Easy Recipe for Homemade Nutella (No Sugar, No Dairy)

Easy Recipe for Homemade Nutella (No Sugar, No Dairy)
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Easy recipe for homemade Nutella. Learn how to make the best hazelnut spread at home. Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy Nutella with dates (no sugar, no palm oil required).

Healthy Homemade Nutella Recipe

Did you know you can make delicious Nutella spread at home without sugar, dairy, and even chocolate?

A jar of homemade peanut butter is a basic staple in my kitchen. Now I added this naturally sweetened silky-smooth Nutella next to it. It’s packed with flavor and absolutely scrumptious!

A spoonful of homemade Nutella with a jar full of tasty vegan hazelnut butter.

You won’t believe how quick and easy it is to make in less than 30 minutes and only 8 simple ingredients.

A crunchy slice of bread layered with a generous layer of tasty hazelnut butter with a glass of non-dairy milk sounds like the perfect breakfast idea for me. What do you think?

Smooth and creamy chocolate hazelnut spread on crusty slices of bread decorated with banana hearts with roasted hazelnuts.

This luscious vegan chocolate cream is so yummy, it makes the ultimate wholesome vegan treat, dessert, or snack. Perfect to enjoy with pancakes, waffles, muffins, or toasted bagels. You can dip in it sliced fruits or mix it into your smoothies. I love eating it by spoonfuls with fresh banana slices.

So irresistible! So delightful! Let’s make it right away 🙂

Ingredients for Homemade Hazelnut Spread

Simple, wholesome, plant-based ingredients for homemade Nutella recipe from scratch: roasted hazelnuts, dates, maple syrup, cacao powder, dairy-free milk, coconut oil, and salt.

This super-rich and flavorful chocolaty spread is made with plant-based whole food ingredients, all good for you. Surely, you can put it on your clean eating diet list. It’s completely guilt-free and entirely satisfying. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Roasted hazelnuts
  • Dates
  • Cacao powder
  • Maple syrup
  • Almond milk
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Melted coconut oil
  • Salt

As always, you can find the full recipe with a list of ingredients with measurements in a printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Time needed: 30 minutes.

How to make Nutella spread at home?

  1. Roast hazelnuts

    First, preheat the oven to 300°F / 150°C and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
    At the same time, put dates in a small bowl with water to soften slightly (about 10-15 minutes).
    Spread hazelnuts in one layer and roast them for 12-15 minutes. Let them cool completely and remove most of the skins. The easiest way is to wrap them in a clean kitchen towel and rub them vigorously against each other. It’s difficult to remove all the skins, so it’s ok if some of them remain. This will not affect the flavor.

    Roasted hazelnuts in a baking sheet.

  2. Process hazelnuts

    Next, put roasted hazelnuts into a powerful blender or food processor. Process until you get a smooth, almost runny mixture. DON’T add other ingredients until hazelnuts are finely blended.

    Blended roasted hazelnuts into a creamy paste for preparing homemade Nutella spread.

  3. Mix everything together

    Then, add drained & pitted dates, cacao powder, maple syrup, almond milk, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil, and salt. Blend until everything is combined and creamy.

    Refined sugar-free hazelnut spread with dates and maple syrup in a glass jar with a spoon full of creamy butter .

  4. Store or serve your Nutella

    Enjoy your Nutella right away or store it in a glass airtight container with a lid at room temperature, in a cool, dark place for up to 2 weeks.

    Delicious vegan sweet spread (no sugar, no palm oil, no milk) on a slices of bread with banana hearts and chopped hazelnuts.

Does Nutella need refrigeration?

No, you don’t need to refrigerate your homemade Nutella. Store it in your pantry, away from direct sunlight and heat. If you keep it in the fridge it’ll harden and will be difficult to spread.

Do I need to roast the hazelnuts?

Yes, it’s best to roast the hazelnuts for your sweet hazelnut spread. Roasting helps release their natural oils and fragrances. It also makes the processing easier to achieve that smooth and creamy paste consistency.

Why is my Nutella not so creamy?

Make sure to first blend only hazelnuts until super creamy. After that add other ingredients. If you still didn’t get the desired consistency, add more milk, a spoonful at a time until it’s smooth and spreadable.

How do you make Nutella smoother?

To get that beautifully velvety texture you should use a high-powered blender or a food processor. Alternatively, as mentioned above, add more milk or oil.

Dairy-free, creamy Nutella made at home with roasted hazelnuts and dates.

Why You’ll Love this Easy Recipe for Homemade Nutella? It’s:

  • Kid-friendly
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Chocolatey
  • Versatile
  • Pleasantly sweet (not overly sweet)
  • So decadent!

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Recipe for homemade Nutella. Best vegan hazelnut spread in a glass jar with spoon.

Easy Recipe for Homemade Nutella (No Sugar, No Dairy)

Marinela
Easy recipe for homemade Nutella. Learn how to make the best hazelnut spread at home. Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy Nutella with dates (no sugar, no palm oil required).
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Dip, Snack, Spread
Cuisine dairy-free, Gluten-free, Indian-inspired, Vegan
Servings 8 servings
Calories 214 kcal

Equipment

  • High powered blender or food processor
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup unsalted hazelnuts roasted, peeled
  • 15 dates softened in water, drained, pitted
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp almond milk or any dairy-free milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • First, preheat the oven to 300°F /150°C and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
    At the same time, put dates in a small bowl with water to soften slightly (about 10-15 minutes).
    Spread hazelnuts in one layer and roast them for 12-15 minutes. Let them cool completely and remove most of the skins. The easiest way is to wrap them in a clean kitchen towel and rub them vigorously against each other. It's difficult to remove all the skins, so it's ok if some of them remain. This will not affect the flavor.
    Roasted hazelnuts in a baking sheet.
  • Next, put roasted hazelnuts into a powerful blender or food processor. Process until you get a smooth, almost runny mixture. DON'T add other ingredients until hazelnuts are finely blended.
    Blended roasted hazelnuts into a creamy paste for preparing homemade Nutella spread.
  • Then add drained & pitted dates, cacao powder, maple syrup, almond milk, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil, and salt. Blend until everything is combined and creamy.
    Refined sugar-free hazelnut spread with dates and maple syrup in a glass jar with a spoon full of creamy butter .
  • Enjoy your Nutella right away or store it in a glass airtight container with a lid at room temperature, in a cool, dark place for up to 2 weeks.
    Delicious vegan sweet spread (no sugar, no palm oil, no milk) on a slices of bread with banana hearts and chopped hazelnuts.

Notes

  • Don’t worry if you cannot remove all of the skins, just try your best to remove all you can. The skins won’t affect the taste and will add texture to our nut butter.
  • Make sure to drain well the dates before blending. If your dates are soft enough to be easily blended you can skip this step.
  • Instead of maple syrup, you can use agave syrup.
  • If your spread is not creamy enough, add more milk, a spoon at a time. Optionally you can add more coconut oil but that will make your butter more oily.
  • Note that this nut spread is sweet but not overly. Add more maple syrup to adjust sweetness to your taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 87mgPotassium: 280mgFiber: 4gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1mg
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