Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Homemade "Nutella"

I'm kind of on a Nutella kick right now. Who isn't? It's all over Pinterest and other fun food blogs. Well, I decided that Nutella has way too much sugar in it, so I wanted to make my own version of Nutella, with less sugar! So far I've eaten this homemade "nutella" with bananas, toast, apples, off of my fingers, and on graham crackers.

This recipe is adapted from Perry's Plate Homemade Nutella.

Ingredients:- 2 cups raw hazelnuts (I got them in the bulk health food section at the grocery store)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup agave syrup
- 1/2 a packet of stevia (or another 1/2 TBS of agave)
-  1 TBS coconut oil (Omit for a less creamy spread. Original recipe calls for hazelnut oil; I only had coconut oil)
-  1 TBS vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- A pinch of salt

Directions:

1. Roast hazelnuts at 425 F on a un-greased rimmed baking sheet, for 10 minutes. (Watch this process very closely. It's really easy to burn hazelnuts! As soon as I could smell the hazelnuts, they were done roasting. Kind of smells like pancakes!)


2. Let hazelnuts cool for a few minutes, then rub off the skins in a paper-towel, or with your fingernails.


3. Put peeled hazelnuts into a food processor. Process until fairly smooth (it won't be as creamy as Nutella.) This took me about 2 minutes, on and off.



4. Add remaining ingredients to food processor and process until desired consistency.


5. Store in an airtight container, and enjoy! (I put mine in the fridge for a few hours to let it harden a bit, but now am storing at room temperature.)


2 comments:

  1. Oh! This looks amazing! I wish I had hazelnuts this very instant. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with eating Nutella off your fingers. No sir!

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  2. Awesome!! I am totally going to try this.. I'm a nutella fanatic ;)

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