How to Roast Hazelnuts {in Oven, Stove, Air Fryer}

Do you love the taste of hazelnuts? Learning how to roast hazelnuts yourself is easy and can be done in minutes in your oven, stovetop, or air fryer. Not only will roasting bring out their natural flavor, but it will also add a little extra crunch.

Below you will learn how to roast hazelnuts perfectly every time. Whether you want to roast hazelnuts for a recipe or just to eat as a snack, the process is easy and only takes a few minutes.

As an added bonus, we’ll also share our favorite method for removing their skins. Let’s get started!

Frequently Asked Questions about Hazelnuts

What is a Hazelnut?

Hazelnuts are a type of tree nut that is native to Europe, Asia, and North America. They have a brown, wrinkled outer shell and a creamy white inner kernel.

According to Wikipedia, “The hazelnut is the fruit of the hazel tree and therefore includes any of the nuts deriving from species of the genus Corylus, especially the nuts of the species Corylus avellana.[1] They are also known as cobnuts or filberts according to species.”

What kind of recipes include hazelnuts?

Hazelnuts are used in a variety of dishes, both sweet and savory. They can be chopped and added to cookies, cakes, and other baked goods. Hazelnuts can also be ground into a paste to make hazelnut butter, a spread that is similar to peanut butter. Hazelnuts also go well with seafood, salads, pesto, and even pizza. Hazelnuts are also used to flavor liqueur and to make hazelnut oil, which is used in cooking and baking.

Is eating hazelnuts healthy? Are hazelnuts truly good for you?

According to WebMD, “Hazelnuts are a source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s have a number of heart-healthy benefits and have been shown to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. 

In addition to their omega-3 content, hazelnuts are also packed with antioxidants that protect the body from oxidative stress that can contribute to hypertension. They contain high amounts of phenolic compounds, which help your heart stay healthy by reducing cholesterol and inflammation.” 

Do Hazelnut help you fall asleep?

If a large amount of Hazelnuts are consumed, an individual may feel sleepy. While hazelnut contains serotonin (a “happy” hormone) and its precursor tryptophan (an amino acid that produces melatonin),

However, if you eat the skins of hazelnuts, you will receive four times the amount of serotonin than the actual hazelnut themselves.

How to Roast Hazelnuts
Roasted Hazelnuts without Skin

Ingredients

  • Raw Hazelnuts

Instructions

Since roasting hazelnuts on the stovetop is a bit different than roasting them in the oven or an air fryer, we have broken down each methods below:

Roasting Hazelnuts in the Oven

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Spread the hazelnuts onto the baking sheet in an even layer. Then bake for about 12-15 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  • Once the nuts are done baking, remove the hazelnuts from the oven. Then allow them to cool for a few minutes.
  • Bonus tip: Once they are cool enough to handle, rub the hazelnuts together in your hands or with a clean dish towel to remove as much of the skin as possible.

Roasting Hazelnuts on the Stove

  • To roast hazelnuts on the stovetop, start by adding them to a dry skillet over medium heat.
  • Stir frequently, until they are evenly toasted and begin to release their oils (should take about five minutes).
  • Once they are done, remove the nuts from the skillet. Then place them on a plate or clean dish towel to cool.
  • Bonus tip: Once they are cool enough to handle, lightly rub the hazelnuts together in your hands or with a clean dish towel to remove as much of the skin as possible.

Roasting Hazelnuts in an Air Fryer

Toasting hazelnuts in an air fryer is another great option if you want a quick and easy way to roast them:

  • Simply add the hazelnuts to the air fryer basket, making sure they are in an even layer.
  • Air fry at 350°F for five minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
  • Once they are done, remove them from the air fryer and place them on a plate or clean dish towel to cool.
  • Bonus tip: Once they are cool enough to handle, lightly rub the hazelnuts together in your hands or with a clean dish towel to remove as much of the skin as possible.
How to Roast Hazelnuts
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How to Roast Hazelnuts

Do you love the taste of hazelnuts? Roasting them yourself is easy and can be done in minutes in your oven or on your stovetop. Not only will roasting bring out their natural flavor, but it will also add a little extra crunch.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hazelnuts, Roasting
Servings: 4 servings (1/4 cup each)
Calories: 188kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cups Raw Hazelnuts
  • Butter (Optional)
  • Seasoning (Optional)

Instructions

Roasting Hazelnuts in an Oven

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F
  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Spread the hazelnuts onto the baking sheet in an even layer. Then bake for about 12-15 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  • Once the nuts are done baking, remove the hazelnuts from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes.
  • Bonus tip: Once they are cool enough to handle, rub the hazelnuts together in your hands or with a clean dish towel to remove as much of the skin as possible.

Roasting Hazelnuts on a Stove

  • To roast hazelnuts on the stovetop, start by adding them to a dry skillet over medium heat.
  • Stir frequently, until they are evenly toasted and begin to release their oils (should take about five minutes).
  • Once they are done, remove the nuts from the skillet. Then place them on a plate or clean dish towel to cool.
  • Bonus tip: Once they are cool enough to handle, lightly rub the hazelnuts together in your hands or with a clean dish towel to remove as much of the skin as possible.

Roasting Hazelnuts in an Air Fryer

  • Simply add the hazelnuts to the air fryer basket, making sure they are in an even layer.
  • Air fry at 350°F for five minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
  • Once they are done, remove them from the air fryer. Then place them on a plate or clean dish towel to cool.
  • Bonus tip: Once they are cool enough to handle, lightly rub the hazelnuts together in your hands or with a clean dish towel to remove as much of the skin as possible.

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
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