Holidays Made Better with Hazelnuts

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It’s December (we know, we can’t believe it either!), which means busy days, holiday shopping, office parties and family get-togethers. We might be a little biased, but the holidays aren’t complete without hazelnuts. Once you experience the aroma of hazelnuts roasting in your kitchen on a winter day, they will become a staple in your household, too. Here are three of our favorite hazelnut recipes that the whole family will love.

P.S. From roasted to candied, hazelnuts make an excellent gift and can be easily sent to family and friends across the country! Find our list of retailers here, and check out our roasting and storage tips.

Hazelnut Chai Granola

Hosting family from out of town? Make a big batch of Hazelnut Chai Granola to have on hand for easy breakfasts and snacks. This recipe features hearty oats, tasty hazelnuts and cozy spices that will warm the soul. Sprinkle onto yogurt, toss a handful into pancake or waffle batter for a nutty twist, or throw some into a baggie for a snack on the go.

Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts

Brighten up wintery days with this refreshing salad. Shredded Brussels sprouts, sweet apples and toasted hazelnuts are coated in a maple lemon vinaigrette for a dish that is bursting in seasonal flavors. Perfect for a light lunch or holiday side, this will be a welcome addition to the family table.

Schnecken

Hazelnut sweet buns? Yes, please! A traditional Saturday morning treat in German households starting in the 20th century, schnecken means snails in German and refers to the shape of the pastry. Whip up a batch the evening before an office potluck or serve warm on a holiday morning for smiles all around. Fluffy dough is filled with cinnamon, brown sugar and roasted chopped hazelnuts, then baked in a muffin tin with a buttery, maple hazelnut syrup for a breakfast that is simply irresistible.