This homemade vegan Nutella is the real deal. Made with 6 easy to find ingredients, this healthy (ish) version is better than store bought!
This post was originally published on February 12, 2014.
I love when I can take our favorite store bought treats and make them at home for less money and in a healthier way. This DIY Nutella is still a treat, but it's a treat we love to make and enjoy!
Whether you love the creamy goodness of hazelnut spread on waffles, fruit, sandwiched between bread, or straight up with a spoon, I've got you covered!
This household favorite is made with just 6 easy ingredients.
- Cocoa Powder
- Dairy Free Chocolate Chips
- Powdered Sugar
How To Make Vegan Nutella
It's easier than you may think to make your own deliciously smooth hazelnut spread.
- Roast the hazelnuts.
- Remove the skins.
- Process the nuts.
- Blend in the rest of the ingredients.
If you can resist eating this all up with a spoon, here are some delicious ways to eat homemade Nutella:
- Spread on bread
- Enjoy with fruit, like apples or strawberries
- Top waffles or pancakes
- Mix into oatmeal
- Add to smoothies
- Dip pretzels or another favorite cracker
- Spoon over ice cream
Tips and tricks
Here are some helpful tips for hazelnut spread success!
- Patience is key! When processing all of the ingredients, take your time to let it get smooth.
- Some cocoa can be bitter. If you prefer your spread on the sweeter side, add more sugar.
- You can substitute the powdered sugar for any desired sugar, like coconut, but it will change the texture and flavor.
- Because this recipe for hazelnut spread is vegan and contains no dairy, it can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for a couple weeks.
- If you want to keep it longer, store in the refrigerator for up to three months! Just bring it to room temperature before attempting to spread.
- This homemade vegan Nutella makes a great gift! Fill cute canning jars and tie a festive ribbon around the top or make your own custom labels.
This recipe for Nutella can be frozen, but it's not recommended. The texture will likely change a bit, and it's a personal preference if you're OK with that. If you do choose to freeze, store in an airtight freezer safe container for up to 6 months.
Store-bought Nutella is NOT vegan, as it contains dairy. This recipe for DIY Nutella however, is!
While Nutella does contain some healthy ingredients, 70.9% of the Nutella you buy at the store is comprised of that sugar and oil…yuck! I've eliminated the oil and greatly reduced the sugar to make a healthier version.
More Chocolaty Recipes
Once you've finished this chocolate hazelnut spread and need your next sweet tooth fix, check out these recipes:
- Easy Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream
- Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
- Vegan Chocolate Mocha Cannoli
- Chocolate Lovers Layered Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Dessert
- Grain Free Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Pretzel Frosting
Homemade Vegan Nutella
- Preheat the oven to 350 F/ 120 C
- Spread the hazelnuts in one layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Roast them for 10-12 minutes, until just beginning to brown.
- When done, allow to cool slightly then place in a dish towel. Rub the nuts inside the dish towel vigorously to remove the skins.
- Put the nuts in a food processor and blend until they start to become nut butter.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until super smooth. This may take a while but be patient, it will happen.
- Serve as you want!!
- Some cocoa is more bitter than others so taste and add more sweetener if needed.
- You can use another sugar, like coconut, if you prefer but the texture and flavor will change a bit.
- This makes about 1 ½ cups. Serving size is 2 tablespoons.
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