Nutella is Da Bomb! I mean it, I love the stuff. The only problem is that the first ingredient is sugar and I have eliminated added sugars, refined sugars and sucrose from my diet. This means no nutella for me. Well, it used to mean no nutella for me. Now it just means I have to make my own from scratch and believe it or not it is incredibly simple and tastes every bit as delicious. Here’s my recipe.
Recipe: Homemade Nutella
- 2 cups hazelnuts
- 1 cup unsweeted cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup Stevia In The Raw powder
- 1/2 cup Blue agave
- 1 cup rice or soy milk
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- Crack and shell hazelnuts
- Spread the nuts out on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake in a 325 degree oven for 15 minutes and allow to cool completely
- Once hazelnuts are cool rub them between your palms to remove all the skin.
- Place nuts in a food processor and use the S blade to grind them for about 3 – 5 minutes until they become a smooth paste.
- Add remaining ingredients and grind until mixture is a creamy spread.
- store in refridgerator.
If you have no sugar restrictions substitute confectioner’s sugar for Stevia In the Raw powder.
If you like your nutella super sweet make it 3/4 cup Stevia In the Raw powder or confectioner’s sugar
You do not have to remove the skins from the nuts as they will also grind down in the food processor but it does help the spread to be creamier.
The better your food processor the smoother your nutella will be. My food processor is old so my spread is just a tad bit grainier.
Attempt this recipe in a blender at your own risk as the nuts may not grind down fine enough.
My recipe is a work in progress. It could be creamier, chocolatier, sweeter etc. If you try this recipe and find yourself changing it up a little I’d love to hear your variations. As I’m able to find fresh hazel nuts I will post my additions too.
You can substitute organic coconut oil for vegetable oil.
Cooking time (duration): 20
Diet type: Vegetarian
Diet (other): High protein, Gluten free
Dietary restriction: Sugar, Diabetic
Meal type: breakfast
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
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