Nutella, A healthy version


Who loves Nutella?

So I remember trying Nutella at an early age when I was on a French exchange. The family I stayed with would give it to us for Breakfast and we would spread it thickly on English and french bread. Now I know better and I also know how bad it really is for you. I was searching for ideas for a recipe that was decent. This one isn’t as sweet as the one you’ll find in the shop but is low in Sugar. It has no Fructose in it, which makes it so much better.


  • 1 cup hazelnuts.
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk.
  • 1 ½ tablespoon rice malt syrup.
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil.  For a slightly different taste, you can also try macadamia oil instead. 
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder.
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla Paste

What to Do.

Firstly preheat your oven to 180 ºC

Next, bake the hazelnuts in the oven for around 8–10 minutes. make sure they are brown.

Now rub most of the skins off. These can be a bit bitter.  You don’t really need to be exact with this though. Be careful as the nuts will be hot from the oven. 

Now in a food processor or grinder, grind the nuts until smooth.

The next thing to do is to add the remaining ingredients and process until well mixed in

You can store this in an airtight container in the fridge for several weeks.

Note that as this is a sweet substance it should be treated as a sweet treat and not be had regularly. 

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