Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

homemade healthy Nutella

This fool-proof homemade Nutella is a game changer!

This homemade paleo and vegan Nutella-style chocolate and nut spread is truly unbelievable! OMG save me from myself – it‘s almost indistinguishable from the real thing and it’s healthy!

Real Nutella contains few nuts and is a concoction of palm oil, sugar and other toxic additives that aren’t good for you. It’s basically junk food in a jar. It also contains milk solids, so it isn’t vegan. Unlike the brand variety, in our homemade Nutella the main ingredient is hazelnuts. We’ve also added in some cashews for added creaminess.

homemade Nutella

To begin, always roast the nuts to unleash their flavour. The bonus of roasting the hazelnuts is that you can then more easily remove their skins - which are quite bitter tasting.

We sweeten our blend with coconut sugar and while it doesn’t quite match the super sweetness of the original, it’s not far off. If you prefer the raw taste of cacao, feel free to par the sugar back to a third of a cup or even less. Warning - Don’t be tempted to substitute any liquid sweetener for coconut sugar. All liquids will cause the oils in the nut butter to seize up.

The Vibe Blender System reduced the ingredients into this Nutella copycat spread in 2 minutes! Wow! Hello, warm drippy praline spread, that you could seriously eat by the spoonful! No kidding.how to make homemade healthy Nutellahomemade Nutella

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If you're a lover of nut spreads - try our peanut butter (smooth or crunchy cinnamon) and almond butter.

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Homemade Nutella recipe


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