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Roasted hazelnuts in a brown decorative dish.

How to Roast and Peel Hazelnuts

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  • Author: Asha
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: American


Sweet and buttery in flavour, roasted hazelnuts make a perfect addition to baking, desserts, and many other dishes. This is a super easy guide on how to roast and peel hazelnuts.



1 cup (130 g) raw hazelnuts

baking sheet


Preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (this is optional but makes clean up really easy later). Spread the hazelnuts out over the baking sheet in an even layer. Bake for 15 minutes.

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place it on a heat-safe surface. Allow the hazelnuts to completely cool. The nuts are still steaming inside of their skins during the cooling period.

Once your roasted hazelnuts have cooled, it's time to peel them removing the skins. You can do this different ways: Option 1: Take a handful of nuts into a clean, rough dish towel and just rub them with the towel. The skins will flake off. Option 2: Take a handful of the nuts between two hands and gently rub them together.

Whichever method you choose, repeat it in batches until you have peeled all of your roasted hazelnuts.


You can store any extras in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 6 months, or frozen in a freezer bag for up to a year. I like to have them ready and on hand for easy salads or impromptu baking.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 90
  • Sugar: 0.6 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 8.7 g
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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