Hazelnut Buttah


Ah…heavenly hazelnut butter. On one hand, this is a non-recipe kinda recipe. On the other, I’ve both burned the hazels and had them under-toasted and it’s easier to do it *right* when you know what right looks like. I wish this could be scratch and sniff, too…


Okay, toast the hazels on a cookie sheet at 350 for 16-20 min, shaking the pan half-way.





When they’re ready, they should look like this—papery linings puffed open.






Put the hot hazels in a paper lunchbag for 10 min or so. When cool enough to touch, shake off most of the papery stuff. It doesn’t need to be perfect.

Put them in the food processor with a big pinch of coarse sea salt.  Grind for 5 minutes or OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAuntil SMOOTH, scraping down a few times. Spoon into a ball jar, and do your very best to avoid spooning into your mouth in the process.

hazbuttercupsVoila! Add in a drizzle of maple syrup for a sweet treat, use it as a filling for chocolate hazelnut butter cups (!!) mix w/cocoa and sweetener for your very own faux nutella, or just plain eat it up by the spoon. It’s also a necessary part of Hazelnut Cookies.

I’m posting this to 5-ingredient Mondays over at the Daily Dietribe. Why? because when time is short and I’m not very hungry, apple and nut butter is on the menu for quick and easy nights. So delicious.

I’m also submitting this to Wellness Weekends at Diet, Dessert and Dogs. Hop on over and check out all the good stuff.

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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8 Responses to Hazelnut Buttah

  1. I love it Cheryl! I wonder if you can puree hazelnut meal/flour and get similar results? I have 3 bags of it that I don’t have any idea what to do with!! And I do miss Nutella! I used to eat that stuff like it was going out of style! lol

  2. Hi Carrie,
    You’d definitely want to toast the hazelnut meal, but I imagine it would work. Let me know!

  3. Debi says:

    I like the trick of putting them in a paper bag and shaking them. I’m trying that next time I roast hazelnuts. 😀

  4. The paper bag trick is genius! I love that you called this “buttah” and the look of those chocolate hazelnut butter cups. 🙂


  5. Debi-
    Keeps me from burning my over-eager fingers!

    I don’t know where I first read about it, but it works! And the butter cups were amazing.

  6. Ohh this looks so good! I love hazelnut. Filing this away for the day I can eat nuts again!

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  8. Hi Cheryl! It’s been a while and I hope you are well! I love your recipe. I make almond butter all the time but haven’t branched out to other nut butters. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

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