We're here, yay!!! After two crazy weeks we are in Cologne in our new home with so many delicious vegan recipes for you. ?
Do you like nutella? We LOVE it! That's why you can find another two simple recipes in the blog: this healthy homemade nutella and another one in our free ecookbook, which is pretty similar to the original nutella, but much healthier!
Today we want to show you how to make a nut-free vegan chocolate spread for those people who can't eat nuts or prefer low fat recipes.
I really love this recipe because is extremely easy to make, you just need a food processor (a blender is okay too) and 3 ingredients, yes, ONLY 3!!! Tofu, cocoa powder and maple syrup, although you can use any other sweetener instead. This spread is also quite inexpensive and so delicious that you won't miss the hazelnut flavor. Hope you enjoy it!
PRODUCT WE USED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE (AFFILIATE LINK):
Low Fat Vegan Chocolate Spread
- ½ pound firm tofu
- 4 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup maple syrup
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor or a blender and blend until smooth.
DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?
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I would compare this more to a chocolate hummus than nutella. I like the amount if protein in it, and the chocolatey flavor. The texture is a bit lumpy but not too bad. I added a dash of salt and some espresso just to punch up the flavor.
Iosune Robles says
Thanks for your kind comment! Have a nice day!
Seva Reilly says
I need to try this! I tried a "mayonnaise" with firm silken tofu recently and it was so super creamy, that I started wondering if anyone else had used the silky-ness of tofu for a dessert spread. It appears they have! 😀
Hi Seva! Hope you enjoy it 😉
Marilyn Mendelson says
When I was first becoming addicted to tofu, a friend of mine made this exact recipe, and spread it on a chocolate cake. Then she pressed halved-strawberries into it. It was delicious. Tofu is magic!
Hi Marilyn! Yes, it is. I couldn't live without it either 😀
Mmmmm, it is fantastic. I used powdered Perro instead of coffee...
Hi Linda! Thanks a lot 😀
C.-G. Coulombe says
Made it with only 1/4 cup of maple syrup. Delicious.
Hi there! So glad you liked it 🙂
This looks AMAZING! Thank you for the recipe. How did you decide on firm tofu? Have you tried other varieties? My instinct is to use silken tofu, but there's probably a reason why I shouldn't that just hasn't dawned on me yet. 🙂
Hi Kristin! I always use firm tofu because I like it so much and it's easier to find here in Spain than other types of tofu 🙂
I just made this and literally died ... This is soo simple and easy and you can add so many different ingredients to make it suitable for your tastebuds <3 I added some nuts , vanilla extract and little bit of banana and it tastes like a cheesy chocolate cream I used to eat tons of as a kid , thanks for the recipe <3
Hi Talia! You're so welcome 😀 I'm so glad you liked it!
Hi! I just found your website and am pretty excited about a lot of the recipes here! I want to try out this spread and am wondering if you're pressing the tofu first (wondering if it gets too watery otherwise)?
Hi Elisa! Thanks a lot, you're so kind 🙂 No, I don't press the tofu first, but it's totally up to you!
Kate Bumstead says
OMG no way! This is like the best thing I have seen all day. Honestly. I love vegan chocolate spreads but they are ALL so high in fat!!! This is perfect for my HCLF lifestyle - woo! Thanks 🙂
Hi Kate! Great 😀 We also follow a HCLF diet and this spread is amazing! Hope you like it 😉
THIS IS AN AMAZING IDEA! half the cals of rawtella, and way healthier than nutella. Does it taste super chocolaty? It only uses cacao powder...
Hi Claire! It doesn't taste super chocolaty for me, but you can add less cacao powder or more sweeter 😉
Yayy! Was waiting for this recipe! And glad to see there are no dates, since my blender can't handle them at all.
Any idea how long this will keep in the fridge?
Hi Merel! It lasts for at least 3 or 4 days, if it smells and tastes good, you can eat it 😛