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Homemade: Healthy Nutella

By August 25, 2016 diy food, gluten free, healthy, recipe series, recipes, vegan

This healthy homemade nutella is a dream come true! Creamy chocolate hazelnut spread made with no refined sugar or additives. Eat straight out of the jar without the guilts. 

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Hands up if you’ve eaten nutella straight out of the jar? I have been known to be half way through a jar before realising and my husband having to pry the spoon from my cold hard hands. Who can relate?

If you have been where i’ve been, today’s recipe is going to make you really happy. It’s a super simple recipe for making delicious nutella like spread that has no refined sugar, no additives, no nasties and is as perfectly delicious as the real thing.

You start my roasting your hazelnuts to make easy work of peeling their skins. Easier still? Buy already peeled roasted hazelnuts and you literally just have to blend the ingredients, grab a spoon and dig in. It’s so simple you will never buy store-bought nutella again!

Please note the consistency will be a tiny bit grainer than nutella so if you want it super smooth, add a touch more milk which will help the blender make a smoother paste.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and i’d love to know what you think.

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Don’t forget to hashtag #cookwiththemacadames when making my recipes. I love to see how you went and get a peek at your kitchen table.

What you need:

  • Baking tray lined with baking paper
  • Food processor

Ingredients (makes 1 medium jar):

  • 2 cups raw hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice (I used full cream whole milk)

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Scatter the hazelnuts on the prepared baking tray. Pop into the oven to roast for 5 minutes to help the skins loosen. Remove and set aside to cool. Once cooled, rub the skins off using your fingertips. Pop into the food processor to grind into a fine meal.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. That’s it, now you’ll have creamy, homemade healthy nutella you can eat straight from the jar.

Storage: will keep in an airtight container for up to a week.

Bon appétit!

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For another similar recipe, try my homemade creamed honey.

DIY Creamed Honey | Anisa Sabet | The Macadames-6

Or my DIY chia jam.

How To Make Chia Jam | Anisa Sabet | The Macadames-3

Anisa xx

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