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Naturally Sweet Vegan Nutella

3 simple steps and 3 simple ingredients make up this better-for-you naturally sweet vegan nutella.
3 simple steps and 3 simple ingredients make up this better-for-you naturally sweet vegan Nutella. | @karalydon karalydon.com/blog

I think I first tried Nutella in French class in school. And then proceeded to BEG my Mom to buy it for me at home. I think she might have caved in that first time but it’s not like we often had Nutella in the house growing up. And for good reason. It’s loaded with palm oil and sugar, high in fat, and pretty processed. Plus, the French Ecology Minister just said you should stop eating Nutella because of deforestation due to palm oil demand. But what if I told you that you could have the sweet nutty Nutella with just 3 simple ingredients, sans palm oil??

You’d think I was nuts. Well I am…nuts…for natural NUTella!! 🙂Naturally Sweet Added Vegan Nutella-3-2

You can enjoy a homemade DIY version of Nutella by using toasted hazelnuts, dark chocolate, and coconut oil. It may be a simple, easy, better-for-you recipe but it still packs in that delicious cocoa hazelnut spread flavor that we all love. Naturally Sweet Vegan Nutella-2-2Dairy-free Nutella in just 3 simple steps:

  1. Roast the hazelnuts and remove skins.
  2. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil.
  3. Combine it all in the food processor.

Done and done.

For me, I thought the sweetness from the dark chocolate was enough but if you need a little something more, add a touch of agave nectar.

This Nutella is packed with healthy monounsaturated fats and antioxidants. Win! Spread it on whole-wheat toast or drizzle over fresh berries for a treat. Naturally Sweet Vegan Nutella-4-2

Naturally Sweet Vegan Nutella

Yield: ~1/2 pint

Naturally Sweet Vegan Nutella

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate (dairy-free) chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Transfer hazelnuts to the baking sheet and roast nuts for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool.
  2. With a kitchen towel, roll hazelnuts around on the baking sheet to remove the skins.
  3. Discard the remaining skins and transfer hazelnuts to a food processor and blend for about 5 minutes until the nuts form into a butter.
  4. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt dark chocolate chips and coconut oil. Transfer to the food processor with salt and pulse to combine.* Let cool.

Notes

*If the Nutella isn’t sweet enough for your taste, try adding 1 tbsp of agave nectar.

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https://karalydon.com/recipes/naturally-sweet-vegan-nutella/

Tell me, have you ever made your own Nutella? What’s your favorite Nutella pairing?

Check out this perfect pairing for more ideas:

Vegan Raspberry Nutella S'mores

Vegan Raspberry Nutella S’mores

I'm a nutrition coach and yoga teacher helping people to learn to love food again. I love cooking, taking pictures of my food and traveling around the world. Follow my blog for delicious, seasonal vegetarian recipes and simple strategies to bring more yoga and mindfulness into your life. And check out my e-book to learn how to improve your health through nutrition and yoga. Show me what deliciousness you make! Tag me @karalydonRD on Instagram.

Comments

  1. There are just some things you shouldn’t make and keep on hand – this is one of them!! I would eat the entire jar before it even got into the jar! So easy, yum!

  2. Oh my goodness YUM. I have a “not-tella” recipe on my blog that’s not as decadent as this one looks…so when I want something more rich, I’ll have to give this a try 🙂

    xo,
    Sarah Grace

  3. Wow, I LOVE nutella but never buy it because we all know what happens when you buy nutella- it ends up going on just about everything. String cheese & Nutella? Don’t mind if I do. This looks like the healthier alternative I need- yum!

  4. We all need some vegan nutella 😉

  5. This looks insanely good…and healthy! Pinning for sure 🙂

  6. I love making my own nut butter… I’ve done almond, cashew (including chocolate) and pecan but not hazelnut… this is the smallest ingredient list I’ve seen yet so definitely going to try this one!!

  7. STOP IT!!! This looks just amazing!! I cannot wait until I can make it! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! I will definitely be sharing this with clients!!

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