Homemade Vegan Nutella

While I was pregnant I craved Nutella so much! I had never been that fussed about it before but pregnancy turned me into a Nutella fiend! The problem I had with that was I try to avoid palm oil as far as possible so wanting to eat Nutella meant having to go against that. I have been wanting to make my own for ages but trying to find the time has been difficult, until I got a high speed blender! From ingredients to Nutella in less than 15 minutes, perfect! You can make this in a regular food processor but it will take longer to blend it until smooth.

This only has four ingredients hazelnuts, dark chocolate, vanilla bean paste and salt. I do want to experiment with a raw cacao powder version but for now this speedy one is perfect. Roasting the hazelnuts first really brings out their flavour. I used a vegan dark chocolate with 74% cocoa solids for this, the higher the cocoa solid percentage the better! I like adding a pinch of salt to enhance the chocolate flavour but this can be omitted if you don’t want to add it.

Homemade Vegan Nutella

Ingredients

  • 210g hazelnuts
  • 50g dark chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • Pinch of salt

Method

  1. Roast the hazelnuts in the oven for 12 minutes at 160C. Then leave to cool.
  2. Place the hazelnuts in a high speed blender either on the designated grinding setting or for 2 minutes. You blend for as long as you like until it is smooth! To help this along make sure you scrape down the sides so that everything gets incorporated.
  3. Add the melted chocolate, vanilla and salt and blend for a further minute.

Enjoy! H xx

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