Real food homemade nutella is easier to make than you would think! With some simple ingredients and a good processor, you are on your way to making this popular spread with all real food ingredients!
Who doesn’t love chocolate and nuts? There are not many out there that don’t have at least some fondness in their being for this perfect marriage of ingredients.
I have been wanting to create a homemade Nutella for sometime….it is SO delicious on SO many things. The original, while delicious, is SUPER high in sugar. Like, over HALF sugar!! And since it is not labeled GMO Free, there is no guarantee that sugar doesn’t not come from GMO sugar beets. So why not make my own and control the quality of the ingredients and make it dairy free to boot?! Then I can be happy serving it to my kiddos for breakfast on their beloved crepes!
I know my kids will be clobbering for more of this homemade Nutella, the only hard part is showing some restraint!
Everyone I have shared this with goes nuts for it ( no pun intended!)…a perfect gift to make a hand out too!
I attempted to be lazy and decided to forgo the removal of the papery skins on the hazelnuts one time: DON’T DO THIS!! The flavor is still great, but the texture is all wrong…gritty and thick!
- 2 cups hazelnuts, about 8 oz
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder (or more if you like intense chocolate flavor and less sweetness)
- ½ cup powdered sugar (Whole Foods and Trader Joe's brands are corn free), powdered palm sugar or Swerve work too:whir them in a coffee grinder or high powered blender to achieve a powdery consistency!
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2-3 tablespoons coconut oil (or other oil) (depending on the consistency you prefer) The coconut oil will firm up the spread as it cools, other oils will not.
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Scatter hazelnuts in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
- Roast the nuts for about 10 minutes until you can smell them and they are golden brown.
- Place nuts on a dishtowel, fold it over, and rub vigorously to remove the papery skins. Be patient, this can be a pain. If a few skins are left, no biggy, it will still taste delicious!
- Place nuts in a food processor (I LOVE mine!) and process for several minutes until the hazelnuts turn creamy.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and blend well, scraping down sides if necessary. I like to run mine through my high powered blender for an extra creamy texture.
- Spoon into an airtight container and store in the fridge to preserve freshness!
- You could also place into small canning jars for a decadent handmade gift!!