- 2 cups Raw Hazelnuts
- 2 Tablespoons Hazelnut Oil
- 0.75 cup Coconut Sugar
- 0.3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 0.25 teaspoon Sea Salt
A healthier, refined sugar free natural nutella alternative!
Nutella is a sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread that is very popularly around the world and especially in Europe where I grew up.
The main ingredients in the Italian manufactured Nutella is sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, and milk powder.
Who grew up eating a lot of Nutella like I did?
When my sister and I were younger, we would want to eat Nutella on a slice of bread for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I definitely think we were slightly addicted and I’m confident we always had it stocked.
Now that I actually read the food labels, I no longer buy Nutella. It contains saturated fat and lot of refined sugar.
So what does one do when you still love Nutella? You make your own! With all real and natural ingredients.
This natural nutella is still packed with chocolate and hazelnut flavor and is made in the food processor.
It’s actually very simple and it’s the same as making any kind of nut butter but then just adding a couple of key ingredients.
First, the hazelnuts are roasted to maximize flavor.
Next, nut butter is made in the food processor then sweetened with coconut sugar and flavored with cocoa powder!
It is best to use a sugar rather than a liquid sweetener as this will change the texture of the nutella.
For a smooth nutella outcome, it is best to use powdered coconut sugar.
You can use a spice grinder, coffee bean grinder or high speed blender to make your own powdered sugar.
Watch me make it in this video!
If you have made this natural nutella, please leave your review in the comment section below!
Roast The Hazelnuts
Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Add 2 cups of raw hazelnuts to a parchment lined baking sheet and spread out evenly.
Roast the hazelnuts in your preheated oven for 10 minutes then allow them to cool for 5-10 minutes.
Once cooled, rub the hazelnuts with paper towel or a kitchen towel to loosen the skins.
Rome as much of the skins as possible then transfer the nuts to a bowl.
Make Hazelnut Butter
Add the hazelnuts to your food processor and blend on low or medium speed for 3-4 minutes.
Next, stop the food processor and scrape down the sides. Blend again for a couple of minutes then stop and scrape down the sides again.
Now let it run for 7-9 minutes or until it resembles nut butter.
Lastly, add 2 tablespoons of hazelnut oil and blend again for 3-4 minutes.
Make Natural Nutella
If you have a spice grinder or coffee bean grinder, I highly recommend using that to make powdered coconut sugar which results in a much less grainy nutella.
See video for instructions.
Add the powdered coconut sugar and unsweetened coco powder to the hazelnut butter then blend again for 3-4 minutes or until it is smooth.