Nutella is something I buy occasionally for the kids, I have to buy it now and then as they got nuts with it! I was excited when i found a clean version of nutella and had to give it ago, the only downfall is its quite expensive to make so its still something i do now and then but atleast I know whats in it and its healthier than the store bought stuff and to be honest tastes better!!
1-1/2 cups hazelnuts skin off
6 oz. dark chocolate
4 tbsp. safflower oil (I used rice bran oil)
1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
1 tsp. vanilla essence
Step 1 – Place the hazelnuts on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F. for about 15 minutes. The flesh should be a nice golden brown
Step 2 – Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Step 3 – Put the hazelnuts in a food processor and blend until you have a nut butter consistency. It may not be perfectly smooth, but you’ll know it when you see it. It takes a few minutes in the processor, so just keep blending.
Step 4– While the hazelnuts are in the processor, put the chocolate squares in a bowl and microwave for about 3 minutes. Stir, and then continue to microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one, until the chocolate is melted.
Step 5 – Stop the processor and add the chocolate, then the honey and oil. Mix as much as you can. The mixture will be very thick, so it may put a little bit of strain on your mixer. At that point, start adding your milk slowly, a little at a time.
Step 6 – add the vanilla extract and blend for a few moments more just to combine everything really well.
Step 8 – Transfer the nutella to a jar and store in the fridge. It will get thick like peanut butter does when it’s cold.
NOTE: Once it’s been in the fridge, it gets pretty thick. Kind of like peanut butter that has had the oil poured off. But it still spreads pretty well.
Store in the fridge. Enjoy!
1 serving = 1 tbsp
Total Fat: 4 gm
Saturated Fats: 1 gm
Trans Fats: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 2 mg
Carbohydrates: 5 gm
Dietary fiber: 1 gm
Sugars: 4 gm
Protein: 1 gm
Estimated Glycemic Load: 3
Nutritional Information estimated at Nutritiondata.com. Data may not be accurate.
Recipe from the awesome Tiffany at www.thegraciouspantry.com