Healthy Nutella

Confession time: I used to be a Nutella addict. I seriously would go through about jar per week by eating it directly out of the jar with a spoon. I knew it wasn’t the best for me but I didn’t realize how bad! Well I guess I should have known, given suagr is the first ingredient! Two tablespoons of Nutella contain 21 grams of sugar, the equivalent of 5 teaspoons of sugar! I was just blinded by love for the chocolatey goodness! Well good news is, you can enjoy the chocolately hazelnut goodness with this healthified version!

 
 

Healthy Nutella

 Ingredients:

  • 2 cups hazelnuts
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ¼ cup – ½ cup almond (or milk of choice) to thin out

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Roast hazelnuts for 6-8 minutes. Watch them closely so they do not burn
  3. Let them cool slightly and rub them together in a paper towel to get the skins off
  4. Place nuts in food processor and blend until becomes a smooth butter
  5. Add all other ingredients and blend until all combined
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