3 Ingredient Homemade Nutella
Did you know hazelnuts are also called filberts? LOL yup. I didn't either until I was searching for them in the bulk section at Whole Foods the other day and just had to assume I could make some homemade Nutella with these so called "filberts."
I'm totally for enjoying some Nutella every once in a while (you know I'm not into food guilt), but I have also been on a homemade-everything kick. I've made homemade peanut butter, homemade dressings, and homemade sauces. While I still buy store-bought things, there's something so cool about making things from scratch.
As corny as this sounds, it makes it so much more satisfying eating it knowing what's inside and what went into making the end product. Just a little bit of food gratitude to make eating a little more mindful.
Plus, hazelnuts are full of antioxidants, and cacao powder contains more antioxidants than blueberries! Add coconut sugar for a subtle sweetness, and you actually have yourself a nourishing spread.
This is your warning- it won't be as sweet or smooth as your favorite Nutella from the jar, but it's still delicious. Try eating it with fruit for some natural sweetness. One of my favorite ways to enjoy this recently is on toast with blueberries and a chia seed sprinkle. Yum!
2 cups raw hazelnuts
3 tbsp. cacao or cocoa powder
2-3 tbsp. coconut sugar
- Pre heat your oven to 350 F
- Place hazelnuts on a baking sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes (this makes their outer shells come off easier)
- Roll the baked hazelnuts in a towel, paper towel, or between both of your hands. This will take off their shells. Doesn't have to be perfect- getting everything off would be extremely fussy!
- Blend the hazelnuts in a food processor on high until smooth.
- Add in the cacao powder and coconut sugar. Blend until smooth again.
- Store in a sealable jar and enjoy!