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Raw hazelnuts are toasted in the oven on a baking sheet.
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How to Roast Hazelnuts

Learn How to Roast Hazelnuts so you can enjoy this nutty goodness in your favorite salads, eat as a snack, or to make a delicious chocolate spread.  You can roast them in the oven or toast them in a skillet to get a beautiful golden color, crunchy bite, and buttery nut flavor.

Cuisine American
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 188 kcal


  • 1-4 cups hazelnuts raw
  • Butter or oil optional
  • Seasonings optional


  1. If using butter, oil, or seasoning ingredients, toss nuts in the mixture until lightly coated.

Toasting Hazelnuts in the Oven

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
 Line a large, lightly colored baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place hazelnuts in a single layer on the sheet.
Toast in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Toasting Hazelnuts in a Pan

  1. Heat a medium to large, non-stick dry skillet over medium-low heat.
Add no more than 1 cup of nuts to the skillet in a single layer.
Toast for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

How to Peel Hazelnuts

  1. Once roasted, let sit for 1 minute until cool to the touch.
  2. Rub hazelnut together using your hands to release any loose skins.
  3. Alternatively, you can place the hazelnuts in a dish towel. Close it tight and let them steam for 1-2 minutes. (This helps to loosen up the peel even more.)

  4. While still in the towel, rub the hazelnuts to remove any loose skins.

Recipe Notes

  • Nutritional information is for 1 ounce of toasted hazelnuts, or roughly ¼ cup.

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Store: Toasted hazelnuts do not need to be refrigerated if storing for less than a few weeks. Store roasted nuts in a cool, dry place for the best results. Roasted, or toasted, hazelnuts will last for up to 1-2 weeks if stored at room temperature and up to 3 to 4 months in the refrigerator.
  • To Freeze: Seal in a freezer-safe airtight container and freeze for up to a year. Good nuts will emit a nutty aroma, whereas rancid hazelnuts give off a scent similar to paint thinner or rotten eggs.

Nutrition Facts
How to Roast Hazelnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Potassium 204mg6%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 6IU0%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.