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Homemade Nutella

This homemade Nutella, featuring roasted hazelnuts, cacao, and olive oil, is a game-changer. It's the secret behind my Nutella Granola's success, offering a healthier, less sweet version of the classic spread, perfect for breakfast, snacks, or desserts.

I’ve got a confession and a creation to share! I never really liked Nutella – shocking, I know!

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

Let’s get to know Hazelnuts a little better!

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.

They are impressive nutritionally as they’re rich in heart-healthy fats and dietary fiber.

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!

glass jar filled with freshly homemade chocolate nutella and a jar with chocolate granola behind by teri-ann carty
glass jar filled with freshly homemade chocolate nutella and a jar with chocolate granola behind by teri-ann carty

The Joy of Homemade Nutella

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!

spoon filling a glass jar with freshly homemade chocolate nutella by teri-ann carty

Homemade Nutella

Teri-Ann Carty
I have a confession to make. I never liked Nutella. Probably not the best way to sell you on this recipe but I have to be transparent. Maybe it's because I find the store bought kind too sweet but until I made my own, I was never a fan. Nutella is predominantly made up of roasted hazelnuts, a sweetener and chocolate. My nutella has wholesome ingredients like olive oil, cane sugar and vanilla. It's the magic ingredient in my newest granola flavour and I can't wait for you to try it!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dips & Spreads, Snack
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 4 cups

Equipment

  • food processor
  • baking sheet oven

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups raw hazelnuts
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • cup dark chocolate chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350d. Spread hazelnuts onto a baking sheet.
  • Roast hazelnuts for 15 minutes.
  • Spread hot nuts onto a clean kitchen towel. Rub them until the majority of the skins have been removed.
  • Place warm nuts into food processor. Process until nuts break down and become smooth. Scrape down sides as needed. This should take approximately 5-6 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and until smooth and creamy. Pour into a jar sealed with a lid.

Notes

To make your life easier you can purchase hazelnuts with the skin already removed. If you choose to buy hazelnuts with the skin, don't worry if you can't remove all of the skin. Your nutella will still be amazing!
I try to steer clear of chocolate chips for this one but if that is all you have use them!
Keyword dairy free, easy nutella recipe, gluten free spread, plant based, vegan

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