Healthy Homemade Nutella | Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This homemade chocolate spread aka Nutella can be eaten straight out of the jar without regret. It's made with just a few healthy ingredients and so delicious.

Course: Breakfast
Author: Mina
  • 2 cups hazelnuts (250 g)
  • 3 tbsp cacao (15 g)
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup (50 g)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder (or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3-4 tbsp rice milk ( or any plant-based milk, really)
  1. Place hazelnuts on a baking dish in one single layer and roast in the oven for about 10 minutes on 360° F (180° C). Keep an eye on them as they burn quickly. 

  2. Remove nuts from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.

  3. To peal hazelnuts: place nuts in a bowl, stick another bowl on top of it and shake it vigorously.

  4. Add (more or less) naked hazelnuts to a food processor and mix for 5-10 minutes until you end up with hazelnut butter, scraping down the sides as you go and pausing every other minute if necessary (if food processor gets hot).

  5. Add cacao, maple syrup, vanilla and salt and process for another minute.

  6. Gradually add plant-based milk, one tbsp at a time until the spread has reached your desired consistency. 

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.