Homemade healthified “nutella” chocolate spread
As I have shared before, Nutella is one of my absolute favorite things to indulge in, especially when eaten straight out the jar with a spoon ;) Sadly it isn’t exactly the healthiest thing to eat (to put it mildly), so it isn’t something I do very often – until now that is! With this homemade healthified version of Nutella I can indulge a little more often and without all the added nasties and weird ingredients! I absolutely love this healthified version, it has such a rich flavor of chocolate and hazelnut and it completely satisfy my Nutella and chocolate cravings – seriously you need to give this a try, so yum! It was a lot more smooth when I first made it, but it was dark so I couldn’t shoot it then – after sitting in the fridge overnight it is less smooth, but still really creamy and so delicious! I love to add it to toasted bread, include it in my healthified desserts, dip strawberries in it and so much more!
You can find my other recipe for healthified homemade “nutella” right here!
1 1/2 cup hazelnuts
1/2 cup milk (I used rice milk)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
50 gram dark chocolate (I used one with 70% cacao), melted
1/4 cup akacia honey – use agave, pure maple sirup etc. to make it vegan
1 1/2 tablespoon raw cacao powder
- Start by toasting the hazelnuts in the oven for 8-10 minutes on 350 f / 175 c. Simply place them on a tray lined with baking paper and toast them until the skin begins to crack. Let the hazelnuts cool a little before you peel the skin off – you can place them in a kitchen towel and use it to rub the peels off.
- Place the toasted hazelnuts in a food processor and pulse until it has turned to nut butter – this usually takes 8-10 minutes. Make sure to scrape down the sides as needed.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor – if you do not want it too sweet, then only add half of the honey to start with – and pulse until you have a smooth chocolate spread. Taste it and add more salt, honey, vanilla powder, cacao etc. if needed.
- Pour it into a clean jar and it is ready, enjoy!