That’s right, I said it. Homemade Nutella! I first thought of this after experimenting with Almond Butter* a few weeks back. Unlike store-bought Nutella, this chocolate-hazelnut butter contains zero artificial flavors, zero milk, and zero palm oil, but it is Super easy to make, and 100% delicious! Total time involved is maybe 20 minutes, and there is very little clean-up (just your food processor). I didn’t use a recipe for this one, so the amounts listed are going to be approximations… You can tweak it to the texture/flavor you want.
I started out with a taste-test: Raw vs. Dry Roasted organic hazelnuts. Um. Definitely Dry Roasted. No contest. So…like the almond butter, you want to throw those in your food processor until they start to ball up. I used one full bag of Organic Dry Roasted Hazelnuts from Trader Joe’s. Once they were sufficiently ground up, I added 3-4 tablespoons of organic cocoa powder and the same amount of coconut oil, one tablespoon of vanilla, and agave to taste. Blend together until smooth and evenly mixed, and voila! Sweet, nutty, chocolately goodness! Scroll down to see step-by-step photos.
The starting ingredients (yes that’s my dog in the background).
Hazelnuts looking pretty. I started out with about half the bag, but ended up adding all of them into the mix eventually.
Hazelnuts, coconut oil, and cocoa about to be mixed together.
The final product!