Can’t say “no” to the enchanting taste of Nutella but can’t say “yes” to the loads of sugar it contains either? Then this article is just for you! Later on, you will learn how to make Nutella that’s completely free of sugar and dairy.
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Although it’s true that the recipe for making sugar and dairy free Nutella you will find below won’t result in something as smooth and creamy as the real deal, it tastes just as delightful and unforgettable.
But because it’s totally devoid of sugar or dairy, it’s so much better for your body. Imagine — every spoonful of it that you put on bread or straight into your mouth won’t leave you feeling guilty.
In addition, doing your very own version of Nutella also lets you save a lot of money, which makes it perfect most especially if you are a health- and budget-conscious individual.
Excited to whip up your very first batch of homemade Nutella? Check out this recipe that yields 12 ounces:
2 cups of raw hazelnuts
1/4 cup of melted coconut oil
6 tablespoons of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1 teaspoon of liquid stevia
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
-Grab a skillet and toast hazelnuts for 4 to 5 minutes using medium heat. You will surely know that your hazelnuts are already roasted to perfection if your kitchen smells like heaven.
-Transfer roasted hazelnuts to a large plate and allow them to cool to room temperature.
-Once already cool, reach for a small kitchen towel and rub it over roasted coconuts in order to remove their skins. Take your time so that you may be able to remove as much skin as possible.
-Place roasted hazelnuts in high-speed blender or food processor and then process. The goal is to turn those roasted hazelnuts into fine crumbs.
-Add melted coconut oil, unsweetened cocoa powder, liquid stevia and sea salt into the high-speed blender or food processor and then blend until the consistency is smooth.
-Give it a quick taste. If you’re not fully happy, add a little salt and/or liquid stevia. And by the way, if you can get your hands on liquid stevia in hazelnut flavor, the better!
-Transfer to a clean jar with a cover, and then stash it in the refrigerator.
That’s how simple it is to make your very own version of Nutella that does not contain any sugar or dairy. It may not boast of the exact consistency of Nutella, but its taste is pretty much the same. Besides, a slightly different consistency is a very small price to pay for enjoying hazelnut spread that won’t ruin your health and figure.
Just a few things before you start making homemade Nutella:
Feel free to adjust the amount of coconut oil used. If you want a thicker hazelnut spread, use slightly less than 1/4 cup of it. If you love it extra runny, use a little more than 1/4 cup of coconut oil.
Can’t get your hands on coconut oil? Try experimenting with some other oils such as almond oil and avocado oil. It seems like shea butter is also a wonderful replacement!
Aside from stevia, you may also use any other natural sweetener of your liking. Honey or maple syrup will help make the resulting homemade Nutella a lot creamier, and also make the flavor a lot more interesting.