On Instagram I recently came across #worldnutelladay (5. February). I love chocolate spread but not Nutella. I find it too sweet and it contains too little of what a chocolate spread should include, i.e. hazelnuts and chocolate and too much of what it shouldn’t, namely sugar, palm oil and milk powder. The German consumer advice center actually calls “Nutella” a “sugar-fat spread” 😉
The recipe is in cups but I cook and bake with metric conversions so I weighed out the ingredients. If you prefer cups then do check out Karielyn’s original recipe.
- 400 g organic raw hazelnuts
- 10 ml (2 teaspoons) vanilla extract
- 35 g cocoa powder
- 85 ml maple syrup
- 30 ml (2 tablespoons) organic coconut oil (*
- 170 ml almond milk plus approx. 30 ml extra
(* As coconut oil is solid at room temperature put a few teaspoons in a cup and put it over a bowl with hot water to melt it.
- Preheat your oven to 180°C fan-forced or 200°C upper/lower heat
- Put the hazelnuts onto a clean baking tray and bake for about 10 minutes. Open up after 5 minutes and stir them around a little with a wooden spoon. Check your oven as they can start to burn quite quickly after 10 mins.
- Let the nuts cool off completely.
- Take a handful of nuts and rub them between your hands. The roasted skin will come off quite easily. They don’t all have to be perfect. Sometimes the skin just won’t budge
- Add all the ingredients to your blender (liquids first, cocoa powder, hazelnuts last) and blend until smooth and creamy. As the mixture is quite thick I stirred the mixture with a spoon quite a few times between blending. Add more almond milk to get a smooth and creamy consistency. I added about 30 ml more.
- Spoon into sterilised glass containers (I used old jam jars)
A great way of cleaning your blender is to whip up a quick smoothie. I added a banana and some almond milk. Chocolate and banana is such a tasty combination.
My breakfast in bed will have to wait until the weekend as I went to work today. But preparation is everything 😀
Enjoy making this recipe (and breakfast in bed)!
Original recipe by Karielyn on her blog “The Healthy Family and Home”.