The Best Ways To Enjoy Delicious Hazelnuts

  • Hazelnuts are a traditional favourite at a holiday table–whether that's a bowl of freshly roasted kernels or diced hazelnuts on a green salad. One of the great things about Hazelnuts is they are packed with a bunch of nutrients, including vitamins, antioxidant compounds, minerals, and healthy fats. It's best to eat them with the skin on.

    Hazelnuts come chopped or dry roasted and are found in chocolate spreads or gourmet chocolates. They may come in hazelnut flour, candied hazelnuts, butter, or oil.
    Hazelnut syrups, flavourings, and creamers are popular additions to coffee and other cold and hot drinks. Frequently, hazelnuts use in desserts such as truffles, chocolate tarts, cookies, and cakes. And sometimes, it's good to contain hazelnuts in savoury dishes, like salads, stuffing, soup, and pasta.

    Let's take a quick look at the recipes to enjoy delicious Hazelnuts

    • Oven Roasted Hazelnuts

    Roasted hazelnuts bring out their delicious flavour. Spread hazelnuts out in a layer on a baking sheet and bake it for 15 minutes at 180°C. It's important not to overcook the nuts because they can burn quickly. To remove skins, wrap warm hazelnuts in a towel and let them sit for 5 to 10 minutes.

    • White Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

    Upgrade your oatmeal cookie recipe with hazelnuts. Adjust the recipe slightly and fold in chopped hazelnuts. Remove skins and add in white chocolate chips. Drop cookie dough on a baking sheet and bake until cooked.

    • Hazelnut Caramel Brownies

    Dress up your boring brownie recipe. Prepare brownie batter. Use a spatula to fold in chopped hazelnuts. Pour brownie batter into a baking dish and bake until cooked. Drizzle caramel sauce over the top.

    • Chocolate Bark

    Create a delicious snack by making tasty chocolate bark. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring often. Add hazelnuts, sea salt, and dried cherries and stir. Spread mixture over a baking sheet and freeze until set. Remove from the freezer and break into pieces.

    • Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

    Bake your favourite shortbread cookie recipe. Prepare bowls of melted dark chocolate, melted white chocolate, chopped pistachios, and chopped hazelnuts. Dip shortbread in melted chocolate, then into the nuts. Allow the chocolate to set before serving the cookies.

    • A Favourite Dessert Nut

    Hazelnuts taste so rich they are particularly valued as a dessert nut. They're well-known for their use in tortes and with chocolate.
    Use hazelnuts as a substitute for chopped walnuts or a garnish for muffins and cakes for decoration and a nice change of pace.

    • Veggie Topping

    Chopped hazelnuts can be used as a delicious topping for green beans, steamed broccoli, asparagus, and other green vegetables.

    Pilafs And Pasta

    Toss 1/3 cup of finely chopped hazelnuts into grain pilafs and pasta dishes for extra protein, flavour, and crunch.


    Hazelnuts have a delicious flavour that you can probably recall if you've ever stuck your fingers into a jar of Nutella. The small and round nuts are low in saturated fats and high in fibre and potassium. And they are a surprising way to add pizzazz to various dishes, not just sweets.