Spicy hazelnut butter is a famous breakfast food in cities near Eastern Blacksea coast of Turkey where hazelnut farming is an important economic activity. This snack is prepared by blending raw hazelnuts and adding flavor with various spices. Spicy hazelnut butter is a famous breakfast snack in this region.
This authentic recipe is very delicious, healthy yet very easy to make. It takes only a few minutes to prepare this hazelnut snack. Here are the ingredients and step-by-step instructions for making this hazelnut recipe:
How to Make Spicy Hazelnut Butter
- 1 cup of raw whole hazelnuts
- 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon of chili flakes
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 5 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon of salt
Instructions for Making Hazelnut Butter
1- First of all put 1 cup of whole hazelnuts into a blender.
2- Blend until crumbled.
3- Transfer the hazelnut crumbs into a bowl.
4- Grate 3 cloves of garlic onto the hazelnut crumbs.
5- Add 1/2 teaspoon of chili flakes, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 teapoon of salt, 5 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
6- Mix until a spreadable texture is reached. You can add more vegetable oil if needed.
7- The more you press and mix with the back of the spoon, the more the oil of hazelnuts will come out and add more texture to the hazelnut spread.
8- When the mixture is ready to spread on bread, then the hazelnut butter is ready to serve.
9- Transfer the butter into a suitable jar to refrigerate.
10- You can consume this spicy hazelnut snack in breakfasts or as a snack to beat the hunger. It is great to have it spreaded on a slice of bread along with cheese.