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Vegan Nutella

  • Author: Iosune
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Total: 20 mins
  • 8 or about 1 cup (240 ml) 1x
  • How to
  • American
  • Vegan

Servings 8 or about 1 cup (240 ml) 1x

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Vegan Nutella, the best snack ever! Sweet and ready in 20 minutes with only 5 ingredients, it is the perfect vegan treat to indulge yourself.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw hazelnuts (130 g)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar (70 g)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (25 g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 355ºF or 180ºC.
  2. Place the hazelnuts into a baking sheet and roast them for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Let the hazelnuts cool a little bit, then transfer them to a kitchen towel and rub them vigorously for a few minutes to remove some of the skins.
  4. Add the hazelnuts to a food processor or powerful blender and blend for about 5 minutes or until you get a creamy hazelnut butter. Scrape down the sides as needed (I usually stop and scrape about 2 to 3 times)
  5. Add the coconut oil and blend for 1 more minute.
  6. Then add all the remaining ingredients (sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract) and blend again until fully combined and smooth. Powder the brown sugar in a spice or coffee grinder before combining if you can, although it’s optional.
  7. Enjoy your vegan Nutella immediately with some vegan bread, gluten-free bread, vegan banana bread, vegan zucchini bread, or gluten-free banana bread. However, my favorite way of serving it is with some delicious vegan crepes.
  8. Keep the leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. If you keep it in the fridge, your chocolate hazelnut spread will get very hard. If it gets hard at room temperature, warm it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds and it will soften right up.

Notes

  • Is Nutella vegan? This is something a lot of people want to know. Well, unfortunately, this iconic hazelnut spread isn’t vegan because it contains dairy, among other ingredients. However, this homemade version IS vegan!
  • Feel free to make your hazelnut spread with a different type of oil, but I do think coconut oil is the best choice for this recipe.
  • Your vegan Nutella will turn out well with any type of sugar.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/8 of the recipe
  • Calories: 159
  • Sugar: 9.3 g
  • Sodium: 3 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.1 g
  • Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 3.1 g