more creamy and less grainy 😊


Romane - Jan. 7, 2022, 10:43 a.m.

It was the first time that I tried to make my own nut butter, what an adventure ! I was not sure that my food processor could do it. And I succeeded! It was really good !

PUL Team - Jan. 7, 2022, 5:09 p.m.

So exciting to hear, Romane! Thanks for taking the time to share the lovely review 😊


Cheye - Dec. 27, 2021, 9:18 p.m.

Can I use pre-roasted and canned hazelnuts? They are the only option I can find.

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2021, 8 a.m.

Hi Cheye, thanks for the question! We prefer roasting fresh nuts although using pre-roasted will do if that's most accessible. It might make for a slightly chunkier hazelnut butter, which is nice too 🙂 We'd recommend heating the nuts up a tad in the oven before blending (if they're not already roasted as much) or adding a neural oil to help them blend smoother. We hope this helps for now and you enjoy the recipe if you're able to give it a try!


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PUL Team - Dec. 24, 2021, 5:46 a.m.

Aw thank you for the kind words, Farhad, it means so much!