Do you like Nutella but don’t like the fact that it contains a ton of unhealthy ingredients? The truth is, Nutella only consists of 13 percent hazelnuts. The majority is refined sugar, followed by palm oil (to make it spreadable). To me, that doesn’t sound healthy at all.
But what if you can’t live without chocolate? Well, I couldn’t either. And nobody is asking you to. The simple solution is to have a guilt-free, wholesome replacement on hand that you can indulge in from time to time.
Luckily, I have a tasty, easy to make Hazelnut Spread recipe for you that will make you forget about Nutella. 🙂
- 400g Hazelnuts
- 6 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 200 ml Agave Nectar (or Maple Syrup)
- 45g Cacao
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- optional for a creamier consistency: up to 100ml plant drink (e.g. almond, hazelnut, rice, oat drink)
(1) Spread the hazelnuts on a baking sheet and roast in the oven at 160°C for about 10-15 minutes, turning them occasionally. Keep a close eye on the hazelnuts so you don’t burn them (happened to me before!).
(2) Transfer the hazelnuts in a tea towel, close it up into a bundle and remove the skin by rubbing the nuts against each other.
Note: You can skip step 1 and 2 if you buy roasted, unskinned hazelnuts in a shop.
(3) Now transfer the nuts and the melted coconut oil in a high-speed blender (I am using a Bianco Forte) or a food processor. Blend for 2-3 minutes. The longer you blend, the smoother the hazelnut spread will be.
(4) Add the remaining ingredients and blend until you reach your desired consistency. Feel free to add some plant drink to make your hazelnut spread creamier.
Please see nutrition facts below. One serving equals 15g: