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How to Blanch Hazelnuts. Hint: It is pretty easy!

How To Blanch Hazelnuts

  • Author: Midwestern Moms
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup of hazelnuts 1x
  • Category: How To
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American


How To Blanch Hazelnuts for your recipes.


  • 2 cups of water
  • 3 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 1 cup of hazelnuts
  • cold water
  • ice


  1. In a deep pot, boil your water.
  2. SLOWLY add in your baking soda. It will fizz up to watch out (hence the deep pot).
  3. Add in your hazelnuts and boil for about 3 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, prepare some ice cold water (cold water with ice).
  5. After 3 minutes, dip out a hazelnut with a slotted spoon and immediately put it in the ice cold water.
  6. Using your fingers, try and remove the skins. If they easily come off, scoop out the rest of the hazelnuts and put into the ice cold water. If the skins are still tough to get off, then boil for another minute or two.
  7. Once the skins are removed, place them on a clean towel or paper towel to dry.


If you want to toast your hazelnuts. Place them in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

Make sure to watch the video in the post!


  • Serving Size: 1 ounce
  • Calories: 179
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 17.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 4.8 g
  • Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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