Are you a Nutella lover who is on a journey to clean eating? I have an easy homemade Nutella recipe for you. This recipe is perfect for people with dairy allergies, vegans or anyone who doesn’t want to consume a lot of processed foods.
We have all grown up having Nutella in cookies, milkshakes and on toast. But do you know that just 2 tablespoons of Nutella contain 21 gms of sugar and 11 gms of fat? That’s nearly a days worth of recommended sugar (AHA recommends 9 teaspoons or 36gms of added sugar for men and 6 teaspoons or 25 gms for women per day) intake in one go, also the fat i.e. palm oil is not considered one of the healthiest sources of fats.
Eating healthier and cleaner does not mean you have to give up on things you love. You deserve a little treat from time to time and a homemade version of your favorite food is a great way to start. This homemade Nutella recipe is so easy, I wondered why I didn’t try and make this before. It tastes yummy and doesn’t have any nasty ingredients. Only some healthy fats, antioxidants, and vitamins. Big win right?
You get iron and magnesium from the raw cacao, along with some more magnesium and healthy monounsaturated fats from hazelnuts. All this minus the sugar overload. Basically, a nut butter that is good for you.
This homemade Nutella also makes a perfect DIY gift idea for those who like making something handmade as a gift. You can carry this as a gift for your host at dinner parties, as a handmade Valentine’s day gift for your partner or a present for your foodie girlfriend on her birthday. I will be using this as a part of our Valentine’s day spread at home along with a few other healthy treats I plan to make for my boys.
If you like these kinds of healthy treats there’s another simple no-bake vegan cheesecake recipe on the blog. These recipes are toddler-friendly too, so if you are looking for some healthy desserts for your little ones you can bookmark them for future reference.
Homemade Nutella Recipe
- 2 cups hazelnuts peeled
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 3-4 tbsp maple syrup
- Start by roasting the hazel nuts in a pan. 1 cup of hazelnuts takes approximately 10 - 15 minutes to roast on medium flame. You can also roast them in an oven for 360 F (182 C) it takes about 15 minutes to roast. Keep checking and stirring them to ensure they don’t burn and evenly roast on all sides.2. Now in a mixer add the roasted hazelnuts, cacao powder, coconut oil and maple syrup.3. You might want to divide this step into smaller batches to ensure that the nuts blend into a smooth consistency. Feel free to add more oil if you want it smoother in texture.
- You can add 2 tablespoons of water too, inorder to bring to a smoother consistency. I liked the chunkier texture so I didn’t add water in.
- Maple syrup can be substituted with honey, agave or fine sugar. Taste as you go to finetune the sweetness to your liking.
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How to use: Spread this homemade nut butter on toast, add to smoothies, milkshakes or your morning porridge. Choose your own way to enjoy it.
Do remember that since this spread is made of hazelnuts it does contain a lot of fats. The fats in hazelnuts are healthy but it’s not ideal to consume a lot if you are trying to lose weight.
Another healthy option you can try is to swap the hazelnuts for almonds and have a chocolate almond nut butter instead.
Hope you all enjoyed this sweet treat. Let me know if you try it out I would love to hear how you liked it.
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