Homemade nutella

 

Nothing like homemade healthy versions of your favorite things, right?
This one is a perfect spread for pancakes, waffles, crackers, you name it.

Easy to make and only a few ingredients. Doesn't taste as sweet as store bought nutella, but more like a fererro rocher filling - the taste is creamy and rich.

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RECIPE

PREPARATION & COOK TIME: all together around 20-30 minutes
SERVES: 2/3 cup cca 150 gr

INGREDIENTS:

• 1 cup raw hazelnuts - you can buy either with skins or without (if you have with skins, there is just one step more)
• 1 1/2 tablespoon melted coconut oil
• 1 teaspoon raw cocoa
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup

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INSTRUCTIONS:

• Preheat the oven to 175°C.
• Roast the hazelnuts in the oven on baking sheet paper. If you have raw blenched hazelnuts roast them for 8-10 minutes, if they are with skins roast them 12-15 minutes. Roasting helps them warm up and release their natural oils and skins. When done, if you used hazelnuts with skins, put them in a kitchen towel and rub until the the skins are removed. The more skins is left, the bitter it will taste.
• Put the warm hazelnuts in the food processor and blend. Scrap the sides when needed and blend until you get a nut butter. 
• Add cocoa, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Blend together.
• Add maple syrup last BUT NOTE - the more you add it the more the texture will become firmer.
• Transfer to a clean cup and store on a room temperature. It can last 3 weeks without a problem, but you will probably eat it sooner :)

STEP-BY-STEP PICTURES

step 1 - add hazelnuts to a food processor and blend

step 1 - add hazelnuts to a food processor and blend

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scrap the sides when needed

scrap the sides when needed

blend until the whole texture is liquid

blend until the whole texture is liquid

Step 3: add maple syrup - the more you add it, the more the texture becomes firmer

Step 3: add maple syrup - the more you add it, the more the texture becomes firmer

blend further until it forms a nut butter

blend further until it forms a nut butter

Step 2: add cocoa, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract and blend together

Step 2: add cocoa, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract and blend together

step 4: transfer to a clean cup

step 4: transfer to a clean cup

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NUTRITIONAL VALUE:

•Serving size: 1 tablespoon
• Calories: 189 kcal • Carbs 8 g • Fat 14,3 g • Protein 6,5 g • Sugar 3,1 g •

Enjoy!

Tinchy