not nutella is a healthier version of the much loved nutella. it’s dairy-free, raw vegan, and one of my favorite healthy recipe hacks. it’s something i also enjoy packaging up in cute little jars with ribbons and sharing as gifts with family, friends, clients and students come holiday time.
it’s a simple recipe (because, in my opinion, simple is always best) requiring 4 ingredients. a food processor, a pinch of patience and a dash of mindfulness.
it takes patience because your machine will run for close to 20 minutes and a little awareness as you’ll need to ‘listen’ to your machine. i say listen because, if you pay attention, you’ll notice your motor slows down a touch and sounds like it is close to overworking itself. it’s here you’ll either scrape down the sides of your processor or add a bit more coconut oil.
i’ve made this close to one million times (small exaggeration but not by much) and only once or twice did i add an additional teaspoon of coconut oil to smooth it all out.
what you’ll need:
2 cups hazelnuts
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup cacao powder
1 TB + 3tsp coconut oil
what to do:
place hazelnuts, coconut sugar, cacao powder, and 1 TB coconut oil in food processor.
run 8-10 minutes scrapping down the sides of your machine as needed.
around 8-10 (or as your machine sounds bogged down) add 2tsp coconut oil and run again. continue to scrape down the sides as needed.
at 12-15 minutes (listen to your machine) add your last teaspoon of coconut oil. and run again. it’s from here on you’ll notice a more creamy consistency towards the bottom.
18-20 minutes–you are done!
if at 18-20 minutes my machine isn’t running smoothly, i’m not afraid to add an additional teaspoon of coconut oil. it has been a rare add–but i’ve done it.
again, listen to your machine. through the process you will see the consistency turn from powder to a rough and then smooth butter.
9 out of 10 times this was perfect. ONE time it didn’t sound or look right and i added ONE more teaspoon of coconut oil to get the job down.
store in a glass container. makes about 14oz.