Homemade is always better than processed, packaged foods. Making foods yourself allows sugar and fat control. Along with what ingredients you wish to incorporate.
I decided on my version of Nutella as I was craving something sweet, but also didn’t want the added empty calories.
You will need:
2 cups raw unshelled hazelnuts
4 tbs unsweetened cocoa
2 tbs honey
3 tbs melted coconut oil
Preheat oven to 150 degrees celcius and spread the hazelnuts on a baking tray and roast for 10-15 minutes. You will know the nuts are ready when you see the skins flaking.
Let the hazelnuts cool and them rub them between a couple of sheets of paper towel to remove the skins. You may have to do this one handful at a time.
Place the nuts into a food processor and blend until the nuts create a thick butter. They will begin to release their natural oils and become liquidy.
Once creamy add the coconut oil, honey & cocoa. I used Manuka honey for added health benefits but agave or brown rice syrups would work just as well if you’re vegan.
Add any extra sweetener to your taste.
Your ‘Nutella’ will store in the fridge for up to two weeks. Leave at room temperature before spreading!