Homemade Healthy Nutella
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Homemade Healthy Nutella is made with just 7 simple ingredients.
- Comes together in just about 30 minutes.
- Made with much simpler and healthier ingredients than store-bought.
- Tastes great on oatmeal, pancakes, toast, desserts, etc! The list goes on and on.
- Store-bought Nutella is made with palm oil and sugar as the main ingredients, which you won’t find in this recipe!
- This version is great for vegans or those with dairy allergies and is lower in sugar.
- As written, this recipe is plant based, dairy free, gluten free, grain free and vegan.
- Can also be made with almonds or sunflower seeds for a nut-free version.
- Be sure to check out my Nutella Baked Oats for a great way to use this spread.
Ingredients And Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Homemade Healthy Nutella. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
Raw Hazelnuts that will then be roasted. You can skip this step and purchase roasted hazelnuts if preferred, otherwise you can also use raw/roasted almonds.
Powdered sugar or confectioners sugar is what is used in traditional nutella. I have also made with recipe with coconut sugar or maple syrup for an refined sugar free option. You can also use monk fruit sweetener.
Unsweetened cacao flavor for that rich deep chocolately taste.
Coconut oil will help liquify the mixture creating that smooth and creamy texture.
Vanilla extract adds a lovely flavor.
A touch of salt to balance out all the flavors.
My secret ingredient is adding in a touch of instant coffee to help rich and deepen that chocolate flavor.
How To Make
ONE: Start by roasting the raw hazelnuts in the oven at 375F for 12-15 minutes. Once roasted, let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a clean towel. Wrap the nuts up in the towel and rub for about 5 minutes to remove the skin.
TWO: Add the roasted skinless hazelnuts to a food processor or blender and blend until you have a nut butter. Depending on your appliance, this can take anywhere between 10-15 minutes.
THREE: Once you have a hazelnut butter, add in the remainder of the ingredients and blend once more. Pour into a dish with an airtight lid and enjoy!
Tips And Tricks
Using roasted hazelnuts is going to naturally produce an oil and create and smooth and creamy spread.
The skins don’t need to be 100% removed. You’ll be fine as long as majority are removed.
The more skin that is removed, the creamier your nutella will be.
Depending on the appliance you are using to blend the nuts together, you may need to add in more coconut oil to create a cream texture.
How To Serve And Store
Serve this Homemade Healthy Nutella on toast, in desserts, cookies, on top of oatmeal, yogurt bowls, ice cream, or just eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon- no judgement here.
Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place, like the pantry. Enjoy within 10-14 days.
Taste And Texture
This Homemade Healthy Nutella tastes just like the real thing. It’s slightly less sweet, but you can add in more sugar or sweetener if preferred.
The texture is smooth, creamy but slightly grainy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Almonds will work too!
Coconut sugar, granulated sugar, maple syrup or monk fruit sweetener will all work.
Other Recipes You May Like
- Nutella Baked Oatmeal
- Nutella Overnight Oats
- Healthy Snickers Bars
- Homemade Twix Bars
- Healthy Pop-Tarts
If you make this Homemade Healthy Nutella, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on Instagram, Tiktok or Pinterest!