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5 from 4 votes

Refined Sugar-Free Nutella Spread

Guilt free Nutella! Enjoy it by the spoonful. Its rich and creamy. Its full of so much chocolate and hazelnut flavour...you won't want store bought Nutella ever again!
Weight Watchers: 3pp per tablespoon!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time21 mins
Calories: 87kcal
Author: Karina - Cafe Delites

Ingredients

  • 2 cups hazelnuts (250g | 8oz), blanched and skin off or Organic
  • 1/2 - 2/3 cup coconut sugar (or sugar of choice) -- adjust to your taste
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut oil (or any vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used reduced fat milk, but both almond milk or coconut milk work!)
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 176C | 350F. Spread the hazelnuts (both skinless or Organic) onto a baking tray in an even layer and roast for 10-15 minutes, or until fragrant and beginning to turn golden in colour. (You will smell a beautiful nuttiness coming out of your oven door.)
  • When toasted, remove and place them on an old towel (if peeling. Skip this step if using already peeled Hazelnuts). Allow to cool for a couple of minutes; rub hazelnuts onto the towel until skins have been removed (this takes about 5-10 minutes). Transfer the skinless hazelnuts into your food processor bowl.
  • Process until the hazelnuts release their natural oils, while scraping down the sides of the bowl in between processing if needed, until they form a paste. (They will form a floured texture first, then lump together, and finally a paste. Don't worry if this happens, it's normal! Keep processing!)
  • Add the coconut sugar, hazelnut oil, milk, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt. Process again for a further 5 minutes, or until the heat of the hazelnuts softened the coconut sugar, and the spread is smooth and glossy.
  • Transfer to a jar with a tight-fitting lid (or an airtight container), and allow to cool for 5 minutes before sealing. Can be stored in the refrigerator for a month.
  • *The spread with be smooth and creamy after processing, but will thicken only slightly int he refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.2g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 6.6g | Fiber: 0.8g