Smoked Hazelnuts

I’ve made the ‘usual’ smoked nuts a number of times. You know, peanuts. Walnuts. Pecans. Those things. This was my first time smoking Hazelnuts. In fact, I’d never even thought about making them until I ran across a picture someone posted of a big batch of smoked Hazelnuts. They looked so amazing I could almost smell and test them. I’ve always loved Hazelnuts, so I figured I’d love them smoked even more and I was right!

Smoked Hazelnuts

You can shell and eat these nuts just as they are. And I certainly devoured a few handfuls. But, my main reason for smoking them was to use them in recipes. First up? A smoked Hazelnut butter for baked sweet potatoes!

As you can tell from the recipe, I didn’t add anything to the nuts before I put them on my smoker. They don’t need it. No oil, no salt and pepper. Just put them on ‘au naturale’ and let them go for a while.

Smoked pistachios are also amazing! Try them too!

Smoked Hazelnuts

You can shell and eat these nuts just as they are. And I certainly devoured a few handfuls.
Course Appetiser
Cuisine American
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 356kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Hazelnuts raw, in shell

Instructions

  • Fire up your smoker for 225-250 F cooking. Use hickory or a fruit wood.
  • Add the nuts to the smoker. Don't crowd them. Smoke for 1 hour.
  • Remove and let cool completely before shelling.

Nutrition

Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 26g | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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