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Homemade Healthy Nutella

Once you try this Homemade Healthy Nutella, you'll never go back to buying store-bought again. This chocolate hazelnut spread is made with just 7 simple ingredients and comes together in just about 30 minutes.

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a spoon that has dipped into a jar of nutella and is pouring it out and back into the jar.

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.

all the ingredients that you need to make this nutella spread in individual containers.

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.

a spoon dipped into the chocolate butter.

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

Can I use any other nuts instead of hazelnuts?

Almonds will work too!

What other sugar can I used instead of powdered sugar?

Coconut sugar, granulated sugar, maple syrup or monk fruit sweetener will all work.

How can I store this chocolate spread?

In an airtight container with a lid, such as a weck jar or these cute jars with a bamboo lid.

Other Recipes You May Like

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Homemade Healthy Nutella

Once you try this Homemade Healthy Nutella, you'll never go back to buying store-bought again. This chocolate hazelnut spread is made with just 7 simple ingredients and comes together in just about 30 minutes.
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
15 minutes
COOK TIME:
15 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
30 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 16oz raw hazelnuts
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
 

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

2 cups of Nutella

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. 
  2. Spread the raw hazelnuts on the baking sheet evenly and bake for 12-15 minutes. Once roasted, let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a clean dish towel. 
  3. Wrap the nuts up in the towel and rub together for about 5 minutes to remove the skin. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Once you have a hazelnut butter, add in powdered sugar, cacao powder, coconut oil, vanilla, salt and instant coffee and blend once more. 
  6. Pour into a dish with an airtight lid and enjoy! 

Notes

  • 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.

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