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!
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?
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
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
- Cacao powder
- Maple syrup
- Almond milk
- Pure vanilla extract
- Melted coconut oil
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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why You'll Love this Easy Recipe for Homemade Nutella? It's:
- Refined sugar-free
- Pleasantly sweet (not overly sweet)
- So decadent!
More Vegan Dessert Ideas
- Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Crunchy Homemade Granola
- 3 Ingredient Sugarless Applesauce
- Low-Calorie Apple Oatmeal Cookies
- Decadent Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- No-Bake Chocolate Tahini Cookies
- 5 Ingredient Chocolate Date Balls
- Soft Eggless Apricot Cake
- GF Chocolate Strawberry Muffins
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wow what a delicious and easy to make recipe!
I'm glad you love my easy vegan Nutella recipe, Nancy. Thanks!
Since I moved from Germany to the US I couldn’t find any vegan friendly Nutella or nut chocolate spreads in the stores, so this recipe is actually perfect!! Thank you
I'm so happy you loved my easy-to-make homemade Nutella, Jacqui! Thank you, too, for sharing your experience with us.
Nutella was one of my favorites growing up and I often would take big spoonful and eat it straight out of the jar lol! It's great to find a much healthier spread that tastes just as great!
Eating a spoonful (sometimes many spoonfuls) was my favorite way to enjoy Nutella, too 🙂 Yes, it's great to have a healthier substitute that's entirely guilt-free. Thank you, Anaiah, for your lovely comment, I'm glad you liked this recipe.