Healthy home made Nutella

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I realised last week that some of you actually read what I write, so I am going to have to start measuring my words! Strange how we project our digital voice to the void and we listen carefully to what the wind brings in return.

I am one of those people that stick a finger in the bottle of Nutella. Cheeky and shameless I scoop as much as I possibly can and i rush it to my mouth to stop it from dripping (which I only succeed every now and then).  We all know it isn’t the best of snacks but it is so delicious… If like me, you would like to be able to stick your finger in the chocolate pot more often and feel good about it, you have come to the right place.

This Nutella is vegan, sugar free and high in fibre. It takes a bit of processing time but other than that is very simple to make and takes only 3 ingredients.

Ingredients 

150 gr. Hazelnuts

60 gr. birch sugar

50 gr. cocoa powder

20 gr. cocoa butter (optional) or 50 ml. oat milk

How to…

First toast the hazelnuts in the oven for about 5 to 10 minutes, without letting them get too toasted. Then mix everything else in a food processor until smooth and try.

You may need to add some more milk, or more cocoa depending on your taste.

If you have cocoa butter it will make the mix a little bit softer that if you don’t, without it, it will be more intense.

Once you have a smooth paste you can keep it in the fridge in an air tight container for 4 weeks.

You can also melt it au bain marie and pour as a sauce on top of pancakes like these:

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10 thoughts on “Healthy home made Nutella

  1. Hi ya Mary, you should know that I at least read your blog. I love the different things you do and make them healthy.
    This is great btw and is going on my list of things to make. What’s birch sugar?

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    • Thanks Simon 🙂
      Birch sugar is a poly alcohol called xylitol as well. It is a sweetener that is suitable for diabetics because of it’s low impact on blood sugar levels. So much healthier than sugar…

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  2. HI, Mary! Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my posts on Biking Ink and Playing video poker in Las Vegas. I am enjoying my visit to yours. This was a particularly interesting post as I love the taste of Nutella, but wouldn’t eat it for all the obvious health reasons. I liked your ‘healthier’ version. Was surprised to learn that you could use cocoa butter in cooking. I have used it for dry lips and general healing on my skin, like removing or at least reducing scars.Your post does explain, however, why of all the lip moisteners I have ever used, cocoa butter was the only one that my dog ate. Have a great weekend!

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    • Hahahaha ah that made me laugh!! Your dog ate your lip moisturiser?? well yes, cocoa butter is fact a main ingredient in most chocolate bars, if you read the back of them you can see it. It is for that reason that cosmetics products that contain look sooo edible and smell so good, I guess it is not dissimilar to coconut butter.
      Thank you so much for popping by and for your comment.
      I really enjoyed the biking pics/inks, such a fun mixture of tattoos and bikes! Have a lovely weekend!

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