This 1-ingredient, 1-step Hazelnut Butter is basically Nutella but without the chocolate. So why make it you might ask?! Because it’s just so versatile. I add it to cakes, pancakes, cookies or just dip fruit straight into the stuff. You can have it salty, sweet – you decide and that’s the beauty of this.
Silky, creamy, nutty and toasty notes within, it’s like a melty cloud on your mouth. Perfect substitute for butter or oil in baking by the way. So without much ado, below is the easy peasy recipe. FYI, the last thing I ate with this butter were slices of baked cinnamon apple – soooo good!
Questions about Hazelnut Butter
How to make Hazelnut Butter? To make Hazelnut Butter, all you need are hazelnuts. The hazelnuts must first be roasted for around 15 minutes before being placed in a blender. The blending will take roughly around 5 minutes. Scrape down the edges of the blender with a spatula and continue to blend until a butter texture results, not a sticky powder.
Are hazelnuts good for you? Hazelnuts are rich in a number of vitamins and minerals and are considered to be a nourishing food. They are high in fat and therefore calories, but this does not make them an unhealthy food, just energy-dense.
Hazelnut Butter Substitutions
The hazelnuts can be replaced by pretty much any other nut like peanuts, cashew, pistachios, almonds. It is better for the nuts to be roasted prior to blending as this makes it easier for the blender to handle due to the oils released during heating so the efficient is much more efficient and less hassle for you.
This Hazelnut Butter is…
- 1 ingredient
- 1 step
Hazelnut Butter Recipe
Ingredients for hazelnut butter:
- 450g raw, skinned hazelnuts
- Preheat oven to 170C.
- Place the hazelnuts on a flat baking tray and roast for 10-15 minutes.
- After cooling slightly, place in a food processor and blend on a medium speed for 10 minutes, scraping down the sides when necessary, until it has formed into a creamy liquid butter.
- Place in a sterilised jar (no need to store in the fridge).
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Big Thanks to…
Fit Mitten Kitchen for their inspiration in helping me to create this recipe. You can find their version here.