But that all changed when I decided to make my own. Store-bought Nutella was always too sweet for my taste, so I set out to create a version that’s just right. My homemade Nutella focuses on wholesome ingredients and balances the rich flavor of roasted hazelnuts with the right amount of sweetness and chocolate. It’s the magic ingredient in my latest granola flavor, and I can’t wait for you to try it! The best part? I made a granola with this incredible homemade nutella that I am finding so irresistible!! Check it out here
Hazelnuts are famously known for being the key ingredient in Nutella, adding a rich, nutty flavor to this well-loved spread. These small, round nuts have a shell and are typically harvested in the fall. When roasted, their sweet and slightly earthy flavour becomes more intense and rich. This makes them a popular ingredient in various recipes, from baking to savoury dishes.
Additionally, they’re a good source of vitamins, especially Vitamin E and several B vitamins. Essential minerals like magnesium, calcium, and potassium are also found in these nuts. Their high antioxidant content is known for reducing inflammation and promoting heart health. You could essentially say that a healthy homemade nutella helps you eat healthier!
Creating this Nutella is a delightful experience, from roasting the hazelnuts to blending them into a creamy, dreamy spread. The transformation of the hazelnuts in the food processor is almost magical. When you add the cacao powder, olive oil, and coconut sugar, the mixture becomes this lusciously smooth spread that’s just irresistible. Not only is it healthier than the store-bought version; it’s more satisfying in taste as well.
Whether you’re spreading it on toast, dolloping it onto your granola, or sneaking a spoonful straight from the jar, this homemade Nutella is a treat you can feel good about. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the rich taste of Nutella without the excess sweetness. So, let’s get those hazelnuts roasting, and create a batch of Nutella that’s truly your own. Happy spreading, and enjoy the delicious results!
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